Patent & IP news for December 19, 2013



Patent & IP Blogs

post image Court of Appeal gets strict with priority in Novartis v Hospira (Part II) from

The Court of Appeal's decision
Ouch.  That is all.  In light of how one can lose priority, the problem Novartis faced in seeking to establish that Claim 7 was entitled to priority from the ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image A touch of class? No, just a glass- but beer's best tasted in glass that's waisted from

Beer, the IPKat notes, is a word that rhymes with "cheer" -- a seasonal concept if ever there was one -- and "beers" rhymes with "cheers!", a word frequently heard in this season of goodwill and merriment ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image The Court of Public Opinion: The Most Influential? from

Last week, this Kat posted an update about the dispute between the Beastie Boys and GoldieBlox.  An anonymous commenter observed that
if you really want to settle a dispute you don't "press release" your ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Court of Appeal gets strict with priority in Novartis v Hospira (Part I) from

The AmeriKat using a priority mail
box for it's intended purpose
The AmeriKat loves priority.  Priority access when flying means first dibs on the overhead bin compartments.  Priority mail appearing on her desk means ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Repetto shoes in Paris Court: the copyright 'pas de deux' from

This Kat is delighted to expose a copyright case  regarding preferred dancers' brand Repetto which gathers most of the hobbies – besides cat-sitting and blogging- she’s passionate about, i.e.: shoes and dance.

In 2010 ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

News from Abroad: Are Multiple SPCs per Patent Allowed? from

Historically, it was widely thought that it was possible to obtain a separate supplementary protection certificates (SPC) for each product covered by a patent. However, in its judgment in Medeva in 2011, the Court of ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Divided Federal Circuit Panel Strikes Down Galderma’s Patents as Obvious—in Shifting the Burden of Production Regarding Secondary Considerations to the Patentee, Did the Majority in Fact Shift the Burden of Persuasion, Too? from

Galderma Labs., L.P. et al. v. Tolmar, Inc., No. 2013-1034 (Fed. Cir.) by Dunstan H. Barnes On December 11, 2013, a three-judge Federal Circuit panel struck down the asserted claims of five patents belonging ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

WIPO Delegates Hear Concerns Of NGOs On Exceptions For Libraries from

As World Intellectual Property Organization member states launched into discussions on exceptions and limitations to copyright for the benefit of libraries and archives this week, non-governmental organisations were given the opportunity to present their views ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Pre-Institution Settlement of IPR Precludes Joinder of Petition Time-Barred by 35 U.S.C. § 315(b) from

The Board denied the petitioner's motion for leave to file a motion for joinder with a proceeding that settled one business day before the petitioner filed its petition in the instant proceeding. "Normally, a ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Federal Circuit Affirms-In-Part, Vacates-In-Part, And Remands in Suprema and Mentalix Appeal and Cross Match Technologies Cross-Appeal (2012-1170, 2012-1026, -1124) from

On December 13, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Suprema v. ITC (2012-1170) and Cross Match Tech., Inc. v. ITC (2012-1026, -1024).  This was an appeal ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Design Patents from

Utility patents get all of the publicity in when discussing innovation.  This could be changing with Apple’s $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung, which was based in large part on infringement of Apple’s ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

EU Parliament Committee Receives Recommendations On Surveillance from

The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs today received an oral summary of the draft recommendations on mass surveillance, after hearing the testimony of former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald.Related Articles ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Finding the Litigation History of Judges in Patent Cases with Docket Navigator from

With a single click, you can search for judges’ profiles in patent cases across all U.S. district courts: the ITC, the PTAB (IPR and CBM petitions), and the Court of Claims. Your results will ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Reading Patent Law from

By Jason Rantanen First, thank you for all the terrific comments I received in response to the Top 10 Patent Cases post. There were some great ideas there and after substantial reflection I decided that ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Pragmatus Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets II from

On December 18, 2013, Pragmatus Mobile, LLC of Alexandria, Virginia (“Pragmatus”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the “Proposed ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Top Patent Law Stories of 2013 (Webinar) from

MBHB's Patent Docs (Donald Zuhn and Kevin Noonan) are putting on a timely session focusing on the Top Patent Law Stories of 2013. The session will be a live webinar via WebEx on January ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

AstraZeneca loses to Hanmi on omeprazole case from

The case AstraZeneca v. Hanmi presents a written description issue:

This appeal presents a single issue: whether the written description limits “alkaline salt” in the ’504 patent to certain specifically named salts. We hold that ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Some content © 2007–2014 RPX Corporation.
Terms of Service & Privacy Policy
For DMCA requests contact