Patent & IP news for November 15, 2013

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post image Super Soaker Settlement $73 Million from

The power of creating an incredible invention and having good counsel can be seen in a recent arbitration settlement in which the inventor of the Super Soaker, Lonnie Johnson Ph.D, was awarded $72.9 ...

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post image Inexperienced litigation and relitigation: a couple of recent articles from

A couple of good pieces of relevance to patent litigation are now available online to subscribers to the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP), published monthly by Oxford University Press; short term access to ...

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IP Publishers and Editors.  The IPKat had hoped to sort out arrangements for the annual get-together of IP Publishers and Editors later this month but, alas, time and opportunity conspired to make this impossible. Accordingly ...

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post image TPP leak: what will the TPP do to trans-pacific copyright? from

Yesterday this Kat was all in a tizzy over the sudden and unexpected appearance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which was wikileaking all over the place, including in his direction (see earlier Katpost here). Fortunately ...

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Health Diplomacy Spreading, Competent Health Diplomats Needed, Geneva Speakers Say from

Global health diplomacy was the subject of a symposium organised by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute this week. The symposium explored the crossing lines between health diplomacy and science diplomacy, in particular how can diplomacy facilitate ...

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Cisco on the Wrong Side of Xenophobia and Anti-Religious Jury Tactics from

By Dennis Crouch Foreign litigants often have a real fear of American juries. Back in 2003, Judge Moore (then Professor Moore) authored an interesting article titled Xenophobia in American Courts. In her article, Judge Moore ...

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Consideration of Noninfringing Alternatives Does Not Constitute Inappropriate Rate Cap from

The court denied plaintiff's motion in limine to preclude the testimony of defendant's damages expert because he capped the range of potential royalty rates. "[Plaintiff] asserts that [defendant's expert's] calculations . . . impermissibly ...

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NPE Patent Data Project from

Law Professors Christopher A. Cotropia, Jay P. Kesan, and David L. Schwartz have published a report entitled Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) Under the Microscope: An Empirical Investigation of Patent Holders as Litigants and have made ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Hi friends! We've gathered some of the latest stories in foreign filing/patenting news from the week of November 11th for your consideration: Senator Orrin Hatch (R - Utah) introduced the Patent Litigation Integrity Act ...

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Third-party commenters try to dissuade the ITC from granting Nokia an import ban against HTC from

In September, an Administrative Law Judge of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) issued an initial determination (preliminary ruling) according to which HTC's Android-based devices infringe two Nokia patents. If ...

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Hricik on 101 from

Prof Hricik has a new post on the Ethics Blog focusing on subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 walking through how the Supreme Court has treated intangible laws of nature as compared ...

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First Biosimilars Ruling is Out ... Industry, Take Heed! from

In a decision of first impression, Judge Maxine M. Chesney of the Northern District of California dismissed Sandoz’s declaratory judgment action against Amgen for lack of jurisdiction. Sandoz had brought its suit on June ...

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Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 from

The House of Representatives has passed H.R. 2655 titled Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 and the Bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. Although not a patent-focused bill, if enacted, the law ...

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ALJ Bullock Grants-In-Part Motion To Compel In Certain Windshield Wipers (337-TA-881) from

On November 13, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 8 (dated September 13, 2013) granting-in-part Complainants’ Motion to Compel in Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No ...

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