Patent & IP news for January 27, 2014

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post image Monday miscellany from

... But are they moral?"Are human rights moral rights?"  This poser is the title of the forthcoming Blaca/IPKat seminar on 12 Ferbruary (details here).  Despite the fact that the seminar was only launched last ...

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post image Expiration of Key 3D Printing Patents in February Will Fuel Growth and Confusion from

Fewer fundamental patents on the most basic 3D printers is unlikely to have an immediate impact on most businesses, IP holders and investors. A few years from now it will be different. The cost of ...

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post image Dead -- or pining for the fjords? Zee survey is dead for sure from

Are consumer surveys dead in England and Wales?  At last year's well-attended "Ask the Trade Mark Judges" session, jointly run by MARQUES and IBIL, Mr Justice Birss was asked whether, in the light of ...

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post image How much are drugs worth in the January Sales? from

Astrazeneca AB & Another v KRKA, DD Novo Mesto & Another [2014] EWHC 84 (Pat), a judgment delivered last Friday by Mr Justice Sales in the Patents Court, England and Wales, has some big repercussions for anyone ...

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post image Apple v Samsung in Japan: an update -- and the Japanese version of an amicus brief from

Have you ever wanted to influence a global dispute between intellectual property super-powers, and perhaps even resolve it, using nothing other than your knowledge and understanding of IP law?  This could be your chance, as ...

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Biotech Venture Funding Rebounded in 2013 After Strong Fourth Quarter from

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for 2013. The ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

January 30, 2014 -"Combating Patent Trolls: Third-Party Solutions and Defense Strategies in Litigation and Post-Grant Proceedings -- Leveraging Counterclaim, Summary Judgment and Other Tactics; Utilizing Legislative, Insurance and Third-Party Tools" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 ...

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Ericsson receives nine-figure royalties under global settlement of Samsung patent dispute from

This morning Ericsson announced the settlement of its patent dispute with Samsung. The Swedish company also announced that "[t]he initial payment in the agreement will impact Ericsson sales and net income in Q4 2013 ...

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What I want to hear in the State of the Union 2014 from

Tomorrow, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union. By all accounts, the address will focus on economic inequality and opportunity. The President is expected to devote a substantial amount of the speech on ...

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Patent May be Subject to CBM Review With Only One Claim Directed to Covered Business Method from

In a Final Written Decision, the Board rejected the patent owner's argument that "the Board must conduct a claim-by-claim analysis and determine that every challenged claim is directed to a covered business method, before ...

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ALJ Shaw Denies Summary Determination Relating To Economic Prong Of The Domestic Industry Requirement In Certain Digital Media Devices (337-TA-882) from

On January 23, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public version of Order No. 38 in Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets and Mobile Phones, Components Thereof ...

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At WIPO, Nations See Different Needs From Patent System from

An important international platform that has seen stark differences in the past, the World Intellectual Property Organization Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) began a weeklong meeting today on improving the patent system ...

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ITC Extends Target Date And Requests Additional Comments In Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, And Treatment Plans For Use, In Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances Made Therefrom (337-TA-833) from

On January 17, 2014, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice determining to extend the target date for completion of the investigation and to solicit additional briefing from the parties and the public ...

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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-908) Regarding Certain Soft-Edged Trampolines from

On January 24, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Soft-Edged Trampolines And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-908). The investigation is based ...

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Bloomberg BNA "AIA Post-Grant Patent Practice Conference," Arlington, VA, February 19-20 from

Bloomberg BNA's upcoming "AIA Post-Grant Patent Practice Conference" presents a unique opportunity to hear from present and former PTAB judges--as well as keynote speakers Hon. Pauline Newman and Hon. Randall Rader. This two-day conference ...

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