Patent & IP news for January 20, 2014

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post image The appeal of Scottish football: final fling kicked into touch from

From Katfriend and Scottish solicitor Gill Grassie (Brodies LLP) comes news of an appeal that isn't going to happen after all, to the immense relief of not only the potential respondent but to anyone ...

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post image Board decisions involving the Wayback Machine to show status as prior art (Part II) from

In my last post (here), I discussed Examiner usage of an archived web page as a reference, and noted that the Board generally finds this usage acceptable. That post also illustrated a few unsuccessful arguments ...

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post image More information on the Novartis v. Lee Change in Patent Term Adjustment from

By Dennis Crouch The outcome of the Novartis v. Lee case is that the vast majority of recently issued patents that include an RCE in the file history are due additional patent term adjustment (PTA ...

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post image This Day In History – Roller Coaster Patented on January 20, 1885. from

U.S. Patent No. 310,966: Roller coasting structure. JW Note:  Although there is some debate (at least on Wikipedia) as to whether LaMarcus Adna Thompson truly invented the roller coaster, there is no doubt ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

January 21, 2014 - "Top Patent Law Stories of 2013" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT) January 22, 2014 - European biotech patent law update (D Young & Co) - 4:00 ...

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Federal Circuit: Claim Construction Should be Avoided Unless Associated with a Recognized Meaningful Case Outcome from

by Dennis Crouch Superior Industries v. Masaba (Fed. Cir. 2014) Superior Indus. is an interesting short non-precedential opinion from the Federal Circuit. Judge Clevenger wrote the opinion whose holding is simply a remand for clarification ...

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Competition Commission of India launches second FRAND antitrust investigation against Ericsson from

On Thursday (January 16, 2014), the Competition Commission of India decided to launch a second antitrust investigation of Ericsson's assertions of FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents (SEPs). This time around, the complainant is Intex Technologies, a ...

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Monday miscellany from

Looking for a book bargain? The IPKat's friends at Oxford University Press are conducting a bumper sale in which many excellent law books may be picked up for rather less than the arm and ...

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IP Intensive Progam: Taking Culture, Copyright, and Creators Seriously – A Semester at the Ministry of Canadian Heritage from

Legislative reform does not happen overnight, especially when it comes to a polarized domain of law like copyright.  Legal policy analysts are integral to this process of reform, and this past semester, as a student ...

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Apple insists on anti-cloning provision as part of any patent settlement with Samsung from

When the CEOs of Apple and Samsung, accompanied by several in-house lawyers, meet for their (court-requested) settlement negotiations on or before February 19, there will probably be flexibility on both sides relating to the billions ...

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WHO Executive Board Opens With Overcrowded Agenda; Chan Calls For Focus from

The World Health Organization Executive Board opened this morning with a packed agenda, which prompted the chair to warn participants to restrict their statements. Director General Margaret Chan described as problematic the temptation to address ...

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IP Intensive Progam: The Canadian Broadcasting Experience – Ten Weeks at the CBC from

When I applied to participate in the Osgoode Intellectual Property and Technology Intensive Program, I was looking for a practical learning experience that would combine my legal interests with my background in the arts. Not ...

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German court puts Google's appeal of Apple's rubber-banding patent injunction on hold from

On Thursday (January 23, 2014), the Oberlandesgericht München (Munich Higher Regional Court) originally planned to hold a hearing in an Apple v. Motorola Mobility case over the European version of the famous "rubber-banding" (overscroll bounce ...

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Jumbo Patents of 2013 from

by Dennis Crouch The following is a list of the patents issued in 2013 with the most claims. 8,401,902: 404 claims covering a "method for using computers to facilitate and control the creating ...

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