Patent & IP news for November 16, 2013

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post image BGH abandons distinction between works of applied and purpose free art from

The German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) this week confirmed (case reference I ZR 143/12 of 13 November 2013 – Geburtstagszug/in English: birthday train) that after the 2004 reform – Geschmacksmustergesetz” (German Registered Designs Act ...

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post image Whirlpool Fridge Decision Provides Guidance for Future Certification Mark Greenwash Cases from

I’ve written before about the important role of certification marks in green branding, and a recent California district court decision involving the Energy Star certification highlights their continued significance. The Energy Star program seeks ...

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Webinar on Assessment of University Patents from

Technology Transfer Tactics will be offering a webinar entitled "Using Competitive Technical Intelligence Techniques to Assess University Patents" on December 12, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern). Alan Porter, Professor Emeritus of Industrial ...

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International Patent Litigation Conference from

IBC Legal Conferences will be holding its 5th annual International Patent Litigation conference on December 10-11, 2013 in London. IBC Legal faculty will offer presentations on the following topics: • The Unified Patent Court -- progress and ...

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Lost profits ineligible as damages theory for several Apple patents in Samsung retrial from

Shortly after the start of the Apple v. Samsung limited damages retrial in the Northern District of California I concluded from various reports that "modesty and humility reign". The court "only" allowed Apple to present ...

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A Few Upcoming Events from

By Dennis Crouch My Upcoming Patent Events: Earlier this week I spoke at the 51st Annual Conference on Intellectual Property at the Center for American and International Law in Plano. My topic was on functional ...

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SJ denying inequitable conduct reversed in OWW v. Alps from

Ohio Willow Wood v. Alps involved an issue of inequitable conduct

This suit was filed by The Ohio Willow Wood Company (“OWW”) against Alps South, LLC (“Alps”) for infringement of United States Patent No. 5 ...

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