Patent & IP news for March 10, 2014

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post image GUEST POST The rhetoric over the Nagoya Protocol – The Indian experience from

Regular readers will be aware that this particular moggy has been much concerned by the proposed EU Regulation enacting the Nagoya Protocol |(see here, here and here - the last contains links to earlier posts).  He ...

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Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l: Alice's Supreme Court Brief from

By Michael Borella -- On December 6th, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to a case that presents the question of "[w]hether claims to computer-implemented inventions -- including claims to systems and machines, processes, and items of ...

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A Quest to Slay the Trolls: Legislative Attempts to Send a Cease and Desist Message to Patent Trolls from

Concerns about shake-down patent assertion have prompted response at federal and state levels, from all branches of government. Proposed legislative solutions have included bills that would penalize bad faith claims, impose fines on patent assertion ...

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Penn State University to license patents via online auction from

Penn State University is primed to launch the country’s first online auction of patent rights resulting from university research. According to a Penn State news release: About 70 engineering patents in areas as diverse ...

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“Gross Misrepresentation” of Non-Infringing Alternative and Continued Willful Infringement Warrant Enhanced Ongoing Royalty Rate from

The court granted in part plaintiff's motion for an ongoing royalty on defendant's accused secure video products and awarded an ongoing royalty at approximately double the verdict's implied royalty rate. "While [defendant ...

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New Constitutions Of Egypt, Tunisia Provide For IP Rights Protection For First Time from

Last January, Egypt and Tunisia enacted new constitutions which provide for the protection of intellectual property rights, at the constitutional level, for the first time in the history of both countries. In addition, they include ...

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Ongoing Royalty against Apple: Higher than Back Damages and Willfulness a Given from

By Dennis Crouch VirnetX and SAIC v. Apple (E.D. Tex. 2014) The VirnetX/SAIC/Leidos patents cover methods of creating virtual private networks (VPNs) and secure domain name services. Here, SAIC is the multi-billion-dollar ...

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Unwired Planet sues Samsung, Google, Huawei, HTC over six former Ericsson wireless patents from

Unwired Planet, a patent licensing firm that has acquired more than 2,600 patent assets, today announced the filing of parallel patent infringement lawsuits in London and Dusseldorf involving six former Ericsson wireless patents. Samsung ...

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Final UN Report On Right To Food Calls For Redesign Of World Food System from

In a final report before the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) today, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food called for a redesigned world food system to ensure the human right to ...

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Today’s Supreme Court [Land] Patent Decision from

by Dennis Crouch Today the Supreme Court decided an interesting patent case in Brandt v. U.S. Of course, the patent at stake was a land patent that the Supreme Court here defined as “an ...

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US To Hold Forum On Copyright Notice And Takedown System from

A United States government agency later this month will hold the first meeting of a multistakeholder forum on improving the operation of the widespread notice and takedown system for removing infringing content from the internet ...

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Follow the Aro from

In the briefing of Alice v. CLS, the two sides have noted that consideration must be given to all elements of a claim.  Alice notes this in its brief on pages 29-35.  CLS acknowledges this ...

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ALJ Gildea Grants Summary Determination Of Indefiniteness In Certain Consumer Electronics With Display And Processing Capabilities (337-TA-884) from

On February 27, 2014, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 53 in Certain Consumer Electronics with Display and Processing Capabilities (Inv. No. 337-TA-884).  In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted the Respondents’ motion for summary ...

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Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l: CLS Bank's Supreme Court Brief from

By Michael Borella -- In a previous article, we discussed the background of this case, and provided an overview of the Petitioner Brief of patentee Alice Corp. In this article, we continue by covering the brief ...

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