Patent & IP news for July 3, 2014

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post image Top 20 Law Firms in IPR's and CBM's at the PTAB from

According to data from the Docket Navigator patent litigation database, twenty law firms have the distinction of having represented twenty or more parties in Inter Partes Reviews and Covered Business Method reviews at the Patent ...

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post image JUMPSTAR goes to court as DOBBIN overs a case of battery from

The Department of Belatedly Blogged Interesting Niceties (DOBBIN) has finally got round to writing up Data Marketing and & Secretarial Ltd and Winning Deals Ltd v S & S Enterprises Ltd and Selective Marketplace Ltd [2014] EWHC ...

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The European Patent Office (EPO) recently published its review of case law from 2012 and 2013. The IPKat’s eye was caught by a statement criticising the current EPO Guidelines on interlocutory revision (E-X, 7 ...

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Good news from this morning's employment numbers. According to the BLS, the U.S. economy added 288,000 job and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1% in June. Economists had expected only 215 ...

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post image OMG! This Is, Like, Unauthorized Commercial Use of Likeness! :( from

I want to be left alone...
Actress Lindsay Lohan filed yesterday a right of publicity suit against the makers of the Grand Theft Auto V (GTA) video game in the New York Supreme Court, a ...

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post image The Written Description of a Trade Secret from

By Dennis Crouch New Castle Beverage, Inc. v. Spicy Beer Mix, Inc. (California App. Ct. 2014) New Castle sells a “spice cup” known as the “Micheladas Antojitos.” The Styrofoam cups are factory-dipped in a secret ...

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WIPO Copyright Committee: New Broadcasting Treaty Texts Show Narrowing Of Scope from

After a day of informal discussions on a proposed treaty on protecting broadcasters’ intellectual property rights, the World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee yesterday issued two informal discussion papers showing a narrowing of the issues ...

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Koh says noh to saying "troll" from

Jeff Roberts covers the story in Apple may not call patent troll a “patent troll” before jury, says judge but puts his own spin on things

All this raises the question, yet again, of whether ...

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NPE Plaintiff’s Failure to Seek Preliminary Injunction Weighs Against Stay Pending CBM Review from

The court granted defendant's motion to stay a NPE plaintiff's infringement action pending CBM review because the early stage of the case, lack of undue prejudice, and reduction of the burden of litigation ...

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May trade in intangibles from

In more economic good news, BEA's trade data for May released this morning shows the trade deficit shrinking by $2.6 billion to $44.4 billion. Exports were up by roughly $2 billion to ...

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Wednesday whimsies from

Around the weblogs.  A piece on Azrights, "Not-so-public information", reports that "it has been an uphill struggle to get a straight answer as to how we might access a copy of the classification database managed ...

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Samsung argues two Apple patents-in-suit are invalid in light of Alice v. CLS Bank decision from

Two weeks after the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its opinion in Alice v. CLS Bank, Samsung has just filed a motion with the United States District Court for the Northern District ...

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WIPO Delegates To “Rationalise” Draft Texts To Protect GR, TK, Folklore from

The World Intellectual Property Organization committee seeking to establish international instruments to protect genetic resources, traditional knowledge and folklore from misappropriation next week will attempt final clean-up of potential treaty texts ahead of the annual ...

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Court Report -- Part II from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. v. Par Pharmaceutical Inc. 1:14-cv-00789; filed June 20, 2014 in the ...

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