Patent & IP news for November 20, 2013

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Bye bye Trevor -- and good luck!  This Kat has had to say a few sad farewells over the years, when friends and colleagues have passed to what he hopes is a better world than this ...

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Tufts Report Shows Dramatic Shift from Small Molecule to Biologic Drugs from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD) at Tufts University released a report showing that the pharmaceutical industry has dramatically shifted its focus from a historical concentration ...

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New FTC Rules For Exclusive Pharmaceutical Patent Licenses from

Co-authored by Benjamin R. Dryden. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued final rules under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) relating to the transfer of exclusive patent rights in the pharmaceutical ...

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Patent Reform 2013: Measured Reform Proposals from the Senate from

Senators Leahy (D-VT), Lee (R-UT), and Whitehouse (D-RI) have proposed their own patent reform bill titled the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act (PTIA) of 2013 –this one much more narrowly focused on egregious patent enforcement ...

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USPTO to open permanent Silicon Valley location in 2014 from

The USPTO plans to hire at least 60 patent examiners and 20 Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) judges in 2014 at a new location in San Jose, California. Since 2013, the USPTO has operated ...

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Check inventions with a patent attorney before discarding it as obvious from

Check inventions with a patent attorney before discarding it as obvious In determining patentability of a claim which defines the scope of your invention, two major hurdles must be overcome, specifically, the invention must be ...

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Early Rule 11 Motion Denied as Premature, But Subject to Renewal from

The court denied defendants' motion for Rule 11 sanctions. "Defendants complain that plaintiff has not provided 'details regarding [its] infringement analysis or underlying claim construction positions. . . .' Defendants then urge the court to conclude, prior to ...

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Baucus tax proposal includes intangibles from

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus has released his draft tax reform legislation that includes provisions on intangible assets (see press release with links to discussion documents). Specifically, the draft legislation contains a provision to ...

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PTAB Issues its First Decision in an Inter Partes Review Trial from

Just ten months after issuing its Decision to Initiate Trial in the very first Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) proceeding (IPR2012-00001, Garmin International, Inc. et al. v. Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC ), the Patent Trial and Appeal ...

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While jury is deliberating, Samsung announces emergency motion to stay Apple's patent case from

On the second day of jury deliberations in the Apple v. Samsung limited damages retrial, Samsung has just notified the United States District Court for the Northern District of California that it "will file an ...

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Patent Reform 2013: Demand Letter Transparency Act of 2013 from

By Dennis Crouch In many ways, a patent infringement demand letter is akin to a debt collection action. And, we know that debt collection is highly regulated under both Federal and State consumer protection laws ...

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Goodlatte Patent Troll Bill Being Marked Up; Patent Lawyers Say Let AIA Work from

NEW YORK - Anyone who depends on - and cares about – the American patent system needs to make some noise to their representatives in Congress and protest a potentially “awful” piece of legislation that has wide support ...

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Microsoft sues patent troll Acacia for breach of license agreement through infringement actions from

Reuters reports on a lawsuit filed by Microsoft against Acacia Research (a company frequently referred to as a "patent troll") in the Southern District of New York today, allegedly "Acacia broke a contract to license ...

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