Patent & IP news for July 7, 2014

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post image Power given to district courts to stop abusive litigation tactics from

In the United States, each party generally pays their own attorney fees.  Shifting attorney fees to the non-prevailing party is permitted in certain circumstances. For example, in patent litigation, fee shifting is permitted for exceptional ...

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Guest Post by Prof. Shine Tu.  Dr. Tu is an Associate Professor of Law at the West Virginia University College of Law and a shareholder in PatentCore. His research focuses on large-scale empirical studies of ...

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This Kat was delighted to spot, courtesy of a Tweet from Carpmaels & Ransford, an extraordinary case in the Privy Council of interest primarily to patent necrophiliacs, concerning as it does the Jamaican Patent Act 1857 ...

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Do please remember to check out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page! Several new events have been added of late: some of them might be right up your street!

One such event is that which ...

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Canada - finally joining "Nice" ... from

Some exciting news from Canada... well, if you are a trade mark geek enthusiast that is.

The Canadian government recently introduced what appears to be a rather impressive change to the Canadian Trademarks Act (or ...

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Frank Capra's Caltech degree, patents, and innovation from

IPBiz frequently writes about Chester Carlson, the inventor of xerography, who graduated from Caltech in 1930, was employed by Bell Labs as a scientist, then in the patent law department, and was fired by Bell ...

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WIPO Copyright Committee In Disarray Again; Development Dimension Questioned from

For the second time this year, the World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee could not agree on the conclusions of its session or on any recommendation to be made to the September General Assembly on ...

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The quick death of patent reform 2014 from

From within the post Patent-troll fight ends in retreat

Sitting recently in his spacious office in the Champlain Mill building in Winooski, Tarrant recalled the details of May 21, when he received the call that ...

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A post by Ashby Jones Critics Fault Court's Grip on Appeals for Patents highlights Diane Woods' text about the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit:

"The judges on the Federal Circuit are as ...

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Supreme Court’s Nautilus Decision Provides Basis to Reconsider Claim Construction from

The court granted in part defendant's motion to reconsider an earlier claim construction order in light of a recent Supreme Court decision. "[Defendant argues that] a recent Supreme Court decision constitutes an intervening change ...

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Looking for Volunteer Tech Assistance from

USPTO is looking for technical experts willing to volunteer their time to help train patent examiners: Many high-patenting companies like to participate in this system to help improve ...

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Federal Circuit: You Don’t Infringe . . . You Still Must Pay for Infringing from

By Dennis Crouch Retractable Tech v. Becton Dickinson and Co (Fed. Cir. 2014) This patent infringement lawsuit is now in its seventh year. The case revolves around a set of patents owned by Retractable that ...

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Guest Post: Selectively Targeting the Patent Troll Problem from

Over the past two years, a number of legislative proposals have been proposed to address the perceived problem of “patent trolls.” A common problem of the proposed reform mechanisms is that they would result in ...

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WIPO SCCR Side Events Offer Models For E-Lending, Music from

The International Publishers Association (IPA) held a side event at the World Intellectual Property Organization on 1 July to present new business models related to e-book lending. And separately, WIPO has launched an update of ...

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Skills or Capabilities from

A recent posting on my friend Jon Low's blog The Low-Down triggered something in my thinking about the skills gap. The posting ("The Skills Gap Is Not a Supply Problem, It's a Management ...

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Divergence On Future Of WIPO TK Committee; US Proposes Work Plan from

The World Intellectual Property Organisation committee seeking to devise a way to protect genetic resources and traditional knowledge from misappropriation is trying this week to refine potential treaty texts and to agree on a recommendation ...

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ITC Adopts Commission Investigative Staff Report As Advisory Opinion In Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices (337-TA-823) from

On June 30, 2014, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice in the advisory opinion proceeding in Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-823).  In the notice, the Commission determined to ...

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