Patent & IP news for May 30, 2014

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post image Seeking Oblivion? Click here and fill in this form, says Google from

Following this Kat’s piece To Oblivion, and Beyond! Google and the Right to be Forgotten, an update on Google’s reaction to the Court of Justice of European Union’s (CJEU) decision in Google ...

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Nagoya in the news again.  "We need to talk about Nagoya", by fellow Kat Darren Smyth, has just been published in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry World; you can read it here.  If ...

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post image Three coins in the fountain; three coffee shops in a block? from

After a post-INTA, do-it-ourselves visit to China with Mrs Kat, this Kat is pleased to be back on domestic terra firma. Oddly, perhaps, this Kat’s most lasting trade mark memory of the INTA meeting ...

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USPTO Issues Final Rule to Implement PTA Provisions of AIA Technical Corrections Act and Provide Optional Procedure for Requesting PTA Recalculation from

By Donald Zuhn -- On May 15, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a Federal Register notice (79 Fed. Reg. 27755) to adopt as final changes to the rules of practice implementing the patent ...

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CAFC discusses "printed publication" in Suffolk v. AOL: the matter of "sufficient dissemination" from

Within Suffolk v. AOL , the CAFC goes through the printed publication cases In re Klopfenstein, MIT v. AB Fortia, and SRI v. Internet, to conclude a message posted to a newsgroup was a printed publication ...

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Another butanol PCT to Butamax, PCT/US2013/071036 (WO/2014/081848 ) from

A PCT of Butamax (PCT/US2013/071036 ) related to butanol production was published on May 30, 2014 with abstract

Provided herein are processes for adjusting a fermentation medium to reduce the activity of one or ...

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First Report Of The US Industry Copyright Alert System from

The groundbreaking Copyright Alert System set up a year ago by internet service providers and copyright holders to stop unauthorised music and film downloads, saw 1.3 million alerts sent out in it its first ...

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Gone, but Not Forgotten: How the European Union Court of Justice Misremembered the Fundamental Purpose of Search Engines from

The European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on May 13, 2014 that Google must purge links to personal data appearing on web pages published by third parties if the person who is the subject ...

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A Call For Health Research, Innovation In The Post-2015 Era from

In the post-2015 Development Agenda, United Nations members must explicitly support research and development, related policies and capacity building with special attention to the low and middle income countries, in order to advance global health ...

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Investing in people or machines? from

Last night, the House of Representatives voted to make permanent a tax break for buying machines (see The Hill "House GOP clears $287B tax break for business"). The so-called bonus depreciate that allows companies to ...

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Guest Post: Defend Trade Secrets Act — A Primer, an Endorsement, and a Criticism from

Guest Post by David S. Almeling, a partner in the San Francisco office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Almeling specializes in patent and trade secret litigation. It’s been an exciting month for trade secret ...

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District Court Lacks Subject Matter Jurisdiction Over DJ Claim to Determine FRAND Terms from

The court granted plaintiff's motion to dismiss defendants' FRAND counterclaims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. "[Defendant's] counterclaims . . . request the Court to find that [plaintiff] has not offered a FRAND rate to [defendant ...

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WHO Faces Big Impact On Workers, Costs As Polio Strategy Ends In 2018 from

The World Health Organization faces a significant shift in its human resources status when polio eradication efforts come to an end in 2018, and so far, transition planning has been “sporadic and limited,” according to ...

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ALJ Pender Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Set-Top Boxes, Gateways, Bridges And Adapters (337-TA-915) from

On May 29, 2014, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 3 in Certain Set-Top Boxes, Gateways, Bridges And Adapters and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-915). By way of background, the investigation is based on ...

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Federal Circuit Gives GE LED Patents New Life in Suit Against AgiLight from

A previous post discussed AgiLight‘s summary judgment win at the district court level where the LED lighting developer’s products were found not to infringe two GE patents, U.S. Patent Nos.7,633 ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Senate Bill Aimed at Combating Cyber Espionage from

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) has introduced a bill called the "Deter Cyber Theft Act" to the Senate floor that would require the Director of National Intelligence to report annually to congressional committees concerning foreign countries ...

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Webinar on Post-Grant Patent Proceedings from

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Leveraging Post-Grant Patent Proceedings Before the PTAB: Best Practices for Patentees and Third Parties in Inter Partes Review, Post-Grant Review and Covered Business Method Patent Challenges" on ...

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ABA IP Roundtables on Reviewing Fact Issues of Claim Construction from

The Intellectual Property Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation will be holding a number of luncheon roundtable discussions at various locations around the country to address the topic: "Reviewing Fact ...

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