Patent & IP news for January 7, 2014



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post image It's official: Switzerland still not part of Germany, even for trade mark purposes from

Case C 445/12 P Rivella International AG v OHIM, Baskaya di Baskays Alim E.C. SAS, decided by the First Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) back on 12 ...

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post image Federal Circuit Claims Jurisdiction over Regulatory Decision but Denies Nationwide Injunction for State Law Infraction from

By Dennis Crouch For many innovative new products, regulatory approval is a much greater hurdle than patent protection. And, unlike patent rights, regulatory approval is often a necessity. The present case is interesting in that ...

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USPTO Fees from

In early 2013, the USPTO raised many of its fees and lowered a few. One accounting trick, however, is that some of the fee reductions were delayed until January 1, 2014. The two key areas ...

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USPTO Approves of And/Or Claim Limitation from

By Dennis Crouch Ex Parte Gross (PTAB 2014) Patent attorney J. Nicholas Gross has a number of his own patents pending. Application No. 11/565,411 is directed to a computerized business method of serving ...

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Followup on "The Cleantech Crash" from

Dana Hull commented on the Stahl piece "The Cleantech Crash:"

The piece was puzzling for several reasons.

First, there was absolutely no mention of climate change. None. That’s the whole point of cleantech, after ...

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Intervenor Motorola loses on motion at CAFC in Microsoft v. ITC from

The issue in Microsoft v. ITC : Motorola contends that the dispute over the ’133 patent is moot because (as Microsoft and Motorola agree) the patent expired on December 13, 2013, and that mootness automatically requires ...

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November trade in intangibles from

Good news this morning from BEA on the trade deficit. The deficit dropped by $5 billion to $34.3 billion in November as exports grew by $1.7 billion and imports declined by $3.4 ...

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IPR Remains Among Top USTR Priorities For China In 2014 from

The Office of the United States Representative will again make intellectual property rights a top priority in trade relations with China in 2014, and will not hesitate to take actions such as to bring World ...

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ALJ Gildea Rules On Discovery-Related Motions In Certain Consumer Electronics With Display And Processing Capabilities (337-TA-884) from

On December 20, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public versions of Order Nos. 43 (dated December 4, 2013), 44 (dated December 5, 2013), 45 (dated December 5, 2013) and 46 (dated December 6 ...

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ALJ Bullock Denies Motion for Summary Determination of Non-Infringement In Certain Tires (337-TA-894) from

On December 19, 2013 ALJ Bullock issued Order No. 21 in Certain Tires and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-894). According to the Order, Respondents South China Tire and Rubber Co., Ltd. and Guangzhou ...

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ALJ Lord Denies Joint Motion to Terminate Investigation As To HEB Grocery Company In Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills (337-TA-895) from

On December 17, 2013, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 15 in Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills and Parts Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-895). According to the Order, Complainants A&J; Manufacturing, LLC and A&J ...

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