Patent & IP news for December 4, 2013

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post image Letting the bag out of the Kat: a very belated post on a CJEU ruling from

While Kats are not exactly human, they are prone to the sort of lapses that are often condoned as being "human error" or excused with a wave of the hand, a sigh and the gentle ...

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post image News from recent US pharmaceutical patent cases - damages for infringement and reverse payment settlement from

For readers interested in pharmaceutical patent litigation, here's a summary of two recent decisions from the United States. The first concerns the award of damages for the infringement of AstraZeneca's patents for Prilosec ...

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23andMe Named in Class Action Lawsuit from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Things are getting worse for genetic diagnostics company 23andMe. On the heels of receiving a Warning Letter from the FDA over its Personal Genomic Services (PGS) test (see "FDA Threatens Agency ...

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Federal Circuit’s Most Frequently Cited Cases in 2013 from

The following list comes from a search of 264 patent-related opinions by the Federal Circuit issued this year. The following are the most frequently cited cases found therein: Cybor Corp. v. FAS Technologies, Inc., 138 ...

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October trade in intangibles from

This morning's trade data for October shows the deficit declining by $2.4 billion to $40.6 billion. Exports were up by $3.4 billion to a record level of $192.7 billion while ...

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Perjury Re Real Party in Interest Warrants Terminating Sanctions from

The court granted defendant's motion to strike a declaratory relief plaintiff's pleadings for its repeated failures to provide accurate discovery regarding its participation in reexamination and, thus, whether estoppel applied to its claims ...

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Oracle apparently winning Android-Java appeal against Google -- API declaring code copyrightable from

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Two highly experienced litigation reporters who attended today's Oracle v. Google Android-Java copyright appeal hearing held by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal ...

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After U.S. DoJ, European Commission also grants fast-track clearance to Microsoft-Nokia deal from

The Microsoft-Nokia transaction, which comes with a 1.65 billion euro patent license agreement, has now been approved by antitrust regulators in both partners' home jurisdictions. On Monday it became known that the United States ...

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Down To The Wire, WIPO’s Gurry Continues To Catch Flack In US from

World Intellectual Property Organization Director General Francis Gurry continues to receive criticism from some quarters in the United States technology and intellectual property sector who say he should not be re-elected for a second six-year ...

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Licensing tips: which entity is the licensee? from

When licensing a patent, software or other intellectual property, it’s critical for the licensee to ensure that the license covers all entities who will use the IP.  This may include the licensee’s parent ...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: US Intellectual Property Rights to Walk the Plank? from

The government of Antigua and Barbuda has recently published a press release detailing their plans on establishing a statutory body to oversee the monetization and exploitation of the suspension of American intellectual property rights. The ...

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Study: EU Citizens Value IP, Yet Find Some Infringement Acceptable from

The European Union Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) just released a study showing that most EU citizens are aware of and value intellectual property, but about a third of them find infringement ...

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Canadians #TalkTV: The Question Surrounding Digital Content Licensing from

For the past month the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has been attempting to open its policy and regulation processes to the Canadian public. On October 24, CRTC Chair Jean-Pierre Blais launched A Conversation ...

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Yemen Accedes To WTO; Outcry Over Tough TRIPS Deadline from

At the World Trade Organization Ministerial in Bali, Indonesia today, Yemen was accepted as a new least-developed country member. Its terms for joining included adoption of full intellectual property trade rules, which more than 160 ...

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IP-Watch Works To Open TPP Text; USTR Misses Response Deadline from

Intellectual Property Watch has been working to make more information public about US government involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement under negotiation with 11 other countries.Related Articles:

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Constitutional Challenge to Administrative Patent Review – Part IV from

By Dennis Crouch Although the parties are ostensibly focused on whether WARF's "replicating in vitro cell culture of human embryonic stem cells" constitutes patentable subject matter, the Federal Circuit is instead directing its attention ...

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Oral Argument in Oracle v. Google from

The Federal Circuit heard oral argument today in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc.  The panel was comprised of Judge O’Malley, Judge Plager, and Judge Taranto.  You can listen to the oral argument [here ...

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Board selectively deformable inherent plastic from

Takeaway: In an application directed to a fuel injector, the Examiner asserted that the reference disclosed a "selectively deformable projection." In illustrating the projection, the reference drawing used the cross-hatching pattern for synthetic resin or ...

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ALJ Lord Grants Motion For Summary Determination Of Non-Infringement In Certain Mobile Handset Devices And Related Touch Keyboard Software (337-TA-864) from

On December 3, 2013, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of Order No. 21 (dated September 24, 2013) in Certain Mobile Handset Devices and Related Touch Keyboard Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-864). According to the ...

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ALJ Shaw Denies Discovery Motions In Certain Digital Media Devices (337-TA-882) from

On December 3, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 30 in Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets and Mobile Phones, Components Thereof and Associated Software (Inv ...

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ALJ Pender Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems (337-TA-890) from

Further to our August 20, 2013 and September 26, 2013 posts, on December 2, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 5 in Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-890 ...

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