Patent & IP news for April 7, 2014



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Sun-up in New York? Must be time for a seminarFordham IP Conference: draft programme revealed. The draft programme for this year's Fordham Intellectual Property Conference is now available online. You can check it ...

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post image UNITAID comments on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and its implications for public health from

Last week, UNITAID released its full report on 'The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Implications for Access to Medicines and Public Health' (the IPKat, here, carries a number of posts that examined in detail the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...

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post image Forging a new path: cost caps and contrary behaviour in cut-price IP court from

Today has been one of those English spring days where the warmth of the approaching summer is starting to sneak into an otherwise dull and oppressive London sky, but the truth of the matter is ...

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l from

By Michael Borella -- On Monday, March 31, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the closely-watched Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l case. The question presented was "[w]hether claims to computer-implemented inventions -- including ...

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Samsung on graphene from

Note post Samsung graphene breakthrough set to turn 'wonder material' into wearable tech . Graphene is a single layer of graphite.

From within US 20140094541: In some embodiments, the CNS structure can be incorporated in a ...

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The biggest threat to patent reform? from

Within The biggest threat to patent reform: The Apple/IBM/Microsoft coalition , we seem to have an argument that the coalition of Apple, DuPont, Ford, GE, IBM, Microsoft, and Pfizer, etc. are fighting patent reform ...

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International patent strategy: tips for selecting countries in which to file from

A question that patent attorneys often receive from clients who are relatively new to international patent filing procedures is “where outside of the U.S. should I file my patent application?” While the attorney typically ...

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Protection Of Folklore Joins TK, GR On Way To WIPO General Assembly from

After two weeks of drafting articles of potential international instruments aimed at protecting traditional knowledge and folklore from misappropriation, World Intellectual Property Organization delegates agreed to forward the revised texts for the consideration of the ...

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2014 LES International Conference In Moscow from

The 2014 LES International Conference “Make the World Better through Licensing” will be held on 18-21 May in Moscow at The World Trade Center Moscow. It will be a unique IP event combining both a ...

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Global Fund And Tiered Medicines Pricing Under Debate from

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has launched an initiative with other agencies aimed at expanding global access to health products such as medicines. But the Fund has had some explaining to ...

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Fee Shifting from

By Dennis Crouch Others have pointed this out in the past, but today’s NYTimes editorial on fee shifting is fairly low in truthiness. Today’s major debate in the Senate is whether judges should ...

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UK Issues New Regulations On Copyright Collecting Societies from

The United Kingdom has issued new regulations for collecting societies that it says clarify the licensing of copyrighted materials.Related Articles:

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Merges: An Essay on the Legacy of Chisum on Patents from

Robert Merges originally wrote this essay, previously unpublished, on the thirtieth anniversary of Chisum on Patents: A Treatise on the Law of Patentability, Validity and Infringement (1978-present). Merges has generously provided Written Description with a ...

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ICANN Puts Off Decision On .Vin And .Wine from

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has decided to take more time to review applications to grant two internet domains related to delicate political subject of … wine. ICANN, the internet domain name ...

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Viewing Windows Through Bars – Former Microsoft Employee Takes Plea in Criminal Trade Secrets Case from

While most trade secrets cases are litigated in civil court, one former Microsoft employee learned the hard way that the theft of trade secrets is also a federal crime. Alex A. Kibkalo, a former Microsoft ...

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Why I Was Wrong About Originality from

When I first read the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision in CCH Canadian Ltd v Law Society of Upper Canada concerning the concept of originality in copyright law, I thought something was amiss ...

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Copyrighted clown faces from

In an earlier IPBiz pst "clowns don't copy, but CBS Does," IPBiz noted the IP angle of copyrighted clown images and eggs recording the protected images.

That post was in 2011. In fact, in ...

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High Level Patent Reform from

GUEST POST by Ken Salazar, WilmerHale Partner & Former US Secretary of the Interior and Quentin Palfrey, WilmerHale Senior Counsel and Former Senior Advisor for Jobs & Competitiveness in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy ...

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Patenting a Data Structure? from

By Dennis Crouch Digitech v. Electronics v. Imaging (Fed. Cir. 2014) Today, the Federal Circuit held oral arguments in this Section 101 case involving Digitech’s U.S. Patent No 6,128,415 that claims ...

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The Keller/O’Bannon Lawsuit: Why Canadians Should Care from

There is currently a live, ongoing legal dispute in California between former and current student athletes (SAs) and the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) which reveals that regulations defining collegiate eligibility did not foresee the ...

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Mixed decision by CAFC in ISE case from

ISC asserted the '707 patent against Chicago Board Options. ISE stipulated to no infringement.
On appeal, the judgment of non infringement was affirmed. The invalidity of claim 2 was reversed.

Frank Porcelli became Frank Pocelli,

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The troll history again from

Susan Decker in a Bloomberg post gives credit to Intel for the first use of the term patent "troll."

But see ...

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San Diego Clean Tech Open Biz Briefing to Highlight Eco-marks and Green Patent Perspectives from

If you’re in or around San Diego this week be sure to check out the Clean Tech Open Business Briefing this Thursday, April 10th. The Cleantech Open is a non-profit organization that runs the ...

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ITC Finds Violation Of Section 337 And Issues Cease And Desist Orders In Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, And Treatment Plans For Use, In Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances Made Therefrom (337-TA-833) from

On April 3, 2014, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice in Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, and Treatment Plans for Use in Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances, the Appliances Made Therefrom ...

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ACI "Paragraph IV Disputes" Conference, New York, April 28-28 from

American Conference Institute will be holding their 8th annual "Paragraph IV Disputes" conference on April 28-29 in New York. Highlights of the conference include a district court judges panel, a magistrate judges panel, and an ...

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