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post image Clean Tech in Court: Green Patent Complaint Update, Part II from

A number of green patent complaints have been filed in the last several months in the areas of energy management software, LEDs, smart meters, vertical axis wind turbines, and wastewater treatment.  This post covers new ...

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Docs @ BIO: The Rest of the Story from

Bloomberg BNA Hosts Panel on Subject Matter Eligibility By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last month at the BIO convention, Randy Kubetin, Managing Editor of Bloomberg BNA's Life Sciences Law & Industry Report moderated a panel entitled ...

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Federal Circuit: How Not to Describe the Invention from

By Dennis Crouch X2Y Attenuators v. US International Trade Commission as well as Intel, Apple, & HP (Fed. Cir. 2014) In this case, the Federal Circuit affirms a narrow construction of X2Y’s claim terms based ...

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Becton Dickinson takes a whipping in Retractable Technologies case from

The appeal by Becton Dickinson argued by WILLIAM F. LEE in Retractable Technologies v. Becton Dickinson was not successful: Because the mandate rule forecloses the relief that Becton seeks, we affirm

Of interest in the ...

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IPW Subscriber Update: New Draft Text On Future Work Of WIPO TK Committee from

A new draft text on future work was issued this morning by a facilitator to the discussions of the World Intellectual Property Organization committee seeking to protect genetic resources and traditional knowledge.

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Indigenous Peoples: WIPO Should Reflect Changing World Order from

The World Intellectual Property Organization committee on genetic resources and traditional knowledge routinely holds an indigenous panel during the first day of its meeting. This week, several of the panellists called for delegates working on ...

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Reckless Assertion of Non-Frivolous Claim Does Not Justify Attorneys’ Fee Award Against Plaintiff’s Counsel from

The court denied defendant's motion for sanctions under 28 U.S.C. § 1927 because counsel's assertion of an indirect infringement claim, after defendant filed a motion for summary judgment and plaintiff dropped its ...

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1 Billion Euro First Call For Projects Under EU-Industry Innovation Partnerships from

The European Commission today launched the first call for projects of the EU Innovation Investment Package agreed last year. The investment package comprises seven public-private partnerships and four public-public partnerships, for a total investment of ...

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X2Y case at CAFC: live by "super patent" concept; die by "super patent" concept? The hazards of "incorporation by reference" from

The website for X2Y Attenuators has the text:

X2Y Attenuators, LLC currently has over 7,200 unique and interrelated Patent claims for capacitor structures, circuit uses and application in products. The result is a portfolio ...

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2014 Patent Verdicts Suggest the Best IP Rights Remain Valuable if More Difficult to Monetize from

While $50 million-and-up patent verdicts were up in the first half of 2014, there were only two wins higher than $131M and none from NPEs. The uncertainty brought about by legislation and the courts has ...

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WIPO Meeting On TK Protection Ends With No Agreement, Draft Texts Heading To Assembly from

The last World Intellectual Property Organization meeting before the annual General Assembly in September ended today, meeting the same fate as many others this year. The committee addressing the protection of genetic resources and traditional ...

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ITC Issues Public Version Of Opinion Regarding $6.2 Million Dollar Civil Penalty For Consent Order Violation In Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices (337-TA-854 from

On July 2, 2014, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued the public version of its opinion in the enforcement proceeding in Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices, System and Components Thereof  (Inv. No. 337-TA-854 ...

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Continued Chaos in Obama Administration Patent Policy from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- President Obama has reportedly decided against nominating Johnson & Johnson executive Philip Johnson in the face of political pressure from the hi-tech industry and Members of Congress, including Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY ...

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