Patent & IP news for December 20, 2013

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post image 2013-Ten IP Stories That We Wish We Had Written from

With the 2013 clock winding down, this Kat was delighted to have received several days ago an online newsletter from entitled “The 2013 Jealousy List: The 41 Best Stories (and One Book) We ...

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post image When the taste of salts is bitter - AstraZeneca loses appeal in Nexium case from

Yesterday, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit published its decision in the case of AstraZeneca v Hanmi, affirming the judgment rendered at first instance by the District Court for the District of ...

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post image Big GDP revision for intangibles from

A surprise announcement by the BEA this morning that US GDP actually grew by 4.1% in the 3rd quarter of 2013. The earlier revised estimate published earlier this month showed the GDP growth rate ...

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post image EU Tobacco Product Directive- concluded negotiations on TPD from

To follow up on Plain Packaging reported here and  here this year, on December 18 European Member States backed  in the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER 1)  the final compromise text negotiated by the Lithuanian ...

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In Defense of Patenting from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Fritz Machlup (at right), an economist, once said that if we didn't have a patent system it would be irresponsible to recommend one, but since we have one, it would ...

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Another Look At Patents And Standards from

The new National Academies report on patents and standards is a landmark effort to shed light on the tensions between patents and standards in information and communications technology (ICT). Brian Kahin critiques the report and ...

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PTAB draws attention to In re Nuijten in Ex parte Curtis from

Note footnote 3 of Ex parte Curtis

Should there be further prosecution with respect to claim 25, the Examiner’s attention is directed to In re Nuijten, 500 F.3d 1346 (Fed. Cir. 2007), Subject ...

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PTAB affirms 35 USC 101 rejection in Ex parte McCANNE from

There was a 101 rejection in Ex parte McCANNE

“Abstract software code is an idea without physical embodiment . . . .” Microsoft Corp. v. AT&T; Corp., 550 U.S. 437, 449 (2007). A claim that recites no ...

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PTAB repeats “anticipation is the epitome of obviousness.” from

from Ex parte O’SULLIVAN

Accordingly, Doss satisfies all of the limitations of claim 12. The Examiner’s conclusion that Doss renders obvious the subject matter of claim 12 thus is correct. It is well ...

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Deliberate Copying and Litigation Misconduct Warrant Treble Damages Award from

Following a jury finding of willful infringement, the court granted plaintiff's motion for treble damages. "The Court finds that [the Read Corp. v. Portec, Inc., 970 F.2d 816, 826 (Fed. Cir. 1992)] factors ...

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US, China Agree On IPR Measures, Including Training Of Chinese Officials from

The United States and China today announced agreements on a series of measures to strengthen intellectual property rights protection in China.Related Articles:

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US Issues First Report On Russia’s WTO Implementation from

The first annual United States report on Russia's implementation of World Trade Organization commitments since it joined the WTO last year shows that Russia has taken many steps to comply with its commitments on ...

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation In Certain Tires (337-TA-894) from

On December 13, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order Nos. 18 and 20 in Certain Tires and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-894). According to Order No. 18, ALJ Bullock granted Complainants Toyo ...

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Once More, US Supreme Court Will Review Software Patents from

When it comes to software-related inventions, US patent law is a confused mess. So it was no surprise that, in early December, the United States Supreme Court announced it would weigh in on the matter ...

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ALJ Bullock Denies-In-Part Summary Determination Motion On Domestic Industry In Certain Windshield Wipers (337-TA-881) from

On December 18, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 22 in Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-881). According to the Order, Complainants Federal-Mogul Corporation and Federal-Mogul SA (collectively, “Federal-Mogul ...

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