Patent & IP news for May 27, 2014

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post image Report on EPLIT meeting in Edinburgh from

Micaela Modiano of Modiano & Partners was so kind to provide us with her report on the first annual meeting of the newly founded European Patent Lititators Association in Edinburgh, which is surely of interest for ...

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post image Can a court make a declaration of non-infringement of a foreign patent? from

Actavis UK Ltd v Eli Lilly and Co [2014] EWHC 1511 (Pat) is a Patents Court, England and Wales, ruling of Mr Justice Arnold on 15 May, which you can read on BAILII here. In ...

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post image No compensation, no consolation -- or no thanks, Shanks from

While she may be officially on sabbatical, Catherine Lee (alias Cat the Kat) has not taken her eye of the array of recent judicial attractions that have flowed like water into a host of eager ...

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post image Claimed ranges shown to be obvious despite countervailing evidence from

Sometimes it is very difficult to predict how the courts will decide whether claimed combinations are invalid for obviousness. In Hoffman v. Apotex (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit invalidated a number of claims directed ...

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post image A manifestly b***ocks fairy-tale falls apart in post-NewzBin piracy fall-out from

Piracy doesn’t pay, or rather it does pay millions until the rights owners catch up with you and bring the full force of English law down upon you. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation v ...

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post image More news of EPO unrest reaches the IPKat from

Alas, it was not to beMerpel was trying to spend her May bank holiday sunning herself on Mediterranean beaches, but she has been dragged back from her intended vacation by a flood of emails ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

May 28, 2014 - "Double Patenting After Gilead: Prosecution and Litigation" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET) June 4, 2014 - "Patent Due Diligence Post-AIA: Avoiding Dangers of Inadequate Investigation -- Evaluating Validity ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. et al. 1:14-cv-03306; filed May 23, 2014 in ...

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WHO Executive Board Wraps Up Post-WHA Work from

At the World Health Organization 135th Executive Board meeting this week, member states discussed improvements to cut down on lengthy World Health Assemblies, and adopted two reports for further discussion on surgical care and anaesthesia ...

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EU Council Agrees Approach For New Legal Framework On Trade Secrets from

The European Council today agreed on an approach for establishing a new legal framework for protecting trade secrets. According to a release, the new framework “aims at making it easier for national courts to deal ...

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Terminal Disclaimer to Avoid BRI Standard “Held in Abeyance” Pending Final Decision in IPR from

The Board sua sponte ordered that the terminal disclaimer filed in the patent owner's application for the challenged patent be held in abeyance, and that the challenged claims in the instant proceeding continue to ...

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The FDA Releases New Draft Guidance for Demonstrating Biosimilarity from

On May 13, the Food and Drug Administration released a new draft guidance on the data needed to establish that a proposed therapeutic biological product is biosimilar to an approved reference product. This new guidance ...

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Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Dennis Crouch from

Activist/Journalist Timothy B Lee writes: After a scandal at America’s patent court, it’s time for reform. Writing for Gene Quinn’s IP Watchdog, Don Dunner pens an interesting article titled: The Evolution ...

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Prost - Moore - Chen from

With Chief Judge Rader stepping down as Chief Judge later this month, it would appear that the line of succession for Chief Judge will be 1) Judge Prost; 2) Judge Moore; and 3) Judge Chen ...

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PTAB Grants First Motion for Leave to Amend in Inter Partes Review from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, led by Janet Gongola, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, spent the better part ...

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