Patent & IP news for July 24, 2014

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post image When the Writ Hits the Phan from

Making YouTube videos for a living or as a hobby is a growing phenomenon. You can delve into the lives of “beauty gurus” or watch tutorials on just about everything from cooking help to how ...

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post image "Limitation and Amendments of claims during litigation" -- a report from

"Limitation and Amendments of claims during litigation" was the theme of a conference held in Milan last month, the details of which were sent to us by our good friend Anna Maria Stein (Franzosi Dal ...

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post image Comic relief? Glee Club remedies step into the limelight from

Twentieth Century Cats: a fox-free chorus line ..."Glee" is a word that suggests happiness and pleasure to many, but which has caused the occasional judicial brow to furrow. Last year Mr Justice Birss concluded that ...

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post image EU copyright Public Consultation responses Katseries #2: linking and browsing from

As reported by this very blog, yesterday afternoon the Directorate General for Internal Market and Services of the European Commission released its Report on the 9,500 responses to the Public Consultation on the Review ...

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post image Survey evidence: Mystery Morgan brings parrot back from the dead from

This Kat's email inbox has been building up all day with excited missives about the fact that an endangered species, indeed one that was thought at one stage to be extinct, has been found ...

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Stewart Title Guaranty Co. v. Segin Software, LLC (PTAB 2014) from

By Michael Borella -- On April 12, 2013, Segin Software sued Stewart Title and several other parties for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,165,939. The defendants filed a petition with the U.S ...

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New Medicines Patent Pool-Gilead Agreement For New HIV Drug In 112 Countries from

The Medicines Patent Pool today announced a new licensing agreement with Gilead Sciences for a new treatment still undergoing clinical trials. This agreement is expected to allow Chinese and Indian generic manufacturers to provide low-cost ...

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Uncertainty as to the new Unitary EU-wide Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) from

In 2002, Donald Rumsfeld stated:

Reports that say there's -- that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things that we know that ...

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Collective Rights Management Takes Root In Uganda from

With an increase in the number of entrepreneur artisans in Uganda, a need to protect and benefit from the artisan works has emerged in the country. There is a growing trend in rights management, especially ...

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Protecting Inventions Outside the US from

A patent permits its owner to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patented invention without his permission.  A patent is, however, unique to the country where it is granted ...

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Cease and Desist Letter May Create Substantial Controversy Without Identifying Specific Accused Products or Services from

The court denied in part defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's declaratory relief action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. "[Defendant] contends that this Court lacks jurisdiction because, in its pre-suit communications, it did ...

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Eli Lilly not doing well in face of patent expirations from

The Wall Street Journal notes in an article Eli Lilly Profit Falls 39% on Patent Expirations

The company said that patent expiration of the two treatments caused a 17% decline in volume during the quarter ...

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No mandamus from CAFC for Nokia in ITC case from

Judge Newman, in dissent, in Nokia/ITC case:

My colleagues now state that their
words “may be raised ” by Nokia did not
mean that the Commission must permit the issue to be raised
by Nokia ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Federal Circuit Weighs in on Stays for Post-Grant Review from

The Federal Circuit has issued an opinion in VirtualAgility Inc. v., Inc., providing clarification regarding how court should properly determine whether to stay litigation during later-requested post-grant PTO proceedings.  Under the America Invents ...

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En banc review of In re Weiler? from

The Federal Circuit issued a Rule 36 affirmance recently in the case of In re Morrison.  At the heart of the discussion during much of the oral argument was the case of In re Weiler ...

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