Patent & IP news for April 17, 2014

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post image Guest Post by Prof. Sichelman: Stop Bashing Academics: Why Mark Lemley, Peter Menell, and Rob Merges are Highly Qualified to Teach and Write about Patent Law from

Guest Post by Prof. Ted Sichelman, University of San Diego, School of Law Recently, Hal Wegner has been circulating and commenting upon the qualifications of patent law professors. For example, he lists whether patent law ...

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post image 3D printing: be careful what you wish for? from

This blog post will be about taxes. In particular, we will consider whether the utopian vision of "every home a workplace" thanks to 3D printing also contains a dystopian element from the perspective of the ...

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post image Twitter suspends @JamesDean account: an impersonation rebel with(out) a cause? from

@JamesDeanThose IPKat readers who are also keen followers of Hollywood stories, gossip and business-related news will probably remember when in February last The Hollywood Reporter published an article concerning James Dean (or rather, his ...

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post image Red and yellow and pink and green… or just black and white? Important new European Common Practice on black and white trade marks from

Having been announced back in November’s Alicante News, details were published on 15 April in this Common Communication of the new European trade mark Common Practice as regards black and white trade marks, and ...

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USPTO Tries to Address Public Misunderstandings Regarding Myriad-Mayo Guidance from

By Donald Zuhn -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office spent the entire afternoon session of today's biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting focusing on the guidance memorandum for determining the subject matter ...

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Intellectual Ventures handed defeat in ED Va in Capitol One case from

Reuters notes that the two Intellectual Ventures [IV] patents in the case comprised claims to abstract ideas that were not
directed to patentable subject matter.

Nathan Myhrvold. IV head, made news elsewhere. Various sources are ...

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MIT Technology Review on CRISPR patent, US 8,697,359 inventor Feng Zhang from

In a post titled The Harvard-MIT genomic science institute trumpets its claims to an important genome editing technology , the MIT Tech Review talked glowingly about US Patent 8,697,359.

Application 14/054,414 was ...

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MPEP Ninth Edition from

The US Patent and Trademark Office released the ninth edition of the MPEP in March.  A summary by the PTO of the changes is available here: [Summary].  The searchable version of the MPEP is available ...

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Sale of Infringing Heart Valves Preliminarily Enjoined Subject to Carve-Out for “Patients Who Cannot be Helped” by Plaintiff’s Devices from

Following a jury verdict of willful infringement, the court granted plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction to preclude defendant from selling its heart valves, subject to certain conditions to address the public interest. "The expert ...

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ALJ Gildea Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Lithium Silicate Materials (337-TA-911) from

On April 15, 2014, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 4 in Certain Lithium Silicate Materials and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-911). By way of background, the investigation is based on a ...

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