Patent & IP news for March 7, 2014

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post image February employment from

This morning's job numbers were a little better than expected. Payrolls increased by 175,000 in February while the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.7%. Economists had forecast 149,000 to 152 ...

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In visionary mode ...It hasn't attracted as much publicity as the previous contest, but this Kat is delighted to congratulate World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director-General Francis Gurry on his reappointment for a further ...

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post image Want to read the IPKat at 1,000 words per minute? Spritz it… from

This one is about a new piece of technology that might very well change the way we read on a screen, something most lawyers spend rather a lot of time doing these days. In writing ...

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post image Do you know know what your child is watching? More news, less copyright? from

Is copyright inimical to maintaining a robust and informed public? First the optimistic view. Over a decade ago, Professor William Fisher of Harvard published a book chapter, here, in which he sought to identify four ...

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post image Post-Svensson stress disorder #2: What does "freely available" mean? from

Following the first episode of the Post-Svensson stress disorder series, in which these Kats discussed whether lawfulness of content one hyperlinks to matters [the conclusion was in the affirmative], it is now high time ...

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post image It’s OK to reverse-engineer trade marks, says the CJEU from

This is an interesting tale about investigations, knives, philosophical speculation and two-dimensional signs that magically become 3-D. The author is our beloved Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which yesterday provided guidelines as ...

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UN Campaign Engages Tourists In Fight Against Counterfeits from

Three United Nations agencies have announced that they are uniting forces to fight trafficking, urging travelers to act responsively.Related Articles:

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That was quick: Samsung appeals final judgment in first Apple v. Samsung patent case from

On Thursday evening local California time, Samsung filed a notice of appeal to the Federal Circuit of the final judgment that had been handed down less than 20 hours before. By proceeding so quickly, Samsung ...

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Amicus Briefs Urging Reversal Filed in Ariosa Inc v. Sequenom, Inc. from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (SDIPLA) is one of two groups that have filed an amicus curiae brief urging reversal of the District Court's summary judgment decision in ...

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Would a Keyboard by Any Other Name Feel as Sweet? BlackBerry Sues Ryan Seacrest’s Typo from

BlackBerry is suing Ryan Seacrest’s iPhone keyboard case company Typo for patent infringement. The suit – which also alleges trade dress infringement, dilution, unfair business practices and unjust enrichment – has garnered headlines in Canada and ...

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Court: Claim Term Lacks Definiteness but is not Legally Indefinite from

Every Penny Counts v. Wells Fargo Bank, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28106 (M.D. Fl. 2014). In a ruling this week, Magistrate Judge McCoun rejected Wells Fargo’s indefiniteness argument made in a pre-trial ...

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January trade in intangibles - and 2013 revisions from

In other economic news this morning, the trade deficit in January remained basically the same, according to the BEA -- rising to $39.1 billion from December's $39.0 billion. Exports were up by $1 ...

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Four Year Stay Pending Reexam No Impediment to Further Stay Pending IPR from

The court granted defendant's motion to stay pending inter partes review. Although the case was eight years old and had been stayed four years pending reexamination, the early stage of the case, potential simplification ...

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WHO Draft Guidelines On Sugars Intake from

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published draft guidelines on sugars intake to reduce non-communicable diseases linked to obesity and dental caries.Related Articles:

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Automated Cars – And Regulations – At The Geneva International Motor Show from

Among the Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis in Geneva this week, high-level representatives of the auto industry, the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and the UN Economic Commission for ...

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Patents Not Best To Protect Traditional Medical Knowledge, Author Says from

Traditional medical knowledge would be best protected through liability rules instead of patents, according to a book exploring the applicability of intellectual property rights to traditional medical knowledge protection, and in particular if IP rights ...

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