Patent & IP news for December 26, 2013



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post image Banking on IP? Apparently not, UK Intellectual Property Office study finds from

The AmeriKat getting her teeth into some bankingIn November the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) published a study entitled "Banking on IP? The role of intellectual property and intangible assets in facilitating business finance ...

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post image Fix Copyright! group set up to ask you how to review EU copyright from

Burt could not wait to open
 his Christmas present
Via a most precious Katfriend comes the news that a new interest group - called Fix Copyright! and composed of a large number of interest groups from ...

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Alice Cooper: with
friends like this ...
Weatherley in Westminster.  The IPKat has learned from a US-based PR agency that British Member of Parliament Mike Weatherley just had an article published in the latest WIPO Magazine ...

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How long does patent and trademark prosecution take? (2013 edition) from

Each year, the USPTO releases a Performance and Accountability Report with useful statistics about allowance rates, average pendency, and other details in patent and trademark prosecution matters.  Last week, the USPTO released its Performance and ...

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Claim Construction of Patents-in-Suit in Prior Litigation Precludes Further Construction Absent Convincing Argument from

The court ordered the parties to submit additional briefing addressing whether claim construction of the patents-in-suit in a prior lawsuit precluded further construction of those claims. "[B]oth [patents-in-suit] were the subject of a previous ...

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Guest Post: So what if a True Invention Uses a Computer! from

Guest Post by Martin Goetz In the Alice vs. CLS Bank case that is before the Supreme Court the question by Alice is "Whether claims to computer-implemented inventions – including claims to systems and machines, processes ...

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ALJ Essex Sets 15-Month Target Date In Certain Windshield Wipers (337-TA-902) from

Further to our November 25, 2013 post, on December 23, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4 in Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-902). According to the Order, ALJ Essex ...

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