Patent & IP news for December 18, 2014

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post image BREAKING NEWS: breakfast ruling on unfertilised eggs from

Ova and out! "AG Villalón's parthenotes Opinion in IMC could provide stem cell research certainty (at least for now...)" was the title of a helpful note by Shohta Ueno (an Associate with Allen & Overy ...

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post image A Kat's 2014 Copyright Awards from

It's Katwards day!With the holidays and end of the year quickly approaching, it seems about time to think of what has been and what will be next in the world of the greatest ...

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post image Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To Brulotte Rule from

On December 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in the third patent case to be heard this term, this one presenting an issue at the intersection of patent law and antitrust law ...

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Impact of Interim Guidance on Business Method and Software Claims from

By Michael Borella -- On December 15, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published its 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility. This Interim Guidance was the long-anticipated update to the Procedure for ...

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In re BRCA1- and BRCA2-based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2014) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- In a decision that will surprise no one (written by Judge Dyk, which made the conclusions foregone from the first page of the opinion), the Federal Circuit today affirmed the Utah ...

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It’s not just the holiday season, it’s also H1-B season from

This post is more about the “business” than the “intellectual property,” but I thought that IP Spotlight readers would be interested in a recent blog post by my partner Catherine Wadhwani, who reminds tech companies ...

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WIPO: Study On Copyright Exceptions Stimulates Broad Discussion With Author from

During the recent meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee, a study was presented on exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries and archives at the national level. The presentation spurred a full ...

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Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's customizable advertising patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter. "[T]he specification . . . makes clear that a primary potential use of the ...

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CAFC tackles Florida trade secret law in ABB Turbo v. TURBOUSA from

Note the text below taken from the
case ABB Turbo v. TURBOUSA decided by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on 17 Dec. 2014:
A plaintiff claiming misappropriation
of trade secrets under Florida ...

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Myriad loses at CAFC from


The claims on appeal are directed to ineligible subject matter
in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 101

Of separate note is the text

The ...

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Court of Justice of the European Union rules that parthenogenetic cells are not embryos; ok for patenting from

From EconomicTimes

An organism incapable of developing into a human being is not a human embryo and may be patented, the European Union's top court said on Thursday[18 Dec 2014], opening the door ...

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"Patent Reform that only China Would Want": right conclusion; wrong arguments from

One finds in the post Congress is Pushing Patent Reform That Only China Would Want , the text

Patent reform is seen as legislative low-hanging fruit that can be resurrected to rise above our partisan squabbling ...

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