Patent & IP news for May 15, 2015

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News from Westminster.  In the wake of the recent UK General Election, the identities of those who will be most enthusiastically lobbied, courted and no doubt criticised by the IP community are now known.  Via ...

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Just a few minutes ago the IPKat weblog welcomed its 14 millionth page view. "Welcomed" is perhaps too strong a word, since this milestone was reached at a time of day when most Kats in ...

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post image Prix de thèse Véron: the winners, and a new book from

PatLit has learned from its friend Pierre Véron that the award for best French thesis on patent litigation, Prix de thèse Véron & Associés, Contentieux des brevets d’invention, 3rd edition, was presented last month in ...

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post image When being confused is not confusion: are you confused? from

As all Kat readers know, consumer confusion (and its wonderful legal extension, “likelihood of confusion”), is the bedrock of classic trade mark law. Wearing his consumer hat, however, this Kat is hard-pressed to remember the ...

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post image After Spain loses, Italy falls into line: unitary patent package edges closer from

Italy falls into line.  Via our friend and former guest Kat Alberto Bellan comes news which will be of the greatest interest and importance to those following developments concerning the gradual crystallisation of the European ...

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Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. v. Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

By Andrew Williams -- The Hatch Waxman statute created a safe-harbor provision, found at 35 U.S.C. § 271(e)(1), that allows ANDA filers and others to practice patented inventions without fear of infringement liability ...

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Springtime, but no summary judgment for Huawei and their co-defendants from

 Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Co Ltd & Others [2015] EWHC 1198 (Pat) is a Patents Court, England and Wales, decision of Mr Justice Birss, delivered on 12 May. This ruling gives some useful ...

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WHO Leads Effort To Build R&D Roadmap For Future Epidemics from

The World Health Organization is working to learn from the fast response on research and development for Ebola that led to effective treatments in a short time. It hopes that this changes the way R ...

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Drafting Exercise For WIPO Delegates As Lisbon Members Advance On New Act of Treaty from

Members of a World Intellectual Property Organization-managed treaty protecting appellations of origin this week are working to add geographical indications to the treaty. They are addressing issues not yet agreed upon, including the sustainability of ...

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Stay Pending IPR Following $44 Million Verdict Granted from

The court granted defendant's post-trial renewed motion to stay pending inter partes review following a $44 million jury verdict because the PTAB invalidated all but one of plaintiff's asserted claims while post-trial motions ...

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Copyright in declaring API code: here's why I don't have any competition concerns (Oracle v. Google) from

Reuters' Dan Levine, a world-class court reporter, has just published a story on what's going on behind the scenes of the U.S. government's decision-making ahead of its Supreme Court brief in Oracle ...

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Broadening and Narrowing Claims Post Issuance from

There is some amount of tension between the Federal Circuit’s 2012 en banc decision in Marine Polymer Tech. v. HemCon (Fed. Cir. 2012) and the court’s recent finding in ArcelorMittal v. AK Steel ...

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"Daily Californian" discusses CRISPR patent matter from

See the post -- UC Berkeley, MIT scientists argue over patent rights to gene-editing tool --

If the [UC] regents’ request for a patent interference is approved, both sides will argue before a panel over who first ...

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Former CJ Michel on patent licensing: "attorneys are now advising their clients not to take a license" from

Former CAFC Chief Judge Paul Michel comments on the current state of patent licensing:

“If a company was practicing an invention you made and you pointed that out to them, they would take a license ...

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Susan Golden gets honorary degree from Missouri from

Susan Golden, an MU graduate and a prominent researcher in microbiology will receive an honorary degree during the Honors College ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Mizzou Arena.

Golden's discovery of a ...

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CAFC says TTAB applied the incorrect legal standard in assessing whether the term PRETZEL CRISPS is generic from

Princeton Vanguard, LLC (“Princeton Vanguard”) appeals
from the final decision of the Trademark Trial and
Appeal Board (“the Board”) cancelling its registration of
the mark PRETZEL CRISPS for pretzel crackers on the
Supplemental Register and ...

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