Patent & IP news for February 16, 2015

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February 19, 2015 - "Readjusting the USPTO 101 Guidance for Life Science Inventions to Alice and Public Input: Are We There Yet?" (American Intellectual Property Law Association) - 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern) February 19, 2015 ...

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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. Novartis AG et al. v. Ezra Ventures LLC 1:15-cv-00150; filed February 11, 2015 in the ...

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The Year In Biotech/Biodiversity: Patentability, Plant Varieties, Treaty Implementation from

Intellectual property-related developments expected this year could profoundly impact the fields of biotechnology and biodiversity. In addition, ongoing issues relating to plant variety protection and public health are expected to be at the forefront of ...

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AstraZeneca loses in DNJ on patent claims protecting pulmicort from

AstraZeneca said the U.S. District Court for New Jersey has ruled that U.S. Patent No. 7,524,834, protecting pulmicort respules in the U.S. is invalid.

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What exactly was Bill Gates doing in China last week? from

This Kat has recently described (here and here) what appears to be the increasing efforts by China to rearrange the existing norms for technology transfer and IP in furtherance of its own strategic goals. Against ...

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Sunstein on making dumb groups smarter from

In the IPBiz post titled  
CAFC in Cuozzo: § 314(d) prohibits review of the decision to institute IPR even after a final decision, LBE noted

Chevron vs. NRDC, a favorite of Professor Sunstein when at ...

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Monday miscellany from

Philanthropy and intellectual property: are you kidding? No, it's no joke at all. "Philanthropy and intellectual property" is the title of a forthcoming conference, hosted by the University of Geneva and taking place on ...

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The importance of naming real-parties-in-interest in IPRs from

See the post at the National Law Journal titled:

Unified Patents’ Institution Decision Gives Insight to PTAB’s Real Party in Interest Analysis--

which includes the text:

The prompt identification of RPIs in post-grant proceedings ...

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The Federal Circuit’s New “Authorized Acquirer” Restriction on Patent Exhaustion from

The following is a guest post by Professor Samuel F. Ernst of Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law.  I asked Prof. Ernst to add his insight to the Helferich case and how ...

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