Patent & IP news for October 3, 2014

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post image Court Affirms Inequitable Conduct for Inventor’s Failure to Submit Prior Art from

American Calcar v. American Honda (Fed. Cir. 2014) Back-Link: Jason Rantanen previously discussed the court’s first decision in the case here: Calcar v. Honda: CAFC’s First Post-Therasense Inequitable Conduct Opinion (2011). In a ...

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post image September employment from

Good employment news from the BLS this morning. They report 248,000 net new jobs in September with the unemployment rate ticking down to 5.9%. Economists had expected a gain of 215,000 jobs ...

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Federal Circuit Schedules Argument for First IPR Final Written Decision – In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC from

By Andrew Williams -- As we have been reporting, the U.S. Patent Office has requested comments on the trial proceedings under the America Invents Act. Out of the 17 issues outlined, the Office highlighted two ...

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At WTO, Experts Discuss Solutions To Drugs Innovation Crisis; IP Not In The List from

The Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) organised a panel at the World Trade Organization Public Forum this week on new approaches in university management of intellectual property. The panel gathered a diverse panel of ...

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August trade in intangibles from

Good news as well about the August trade deficit. The deficit continued its downward trend by dropping in August to $40.1 billion from $40.3 billion in July (revised). August exports were up by ...

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Federal Circuit Gets Tougher on Patent Damages:VirnetX v. Cisco Systems from

The topic of damages in patent infringment actions reemerged recently, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit continued to restrict acceptable reasonable royalty analyses. This time, in VirnetX, Inc. v. Cisco ...

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“Clueless Masterminds” do not Direct and Control Defendant’s Performance of Method Steps from

The court sua sponte found as a matter of law that plaintiff did not have a viable induced infringement claim because the underlying direct infringement required performance of method steps by different entities and plaintiff ...

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Teva v. Sandoz Argument Preview from

On October 15, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Teva v. Sandoz, which focuses on a seemingly simple question: What should be the standard of review for patent claim construction? (For those unfamiliar with ...

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Syracuse grad resigns over plagiarism matter from

A writer covering FSU sports has resigned because of a plagiarism issue:

Natalie Pierre, who earned her master's degree from Syracuse University, has resigned from her position as Florida State beat writer for the ...

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Reasons for filing more than one inter partes review on a single issued patent from

Note the article Filing Multiple IPRs for One Patent in Corporate Counsel, which concludes

As a strategic matter, filing multiple IPR petitions may provide a net benefit in terms of attempts at invalidation, flexibility, and ...

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Michelle Lee considered for permanant (not acting) Directorship of USPTO from

from Reuters

The acting head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, former Google Inc executive Michelle Lee, is being seriously considered to permanently head the agency, sources have told Reuters.

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