Patent & IP news for May 21, 2014

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post image MAPPING Day 2: how to grow your own e-payment business from

Nice people, but not IP folk ...This Kat was up till 1 am rewriting his paper for today's programme of the MAPPING Extraordinary General Assembly (on which see yesterday's Katposts here, here, here ...

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post image Patents Issuing with No Assignee from

This is a follow-up post from a recent discussion of assignee-applicants. About 40% of recently filed patent applications are filed without listing any particular assignee in the patent document. One comment queried what percentage of ...

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post image MAPPING day 2: fixing things when they go wrong, the need for perspective management and more besides from

Ever wondered what happens to your
data when it ends up in one of these?
The next speaker in today's MAPPING Assembly was responsibility for fire-fighting, when security emergencies occur and need a swift ...

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Sanofi-WHO Partnership Could Eliminate Sleeping Sickness By 2020 from

A side event to this week’s World Health Assembly highlighted progress being made in a public-private partnership on the elimination of sleeping sickness, a disease that occurs in some developing countries.

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Author Interview: “Emerging Markets And The World Patent Order” from

Emerging Markets and the World Patent Order is a new book that looks at patent system implementation in emerging market and developing countries, and the response to this implementation by Europe and the United States ...

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Role Of Industry, NGOs, Foundations At WHO Under Intense Debate from

A proposal to increase the engagement of “non-state actors” - industry, nongovernmental organisations, foundations and academics - in the activities of the World Health Organization is under intense debate at the annual World Health Assembly this week.

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Production of Defendant’s Licenses Within Asserted Patent’s Technology Field Denied as Overbroad from

The court denied plaintiff's motion to compel the production of all settlement and license agreements for the same technology field as the accused products. "[Plaintiff] argues the license agreements are relevant to the second ...

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Fee Shifting as a Risk Management Exercise from

By Dennis Crouch I have written before that patent plaintiffs may welcome more fee-shifting so long as they are balanced in the way that they apply both to plaintiffs and defendants. In Octane Fitness, the ...

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Patent Reform 2015 from

According to The Hill, Patent Reform has been taken off the agenda of the judiciary committee. Senator Leahy is quoted as saying “Because there is not sufficient support behind any comprehensive deal, I am taking ...

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AIA Post Issuance Proceedings – Additional Discovery Requested in Inter Partes Review Must Be “Surgically” Tailored from

In comparison to discovery obtainable in federal district court proceedings, discovery obtainable in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ...

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Patent Reform Legislation Off The Table -- For Now from

By Andrew Williams -- Earlier today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, announced that he was taking the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013 (S. 1720) off the Committee ...

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