Patent & IP news for January 16, 2014

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post image Biofuels Patents Surge; Small Players Drive Solar Lead: CEPGI Q3 2013 Report from

  The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) recently released its Third Quarter 2013 Results.  Researched and published by the Heslin Rothenberg law firm, CEPGI is a quarterly report on clean energy patents granted in the ...

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post image A hideously deformed chimera that not even its mother could love - Nagoya V from

In the IP profession we are used to legislative instruments emanating from the EU that are unlovely, unnecessarily obscure, difficult to interpret, hard to apply in real world situations, and … [Merpel sits on the IPKat ...

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post image Is a revision of AGCOM Copyright Regulation on the agenda? Commissioner Barnier speaks from

Merpel usually prefers to have a kiss 
on her lips,
rather than comments
on AGCOM Regulation
Yesterday these Kats were delighted to make available in exclusive for this blog’s readers the mysterious letter that ...

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post image An Audience with… You?! from

This one is about rights of audience in the UK. A right of audience is a right to conduct advocacy before a judge or equivalent adjudicator in a court or tribunal (rather than the more ...

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Intellectual Ventures lawsuit against Google's Motorola (over ex-Nokia patents) stays in Miami from

It's been a slow week so far in the smartphone patent disputes I watch. There have been some interesting filings, such as in a Qualcomm-related Apple v. Motorola Mobility case in the Southern District ...

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Novartis AG v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2014) from

By Donald Zuhn -- In an opinion issued earlier today, the Federal Circuit affirmed a determination by the District Court for the District of Columbia that challenges of patent term adjustment (PTA) determinations by the U ...

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API copyrightability to be confirmed soon -- and that's great news for software developers from

The most important smartphone IP ruling in the months ahead is going to be the opinion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the Oracle v. Google Android-Java copyright appeal ...

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Hyatt v. USPTO: Three generations of poor examination are enough. from

By Dennis Crouch Gilbert Hyatt v. USPTO (D. Nevada 2014) Inventor Gilbert Hyatt recently filed a lawsuit against the USPTO in his home state of Nevada asking that the USPTO be ordered to go ahead ...

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Amendment of Complaint as of Right Does Not Cure Lack of Standing from

The court granted defendants' motions to dismiss plaintiff's infringement actions for lack of standing because plaintiff did not own three patents-in-suit at the time of filing even though plaintiff then obtained ownership rights before ...

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Successful WHO Drug Prequalification Programme Deemed At Risk from

A 12-year-old World Health Organization programme for prequalifying medical products has helped international organisations and others to safely purchase billions of US dollars' worth of quality medicines per year, but now is at risk due ...

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ALJ Bullock Issues Two Discovery Related Orders in Certain Windshield Wiper Devices (337-TA-881) from

On January 13, 2014, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public versions of Order Nos. 16 (dated November 12, 2013) and 19 (dated November 26, 2013) in Certain Windshield Wiper Devices and Components Thereof (Inv ...

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Nazomi v. Nokia from

By Jason Rantanen Nazomi Communications, Inc. v. Nokia Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2014) Download 13-1165.Opinion.1-8-2014.1 Panel: Lourie (concurring), Dyk (author), Wallach Nazomi is a small software and semiconductor development company that sued a ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: 2014 Supreme Court Cases Relating to Intellectual Property from

On January 10, 2014 the Supreme Court agreed to review a variety of intellectual property cases in the upcoming session, including two patent cases, a copyright case, and a trademark case (including Lanham Act claim ...

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ALJ Bullock Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Antivenom Compositions (337-TA-903) from

Further to our December 12, 2013 post, on January 14, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 in Certain Antivenom Compositions and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-903). By way of ...

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ITC Decides To Affirm In Part And Reverse In Part The Initial Determination And Terminate The Investigation In Certain Rubber Resins (337-TA-849) from

On January 15, 2014, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice determining to affirm in part and reverse in part the initial determination (“ID”) issued by ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr., and terminating ...

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CAFC orders remand in Superior Industries v. Masaba from

Superior Industries v. Masaba

Superior conceded that it could not prevail on
its infringement claims against Masaba
and successfully moved for summary judgment of non
-infringement and dismissal of Masaba’s invalidity counterclaims.

What happened ...

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Update on Ex Parte Mewherter from

If you were curious whether the PTAB precedential opinion in the case Ex Parte Mewherter was under appeal to the Federal Circuit, it is not.  I checked Public Pair this afternoon; and, the application has ...

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Patent and trademark applicants: Beware the hidden costs of an appeal from the PTAB/TTAB from

A recent case involving an appeal of a rejected trademark application highlights a hidden cost that may occur if a patent or trademark applicant asks a District Court to overturn the USPTO’s action. When ...

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