Patent & IP news for February 2, 2015

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Bottom line: DDR Holdings, LLC v., L.P. (Fed. Cir. 2014) instructs us that software claims that lean towards being labeled an abstract concept may transition from being an unpatentable to patentable provided ...

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post image International Intellectual Property: a Handbook of Contemporary Research from

With genuinely unfeigned pleasure, this Kat is delighted to announce the publication of The Research Handbook on International Intellectual Property, another emanation from the IP production line at Edward Elgar Publishing. This volume is edited ...

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post image Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ... from

Last week was another busy one at the IPKat, so it may not be surprising if some missed a post or two. Thankfully our own Alberto Bellan has once again come to rescue readers with ...

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post image Speed and efficiency in processing IP application: has Brazil got what it takes? from

"Administrative Procedure in the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office and the Principle of Reasonable Duration: Federal Court Steps In To Enforce Efficiency" is the lengthy title of a short note by Ana Paula Affonso Brito ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

February 5, 2015 - "On Sale and Public Use Bars to Patentability After AIA -- Minimizing the Risk of Patent Ineligibility or Invalidation" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST) February 5, 2015 - "After Teva: How ...

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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. Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. v. Apotex Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00109; filed January 29, 2015 in ...

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WHO Still Finding Its Way On Financing R&D For Diseases Affecting Poor Countries from

In search of sustainable innovation models for cures for diseases affecting primarily developing countries, with the Ebola epidemic as a new reminder of the necessity and urgency of the matter, the World Health Organization had ...

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WHO Sets Path For Completing Rules Of Engagement With Industry, Foundations from

The World Health Organization Executive Board has set a way forward from now to the annual May World Health Assembly for addressing the sensitive issue of drafting a framework for engagement with “non-state actors,” such ...

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Expert’s Failure to Disclose Basis for Apportionment Warrants Exclusion of Opinions from

The court granted defendant's motion to exclude the opinions of plaintiff's damages expert for failing to disclose the basis for apportionment. "During direct examination, [the expert] explained that he analyzed [defendant's] Technical ...

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USPTO Releases Examples of Patent Eligible Claims Relating to Abstract Ideas from

We previously reported on the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s issuance of new interim examination guidance in December for evaluating subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. At the time, the ...

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Commil v. Cisco: Opening Briefs on Escaping Inducement from

by Dennis Crouch The patent statute identifiers “infringers” as those who make or use a patented invention without permission of the patentee. See 35 U.S.C. 271(a) (make, use, sell, offer-to-sell, or import ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: U.S. Supreme Court Holds Trademark Tacking Is a Question for the Jury from

By Jonathan Kennedy


The Supreme Court recently released its unanimous decision in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, holding that “when a jury trial has been requested and when the facts do not warrant entry ...

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Nguyen on IP as Collateral and the Fed. Cir.'s Overreach into Commercial Law from

Xuan-Thao Nguyen (Indiana McKinney) has posted two just-published articles on the role of IP in secured transactions. The first is Financing Innovation: Legal Development of Intellectual Property as Security in Financing, 1845-2014, which describes the ...

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How China gets so many patents: prisoners from

Gizmodo reports:


China absolutely dominates the rest of the world when it comes to the number of patents it produces. This is partly due to a government that encourages inventors with everything from cash gifts ...

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What if the patentee declines to participate in an IPR from

Related to the inter parties review brought by Shire against a patent of LCS Group,wherein LCS suggested it would not participate in the IPR:

The patent owner’s abandonment of the IPR would be ...

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