Patent & IP news for August 6, 2014

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post image Changing down a gear: prestige brand opts for bargain basement court from

When it comes to cars,
boys will be boys ...
It's summertime, and the courts are taking a break, but there are still some cases waiting to be pulled out of the kat-sack and given ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

It seems that this blog is not the sole user
of the term Katpat: see KatPatArt, here
What precisely is a katpat? Recent comments posted by readers of this weblog have speculated as to what ...

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post image German plant breeders challenge EU Nagoya Regulation - allege threatens biodiversity from

Merpel's plant breeding attempts
were not as successful as hopedThis moggy posted yesterday what he thought was a roundup of news relating to the Nagoya Protocol and its implementation in the EU, only to ...

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Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments -- ACLU from

By Donald Zuhn -- On March 4, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a guidance memorandum entitled "Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural ...

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Apple and Samsung drop all non-U.S. patent suits against each other, keep suing in U.S. from

Apple and Samsung have not yet reached an actual and complete settlement, i.e., a worldwide license agreement, but at least they've agreed to a ceasefire in a host of countries. As Yonhapnews and ...

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Apple's patent titled: Combining power from multiple resonance magnetic receivers in resonance magnetic power system from

The first claim of Apple's US Patent No. 8,796,885 states

A wireless power unit arranged to provide at least a minimum amount of power to a device wirelessly received from a magnetic ...

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June trade in intangibles from

Some good news on trade. Today's data from BEA shows the trade deficit shrinking by $3.2 billion in June, down to $41.5 billion. Exports were up by $0.3 billion over May ...

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Switzerland Continues Work On Changes To Online Copyright Rules from

Switzerland is considering the “modernisation” of its copyright law to adapt the rights and obligations of various stakeholders to the “realities” of the internet. The country’s generous exception on private use of downloaded material ...

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Related IPRs and Appeal Weigh Against Use of Model Order to Limit Claims and Prior Art from

The court denied without prejudice defendant's motion to focus patent claims and prior art because of pending inter partes reviews and an appeal involving four of the six patents-in-suit. "[Defendant] requests that the Court ...

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Introducing New Blogger: Maggie Wittlin from

I am thrilled to welcome Maggie Wittlin as a new Written Description blogger. After graduating from Yale Law School, Maggie clerked on the District of Connecticut and Second Circuit and worked at Patterson Belknap, where ...

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Lemley & Miller: Judges Who Sit by Designation Less Likely To Be Reversed by Fed. Cir. from

I'm thrilled to be here! Lisa’s listof non-faculty presenters at IPSC prompted me to check out a nifty new paper by Mark Lemley and Shawn Miller, demonstrating that the Federal Circuit reverses ...

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Dealing with mumbo-jumbo from

"Inventor says HDB infringed patent for clothes-drying rack" is the title of an article in Singapore's Today Online, here, which tells the story so far with regard to a patent infringement action brought by ...

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Denver PTAB Blazes New Trails from

You might have noticed last week that the PTAB designated a ruling concerning the AIA as “precedential.”  [Opinion].   This is the first ruling concerning the AIA to be given precedential status by the PTAB.  It ...

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Lex Luther, reprised from

As to a post on Patently-U titled Perky Parrots of the Patent-Haters Club , with a blue and gold macaw,
recall the IPBiz post from 2007 titled
Lex Luther challenges Howard Berman on patent reform, HR ...

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Scriptpro case: all right to pick out a subset of features in a claim from

Scriptpro v Innovation Associates involves
a written description issue.

We have a narrow issue :
whether the absence of sensors from the claims at issue means
that those claims are unsupported by the written description as ...

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