Patent & IP news for December 16, 2013

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post image Proving Anticipation-by-Inherency: Its Hard from

By Dennis Crouch Motorola Mobility v. ITC and Microsoft (Fed. Cir. 2013) In a short opinion, the Federal Circuit has affirmed the ITC's judgment that Motorola infringes Microsoft's Patent No. 6,370,566 ...

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post image Orphan Works Poll: either there is no freedom or we just don't know from

A few days ago the IPKat and The 1709 Blog joined forces [background information is available here] and launched a poll asking readers the following question:

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post image Who is in Charge of the PTO? from

The short answer to this question is “nobody.”  The long answer is, well, a bit longer. Last November, David Kappos announced his resignation as PTO Director, effective in January.  At the time, there was also ...

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post image Nagoya Protocol III - the Traditional Knowledge Paradigm from

This is the third post from this Kat on the Nagoya protocol (see earlier pieces here and here).  Those pieces focused on genetic resources as such.  Now, as promised, this moggy will turn his claws ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

Reproduction: not just a matter of rights ...The IPKat and his friends on the 1709 Blog were quick off the mark in covering the exciting news from Italy concerning its speedy mechanism for online copyright ...

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Future Price Decrease of Infringing Product Warrants Royalty Rate as Percentage of Price, Not Flat Per Unit Rate from

The court granted plaintiff's motion for an ongoing royalty, but applied a royalty rate based on the wholesale price instead of a flat per unit royalty. "Whether the ongoing royalty is expressed as a ...

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Grant of Ex Parte Reexam Alone Does Not Preclude Willfulness Claim from

The court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment of no willful infringement of plaintiff's flush valve patent based on the PTO granting defendant's ex parte reexamination request. "[Defendant] argues that its request ...

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Question 1 on my short-answer patent law final from

What is your best short-answer to this exam question? (See the 20-word limit). Alice's patent covers a new flat panel television made with cobalt-ion-trixles (a truly new compound). In her initial patent application, Alice ...

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Argentina Passes Open Access Act Making Publicly Funded Research Available from

The Congress of Argentina recently passed a landmark law making publicly funded science and technology research publications free and open access.Related Articles:

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Finding the Litigation History of Patents with Docket Navigator from

Do you ever need to know if a patent has been litigated, and if so, what happened (or is currently happening) in those cases? Now you can! With a single click, search for litigation activity ...

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KIPO, SIPO Sign Cooperation Agreement Including IP Transactions from

The intellectual property offices of Korea and China today announced they have signed a cooperation agreement on work-sharing, communication, and new areas of IP, including the commercial use of IP rights such as transactions involving ...

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TTIP Leak Illustrates Depth Of “Enhanced Regulatory Cooperation” As NGOs Sound Off from

In time for the start of the third round of trade negotiations between the United States and European Union, EU transparency organisation Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) published the first interesting leak on the substance of ...

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After Beijing And Marrakesh, WIPO Copyright Committee Feels The Pressure from

Expectations are high this week on the outcome of discussions of the World Intellectual Property Organization committee on copyright. On the agenda is a potential new treaty protecting broadcasting organisations, and limitations and exceptions to ...

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ITC Institutes Advisory Opinion Proceeding In Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems (337-TA-879) from

On December 11, 2013, the ITC issued an order and notice instituting an advisory opinion proceeding in Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-879). By way of background, the investigation was ...

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ALJ Gildea Terminates Investigation In Certain Wireless Communications Base Stations (337-TA-871) from

On December 13, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 35 granting Complainant Adaptix, Inc.’s (“Adaptix”) motion to terminate the investigation in its entirety based on withdrawal of the complaint in Certain Wireless ...

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