Patent & IP news for December 18, 2013

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post image Levies, fair compensation, CJEU ... It's InfoSoc fun once again from

Merpel was really enjoying her day ...There are few things in this world that have the power to upset overly sensitive Merpel more than seeing the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) being ...

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post image OHIM Enforcement Database to help fight counterfeit goods from

OHIM may be struggling with its new website but it does not stop working for its users until Holidays officially kick off . The European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy will launch in April 14 a ...

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"Not coming out till I'm listed!"It has been discreetly drawn to this Kat's attention by Thomas Netter (katpat!) that the World Intellectual Property Organization's ePCT receipts only list one of several ...

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post image Appointment & Timing of “Deputy” USPTO Director Disturbs Many from

By naming former Google IP Chief Michelle Lee Deputy Director the Obama administration has tipped the patent scales in favor of tech businesses with special interests. In the absence of a named Director for over ...

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post image Those ePCT receipts: WIPO responds in record time from

Kudos to the WIPO. Let no-one say that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) just sits there watching the world go by, while the rest of us get on with our daily tasks of putting ...

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Galderma Laboratories, L.P. v. Tolmar, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013) from

By Andrew Williams -- When does a prior art disclosure of a concentration range of a medicament render obvious the use of a species that falls within that range, when that same use was also known ...

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"Top 10" Patent Cases of All Time from

By Jason Rantanen I teach the Introduction to Intellectual Property course each spring here at Iowa. Because this is a survey course that covers multiple areas of law that themselves each can be covered in ...

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On-Sale Invalidity Granted “For Purposes Of This Lawsuit Only” from

The court granted in part defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's patent was invalid under the on-sale bar, but only for purposes of the instant lawsuit. "[P]laintiff seeks to amend its ...

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Protection Of Broadcasting Organisations On Firmer Ground At WIPO from

World Intellectual Property Organization member countries worked this week to find a common understanding of the functions of a potential new treaty protecting broadcasting organisations. Over two days, they tackled definitions, beneficiaries and scope of ...

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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Aker Respondents In Certain Omega-3 Extracts From Marine Or Aquatic Biomass (337-TA-877) from

On December 17, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 40 in Certain Omega-3 Extracts from Marine or Aquatic Biomass and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-877). According to the Order, ALJ Essex ...

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