Patent & IP news for July 17, 2014

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post image Reber's chocolate dancing dream ends in meltdown from

When life is hard and one's daily tasks are tiresome, what better tonic is there than a bit of chocolate?  This Kat can't actually offer you any, but the next best thing is ...

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post image Philips Win Patent Infringement Suit Against Nintendo from

This moggy has not played a computer game since the Atari console system in the early 1980s, and so felt technically and culturally unqualified to write about the Philips and Nintendo litigation which has resulted ...

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post image BREAKING: Do not expect to read the EU copyright White Paper while on your summer holiday from

Claire was waiting for the White Paper,
but now she will have
to sleep on read the sports papers instead
Last month this blog published an internal draft of the forthcoming White Paper on "A ...

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Biopatent Opinion: will it be "ova and out" for pluripotent human cells? from

Advocate General Cruz Villalon published his Opinion today in Case C‑364/13 International Stem Cell Corporation v Comptroller General of Patents, a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Community from the ...

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Indicative Ruling: Octane Fitness Does Not Alter Attorneys’ Fee Decision from

The court gave an indicative ruling that if its denial of plaintiff's motion for attorneys' fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 was remanded for reconsideration following the Supreme Court decisions in Octane Fitness ...

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Applicant’s IDS Submission of Litigation Documents Constituted Disclaimer from

By Dennis Crouch Golden Bridge Tech v. Apple (Fed. Cir. 2014) This case should be seen as a follow-on to Judge Moore’s recent decision in X2Y Attenuators v. US International Trade Commission (Fed. Cir ...

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Apotex Successfully Invalidates Patent on Nexium from

AstraZeneca has been selling Nexium in Canada for 13 years.  It is prescribed to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and related diseases. The active ingredient in Nexium is esomeprazole, one of the enantiomers of ...

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EU Commissioner Hails Open Knowledge, Urges Copyright Reform from

Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, today hailed open knowledge in government, science, the internet, and education, and called again for "urgent reform" of copyright.

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Human Eggs That Can’t Develop Into Human Beings Should Be Patentable, EU High Court Advisor Says from

Unfertilised human eggs that can't develop into human beings are generally not “human embryos” within the meaning of the EU directive on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions, a 17 July European Court of ...

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Developing Details on Our Tesla Patents from

In a prior post, I discussed the Tesla-Patent Commons.  Further to that piece and the other media attention around Elon Musk’s announcement, there have been a couple of notable follow-on lists and analyses of ...

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What entrepreneurs forget from

The history of entrepreneurship is replete with tales of failure. Failure followed by dusting yourself off, getting up and trying again.

It may not be catastrophic failure. Sometimes it is trial and error ... testing what ...

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Medicines Patent Pool Signs 7 New Sub-Licences For Generic HIV Drugs from

The Medicines Patent Pool has announced seven new sub-licensing agreements to produce generic HIV medicines in order to make more affordable versions available to developing countries. The 17 July announcement comes on the eve of ...

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ALJ Shaw Rules On Motions To Quash Subpoenas In Certain Standard Cell Libraries (337-TA-906) from

On July 11, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order Nos. 23 and 24 in Certain Standard Cell Libraries, Products Containing or Made Using the Same, Integrated Circuits Made Using the Same, and Products Containing ...

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ALJ Essex Issues Order Denying Respondents’ Motions for Summary Determination In Certain Windshield Wipers (337-TA-902) from

On July 10, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 21, denying multiple motions for summary determination filed by Respondents Federal-Mogul Corporation and Federal-Mogul SA (collectively, “Federal-Mogul”) in Certain Windshield ...

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Enterprise Systems Technologies Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Communications Or Computing Devices, And Components Thereof from

On July 16, 2014, Enterprise Systems Technologies S.a.r.l. of Luxembourg (“Enterprise”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that the following entities ...

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