Patent & IP news for July 31, 2014

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post image 7,000 EPO employees in DE, NL, AT & BE ... plus one in FR? from

EPO President Battistelli in his office. The Eiffel Tower is
not visible from this angle, it would appear.
Back in 2010, when Benoît Battistelli was first appointed as President of the European Patent Office (EPO ...

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Judge Bryson: “Reasonable Certainty” Portion of Nautilus Indefiniteness Standard Not Significant from

The court denied defendant's motion to strike the declaration of plaintiff's claim construction expert and rejected the argument that the expert relied on an improper indefiniteness standard. "The distinction that the defendants draw ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: USPTO Patent Invalidation Precludes Judicial Equitable Remedies and Sanctions from

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued a decision in ePlus, Inc. v. Lawson.  ePlus sued Lawson asserting infringement of two patents—U.S. Patent Nos. 6,023,683 ("the ...

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Time-crunched examiners don't find prior art and grant patents?? from

From within the post Inside the stressed-out, time-crunched patent examiner workforce, note the text

"Our data finds that as examiners are given less time to review applications, the less prior art they cite, the less ...

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John Whealan quoted in Washington Post from

From the Washington Post:

The tech community, adds George Washington University professor John Whealan, himself a deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law at the USPTO from 2001-2008, "has, with all due respect, become an ...

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Plagiarism charge hampers Walsh's campaign in Montana from

Glenn Poshard had already lost his race in Illinois when plagiarism charges were brought against him.
John Walsh, D-Montana, is not so lucky.

from the Hill:

Walsh apparently copied more than a quarter of his ...

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EPA extends biofuel compliance deadline from

from Reuters:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday [July 31, 2014] extended for a third time the deadline for refiners to show compliance with 2013 federal biofuel use targets, a move quickly criticized ...

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Court Report -- Part III from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Fresenius Kabi USA LLC 1:14-cv-00914; filed July 11, 2014 in the ...

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UK Adopts Private Copying Exception As Some Rightholders Mull Legal Action from

A new United Kingdom copyright exception for private copying cleared Parliament on 29 July and will become law in October. The change brought cheers from high-tech and digital rights groups. UK Music, however, said the ...

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