Patent & IP news for November 6, 2014

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post image Interim injunctions against newcomers: Anglia and a predictable routine from

 New angles on Anglia. Anglian Windows Ltd v Anglian Roofline Ltd is an end-of-October ruling of Judge Richard Hacon in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, England and Wales which deals in a routine, run-of-the-mill manner ...

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post image Brand Tough?: Ford Denied Well-Known Trademark Protection in Russia from

RospatentIt was reported last week that Russia’s Intellectual Property Court upheld a March decision by the country’s IP Office (Federal Service for Intellectual Property - Rospatent) to deny the Ford Motor Company's ...

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WTO, WHO, WIPO Examine IPRs And Middle-Income Countries from

The current income-based grouping of countries needs to be changed even at risk of worsening access to medicines in middle-income countries, several speakers said yesterday at a joint meeting between three international organisations on health ...

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Frivolous Claim Construction Argument Justifies Award of Attorneys’ Fees Even If Nondispositive from

Following summary judgment on defendant's patent counterclaims, the court granted plaintiff's motion for attorneys’ fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285. "[T]he 'totality of the circumstances' dictates that [defendant] acted in an ...

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Patent Ownership and Standing: Legal Title vs Effective Title from

by Dennis Crouch Azure Networks and Tri-County Excelsior v. CSR, et. al (Fed. Cir. 2014) The court here holds that the legal owner of the patent has no standing to be a co-plaintiff with the ...

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Interesting Famous Intellectual Property Disputes from

Intellectual Property… You know that wonderful system that aims to foster an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish. It’s supposed to be a ‘feel good’ approach to knowing that...


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Wild Inaccuracies in CAFC’s Opinion on Reines from

This is the only post before I do a full analysis of the Reines opinion, but word needs to get out: it’s wrong.  I’m shocked — baffled is a better word actually — at what ...

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