Patent & IP news for September 12, 2014

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U.S. patent office upholds one half of Apple patent on missed telephone call management from

There continues to be a discrepancy between Apple's ability to have its patents upheld on its home turf and the fate that its patents suffer in other jurisdictions, particularly in Europe. The last two ...

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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. Forest Laboratories LLC et al. v. Sigmapharm Laboratories LLC 1:14-cv-01119; filed September 3, 2014 in ...

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PGR Report -- The Attack of 35 U.S.C. § 112 from

By Andrew Williams -- Last week, on September 2, 2014, Accord Healthcare, Inc. ("Accord") filed what appears to be the second-ever Post-Grant Review ("PGR") (see Petition). This PGR was for U.S. Patent No. 8,598 ...

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Guest Post: Nine Mandatory Licenses Allow Greater Access To Medicines In Ecuador from

What is a mandatory license? Mandatory licenses are a legal remedy within the intellectual property flexibilities provided by the World Trade Organization allowing a government to grant permission to third parties to produce a patented ...

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UN Human Rights Council Hears Discussion On Right To Privacy In Digital Age from

The UN Human Rights Council today held a panel discussion in Geneva on the right to privacy in the digital age, featuring several experts. The panel was part of a larger effort by the Council ...

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Motion for Attorneys’ Fees for Unsuccessful Motion for Attorneys’ Fees Denied from

The court denied plaintiff's motion for attorneys' fees under Rule 11 and 28 U.S.C. § 1927 against defendants and their counsel for defendants' unsuccessful motion for fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 ...

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New York Times on self-plagiarism from

On self-plagiarism, see Slavoj Žižek On 'Self Plagiarism' in The New York Times: What's the Big Deal?.

Of an essay piece published in the New York Times that Žižek had sent, the Times noted ...

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Akamai v. Limelight, Take 3 from

The Federal Circuit heard oral argument in Akamai v. Limelight yesterday for the third time.  The case is back at the Federal Circuit after remand from the Supreme Court.  You can listen to the oral ...

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Facebook prevails in Pragmatus case from

The bottom line in Facebook v. Pragmatus:

Because the Board erred in construing “addressing
information of [the] device,” as recited in each independent
claim, we vacate and remand.

The appellant Facebook (represented by Cooley) prevailed ...

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Section 101 Invalidates Another Financial Services Patent from

In what is beginning to look like a deluge, another district court invalidated a set of asserted patents as lacking eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101 as interpreted by the Supreme Court ...

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