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post image Clean Tech in Court: Green Patent Complaint Update from

A number of green patent complaints have been filed in the last several weeks in the areas of biofuels production, recycled food service products, LEDs, reusable diapers, water conservation, and gas conversion technology.   Biofuels Novozymes ...

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post image Does IP Help or Hinder Science?: The Problem of Replication from

To what extent is IP a help, or a hindrance, to scientific research? One need go no further than the Copyright and Patent Clause of the U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

Cutting edge for greens. Cutting edge – Green Innovations and IPR Management, edited by Andree Kirchner and Iris Kirchner-Freis, recently fell into this Kat's paws:  wouldn't it be a good idea, he thought, to ...

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post image Debate - Should the UK have criminal penalties for design infringement? from

The IPKat was delighted to be invited to the event that took place last night put on jointly by ACID and DMH Stallard. The topic was Clause 13 of the Intellectual Property Bill, which introduces ...

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post image Possession and appreciation of DNA sequences sufficient to establish conception in interference proceeding from

On 5 November, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit published its judgment in the case of Sanofi-Aventis v Pfizer Inc., ruling on an appeal brought by Sanofi against a decision of the ...

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post image Pre-natal diagnostic claims employing conventional DNA techniques held unpatentable under Myriad from

In Ariosa Diagnostics Inc. v Sequenom Inc., the US District Court for the Northern District of California held that several claims of a US patent disclosing a method to detect the presence of paternally inherited ...

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October's employment numbers are out and the BLS is reporting a positive growth in jobs. Payrolls grew by 204,000, far exceeding economists' forecast of 121,000. The unemployment rate ticked back up by ...

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post image Tobacco troubles: what's bad for brands is good for Manchester ... from

Tobacco troubles. Illicit Tobacco in Australia is the title of a half-year report commissioned by three major players in the tobacco industry from consultancy KPMG. It's 79 pages long and packed with data, both ...

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Oral Argument in Medtronic Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp. from

By Andrew Williams -- On November 5, 2013, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Medtronic Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp. case (Supreme Court docket number 12-1128). The sole issue on appeal was who has ...

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German court stays Google-Apple FRAND rate-setting case, invites EU Commission to participate from

[BREAKING NEWS -- will add more commentary later]

More than four months after a trial at which the Mannheim Regional Court was not quite inclined to endorse Google's (Motorola Mobility's) 2.25% standard-essential patent ...

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Judge conditionally bars Samsung from pointing next week's jury to the Apple-HTC settlement deal from

On Tuesday (November 12), the Apple v. Samsung limited damages retrial will commence in San Jose in the Northern District of California. In my previous post on that case I published the verdict form, which ...

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No Lost Profits For Violation of Protective Order from

The court denied defendants' motion for contempt for plaintiff's violation of a protective order, and denied defendant's request for lost profits resulting from such violation, but instead granted an award of attorneys' fees ...

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FOSS Patents from

This morning the Mannheim Regional Court ordered a stay of a Motorola Mobility v. Apple FRAND rate-setting case. Apple had requested the stay. Less than ten hours later, Apple scored another win over the Google ...

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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-899) Regarding Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras from

On November 7, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-899). The ...

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US Loses Its Vote At UNESCO For Failing To Pay Dues from

The United States today lost its right to vote in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference for failing to pay its dues. The US withheld its dues after UNESCO members ...

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Webinar on AIA's Expanded Prior Use Defense from

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Leveraging the AIA's Expanded Prior Use Defense for Patent Infringement Claims" on November 21, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST). Thomas L. Irving ...

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GW Law Review Symposium from

The George Washington Law Review will be holding a Symposium entitled "Cracking the Code: Ongoing § 101 Patentability Concerns in Biotechnology and Computer Software" on November 15, 2013 at the George Washington University Law School. The ...

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ABA Webinar on Global Utility Requirements from

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law, Young Lawyers Action Group, Young Lawyers Division, and Center for Professional Development will be offering a live webinar on "Global Utility Requirements For Pharmaceutical and ...

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CLE on Inter Partes Review Proceedings from

Law Seminars International (LSI) will be offering a one-hour telebriefing on "IPR Proceedings at the USPTO -- Strategic Approaches to the New Patent Proceedings" on November 12, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (Eastern ...

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