Patent & IP news for January 29, 2015

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post image Dutch diverge with English as Novartis prevails on Zoledronic Acid in Netherlands from

This Kat was delighted to receive from Katfriend Rutger M. Kleemans (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Amsterdam) the following news:
Rutger KleemansOn 27 January the Hague Court of Appeal (judges Kalden, Brinkman and Van Nispen ...

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post image Patent Infringement on Trade Fairs from

Anything for sale here?PatLit has recently reported a decision of the German Supreme Court (BGH) in relation to a risk of first offence by exhibiting products on a trade fair in an unfair competition ...

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post image Belgium asks CJEU: does the Enforcement Directive allow cost-capping in IP litigation? from

From Stijn Debaene and Hakim Haouideg (fieldfisher, Brussels: katpat!) comes some pretty hot news from Belgium which ties in to some extent with yesterday's guest Katpost by Barbara Cookson on the recovery of costs ...

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post image Investing for a new trade mark? What do I do with my slogan? from

In yesterday's judgments in Cases T-59/14 ‘INVESTING FOR A NEW WORLD’ and T-609/13 ‘SO WHAT DO I DO WITH MY MONEY’ the General Court of the European Union reviewed the EU case-law ...

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post image Proving willful infringement harder than ever from

Bottom line: Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014) suggests that substantial arguments presented during litigation (i.e., post litigation) for invalidity of a patent may be used as a defense to ...

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USPTO Issues Post-Alice Abstract Idea Examples from

By Michael Borella -- On January 27, the USPTO provided its promised set of examples of patent-eligible and patent-ineligible claims relating to the abstract idea exception to 35 U.S.C. § 101, in light of Alice ...

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Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar from

A Total Workout for the Whole Body With the exponential growth of urban population showing no signs of plateauing any time soon, the demands on the average person’s domestic space grow weightier year on ...

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Technical Investigators Have Rules To Follow In China’s Intellectual Property Courts from

BEIJING - With the Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou Intellectual Property Courts being put into operation late last year, the rules for technical investigators had been missing until 21 January, when the Supreme People’s Court released ...

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Gavi Receives Record-Breaking Financial Pledges For Vaccines from

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, boasted success this week as its biennial replenishment conference attracted US$ 7.5 billion in pledges, which is the organisation said is expected to allow 300 million additional children to be ...

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Financial Product Price Quote Patent Invalid Under Alice from

The court granted defendants' motions to dismiss plaintiff's infringement action for lack of patentable subject matter and found the abstract idea in plaintiff's financial product price quote patent was not limited by an ...

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Revolving door between Google and the White House? from

From a letter by Ken Blackwell:


Interestingly, the number one corporate cheerleader for patent reform has been Google. Let’s not forget how close the Obama administration is to Google. There has practically been a ...

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OriginOil to work with Idaho National Laboratory? from

From renewableenergymagazine:


Disinfection capabilities provided in the form of OriginOil’s Electro Water Separation technology (EWS) may help to create giant open-air ponds for large-scale algal biofuels production.EWS is a high speed, chemical-free process ...

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Even under BRI, A Wired-Connection is not “Wireless” from

by Dennis Crouch In re Imes (Fed. Cir. 2015) The Federal Circuit has again rejected USPTO’s broadest reasonable claim construction as unduly broad.  The Federal Circuit here maintains the BRI standard, but suggests that ...

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Design and Innovation from

OECD has a new paper out on Measuring Design and its Role in Innovation. The paper is part of OECD's efforts to look more closely at non-technological innovation by the Working Party of National ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Federal Circuit Emphasizes "Reasonable" in Broadest Reasonable Interpretation from

Post by Dan Lorentzen



During examination, the claims of patent application are given their broadest reasonable interpretation ("BRI") by the patent examiner.  This USPTO standard is intentionally broad—broader than the interpretation applied in litigation ...

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Celgard, LG, Apple and lithium-ion batteries; Rule 1.7(a) from

Related to a post at PatentlyO titled Federal Circuit Grants Motion to Disqualify Jones Day on Appeal, note discussion of previous action in the case from

Korea Times:

Celgard was one of LG partners by ...

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