Patent & IP news for August 8, 2014

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post image Mined Regions - T 2231/09 from

When EP practitioners speak about inescapable traps, they usually refer to situations where the patentee in an opposition is faced with the problem that features added in the examination procedure extend beyond the subject-matter of ...

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post image The Case of the Black Macaque from

This Kat had quite set his mind against posting anything to do with the Case of the Black Macaque, which has motivated literally hundreds of readers -- who already know all about it -- to email him ...

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post image USPTO Continues to Reduce Patent Term Adjustments from

By Dennis Crouch Although the Patent Act provides for a 20-year patent term, that term can be extended in a few ways. The most common avenue is through Patent Term Adjustment that is automatically awarded ...

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post image Are we experiencing a "Minsky moment" in patents? from

This Kat has been of the view that the first 15 years of the current millennium have been marked by unprecedented exuberance, touching on excess, in various aspects of the world of patents. Whether Rembrandts ...

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post image Basic Litigation course: room for patent attorneys too from

Back in May of this year the IPKat weblog included this piece on the availability of Basic Litigation courses for newly qualified patent attorneys, writes Chris Ryan (IP Consultant to the Nottingham Law School at ...

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News from Abroad: New Zealand's New Patents Act from

By Shelley Rowland* and Katherine Hebditch** -- After a protracted gestation period, the New Zealand's Patents Act 2013 will take full effect on 13 September 2014. The new Act represents the first major refresh of ...

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Patents as spoils of war from

What happens to patents during war time? A 1944 article in JPTOS [26 J. Pat. Off. Soc'y 623 (1944) ] is titled "Enemy Patents Seized..." The article notes that the "Alien Property Custodian" was granting ...

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Patents that kill? from

A post Patents that kill begins with text attributed to Benjamin Franklin: because “we enjoy[ed] great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any ...

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Global Medical Students Call For Shift To Health Over Trade, R&D from

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines is calling for new incentive models for research and development so that new treatments can be found for neglected tropical diseases to fight antibiotic resistance, and is asking that health ...

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Claim Requiring Mathematically Impossible Calculation Deemed Indefinite from

The court granted plaintiff's motion for summary judgment that one of defendant's Coriolis flowmeter patents was invalid as indefinite following claim construction because the claims required a calculation that was mathematically impossible. "It ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Federal Circuit Invalidates Patent Claims As Non-Patentable Subject Matter from

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's recent decision in Digitech Image Technologies v. Electronics for Imaging, Inc., upheld a decision that patent claims directed to a collection of numerical data ...

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MBHB Webinar on Myriad-Mayo Guidance from

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "USPTO Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility In View of U.S. Supreme Court's Mayo and Myriad Decisions" on October 2, 2014 ...

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