Patent & IP news for June 23, 2014

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post image Why whac-a-mole if you can whac-a-search engine? Interim injunctions and the right to be forgotten from

The “right to be forgotten” is in the news again, this time in Canada where the British Columbia Supreme Court has been flexing its jurisdictional muscles. This report is brought to you by Scott MacKendrick ...

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post image SUPER KAT-EXCLUSIVE: here's Commission's draft White Paper on EU copyright from

Merpel proudly showing her pawsSuper-breaking news! Thanks to a great Katfriend, this Kat and Merpel have just placed their feline paws on an internal draft of the White Paper on "A Copyright Policy for ...

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post image Sexy felon's mugshot provides perfect excuse to compare systems of copyright exceptions and have a readers poll from

The other Jeremy ...A couple of days ago this Kat's attention was drawn to the now famous mugshot of California-based "blue-eyed gang member" Jeremy Meeks. Stockton Police Department arrested him last week for felony ...

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Philip Totaro on Elon Musk's patent move from

Concerning the move by Elon Musk on Tesla's patents:

If Mr. Musk would be willing to redistribute his wealth to the employees and investors who made the commitment to create value for the company ...

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Publishers Make Recommendations As EU Copyright White Paper Nears from

With the publication of the European Commission’s white paper on copyright due as soon as the beginning of July,as announced by the Commissioner Michel Barnier, the European Publishers Council (EPC) presented their own ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Generic Computer Implementation Cannot Save Patent-Ineligible Abstract Idea from

On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l.  The Petitioner, Alice Corporation ("Alice Corp.") is the assignee of the four patents at issue which ...

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New state rankings and economic indices from

I'm often skeptical of surveys that purport to rank states on some economic indices. These can be ways of simply touting a particular agenda (e.g. low taxes). However two recent rankings have come ...

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The Supreme Court’s Alice Decision on Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions: Finding an Oasis In the Desert from

Guest Post by Donald S Chisum, Director of the Chisum Patent Academy and author of Chisum on Patents. In Alice (June 19, 2014), the Supreme Court held that the two step framework for determining the ...

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Judge Robinson Adopts “Limited Prosecution Bar Regarding All Reexaminations, Inter Partes Reviews, And Any Other Post-Grant Review Proceedings” from

The court sua sponte imposed a "a limited prosecution bar regarding all reexaminations, inter partes reviews, and any other post-grant review proceedings" to address the "growing proliferation of parallel proceedings between federal trial courts and ...

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Popsicle patent wars from

Ministers, in sermons about sharing, frequently point to the story of the two-stick Popsicle. Sometimes the ministers mention that the Popsicle was invented by an eleven year old boy, Frank Epperson, in 1905.

There is ...

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Commission Rescinds Limited Exlcusion Order In Certain Encapsulated Integrated Circuit Devices (337-TA-501) from

On June 19, 2014, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice of its determination to rescind the limited exclusion order in Certain Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps, Products Containing Same and Components Thereof (Inv ...

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