Patent & IP news for March 2, 2015

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post image Struggling to understand trade mark infringement issues? Here's my checklist from

IPKat readers might remember that a few months ago I posted my Copyright Infringement Checklist, ie a list of the main aspects to consider when addressing potential infringement issues. 

I named it after myself not ...

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Finding Stockholm wasn't so hard but, try as
she might, Gina couldn't locate that Brewery ...
Forthcoming events. Some readers don't take the trouble to check out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page ...

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post image EPO Proceedings: a practical guide to success? from

Proceedings Before the European Patent Office: a Practical Guide to Success in Opposition and Appeal, by Marcus O. Müller and Cees A.M. Mulder, is a neat little book and quite a departure from the ...

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post image OHIM and the Midas Touch: how can a EU agency stop making too much money? from

New OHIM logo?"The more the wealth, the more the worry". It is strange but true but affluence can bring as many headaches as poverty, both for individuals and, within the context of intellectual property ...

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

Welcome to the IPKat's first "Never Too Late" feature of the month.  We say goodbye to February with some sadness, since it has been this weblog's busiest month for site visits since its ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

March 3, 2015 - "Patent Eligibility Requirements in Life Sciences" (Maschio & Soames) - 2:00 pm CST (Chicago) March 3, 2015 - "Hatch-Waxman and Biologic Strategies at the PTAB" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 to 3:00 ...

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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. Shire LLC v. Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-01454; filed February 25, 2015 in the ...

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Rohrabacher criticizes Innovation Act from

Congr. Dana Rohrabacher speaks out against the Goodlatte Innovation bill in the Washington a times, including the text

Under the proposed bill, the pretrial discovery process — just one part of many dubious sections — tilts heavily ...

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Design Law Seminar In Geneva Discusses Current Issues And Concerns from

Experts gathered in Geneva recently to discuss current issues and future developments in the protection of industrial designs and its importance, and give practical advice on suitable ways to protect and enforce the design rights.

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The Legal Implications Of Medicinal Marijuana As A Geographical Indication For Jamaica from

Although there are ongoing negotiations to revise the Lisbon Agreement for the international recognition of GIs, there is currently no uniform reciprocal legal recognition for non-wine and spirit GIs in international jurisdictions. Jamaica’s Cannabis ...

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Stay Pending IPR Conditioned on Defendants’ Stipulation to § 315(e) Estoppel Even in the Event of Withdrawal from

The court conditioned a stay pending inter partes review on defendants' stipulation to be bound by estoppel even if petitioners withdrew but the PTAB still issued a final written decision. "The purpose of the stipulation ...

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Is Patent Discovery Different? from

Greg Reilly (Cal. Western School of Law) has posted Linking Patent Reform and Civil Litigation Reform.The article considers whether discovery reform in patent cases should be viewed in a vacuum. The abstract:
Patent reform ...

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Trademark: Registration Void if Completed Prior to Actually Rendering Services in Commerce from

by Dennis Crouch David Couture v. Playdom (Fed. Cir. 2015) In what may become an important trademark decision, the Federal Circuit has ruled that trademark registration requires actual use in commerce. 15 U.S.C ...

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Global Fund Publishes Terms Of Reference Of Equitable Access Initiative from

An initiative spearheaded by the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to ensure equitable access to medicines in particular in middle-income countries now has a dedicated webpage publishing the terms of reference of the ...

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USPTO Cancels Sensitive Application Warning System (SAWS) from

by Dennis Crouch USPTO management has announced the cancellation of its Sensitive Application Warning System (SAWS).  Writing in an internal email, Commissioner Focarino indicated that “the USPTO has decided to retire this program.”  This announcement ...

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Portuguese court strikes down 30-day mandatory arbitration deadline in patent infringement trial from

... can be unconstitutionalPatLit has learned of an important Constitutional Court ruling from Portugal, where in recent years there have been substantial steps to improve the speed and efficiency of the resolution of intellectual property ...

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Apple-Samsung Lawsuit Raises Important Questions about Scope of Injunctions from

Guest Post by Professor Daryl Lim (John Marshall Law School) Apple and Samsung will once again lock horns at an appeals court. Apple is seeking a permanent sales ban on patented features contained in Samsung ...

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