Patent & IP news for May 16, 2014

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post image Friday fantasies from

Apologies for the delay in getting back to our round-ups, but all Kats have been working furiously away in the past week in an attempt to keep up with events as best they can; it ...

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post image BPI, MPA and ISPs go VCAP against P2P while DEA is still MIA from

While this Kat was busy in Hong Kong hosting an INTA Table Topic discussion on battling online infringement, news emerged of progress in talks between UK ISPs and rights owners on the development of a ...

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post image Another one bites the dust - Rovi v Virgin from

As several posters of comments over the last couple of days have noticed, there has been a bit of a flood of patent-related news and a corresponding spike of blogposts.  So this moggy is enormously ...

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post image Aldi's "Champagner Sorbet" - an "exploitation" of a protected designation of origin? from

Sparkling .... ?!Post INTA, this Kat finally has had some time to catch up with some interesting recent German cases.   The Regional Court of Munich I in April decided that German discounter Aldi's champagne sorbet ...

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post image Does the Google data protection ruling mean anything copyright-wise? from

Earlier this week the Grand Chamber [this means 13 judges instead of the ordinary 3 or 5 judges] of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its shocking [yes, shocking] judgment in ...

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USPTO Holds Forum on Subject Matter Eligibility -- Part III from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last Friday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office held a four-hour long forum to receive public feedback on the Myriad-Mayo Guidance, which was issued by the Office on March 4. According ...

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Unhappy engineers create patent lawyer? from

From a post on patent attorney Rudy Telscher who has become one of the highest profile attorneys in St. Louis:

So he was one of those farsighted guys who realized that a technical background would ...

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A decision enumerating what was NOT decided! from

Note text in Innovative Biometric Technology v. Toshiba :

In so ruling, however, we think it worthwhile briefly to mention
a few of the issues that we do not decide.

A movant-appellant was Niro, Haller and ...

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Arbitrating control of a robot? from

The InTouch v. VGO decision begins

The world has come a long way; this is a patent case
about robots. InTouch Technologies, Inc. d/b/a InTouch
Health (“InTouch”) and VGo Communications, Inc.
(“VGo”) both ...

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UN Expert Calls For Using Public Food Purchasing To Boost Right To Food from

“Governments have few sources of leverage over increasingly globalised food systems - but public procurement is one of them,” the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to adequate food states in a new report. The right ...

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Counsel’s Motion to Withdraw Denied Given Proximity of Trial from

The court denied plaintiff's counsel's motion to withdraw with its client's consent, due to plaintiff's inability to pay its fees. "This court is quite sympathetic to the idea that attorneys ordinarily ...

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IP, R&D Among Issues In Packed Agenda Of 2014 World Health Assembly from

The annual World Health Assembly kicks off next week with a full agenda of new and old public health issues, including several related to intellectual property, pricing, and research and development. Below is a guide ...

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Will Amazon Get Burned for Playing with Fyre? from

Has Amazon, the hero of online shopping and home of the Kindle, become the newest provider of pay-per-view porn? According to WREAL, the company behind the adult entertainment streaming device and website FyreTV®, this is ...

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Reminder: Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2014 from

There are just under two months left to submit your entry to our 6th annual Canada’s IP Writing Challenge. The winner from each category will receive a prize of $1000 (CAD), publication on the ...

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WHO Report Compares Prices, IP Status Of HIV Treatment In Middle-Income Countries from

A new report from the World Health Organization concludes that prices of HIV treatments vary greatly between middle-income countries (MICs), often depending on patent landscape, licensing agreements, whether drugs were sourced from originator companies, and ...

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Free Subscriptions for In-House Counsel from

Docket Navigator now offers free Courtesy Subscriptions to in-house counsel. With this new program, in-house counsel can receive the popular daily Docket Report® for free. Courtesy Subscriptions also allow access to Docket Navigator's database ...

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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Enzymotec In Certain Omega-3 Extracts From Marine Or Aquatic Biomass (337-TA-877) from

On May 13, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 48 in Certain Omega-3 Extracts from Marine or Aquatic Biomass and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-877). According to the Order, ALJ Essex ...

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ALJ Gildea Issues Public Versions Of Various Discovery-Related Orders in Certain Silicon Microphone Packages (337-TA-888) from

On May 8, 2014, ALJ Gildea issued the public versions of Order Nos. 35 (dated April 15, 2014), 36 (dated April 17, 2014), 39 (dated April 28, 2014), 40 (dated April 28, 2014), and 46 ...

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Apple, Google dismiss patent suits against each other, settle from position of mutual weakness from

On Friday, Apple and Google's Motorola filed a joint motion with the Federal Circuit to dimiss the "Posner cross-appeal", in which an appellate opinion came down late last month and the deadline for petitions ...

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