Patent & IP news for April 14, 2015

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post image BASF Brings Battery Battle to the Border from

A previous post reported that chemical giant BASF and UChicago Argonne LLC (Argonne) sued Belgium-based Umicore and Japan-based Makita Corporation for infringement of two patents relating to cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.  That lawsuit was ...

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USPTO Announces Patents for Humanity Winners from

By Donald Zuhn -- On Monday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced the latest winners of the Patents for Humanity program. The Patents for Humanity program, which was launched by the Office in February ...

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More on Life360 and Malcolm “Cap” Beyer, Jr.'s AGIS from

The Washington Times continues the story about Life360 in a post titled This year’s fight for the tech industry: Patent trolls

Of the text -- He said his attorney told him that he had a ...

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US 9,005,518 to an algae bioreactor from

From inside US '518:


The present disclosure is directed to an algae bioreactor, system and process. The present algae bioreactor utilizes a unique active flow to cultivate and produce algae. The algae bioreactor may be ...

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Clinical Trial Transparency, Medicines Access On Agendas Today from

The World Health Organization today issued a call for disclosure of results from clinical trials for medical products, no matter what the results of the trials were. And a variety of events and publications are ...

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Plaintiff’s Counsel Sanctioned and Liable for $800,000 Fee Award Under 28 U.S.C. § 1927 from

Following summary judgment of inequitable conduct, the court sanctioned plaintiff's counsel under 28 U.S.C. § 1927 and found him jointly and severally liable for more than $800,000 in defendants' attorneys' fees. "It ...

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Don’t Keep the Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Secret from

[From the New York Times Opinion pages, by Margot Kaminski:] COLUMBUS, Ohio — WHEN WikiLeaks recently released a chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, critics and proponents of the deal resumed wrestling over its complicated contents ...

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Paying for Delay: Old School Lawyering Meets Compound Interest from

Compound interest ought to be the rule rather than the exception in calculating prejudgment interest in litigation involving commercial businesses. It is welcoming to see recognition and expansion of this concept in patent litigation.   The ...

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Federal Circuit: Litigation Misconduct Should Probably Result in Attorney Fee Award from

In Oplus Tech v. Vizio, the Federal Circuit remanded with an order for the district court to expressly determine whether an award of attorney fees are warranted.  After the merits were determined (summary judgment of ...

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Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015 from

by Dennis Crouch Perhaps the greatest impact of the shift to a first-to-file system is that the US’s traditional one-year grace period has been greatly reduced.  Prior to the America Invents Act (AIA), it ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: New Best Practices for DMCA Takedown Notices from the Department of Commerce from

Post by Dan Lorentzen

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), online service providers are immunized from liability for copyright infringement so long as they comply with two requirements intended to protect the rights of ...

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EU, US Issue Joint Statement On Information Society from

The European Union and the United States today held the 13th bilateral Information Society Dialogue and issued a statement highlighting issues discussed and agreed.The two government entities covered topics such as the EU Digital ...

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Study: Alice v. CLS Bank led to a strong increase in subject matter patent invalidations from

The Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International, a case involving computer software, has led to a marked increase in patents being invalidated under Section 101 of Title 35 the United ...

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Federal Circuit takes on En Banc Patent Exhaustion Case to Examine Impact of Kirtsaeng and Quanta from

Lexmark Int’l. v.  Impression Prod. (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc) Acting sua sponte, the Federal Circuit has ordered en banc briefing on the issue of international patent exhaustion. As I have previously written, current ...

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Case or Controversy Exists Where Generic Manufacturer Seeks Declaratory Judgment of Non-Infringement of Orange Book-Listed Patent Disclaimed by Brand Manufacturer from

Apotex Inc. v. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., Nos. 2014-1282, 2014-1291 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 31, 2015) by Dustan H. Barnes Apotex, Inc. sued Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. in the United States District Court ...

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