Patent & IP news for August 5, 2014

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post image Do lean startups mean less IP? from

Can principles of management impact on the creation of IP? The question has taken on potentially greater significance with the ever-increasing emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship and the search for the best ways to manage ...

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post image Merpel roars: the EPO responds from

Merpel posted a piece last week, entitled "7,000 EPO employees in DE, NL, AT & BE ... plus one in FR?" on the disquiet felt by many members of the patent community concerning the circumstances surrounding ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. v. Cepheid 3:14-cv-03228; filed July 16, 2014 in the Northern District ...

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Apple patents providing a gift in US 8,799,166 from

The first claim of US 8,799,166:

A method comprising: receiving, by a processor, an indication that a first downloadable item of third party prerecorded digital content was selected by a purchasing user to ...

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ExxonMobil on NOx reduction from

from US 8,795,621 :

Combustion devices in commercial applications, such as those in the petroleum and petrochemical processing field, which includes the exploration, production, refining, manufacture, supply, transport, formulation or blending of petroleum, petrochemicals ...

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No-tech and low-tech companies side with Apple on design patent damages in Samsung case from

After Apple very recently dropped its cross-appeal in the first Samsung case, the case is just about money. The immediate issue on appeal is the $929 million damages award (resulting from two jury trials), which ...

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No Stay Pending IPR Based on Agreement to Partial Estoppel from

The court denied defendants' motion to stay pending inter partes review and rejected their proposed estoppel language as potentially simplifying the issues of the case. "Defendants . . . contend that a simplification of issues exists because 'they ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Court of Federal Claims Confirms Payment of Maintenance Fees Still Required from

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ("CFC") has upheld the statutorily-mandated maintenance fees required by the USPTO in order to keep issued patents in force.   The owner of an issued ...

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CAFC as referee in Wi-Lan from

Of interest in the CAFC Wi-Lan case:

The parties asked both district courts to interpret a prior
agreement between Wi-LAN and Ericsson, which
allegedly limited Wi-LAN’s ability to assert
certain patents against Ericsson.
The ...

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Update on USPTO’s Implementation of ‘Alice v. CLS Bank’ from

The following guest post comes from USPTO Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino and is a re-publication of what Commissioner Focarino published on the USPTO Director’s Blog. Today I would like to address our ongoing ...

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Russian CyberVor attackd databases of websites but hold on... from

from USA Today :

Security researchers say a Russian crime ring has pulled off the largest known theft of confidential Internet information, including 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email ...

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