Patent & IP news for June 9, 2015

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post image Compact Patents from

The chart above shows the percentage of U.S. patents that list more than thirty patent claims.  As you can see, the numbers have fallen for the past decade of patent issuances.  (Each dot represents ...

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post image Automakers Make Eco-mark Progress from

Two major automakers have made progress recently in protecting their present and future brands. In previous posts (here and here), I reported on GM’s U.S. Trademark Application Nos. 86357513 and 86357523 for BOLT ...

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post image Software patents need to drill down to the core algorithms from

Bottom line: Software patent specifications require disclosure of an algorithm for all means-plus-function limitations.  Otherwise, the claim may be invalid for being indefinite.  The problem may not be related solely to means limitations since a ...

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post image "Spy scandal" - EPO hits the news in Germany from

Merpel loves dreaming up eyecatching headlines, but for once the work has been done for her by the experts at the Süddeutsche Zeitung. (For those not familar with the title, the Süddeutsche Zeitung is the ...

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post image Save our open WiFi: an open letter from

Just about to disappear?Readers may remember that a few months ago this very blog reported on a new case (still pending) referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). This is ...

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Apple may regret its choice of a permissive open source license for the Swift programming language from

As the founder of an app development company with one Swift-based project underway, I was excited to hear about Apple's decision, announced yesterday at its WWDC, to open-source the next generation of its latest ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

John Rampton: 12 Tips For Dealing With Patent Trolls Market2 IP Aims To Help Patent Owners Monetize Patent Assets Steve Brachmann: Top 10 Patents Of 2014 Mark A. Lemley: Ready For Patenting JC Torres: Google ...

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Generic Drug Companies Use IPR as Both an Alternative and Supplement to Paragraph IV Certification from

The traditional mechanism by which generic drug companies challenge innovator patents is through the Paragraph IV certification process, as provided under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Recently, however, generic companies have begun to employ inter partes review ...

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Climate Change Headlines G7; Merkel Commits To Conclude TTIP During Obama’s Watch from

MUNICH -- The agreement of the heads of states of the United States, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Germany to reduce global warning to less than two degrees made the biggest headlines of the ...

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CAFC affirms PTAB in In re Gee; KSR cited from

The Gee case presented a claim to a combination of two elements to achieve
a result, when each element alone was known to obtain the result:

According to the application,
“[i]t is suspected that ...

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Order Awarding Attorney Fees Triggers Collateral Estoppel Even Though Amount of Fees Remains Undetermined from

Following a jury trial finding plaintiff lacked standing to assert the patents-in-suit in a related case, and a finding in that case that defendant was entitled to an award of attorney fees, the court granted ...

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Human Events gets it wrong on patent reform from

Brian McNicoll at Human Events gets facts wrong on patent reform when he writes:

It would be if Congress passed the PATENT Act, legislation from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., that seeks to ...

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Ottawa Finally Fills Position Copyright Board Chair: Justice Robert A. Blair from

The times they are a hopefully changing for the Copyright Board of Canada. Over a year ago, Justice William Vancise stepped down after serving his maximum two terms as chair. Since then, in classic sluggish ...

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Philip Morris USA Inc. obtains US Patent 9,055,617 titled Heater for an electrically heated aerosol generating system from

In the realm of electric smoking utensils, the first claim of US '617 is:

An electrically heated aerosol generating system for receiving an aerosol-forming substrate, the system comprising:

a liquid storage portion containing an aerosol-forming ...

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Apple obtains re-issue of a US patent on a portable computer from

Apple obtained re-issue RE45,559 with first claim:

.[.1. A portable computer comprising: movement detection means responsive to movement of the computer to produce an electrical output signal representative of such movement, a storage medium ...

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NJ Supreme Court declines to enter political fray on pensions from

Somewhat unlike the posture of federal courts in the patent area, the NJ Supreme Court declined to get involved in pensions.

"That the State must get its financial house in order is plain," Justice Jaynee ...

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Robin Feldman on the "conservative" position on patent reform???? from

In February 2015, Robin Feldman and Mark Lemley put out a piece on SSRN titled Does Patent Licensing Mean Innovation? [Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 473 ] The article suggested licensing did not ...

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CAFC vacates decision of ED Va in Virginia Innovation v. Samsung from

The CAFC did not affirm ED Va in the Virginia Innovations case, giving appellant
Innovations a victor.

Plaintiff and appellant Virginia Information Sciences,
Inc. (VIS) appeals from stipulated final judgments of noninfringement
and invalidity entered ...

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A Sea Change for IPRs? from

Late-Breaking Section 11 Regarding IPRs Part of the PATENT Act Approved by Senate Judiciary Committee By Grantland Drutchas -- As reported here last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the PATENT Act bill, with a Managers ...

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