Patent & IP news for December 19, 2014

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Forthcoming events. Plenty fresh events have been added to the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page in recent days, including a three-week course (13 to 31 July 2015) entitled "International IP Transactions: Practical skills and industry ...

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post image Externalities and innovation: let me count the Waze from

In a world obsessed with innovation and start-ups, we tend to forget that that are both costs as well as benefits that may ensue from such developments. Perhaps the most palpable example is the potential ...

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post image No Willful Infringement Since Infringer’s Litigation Arguments were “Not Without Reason” from

by Dennis Crouch Sryker v. Zimmer (Fed. Cir. 2014) In 2010, Stryker sued its competitor Zimmer for infringing three patents covering pulsed lavage devices used for wound cleaning.  U.S. Patent Nos. 6,022,329 ...

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post image Can You Make a Porcelain Sculpture Out of a Sow’s Ad? from

French newspaper Le Figaro reported this week that ad man Frank Davidovici is likely suing artist Jeff Koons for plagiarism.
The Centre Pompidouin Paris is now showing a retrospective of Jeff Koons’ work. Among ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Eli Lilly and Company v. Sandoz Inc. 1:14-cv-02008; filed December 5, 2014 in the Southern ...

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More Misinformation Regarding the Patent System and Non-Practicing Entities from

By Michael Borella and Andrew Williams -- The press has been all too eager to decry the so-called "broken" U.S. patent system and the alleged "scourge" of non-practicing entities (NPEs). However, few if any articles ...

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Apple loses very important round over its pinch-to-zoom API patent, Samsung tells appeals court from

Two weeks ago, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held a hearing on the damages award and underlying liability issues in the first Apple v. Samsung case. In my commentary on ...

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Uganda Adopts Free And Open Source Software For E-Governance from

The population in Uganda has been growing rapidly. The country now has 35 million people. In order to provide quality services to its citizens and to improve the national competitiveness through administration innovation, the government ...

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Battistelli and Kongstad respond to EPO criticisms from

Managing Intellectual Property has just published an article containing a series of questions and answers, put by Managing Editor James Nurton to EPO President Benoit Battistelli and Chariman of the Administrative Council, Jesper Kongstad.

The ...

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Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal from

The court granted in part defendant's motion to certify for interlocutory appeal an earlier order denying defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's ANDA action for lack of personal jurisdiction, but found defendant's ...

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Promega v. Life Tech: Enablement and Open Claim Elements from

By Jason Rantanen Promega Corp. v. Life Tech. Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2014) Download Promega v Life Tech Panel: Prost (dissenting-in-part), Mayer, Chen (author) This decision is interesting for its enablement analysis, which revolves around the ...

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US-China Commission Puts Emphasis On Wide Range Of IP Issues from

The United States and China yesterday concluded a three-day high-level meeting with numerous outcomes on intellectual property rights, including: local treatment of IP, trade secrets, geographical indications, inventor rights, patent data, sales of IP-intensive goods ...

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Myriad II: Another Blow to the Patenting of Biotech Innovation from

On December 17 the Federal Circuit issued a unanimous decision invalidating product and method claims relating to BRCA genetic diagnostic testingfor lack of patent eligibility. The decision, formally titled In re BRCA1- & BRCA2- Based Hereditary ...

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