Patent & IP news for December 11, 2014

USPTO Weekly Stats


Patent & IP Blogs

post image Explicilty mentioning a the effect won't help from

The Decision Human papillomavirus vaccines/GLAXOSMITHKLINE T 1493/09 available here deals with a vaccine composition having various complicated names. No surprise so far.

The main request was rejected as being obvious over the art ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Claim interpretation, post-grant deletions, "obvious to try" -- and much more: Hospira v Genentech from

Considerable interest has been shown in a recent Patents Court, England and Wales, ruling of Mr Justice Birss, on claim interpretation and product-by-process claims.  Darren Smyth's Katpost "Hurray for judicial sense on product by ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Six more judges criticise Battistelli's actions from

The EPLAW Patent Blog has just posted a further very significant development, showing that the chorus of condemnation (discussed also here and here) about the "house ban" of an Appeal Board member continues to grow ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Catch-up with Caoutchouc as Dalsouples clash in court from

Right illustration,
wrong case ...
Until very recently this Kat did not have the pleasure of knowing the magnificent name "Dalsouple Société Saumuroise Du Caoutchouc". What an enchanting, mysterious title, how mellifluously it rolls off the ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

News from Abroad: Research Exemptions and Active Ingredient Manufacture from

By Ralph Cox* & Kinjal Kondhia** -- After a series of papers, reports and consultations on the scope of the research exemptions to patent infringement stretching over 10 years, section 60 of the Patents Act 1977 was ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Cubist patent invalidation: a very tough start to a relatively sound strategic deal of Merck from

U.S. District Judge Gregory Sleet in D. Del. [ Wilmington, Delaware], ruled Dec. 8. that claims of four patents of Cubist Pharma are invalid. Cubist is being bought by Merck & Co. (MRK) for $8.4 ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Google announces end of News in Spain from

IPKat readers will remember that last year Germany introduced an ancillary right that grants press publishers the exclusive right to exploit their contents commercially for one year, thus preventing search engines and news aggregators from ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

2+2 Does Not Equal Fair: University Copyright Policies at Risk from

University fair use policies were dealt a blow in October when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit reversed the District Court ruling in Cambridge Press v Georgia State University (GSU).Cambridge ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Much Ado about Privacy? How the Alberta Government’s Inaction on PIPA Threatened the Act from

Over the past year, the status of Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) was in flux and closely watched by privacy experts and practitioners across Canada. In November 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Report Explains Rapid Rise In Chinese Patents; Compares Innovation Quotient from

China has been filing patents at far greater rates than any other nation on earth in recent years. This week, a Thomson Reuters report broke down that growth and compared it with other leading nations ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Delay Seeking Summary Judgment Under Alice Waives Right to Pretrial Determination from

The court denied defendant's motion to join a motion for summary judgment by a defendant in a related case addressing lack of patentable subject matter. "Rather than asking to join [the other defendant's ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

They Invented What? (No. 242) from

U.S. Patent Appl. Pub. No. 20080299533: Naughty or nice meter. JW Note: Wishing a Happy Holidays to all!  See you in 2015! For more holiday TIW? from years past, click here. Claims: 1. A ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Obviousness: Analogous Art and Hindsight from

by Dennis Crouch In an interesting September 2014 decision, the Federal Circuit upheld a USPTO determination of obviousness.  The majority decision (authored by Judge Newman) touches on both (1) analogous-art and (2) motivation to combine ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Some content © 2007–2014 RPX Corporation.
Terms of Service & Privacy Policy
For DMCA requests contact