Patent & IP news for October 21, 2014

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post image Obviousness, common general knowledge and expectations of success: Leo gets a mauling from

Obviousness and common general knowledge are features of patent law that are of very limited application, if any at all, in most other areas of intellectual property.  For this reason it all too often happens ...

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post image Tripp Trapp and the Third Dimension: a study in trade mark registrability from

It's catch-up time again as the impossible quest to keep abreast of all the major IP rulings continues and this Kat gets the feeling that he is not so much making progress as merely ...

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The Indefiniteness of What is "Routine, Well-understood and Conventional" in Assessing Patent Eligibility of Diagnostic Method Claims from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Castigating the Supreme Court, at least in patent circles, has become as prevalent as the Court's forays into patent law have been to overrule the Federal Circuit. While even those ...

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Review of “Digital Depression: Information Technology And Economic Crisis” from

Information and communication technologies (ICTs), and in particular the internet, have revolutionized and disrupted all aspects of human activity, and even behaviour. This has resulted in many academic publications and much discussion, including in intergovernmental ...

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Plaintiff’s Communications With Internal Counsel Presumptively Not Privileged from

The court granted defendant's motion to compel documents withheld as privileged. "[T]he established policies underlying the work product doctrine require that the phrase 'in anticipation of litigation' . . . be limited, with respect to non-opinion ...

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Proving Non-Obviousness with Ex-Post Experimental Evidence? from

by Dennis Crouch The Federal Circuit has rejected BMS’s petition for en banc rehearing in its chemical compound obviousness case. However, four additional opinions either concurring or dissenting show that the court does not ...

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WTO Director General Presents TRIPS As Major Tool For Trade Growth from

World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevêdo this week hailed WTO’s intellectual property agreement, saying the past two decades show it provides a balanced multilateral foundation for the growth of trade in knowledge-rich products ...

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Service of Discovery Also Subject to New Deadline in Delaware Federal Court from

We previously posted on the new deadline of 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time for all filings other than initial pleadings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. On October 15 ...

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Deadline for Oracle's response to Google's Supreme Court petition extended by one month (now 12/08) from

In the summer, the Supreme Court of the United States granted Google a two-month extension of its four-month deadline to file a petition for writ of certiorari (i.e., Supreme Court review of the Federal ...

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