Patent & IP news for September 29, 2014

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post image Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week from

Last week was a little quieter than usual in terms of quantities of Katposts, as can be seen from the relatively short list compiled by the unceasingly diligent Alberto Bellan.  So here's the thirteenth ...

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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. Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. InnoPharma Licensing LLC et al. 1:14-cv-01225; filed September 24 ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

September 30, 2014 - 2014 Intellectual Property Continuing Legal Education Seminar (DuPont and Widener University School of Law) - Wilmington, DE September 30, 2014 - First Inventor to File America Invents Act Roadshow (U.S. Patent and Trademark ...

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Creators Push For Fair Remuneration At WIPO General Assembly from

Creative artists came to this week's World Intellectual Property Organization General Assembly to encourage governments to build a sustainable future for creators and ensure fair remuneration for their work. This may mean looking for ...

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NGOs: Farmers’ Rights Should Be Safeguarded In Activities Of Plant Treaty, WIPO, UPOV from

Over 50 organisations have co-signed a letter to the International Plant Treaty calling for it to safeguard the implementation of farmers’ rights in the context of joint activities with the World Intellectual Property Organization and ...

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Blurred Lines: Third Circuit’s Lanham Act Attorneys’ Fees Analysis Follows Recent Supreme Court Ruling in Patent Case from

The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently decided that the U.S. Supreme Court’s April decision on attorneys’ fees in a patent case, Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc., should ...

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Lisbon Agreement Members To Move Ahead With Treaty Talks Despite Resistance from

The revision of a World Intellectual Property Organization agreement to include geographical indications, raising their status, was challenged in vain by some countries in the past week. In addition, this week’s WIPO General Assembly ...

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Stay Pending IPR as to Three of Eight Asserted Patents Denied from

The court denied plaintiff's motion to stay its own declaratory relief action pending inter partes review because the potential simplification of issues did not favor a stay. "A stay no doubt simplifies the issues ...

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Health Advocates Demand U-Turn In EU Trade Policy To Align With Its Health Objectives from

Health Action International Europe, and Oxfam today issued a briefing paper entitled, “Trading Away Access to Medicines: How the European trade agenda continues to undermine access to medicines.” The paper argues that new concerns such ...

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Supreme Court set to revisit technological neutrality in CBC v SODRAC from

On September 4, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal from the Federal Court of Appeal in CBC v SODRAC 2003 Inc which considered the issue of whether broadcasters must pay royalties on ...

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The Hazard of Phenomenal Success from

Previously, we have seen how even some large firms do not have a formal IP Strategy.

We have looked at how entrepreneurs can plan for success by making provision for IP rights they will need ...

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Patenting Software in the US as compared with Europe from

Guest post by Shubha Ghosh and Erika Ellyne This post compares and contrasts the United States approach to patentable subject after last term’s Alice v CLS decision, with that in the European Union. The ...

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PTAB affirms anticipation of tournique by cable tie since tie is capable of "safe occlusive pressure" from

Takeaway: The Applicant appealed a claim to a tourniquet including "the block body and cuff cooperate to provide safe occlusive pressures to both sides of the target digit." The Examiner rejected as anticipated by a ...

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