Patent & IP news for July 22, 2014



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post image Tuesday tiddlywinks from

This Kat has recently heard from his friends at Coller IP that they've been busily preparing a report, "3D Bioprinting of human transpant organs – A patent landscape", that might be of major interest to ...

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post image AG Villalón's parthenotes Opinion in IMC could provide stem cell research certainty (at least for now...) from

Now only if  we could clone Kats....Following from the IPKat's alert last week of the Advocate General's Opinion in the reference from Mr Justice Arnold in International Stem Cell Corporation v Comptroller ...

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post image U.S. Representatives Hear about Droit de Suite and Droit Moral from

This portfolio should be enough to put you through college, my son.The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, held a Hearing on July 15 on “Moral Rights ...

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US 2,210,204 to a Wall Cabinet from

From US '204:

This invention relates to improvements in towel dispensing wall fixtures, and a principal object of the invention is to provide a dispensing cabinet of this class of generally improved structural and functional ...

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Catalyst from CATCHBIO from

ChemistryViews wrote of CATCHBIO in 2012:

CatchBio is a consortium of 21 partners from industry and academia, partly financed by the Dutch ministeries of Economic Affairs and of Education, Culture and Science, and with the ...

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India IP Policy Misrepresented By US Trade Representative, Indian Pharma Says from

An Indian pharmaceutical industry group has challenged the United States Trade Representative’s assessment of India’s intellectual property protection regime and suggested that India received more severe treatment than other countries solely on the ...

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Gevo hitches its wagon to Teva on patent claim construction from

Gevo filed an 8K on July 14, 2014 relating to a cert petition:

On July 11, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (the "District Court") granted a motion by Gevo ...

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What cloud computing services need to know about the Aereo decision from

In June. the United States Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc. The decision effectively shut down the Aereo service, at least temporarily as it explores fundamental changes to ...

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Microsoft Online Portal Aims At Increased Innovation, IPR Use In Africa from

Microsoft, a strong advocate of intellectual property protection, has launched an online IP portal in Kenya with the aim of helping innovators better understand different means of protecting their software and reap the economic benefits ...

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At WTO, Nations Blast US For Continued Failure To Fix Havana Club Dispute from

Since that fateful night in 1998 when former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms slipped a provision on behalf of US rum-maker Bacardi into an appropriations bill blocking a Cuban-French company from using the Havana Club ...

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Offer to license by Merck leads to to lawsuit from

Offering a license deal can sometimes be hazardous, as Merck found out in the Sovaldi business. Separately, buying a company that had a previous research agreement with a third party can be problematic.

An article ...

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Salacious headline in The Recorder leads into legalities of staying district court cases during PGR? from

The article Donato Touches Patent Hot Spot in Sex-Toy Case
touches on the issue of district courts granting/not granting stays during post-grant review [PGR] proceedings.

There is a bit of a reference to the ...

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No Stay Pending IPR in Light of Previous Unsuccessful IPR from

The court denied defendant's motion to stay pending inter partes review because of the undue prejudice to plaintiff. "Third parties have already unsuccessfully challenged these patents in a previous IPR proceeding. Now, five months ...

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Buzz on Apple's US Patent No. 8,787,006, issued July 22, 2014 from

The abstract of Apple's '006 patent states

Embodiments of electronic wristwatches are disclosed. According to one embodiment, an electronic wristband can provide additional electrical circuitry or devices that can be made available for use ...

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Increasing (and redefining) business spending from

Neil Irwin over at the New York Times has a good piece on "Businesses Need to Spend More. The Future of the Economy Depends on It". The gist, as the title suggests, is that the ...

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Top 31 Experienced IP Scholars by (m)-index from

After Dan Burk calculated the top IP scholars by h-index using Scholarometer, several scholars suggested to him that it would be interesting to normalize the results by seniority (because the h-index has a ...

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SEC Charges Company with Fraudulently Lying about its Patents from

Securities & Exchange Commission v. Christopher Plummer, Lex Cowsert, and CytoGenix, SEC Litigation Release No. 23047 (July 2014) In a new lawsuit, the SEC has charged Plummer, Cowsert, and CytoGenix with fraud on investors by issuing ...

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