Patent & IP news for November 22, 2013

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post image TPP: what the design provisions say -- and don't say! from

The IPKat's next investigation of the wikileaked text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership takes in design protection, courtesy of the American design law scholar and Katfriend Sarah Burstein (University of Oklahoma). According to Sarah:
Sarah ...

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post image NanoH2O’s Patented Particular Membranes Improve Economics of Desalination from

NanoH2O is a Los Angeles-based startup that has developed a new membrane material for use in reverse osmosis (RO) desalination.  While RO is an established technology, its economic viability hinges on the properties and performance ...

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post image Orphans in Europe: can Member States still determine their own laws? from

Europe is increasingly
united: so who exactly
can do what they want?
Last Sunday The 1709 Blog announced publication in the European Intellectual Property Review of Eleonora's new article [also available here] entitled "The ...

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The Futility of Petitioning Congress (After the Fix Is In): Stakeholders Tell Judiciary Committee What's Wrong with Goodlatte Bill (H.R. 3309) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Leonard Cohen sings: Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows that the war is over Everybody knows the good guys lost Everybody knows ...

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German court stays Samsung patent lawsuit against Apple: patent of doubtful validity from

Bad news for Samsung, again. Approximately eight hours after the $290 million jury verdict concluding the Apple v. Samsung limited damages retrial in the Northern District of California, the Mannheim Regional Court just announced a ...

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Adding the patent box and intangible transfers to the tax debate from

Earlier this week I posted an piece on Senator Baucus' draft tax reform legislation. Interestingly the proposal does not contain a so-called "patent box" that would lower the tax on royalty income from patents. As ...

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Motion for Attorneys’ Fees is Premature During Appeal of Claim Construction from

The court denied without prejudice defendant's motion for attorneys' fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 until after plaintiff's appeal of claim construction. "The Court concludes that [defendant's] present motion is premature ...

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Authors Look At Positive Impact Of Patents On Public Domain from

A study emphasising the positive effect of the patent system on the public domain was presented this week by two of its co-authors as a side event to the World Intellectual Property Organization committee on ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Exhausting Patent Rights Without a "Sale" from

In LifeScan Scotland, LTD v. Shasta Technologies, LLC, the Federal Circuit clarified the ability of a patnet holder to enforce patent rights in a product it has given away, but not "sold."  Defendant Shasta Technologies ...

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Mullin on Spangenberg from

Joe Mullin is probably the country's leading out-of-the-beltway journalist who regularly covers patent law issues. He writes for ArsTechnica and tends to take favor defendants (accused infringers) in his stories, although not as much ...

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Independent Assessment Of Development Dimension In WIPO Delayed from

World Intellectual Property Organization delegates could not find agreement on how to carry out an independent review of the implementation of how the 2007 WIPO Development Agenda Recommendations have been implemented in the organisation.Related ...

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Goodlatte Patent Bill Heads To House; Trolls Not So Bad, After All? from

As a bill aimed at curbing patent “trolls” and frivolous patent lawsuits makes its way through the United States Congress and states fight their own troll battles in the name of consumer protection, some patent ...

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Rea Resigns, Focarino Takes Over Duties As Head Of USPTO from

US Patent Commissioner Margaret A. (Peggy) Focarino today took over the duties as head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), after Acting Director Teresa Rea’s resignation took effect on 21 November ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Good afternoon.  The temperatures are dropping in New York City, we hope you are faring better in your neck of the woods.  Please read below for the latest updates in foreign patent filing for the ...

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ALJ Gildea Denies Motion To Preclude In Certain Wireless Communications Equipment (337-TA-866) from

On November 19, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 58 (dated October 22, 2013) in Certain Wireless Communications Equipment and Articles Therein (Inv. No. 337-TA-866). According to the Order ...

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ALJ Gildea Rules On Discovery Motions In Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (337-TA-876) from

On November 21, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public versions of Order Nos. 43 and 45 (dated November 7, 2013 and November 8, 2013, respectively) in Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”) and Products ...

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Upcoming conferences from

There are some interesting patent law conferences scheduled for the upcoming months — although they’re all a bit geographically counterintuitive: Berkeley/Stanford 14th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute, December 12th and 13th in East Palo ...

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