Patent & IP news for May 23, 2014



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post image UPDATE: Birss J refuses permission to appeal in Genentech's Herceptin battle from

The name "Hospira" is, according to their website,
derived from the words hospital, spirit, inspire and
the Latin word spero, meaning hope.  
A few weeks ago, fellow Kat Darren alerted readers to the fact-packed judgment ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

Have you checked out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page lately? There are some recent additions, several of which offer enticing prospects of registration fee discounts for readers of this weblog. In case you missed ...

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post image No love lost? - the right to have "initmate" photographs deleted from

An intriguing little personality rights ("privacy ") case has this week been decided by the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz (Germany) in relation to "intimate" photos and videos that had been taken by the defendant ...

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

By Donald Zuhn -- On May 9, 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 ...

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WHA: Experts Discuss Methods For Innovation, Access For MICs from

Country officials, academics and leading global health advocates this week raised one of the key concerns of this year’s World Health Assembly: innovation and access to medicines in middle-income countries. Government procurement strategies, voluntary ...

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WHA: New Draft Decision On Non-State Actors Sets Plan For Next Year from

A new draft decision putting action on a proposal for external actors' engagement with the World Health Organization on track for next year will be considered by a committee at the World Health Assembly.

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WHO Wrestles With Plan To Pursue R&D For Neglected Diseases from

World Health Organization members today are expected to address a proposal on future efforts to find a solution to the longstanding problem of a lack of funding for research into diseases predominantly afflicting poor populations ...

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End of the line for Patent Transparency and Improvements Act; deja vu all over again from

Of the demise of his patent reform bill, Senator Leahy noted:

“Regrettably, competing companies on both sides of this issue refused to come to agreement.”

Back in 2007, IPBiz had noted what Ted Kennedy had ...

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WHO Members Note Reform Progress, Ask for Speedy Implementation from

World Health Organization members this week examined progress made in the ongoing reform of the UN agency. Members speaking in committee made firm requests for speedy implementation of reforms, and commended WHO’s efforts toward ...

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A Warm Welcome to Chief Judge Prost from

By Dennis Crouch Chief Judge Randall Rader has announced that he is stepping down from his position as Chief Judge – effective May 30, 2014. According to the Federal Circuit’s rules of succession, Judge Sharon ...

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Inclusion in the information age redux: the new "digital divide"? from

Earlier this month, the Obama Administration published a report on Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values (see also the summary on the White House blog). Much of the focus of attention surrounding the report has ...

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PTAB Grants Motion to Amend Claims from

In a final written decision, the Board granted in part the patent owner's motion to amend claims. The Board allowed 18 of 19 substitute claims and cancelled the original claims 1-26. "The evidence cited ...

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ITC Decides To Review Initial Determination In Certain Integrated Circuit Chips (337-TA-859) from

On May 22, 2014, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice in Certain Integrated Circuit Chips and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-859).  In the notice, the Commission determined to review in ...

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