Patent & IP news for January 31, 2014

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post image Healey, Jensen dispute: Carr drives on from

No reverse for Jensen.  Healey Sports Cars Switzerland Ltd v Jensen Cars Ltd [2014] EWHC 24 (Pat) is a Patents Court, England and Wales, decision of Katfriend Henry Carr QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge ...

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post image Assignment and licence-back of a trade secret: no yawning matter from

For those who like to live on the edge of IP, you cannot beat an assignment and licence-back of a trade secret. This is so both because of the peculiarities of both. First, consider trade ...

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post image Priority Claims in US Patents from

By Dennis Crouch Patentees are continuing to move away from the single-patent model toward a model that involves multiple patents in multiple jurisdictions. Today, over 75% of patent applications rely upon at least one prior ...

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post image Grumpiness when rhetoric does not match reality from

This Kat is grumpy about pretty much everything at the moment.  He is weary of explaining to clients and patent attorneys outside Europe that, contrary to what they may have read in announcements from official ...

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There must be a word for it.  Frank Hafner (European Patent Office, EPO) has reminded the Kats that it's time to tell their readers all about the EPO's Search Matters conference.  This is ...

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Sequenom Files Opening Brief in Appeal of Summary Judgment on Section 101 Grounds from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Earlier this week, Sequenom, Inc. filed its opening brief in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., appealing summary judgment that its licensed claims to a genetic diagnostic method for detecting fetal ...

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Patents and the State of the Union -- A Response from

By Andrew Williams -- It may come as no surprise, but on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, President Obama highlighted innovation and the patent system during his State of the Union address: We know that the nation ...

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New Study Makes Case for Innovative Medicines from

A new pharmaceutical industry-backed study draws attention to the value of innovative medicines in reducing healthcare costs and to the wider society that goes beyond clinical and personal values. However, in middle income countries, national ...

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The Paramount Interest in Seeing that Patent Monopolies . . . are Kept Within their Legitimate Scope from

By Dennis Crouch Courts have often identified patent rights as a form of monopoly. Perhaps this stretches back to the 17th century Statute of Monopolies that ended all letters patents and other government granted monopolies ...

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Upcoming Supreme Court decision could shape future of internet video streaming from

This year the U.S. Supreme Court will review the Second Circuit’s decision in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.  The result could affect how and when consumers can receive broadcast television over ...

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Nokia wins fourth German patent lawsuit against HTC (third in only two months) from

Today the Mannheim Regional Court announced its ruling on a German Nokia lawsuit against HTC over EP1579613 on a "method and apparatus for enabling a mobile station to adapt its revision level based on network ...

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MSF: AstraZeneca Pullout Of Neglected Disease R&D Proof System Broken from

Following news reports that pharmaceutical producer AstraZeneca will end its spending on early stage research and development for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases, Médecins Sans Frontières issued a statement saying the move is further ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

You know the drill! Read below for the latest updates in foreign patent filing news. Have a great weekend and enjoy Superbowl Sunday! inovia news: We have a lot of exciting events lined up in ...

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US Highest, India Lowest On US Chamber International IP Index from

The United States Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center this week released a report ranking 25 countries on their IP environment.Related Articles:

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Omaha! Feds Tackle Counterfeiters of NFL® Merchandise in Lead Up to the Big Game from

On Thursday, multiple federal law enforcement agencies announced that they have seized infringing knock off NFL® merchandise and Super Bowl® tickets valued at more than $20 million. Agents from both the U.S. Immigration and ...

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ALJ Gildea Denies Motion To Compel In Certain Silicon Microphone Packages (337-TA-888) from

On January 24, 2014, ALJ E James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 19 (dated January 15, 2014) in Certain Silicon Microphone Packages and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-888). According to the ...

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