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post image Monday miscellany from

Two heads can be more effective than one,
at least if they can think independently ...
"Who are the addressees of the InfoSoc three-step test?" Readers of the 1709 Blog may have noticed fellow Kat Eleonora ...

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

Here once again is our ever-dependable friend Alberto Bellan's take on last week's substantive Katposts, specially designed to facilitate a swift catch-up for those good folk whose professional, academic, commercial or romantic commitments ...

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NAI & IPO Release List of Top 100 Universities Receiving Patents in 2014 from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) published a list of the top 100 worldwide universities that received the most U.S. utility patents ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

July 8-10, 2015 - Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2015: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing (Practising Law Institute) - San Francisco, CA July 9, 2015 - "Leveraging Post-Grant Patent Proceedings Before the PTAB -- Best Practices for ...

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The General Court Declines to visit Nagoya - challenges inadmissible from

This Kat reported that August that German and Dutch associations of plant breeders had challenged the EU Regulation No 511/2014 (the Regulation implementing the Nagoya Protocol and setting out compliance measures for EU users ...

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EU study: IP holders have 29% more revenue per employee; pay 20% higher wages from

Companies that own intellectual property rights typically generate 29% higher revenue per employee, have about six times as many employees, and pay wages that are up to 20% higher. These are the main findings of ...

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No Directions For WIPO Copyright Committee, Despite Positive Mood from

Despite what was described as good momentum by World Intellectual Property Organization delegates trying to find ways to protect broadcasting organisations against piracy and providing copyright exceptions and limitations for the benefit of libraries, archives ...

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On Remand, Section 285 Attorney Fees Awarded in Octane Fitness from

Following remand, the court granted defendant's renewed motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 and found that plaintiff's claims were exceptionally weak. "In comparing this case to the many patent ...

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The Medicines Company v. Hospira: Use of Contract Manufacturer Creates On-Sale Bar from

In The Medicines Company v. Hospira, decided July 2, 2015, the Federal Circuit held that a patent owner’s use of a contract manufacturer to prepare three “validation batches” of a drug formulation embodying the ...

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Intellectual Ventures loses its appeal against Capital One Bank at the CAFC from

The overview of the case

Plaintiffs Intellectual Ventures I LLC and Intellectual
Ventures II LLC (collectively, “Intellectual Ventures ”)
asserted infringement of claims of three patents against
defendants Capital One Bank (USA), NA, Capital One
Financial ...

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Ambush Marketing and the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games 2015 from

As with any other major sporting event, the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games 2015 will showcase elite athletes. Behind the scenes the marketing games will also be in full swing. These games involve ambush marketing ...

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Celgard loses personal jurisdiction arguments at CAFC in SKI case from

As to the technology area:

Celgard is a developer and manufacturer of battery
membranes. The membranes Celgard develops are used
to separate chemical cell components in lithium-ion
batteries, preventing contact between the positive and
negative ...

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They Invented What? (No. 2) from

Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:
U.S. Pat. No. 6,368,227: Method of swinging on a swing   I claim: 1. A method of swinging on a swing, the method ...

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Entangled Trade Secrets and Presumptive Misappropriation from

Over at Prawfsblawg, Orly Lobel discusses the case of former Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov,who has had an up and down (more like down and up) experience dealing with criminal trade secret prosecutions. I ...

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Intellectual Ventures Software Patents Too Generic (i.e., Abstract) from

by Dennis Crouch On appeal, the Federal Circuit has affirmed that Intellectual Ventures’ asserted patent claims are invalid both for claiming ineligible subject matter and for lacking definiteness. Intellectual Ventures v. Capital One (Fed. Cir ...

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Oracle v. Google copyright case continues in California: status conference to be held on July 30 from

It's been a few years since I last woke up to a significant procedural order ("signficant" as opposed to lawyers' appearances being approved) in Oracle v. Google. A few years too many for Oracle ...

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Another Aleynikov Trade Secrets Case Ends with Narrower Statute from

By Josh Rich -- In 2009, Sergey Aleynikov was a computer programmer employed by Goldman Sachs to write high-frequency trading code. He accepted an offer to join a new Chicago-based company, Teza Technologies. Before he left ...

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