Patent & IP news for April 22, 2014

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This Kat is not used to writing the multi-issue blogposts that are such a speciality of our dear blogmeister.  However, a few things have arrived in his inbox while he was engaged in his Easter ...

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post image Pipcu prevails, counterfeiter calamities and now YOU can be a trade mark 'intern' on your smartphone! from

With Easter now over, we begin another sacred event: the four day working week. To ease you into it, here is a trio of anti-piracy titbits of news and entertainment.Pipcu prevails, pirates panicPipcu ...

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The Apple-Samsung jury will have to decide on (in)validity based on a myth, not the truth from

There are many reasons for which authorities doubt that patent infringement and validity questions should be put before layperson juries. For example, Judge Posner wrote: "Judges have difficulty understanding modern technology and jurors have even ...

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Motorola Solutions (but not Motorola Mobility) takes Microsoft's 24th Android patent license from

This morning I read on Twitter that "Motorola" had taken a license to Microsoft's patents covering Android and Chrome devices. At first sight it appeared to be a settlement, which surprised me because I ...

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Panel Looks At Public Hospitals And Innovation from

Public institutions often appear as lagging behind the private sector in innovation, especially in medical and healthcare science. But for the past decade, numerous international projects in public hospitals have included innovation as a driving ...

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Why did the Supreme Court take Teva v. Sandoz? from

Teva, which lost at the CAFC as to its patent 5,800,808 , framed the issue to the US Supreme Court as

Whether a district court’s factual finding in support of its construction of ...

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PTAB to Consider Whether Terminal Disclaimer Undermines Institution of IPR Based Upon BRI Standard from

During a conference call, the Board ordered additional briefing on the patent owner's intent to file a terminal disclaimer of the remaining term of the challenged patent to avoid application of the broadest reasonable ...

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May 7 hearing at Federal Patent Court of Germany critical for Google's Motorola: injunction looms large from

While Motorola Solutions (the non-handset part of the former Motorola) has taken an Android- and Chrome-related patent license from Microsoft, Google's (and soon Lenovo's) Motorola Mobility has not. In my post on the ...

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Ten Questions About Internet Governance from

On April 23 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the “Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance,” also known as "NETmundial" in an allusion to the global football event that will occur later in that ...

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AIA Post-Issuance Procedures – Estoppel Provisions Raised by Patent Owner In Attempt to Defeat “Synchronized” Decisions from

The America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011 introduced a number of new inter partes procedures for post-issuance challenges of patents, including inter partes review (IPR) and a transitional program for covered business method patents (CBM ...

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ALJ Shaw Rules On Motion To Strike In Certain Point-To-Point Network Communication Devices (337-TA-892) from

On April 15, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 29 in Certain Point-to-Point Network Communication Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-892).  In the Order, ALJ Shaw granted-in-part and denied-in-part Respondents ...

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ALJ Bullock Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Hemostatic Products (337-TA-913) from

On April 22, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 in Certain Hemostatic Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-913). By way of background, the investigation is based on a February 28 ...

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US Supreme Court Hears High Stakes Copyright Case from

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a contentious copyright suit that could affect the continued viability of broadcast television, cable TV, and cloud-storage services like DropBox, Box and Apple’s iCloud ...

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Guest Post: New Patent on Investment Vehicle Could Impact Renewable Project Developers from

A recently issued patent could make the use of master limited partnerships (MLPs) more difficult in wind projects without a license or reliance on the patent owner to provide software / services to enable transactions. Entitled ...

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Court Expands Doctrine of Obviousness Type Double Patenting from

By Dennis Crouch Gilead Sciences v. Natco Pharma (Fed. Cir. 2014) Gilead’s two virus inhibition patents at issue in this case are quite similar to one another, although there is no priority claim creating ...

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