Patent & IP news for June 8, 2015

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post image Monday miscellany from

The first phone was a great
invention, but the second one
really came in handy ...
Three days to go ... and the IPKat's sidebar poll on the European Inventor Award has passed the 500 responses ...

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post image IP litigation and enforcement: the pendulum effect -- and a new event from

Over the years, the incidence of IP enforcement has reflected the swing of a pendulum.  When economies are booming and markets flourish, it’s this Kat’s impression that IP litigation tends to be relatively ...

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

Here, thanks again to the efforts of our dear friend and colleague Alberto Bellan, are the summaries of last week's Katposts which you might not have had a chance to read.  This week's ...

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post image Swiss claims: a Kat reflects on the Warner-Lambert v Actavis appeal from

This Kat posted a short report of the Court of Appeal, England and Wales, judgment delivered by Lord Justice Floyd in Warner-Lambert Company, LLC v Actavis Group Ptc EHF & Others [2015] EWCA Civ 556, and ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

June 4, 2015 - "Litigating Inducement and Willfulness after Commil and Akamai" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET) June 9, 2015 - "Claim Construction Caselaw Update: Mechanical & Chemical Arts" (American Intellectual Property ...

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Amgen v. Sandoz -- Federal Circuit Oral Argument from

By Andrew Williams -- The Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in the Amgen v. Sandoz case on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. The three judges on the panel were Judge Newman, Judge Lourie, and Judge Chen. This ...

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Play the name game with Giovanni? General Court does not duck the issue from

It is widely known that, if you want to create an impression of elegance and sophistication, you can do so by using an Italian name, especially in fashion and beauty market sectors. In Case T-559 ...

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TRIPS Council To Discuss LDC Waiver Extension, Innovation This Week from

The World Trade Organization committee on intellectual property and trade this week will discuss a range of issues including a request by least-developed countries to extend the time before they are required to enforce rules ...

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US Approves New Loophole In Patent Protection from

The US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals clearly likes patents. Over the years, the court has issued a long string of rulings that greatly strengthened the rights of patent owners. But several weeks ago, in ...

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Patent Owner's Failure to Consult Inventor Prior to Asserting Infringement No Basis for Attorney Fee Award from

The court denied plaintiff's motion for attorneys' fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 and rejected plaintiff's argument that defendant's infringement claim was baseless because it failed to contact the inventor before ...

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Hotels go "asset-lite" from

A piece in today's Washington Post on hotels caught my eye this morning. The story describes part of Hilton's latest business: Hilton and some of its dominant rivals, including Bethesda-based Marriott International and ...

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Guest Post: America Invents Act Cost the US Economy over $1 Trillion from

By Richard Baker, President of New England Intellectual Property, LLC The American Invents Act, passed into law in 2011, is one of the biggest changes to US patent laws in the past fifty years.  Its ...

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PTAB Grants Motion to Amend from

In granting the patent owner's motion to amend several challenged claims, the Board rejected the petitioner's argument that the patent owner did not address all known prior art. "While not required to prove ...

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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. Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC et al. v. Gilead Pharmasset LLC 1:15-cv-00416; filed May 21, 2015 in ...

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