Patent & IP news for July 14, 2014

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post image Federal Circuit affirms Rule 12 dismissal of a design patent case from

Guest Post By Sarah Burstein, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law Anderson v. Kimberly-Clark Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2014) (nonprecedential) Panel: Prost, Clevenger, Chen (per curiam) In this case, pro ...

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post image DOBBIN strikes again, this time with a slow-settling MAGNET dispute from

The Department of Belatedly Blogged Interesting Niceties (DOBBIN, which made its debut here) has been belatedly active again. This time the spotlight shines on Cases T 604/11 and T 292/12 Mega Brands International ...

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post image SDL's lost chance for Ego Boost from

How do you calculate damages to compensate an injured business for something that never happened? This is the underlying issue when a person who has been wrongly threatened with proceedings for patent infringement is able ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

Discerning readers of this weblog may well recall Katfriend Carolin NCube's review of Road Humps and Sidewalks: the path less travelled, an IP-flavoured novel by Dr Kalyan C Kankanala (managing partner, Banana IP). Well ...

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post image Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week ... from

Last week this blog carried the first in what is intended as a regular series of blogposts that list and conveniently summarise the feature posts of the previous week, the idea being that readers who ...

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post image After Woolf comes Fox: a new book on patent litigation from

I've just received the following information concerning a new title from publishers Sweet & Maxwell which is of obvious relevance to patent litigation in England and Wales. The author is Angela Fox, whose many qualifications ...

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European Biotech Patent Law Webinar from

D Young & Co will be offering its next European biotech patent law update on July 16, 2014. The 45-minute webinar will be offered at three times: 4:00 am, 7:00 am, and 12:00 ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

July 15, 2014 - "Alice v. CLS Bank: How Far Has the Needle Moved?" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET) July 16, 2014 - European Biotech Patent Law Webinar (D Young & Co ...

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Guest Post: Overview of First Published Comments on Myriad-Mayo Patent Eligibility Guidance from

By Paul Cole* -- As readers will be aware, members of the public have been invited to submit written comments to the U.S. Patent and Trademakr Office that present their interpretation of the impact of ...

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UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolutions On Internet, Corporate Responsibility from

At its recent session, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet. It also approved a legally binding instrument on corporations’ responsibility ...

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Noninfringement Expert’s False Testimony Does Not Justify New Trial from

The court denied plaintiff's motion for new trial even though there was clear and convincing evidence that defendant's expert gave false testimony. "[Plaintiff] asks this Court to set aside the judgment based on ...

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Rule 50 discussed in MEDISIM LTD., vs. BestMed from

From the decision:

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50 sets forth the procedural
requirements for challenging the sufficiency of the
evidence in a civil jury trial and establishes two stages for
such challenges. Rule 50 ...

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Apple wins in Golden Bridge case from

Apple, represented by Cooley, prevailed.

Golden Bridge Technology, Inc. (GBT) appeals from
the district court’s grant of summary judgment that Apple
Inc. (Apple) does not infringe the asserted claims of U.S.
Patent Nos ...

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Secondary Legislation Implementing the Unified Patent Court: a consultation and workshops from

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has organised a free webcast for this coming Wednesday 16 July at 4 pm for IP professionals on the following title "Consultation on Secondary Legislation Implementing the Unified Patent ...

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Guest Post: Can Patents Slow Climate Change? A Proposal for a Carbon Royalty from

Patents traditionally are used for the private good of the property holder. At best, the public benefits only indirectly from the resulting technology innovations. But what if patents were used directly for the public’s ...

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Digitech Image Technologies, LLC v. Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014) from

By Michael Borella -- Less than four weeks after the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, the Federal Circuit has used the holding of that case to strike down ...

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ALJ Shaw Issues Notice Of Initial Determination Finding Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Crawler Cranes (337-TA-887) from

On July 14, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued a notice of the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Crawler Cranes and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-887). By way of background, this investigation is based on ...

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