Patent & IP news for February 4, 2014

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post image Get harbour safe: Telecinco’s appeal v YouTube dismissed from

While this Kat was taking part to the outstanding EIPIN congress in Alicante, he became aware of the fresh decision by the Madrid Court of Appeal in YouTube v Telecinco of 14 January 2014 [Madrid ...

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post image It's time for elephants and post-boxes again: Intra-Presse appeals to CJEU from

Gus and Inez BodurLast September this Kat heaved a hearty cheer as the General Court got things right in Cases T-437/11 and T-448/11 when they threw out Intra-Presse's opposition to Katfriends ...

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post image International Patent Forum 2014: what's in it for patent litigators? from

This year's International Patent Forum 2014, masterminded by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, takes place in the congenial yet businesslike surroundings of London's Waldorf Hilton Hotel -- which is not so very far from the ...

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post image Still on the CJEU Nintendo ruling and its implications for the videogame industry from

Yin Harn Lee portrayed
while surely contemplating
recent CJEU
copyright decisions
A few days ago the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision in Case C-355/12 Nintendo v PC Box ...

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Court Report - Part II from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. et al. v. Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-00111; filed January 30 ...

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Amid Proposals, Ambassadors Fail To Unlock WIPO Talks On TK, GRs from

The World Intellectual Property Organization committee working on ways to protect genetic resources and traditional knowledge opened a weeklong meeting yesterday by gathering country ambassadors to try to inject momentum into discussions. But after the ...

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Arbitration Does Not Trigger § 315(b) Deadline for Commencing IPR from

The Board denied the patent owner's motion to terminate the IPR as not timely filed under 35 U.S.C. § 315(b), and rejected the patent owner's argument that the phrase "complaint alleging ...

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PTAB affirms rejections in Ex parte Frisa from

from Ex parte Frisa

The Examiner has presented a sound rationale as to why a person of ordinary skill in the art would have modified the 3D ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus of Hashimoto with the teachings ...

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HP loses in Ex parte Menninger from

On obviousness from Ex parte MENNINGER

See also In re Sneed, 710 F.2d 1544, 1550, (Fed. Cir. 1983) ("[I]t is not necessary that the inventions of the references be physically combinable to render ...

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Mixed result in Ex parte GRIESELHUBER from


The bottom line result in the case handled by Cooley:

We affirm the rejection of claims 6, 17, and 37 under 35 U.S.C. § 103(a) based on Schachter and Horowitz ...

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EU Parliament Passes Directive On Collective Rights Management, Pan-EU Licences from

With 640 of 680 votes, the European Parliament today passed a new directive on “collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online uses in the internal ...

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India's IPAB highlights importance of due process when reviewing patent applications from

A friend from Kerala, the state with the highest literacy rate and life expectancy in India, reported news of two recent orders issued by the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), which set aside a couple ...

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The Next Patent Office Director … from

When David Kappos left the USPTO in January 2013, I asked the question: Who will be the next USPTO director? Over the past year, no names have been brought forward or are appearing on the ...

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ALJ Bullock Grants Joint Motion To Stay Evidentiary Hearing In Certain Wiper Blades (337-TA-816) from

On February 3, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 106 (dated January 31, 2014) in Certain Wiper Blades (Inv. No. 337-TA-816). By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint ...

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Apple, Samsung provide final list of patents and accused products for California spring trial from

Unless Apple and Samsung reach an agreement on "anti-cloning" and other key terms of a patent cross-license agreement, an outcome for which I wouldn't hold my breath at this stage, they will spar in ...

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