Patent & IP news for January 8, 2014

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post image Patent Term Adjustment 2013 from

By Dennis Crouch In 2011, I discussed an emerging downward trend in the percent of patents awarded at least some patent term adjustment (PTA). PTA extends the life-span of patent rights beyond the ordinary 20-year ...

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post image Fan clubs and idols’ IP, the Italian Supreme Court speaks from

What if my 16-years-old cousin would be sued by teen idol Justin Bieber for reproducing his image and name on any horizontal surface she comes across? And how sad would this Kat be if Ms ...

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post image Birss issues hosepipe ban (despite current flooding) - Blue Gentian prevails over Tristar from

This Kat recalls Mr Justice Birss (or at least one of his judgments) being referred to as "Arnoldian" at the CIPA President's dinner in October 2013.  The term was used with apology to Mr ...

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NAI & IPO Release List of Top 100 Universities Receiving Patents in 2012 from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) published a list of the top 100 worldwide universities that received the most U.S. utility patents ...

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Appellant wins on obviousness in Ex parte Frazer; Unigene v. Apotex cited from

From Ex parte FRAZER

As to obviousness:

Obviousness requires more than a mere showing that the prior art includes separate references covering each separate limitation in a claim under examination. KSR Int'l Co. v ...

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Appellant loses in Ex parte Nicol from

Ex parte Nicol

The Examiner looks to a reference for all that it teaches and does not limit a reference to its preferred embodiments. Beckman Instruments, Inc. v. LKB Produkter AB, 892 F.2d 1547 ...

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Inter partes Reexamination 95/001,567 concerning US 7,376,388 from

Inter partes Reexamination 95/001,567

As to enablement

Patent Owner’s arguments regarding the alleged non- enablement of van Zoest regarding delivering live video are unavailing not only because they are inapposite to the ...

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Global Pharma, Biopharma Patent Laws In Spotlight At CPhI’s Pharma IPR Conference in India from

An upcoming conference in Mumbai, India will look at patent laws related to the pharmaceutical and biopharma industries regionally and internationally.CPhI's 3rd Annual Pharma IPR 2014, taking place from 26-28 February, is a ...

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UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution On Privacy And Surveillance from

On 18 December, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus Resolution A/RES/68/167, The right to privacy in the digital age (see page 139 of document A/68/456/Add.2). This ...

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New Research Handbook On IP Licensing Available from

A recently released book titled, "The Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Licensing," explores the complexities of intellectual property licensing law from a comparative perspective through the opinions of leading experts.Related Articles:

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USPTO Fee Changes – Effective January 1, 2014. from

Pursuant to the Fee Setting Authority granted to the USPTO by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, certain fee changes were implemented on January 1, 2014. Patent Post-Allowance Fees 1501/2501/3501: Utility issue fee – fee ...

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CAFC in Pacific Coast v. Malibu: the principles of prosecution history estoppel apply to design patents, but patent holder wins from

In Pacific Coast Marine v. Malibu Boats, the CAFC found that prosecution estoppel applies to design patents and, in this case, that an exclusive license was an assignment.

Yes, Gorham v. White is cited, as ...

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ALJ Gildea Denies Motion for Protective Order In Certain Silicon Microphone Packages (337-TA-888) from

On December 19, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 14 (dated December 5, 2013) denying Complainant Knowles Electronics, LLC’s (“Knowles”) motion for the entry of a protective order ...

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Federal Circuit Denies Motorola’s Motion To Dismiss In Microsoft Appeal (2012-1445) from

On January 3, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential order in Microsoft, Corp. v. ITC (2012-1445).  This was directed to a motion requesting dismissal of Microsoft, Corp ...

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