Patent & IP news for June 14, 2014

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post image Not just an academic question -- but an Abstract one from

Here's a little challenge for readers.  The Oxford University Press International Journal of Law and Information Technology (IJLIT) has just published an article, "Regulatory failure of copyright law through the lenses of autopoietic systems ...

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post image Elon Musk Launches the Tesla-Patent Commons from

About six years ago, a handful of tech companies launched the Eco-Patent Commons.  This initiative to share environmentally friendly patented technologies is administered by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a Geneva-based organization ...

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Appeak if PTAB decision fails in In re Wirth from

The non-precedential case In re Wirth, an appeal of a PTAB decision, illustrates two basic points
about appealing a Board decision

1. To prevail in an appeal of a PTAB decision to the CAFC, the ...

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IPO Webinar on Indefiniteness after In re Packard and Nautilus from

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar on "Indefiniteness after In re Packard and Nautilus" on June 17, 2014 beginning at 2:00 pm (ET). A panel consisting of Prof. Dennis ...

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Failure to disclose structure fatal to Triton Tech at CAFC from

Triton Tech of Texas lost its appeal to the CAFC, with a claim term in a means plus function claim being found indefinite; there were also issues of waiver of argument.

The relevant portion of ...

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On Tesla's patent giveaway from

In an article Elon Musk’s huge patent bet could doom Tesla, even if it’s great for the rest of us ,
Brisn Fung brings up the story of Bell Labs and the transistor to ...

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On plagiarizing Hemingway from

See discussion within the post The Troubling Case of Chris Hedges

The relevant (copied) passage from A Farewell to Arms is:

Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage or hallow were obscene beside the concrete ...

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Apple and Samsung conserve resources, drop cross-appeal of ITC ruling on Apple's complaint from

It would be an overstatement to call this a small-scale settlement and there are still no unmistakable signs of a thawing period between Apple and Samsung of the kind we saw last month when Apple ...

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WIPO Rediscovers Consensus As Delegates Agree PCT Amendments from

A World Intellectual Property Organization working group considering amendments to the Patent Cooperation Treaty ended a weeklong meeting in relative agreement, in contrast to recent WIPO meetings. Agreement was found on delicate issues such as ...

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