Patent & IP news for October 12, 2014

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post image What is the Particular ‘Value’ of FaceTime?: Thoughts Provoked by Discussion of VirnetX v. Cisco and Apple from

Guest Post by Jacob Jacoby, Merchants Council Professor of Consumer Behavior, New York University and President, JacobyIP Research ( When claiming patent infringement due to an individual component of a multi-component product, patent ...

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post image The UPC Agreement: is it compatible with the German constitution? from

PatLit has received news of a new article by Ingve Stjerna (Rechtsanwalt and Certified Specialist for Intellectual Property Law, Düsseldorf), which has very recently gone “live”. This piece, “Unitary patent“ and court system – Compatible with ...

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post image Nampak: when a patent suit is too simple to go to trial from

From the productive pen of occasional guest Paul England (Taylor Wessing LLP) comes the following note on Nampak Plastics Europe Ltd v Alpha UK Ltd, in which the Court of Appeal for England and Wales ...

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In Oracle case, Google has gone from fighting API copyright to attacking all software copyright from

In some regards, including key topics of patent reform, Google may be the best friend among large U.S. tech companies that software developers can find. Those of you who've been following this blog ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on October 12, 2014 from

Charles Osgood presented the stories for October 12, 2014. The cover story by Susan Spencer was on coincidences, and included comments by Professor Jay Kohler of the Northwestern University School of Law. There was mention ...

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"60 Minutes" on October 12, 2014 on NSA surveillance program from

The first story was Scott Pelley interviewing James B. Comey, who was sworn in as the seventh Director of the FBI on September 4, 2013. The general topic was the NSA surveillance program. Early in ...

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Cookie Cockatoo: alive and well in Chicago from

As to the longevity of parrots, there are many apocryphal stories. However, one firmly documented case is the life of "Cookie Cockatoo," a Major Mitchell cockatoo who has been at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago ...

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Guest Post: Myriad -- A Direct and Unexceptional Approach from

By Paul Cole* -- Is there a chain of reasoning that leads to the outcome in Myriad more shortly and directly than that outlined by Justice Thomas and without invoking judicial exceptions? It is strongly arguable ...

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