Patent & IP news for July 25, 2014

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post image No stay of UK patent revocation proceedings in favour of later-filed Northern Irish court action from

In Kayfoam Woolfson v Recticel SA & Recticel LtdBL O/315/14, 17 July 2014, UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) hearing officer Phil Thorpe held that the UKIPO did have had jurisdiction to hear an ...

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post image No stay: balancing justice, speed and the chilling effect of uncertainty from

Actavis Group PTC EHF v Pharmacia LLC [2014] EWHC 2265 (Pat), decided earlier this month by Mr Justice Arnold in the Patents Court, England and Wales, is yet another case involving an application for a ...

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post image Tesla Faces Renewed Trademark Trouble in China from

Tesla’s intellectual property is in the news again, but this time it’s a trademark issue. A previous post reported on Tesla’s trademark problem in China.  Evidently, a businessman named Zhan Baosheng had ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

Bogus bruin: more than
the Cubs can "bear"
Baseball team Chicago Cubs are reported to have filed a lawsuit against a group of five people who, they say, have been dressing in bogus "Billy Cub ...

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Major plagiarism scandal brewing at to Senator John Walsh from

The New York Times presents the story of plagiarism by Walsh in a post
Senator’s Thesis Turns Out to Be Remix of Others’ Works, Uncited

The copying without attribution appears in a paper required ...

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IPO Names Top 100 Patenting Universities from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) recently published a list of the top 100 universities worldwide granted patents in 2013. As reported in the IP Record, these universities are: (foreign universities in ...

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Abundance Of Latin American Candidates For Senior WIPO Post from

It has been said among some member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization that the next deputy director general responsible for development should come from the Latin American and Caribbean region. If that is ...

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Meet and Confer Requirement Removed to Prevent Alleged Gaming of Claim Construction Procedure from

The court denied defendant's motion to preclude plaintiff from asserting any proposed claim constructions or in the alternative to comply with the court's rules regarding the exchange of proposed terms. "[Plaintiff] has apparently ...

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When employee layoffs can spell trouble for your reputation from

Does the public announcement of a large-scale lay-off of employees affect a company's goodwill and reputation? At a certain level, bad news about company may well affect consumer behaviour. This Kat admits that, a ...

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PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals ntended use from

Sometimes Examiners ignore claim language – give it no patentable weight – by characterizing a phrase as "intended use." However, not every verb phrase using "to" signals intended use. In many types of claims – computer-implemented ones ...

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Special Report: Update On Implementation Of The EU Patent Package from

Significant progress has been made in the implementation of the European regulation to establish a European unitary patent and an international treaty which sets up a unified patent court. Given the loaded agenda for the ...

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USPTO Moves to Strongly Enforce Eligibility Limitations from

By Dennis Crouch Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court decided the subject matter eligibility case of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 573 U.S. ___ (2014). The main point of Alice Corp. was ...

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Federal Circuit Reverses Termination Of Enforcement Proceedings (2013-1240, 1363) from

On July 18, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Align Technology, Inc. v. ITC (2013-1240, 1363).  This was an appeal from the International Trade Commission’s ...

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Webinar on Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank from

Technology Transfer Tactics will be offering a webinar entitled "Alice Corp. vs. CLS Bank: What’s Eligible, What’s Not, and What’s Still to be Determined?" on August 28, 2014 from 1:00 to ...

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