Patent & IP news for December 11, 2013

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post image Watch out, British politicians: here comes the CCC from

An email that came whizzing into this Kat's laptop today reads, in relevant part, as follows:

Several high profile names from the UK’s creative sector ...

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post image Bolar CJEU reference: Poles say no, Germans say yes from

Paul EnglandsVia Paul England (Taylor Wessing LLP) comes news that the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal, Germany, has referred some questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for a preliminary ruling ...

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post image Wragge review now online: comments and criticisms welcome! from

Gordon looking happyFrom Gordon Harris (Wragge & Co.) comes the welcome news that his firm's sixteenth annual review of UK patent cases (69 pages, here, packed with useful references and information) is now available ...

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post image Comparative advertising in Ireland: the cost of supermarket wars from

Here, via the Irish Times, is a note from guest contributor Nadia Zegze (Davenport Lyons) on a bit of a donnybrook that seems sure to end, not in bruises and broken bones, but rather in ...

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post image Save our Sites! Under threat from GOBBLE.UP from

Is there such a thing as a season for messing up popular and well-organised intellectual property websites? This Kat used to think that there wasn't -- but now he's not so sure.  From Martin ...

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University of Pittsburgh v. Cellerix (PTAB 2013) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), a creation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act that replaced the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) overruled the Reexamination Unit's decision ...

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Biofuels company Gevo trying to raise capital from

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune on December 10, 2013

Gevo Inc., a biofuels company that has been burning through cash trying to produce a higher-value alcohol at a plant in Luverne, Minn., said Tuesday [Dec ...

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Sapphire does deal with Phillips 66 on "green crude" from

From Green oil? Phillips 66 strikes a deal to develop it

Sapphire said Tuesday [10 Dec. 2013] it has signed a contract with Houston refining giant Phillips 66 to blend green crude with regular crude ...

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Obviousness of a novolac photoresist affirmed in Ex parte Park from

Failure to provide evidence of "unexpected results" was fatal to appellant in Ex parte Park.

PTAB cited In re Geisler, 116 F.3d 1465, 1470 (CAFC 1997) and In re Scarborough, 500 F.2d 560 ...

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Court Finds No Direct Infringement by Fracking Water Suppliers from

In Energy Heating, LLC, et al. v. Heat On-the-Fly, LLC, et al., 13-cv-00010 (D. N.D.), the District Court for the District of North Dakota recently granted partial summary judgment of noninfringement for the Plaintiffs ...

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Michelle Lee, Director? from

By Dennis Crouch When Michelle Lee joined the USPTO in 2012, she took an interesting title – Director of the Silicon Valley Patent Office. With the resignation of both David Kappos (USPTO Director) and Theresa Rea ...

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Michelle Lee Named USPTO Deputy Director, Will Serve As Acting Director from

United States Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker today announced Michelle K. Lee as the next deputy director of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), starting in January. In the absence of a director at USPTO ...

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Should Canada Adopt an “Innovation Patent System” to Promote Small to Medium Enterprises? from

The “innovation patent system”, a second-tier patent system unique to Australia, was introduced in 2001 by the Australian Parliament to promote the growth of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) by providing a relatively quick and cost-effective process ...

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ALJ Shaw Denies Motion For Leave To Late File Motions To Compel In Certain Digital Media Devices (337-TA-882) from

On December 6, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 31 denying Complainant Black Hills Media, LLC’s (“BHM”) motion for leave to file out of time various motions to compel in Certain Digital ...

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Korean court dismisses Samsung lawsuit against Apple over three non-standard-essential patents from

Samsung's assertions of standard-essential patents (SEPs) against Apple have a drop-out rate in the 80%-90% range (in Germany, where Samsung asserted four SEPs against Apple, it's 100% at this stage), but at ...

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