Patent & IP news for April 11, 2015

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post image 3 Basic Concepts of Patent Infringement from

A patent is a right of the patent owner to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale and importing the invention into the United States.  A patent provides: an exclusionary right, not a ...

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IP as a Swiss Army knife without instructions? from

Within an article by Ceri Wells at Lexology:

I’d always appreciated that IP was an intangible asset. That it could be transferred from person to person, and from country to country, with a simple ...

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CAFC: refusal to terminate re-exam is not a final agency action from

AMS sued Crane in district court for infringement of four patents. Crane instituted inter partes re-exam on each.
There was a settlement of validity but no infringement. The PTO declined to stop the re-exams.

The ...

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PTO vs the Courts from

Automated Merchandising v. Michelle Lee raises yet another separation of powers issue between the courts and the patent office.  Originally AMS sued Crane for infringing its U.S. Patent Nos. 6,384,402, 6,794 ...

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Ryan Holte on the Impact of eBay v. MercExchange from

For anyone looking for recent evidence and analysis of courts' application of ebay v. MercExchange (2006) in the last few years, Ryan Holte has a new article in the Chapman Law Review, which he discussed ...

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On the vitality of In re Nomiya as to admissions from

Note the law review article titled -- The Past and Future of Admitted Prior Art --, 21 Tex. Intell. Prop. L.J. 237, which observes about Nomiya:

Admissions in the specification may be made in any section ...

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Surviving 101 problems: improving existing technology from

Note the post by Ryan M. Corbett titled A look at the USPTO’s examples for patent eligibility, which contains the observation

In both examples, it appears that using the abstract concept to improve an ...

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USPTO decision on US 8,112,504 from

Certain claims were found anticipated.

Claims 31-35 of US 8,112,504

31. Apparatus for disseminating a series of episodes represented by media files via the Internet as said episodes become available, said apparatus comprising ...

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31st Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar from

The Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Associations will be holding their 31st Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar on May 12, 2015 in New York, NY. The seminar will consist of ...

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Webinar on Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility from

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law and Young Lawyers Division will be offering a live webinar entitled "Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility" on April 30, 2015 from 1:00 ...

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Webinar on Leveraging Declarations to Strengthen Patents from

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Prosecution: Leveraging Declarations to Strengthen Patents Against Post-Grant Proceedings" on May 12, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Thomas L. Irving, Deborah M ...

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CincyBio 2015 from

CincyIP will be holding its annual CincyBIO conference on April 21, 2015 at the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati, OH. The conference will consist of the following sessions: • Draft and Prosecute Biotech Patent Applications That Can ...

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ACI Paragraph IV Disputes Conference from

American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding its 9th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes conference on April 27-28, 2015 in New York, NY. ACI faculty will provide insights into: • Teva v. Sandoz and the Impact of ...

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