Patent & IP news for February 7, 2014



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post image Trade mark coexistence and OHIM (and elsewhere): does it ever matter? from

To what extent can one rely on the coexistence of marks on a registry to overcome a third-party citation or an opposition to a trade mark registration? Against that backdrop, this Kat (admittedly a bit ...

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post image January employment from

The BLS reported this morning that the unemployment rate in January held basically steady at 6.6%, compared to 6.7% in December. But payroll employment was up by a somewhat lackluster 113,000 jobs ...

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post image Keeping evidence secret post-trial: a common-sense ruling in Convatec case from

Smith & Nephew plc v Convatec Technologies Inc; TJ Smith & Nephew Ltd and Smith & Nephew Medical Ltd (third parties) [2014] EWHC 146 (Pat) is the latest in a series of rulings in fairly acrimonious litigation that ...

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post image The building blocks of a trade mark infringement claim: the EU General Court’s view on MAGNEXT v MAGNET 4 from

Cases T‑604/11 and T‑292/12 Mega Brands International v OHIM is a decision of the EU General Court concerning two sets of opposition proceedings brought by Diset SA against two Community trade ...

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Pfizer Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014) from

By Andrew Williams -- The standard of review at the Federal Circuit is important. Even though it often appears like cases are re-litigated at the Appeals Court, it is actually very difficult (or at least should ...

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Developing Countries Urged To Beat Biopiracy With Patent Examination, Regulatory Frameworks from

While World Intellectual Property Organization members seek ways to address the issue of biopiracy, speakers at a side event to this week’s negotiations said the phenomenon is widespread. According to them, very few patent ...

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New Access And Benefit Sharing Clearing-House Website Presented At WIPO from

A new website of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity will allow tracking of the use of genetic resources in order to ensure access and benefit-sharing of those resources.Related Articles:

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EPO Appeals Board Upholds Ruling Limiting Stem Cell Patentability from

A European Patent Office (EPO) Boards of Appeal this week handed down a verdict in the area of stem cell patenting that could provide further guidance on what is patentable under the European Patent Convention ...

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Settlement Does Not Justify Vacating Sanctions Order from

The court denied the parties' stipulated motion to vacate an earlier order granting defendants' motion for spoliation sanctions after the parties settled the case. "The court will not agree to hide the discovery abuses of ...

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Exela takes its Collateral Patent Challenge to the Federal Circuit from

Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC v. Focarino (Lee) (Fed. Cir. 2014) Exela is an interesting pending case before the Federal Circuit. I previously wrote about Exela’s lawsuit against the USPTO in an essays titled Suing ...

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HTC pays up for license to Nokia patents -- U.S. import ban could have been ordered on Monday from

Nokia and HTC just announced the settlement of their patent infringement dispute spanning seven countries on three continents. HTC already had a license to Nokia's standard-essential patents (SEP) and "will [now] make payments to ...

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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To En Jinn Industrial Co., Ltd. In Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices (337-TA-861/867) from

On February 6, 2014, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued the public version of Order No. 22 (dated February 5, 2014) in Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-861/867). According to the Order ...

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ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation As To Sharp In Certain Point-To-Point Network Communication Devices (337-TA-892) from

On February 5, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 18 in Certain Point-to-Point Network Communication Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-892). According to the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a joint ...

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