Patent & IP news for July 15, 2015

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Looking for a position. It's tough out there in the jobs market.  While the position of the market economies have definitely improved considerably since the dark, dark days of sub-prime mortgages, failing banks and ...

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Among the most challenging IP decisions is whether, and under what conditions, to disclose one’s trade secret. A recurring context where this decision is made is in connection with a patent application. When a ...

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The Medicines Company v. Hospira (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- There have been many voices raised in recent years against the patent system for a variety of political, policy, or personal reasons. Indeed, there is even a book entitled Don't ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

P.H. Madore: IP Lawsuit Against Bitcoin Company CEO To Proceed Ashlee Kieler: Zodiac Seats France Takes Middle Chair And Turns It Around Ed Walsh: Patent Owner Hopes To Fry Bass Stephen Jenei: Indie Comedy ...

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Carly Fiorina: If the Innovation Act were law tomorrow, Thomas Edison would be a patent troll from

One recalls the 2006 article Edison as a Patent Troll, or Where is California Going in Stem Cell Research? , including the text:

[Of various suggestions that Edison was troll-like in his behavior in not making ...

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Dominic Basulto: just because you have a lot of highly cited patents doesn’t immediately mean that you can create valuable products from those patents from

Although Basulto's statement is true, it misses the more basic issue that patent citation analysis is gibberish. Having highly cited patents does not really mean much.

See the work of Edlyn Simmons and some ...

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Computer Configuration Migration Patents Invalid Under 35 USC § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's configuration settings migration patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the patents lacked an inventive concept. "[Plaintiff's ...

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Hotel people as troll victims: not thinking the problem through? from

Part of the "push" for patent reform comes from small businesses who are getting warning letters from so-called patent trolls. A post in praise of the Innovation Act illustrates the cluelessness of many backing the ...

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Federal Circuit Panel Concludes That It Lacks Jurisdiction to Review PTAB Decision Terminating IPR Proceeding from

Recently, the Federal Circuit held that it lacks jurisdiction to review non-final Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) decisions, such as decisions to vacate or terminate a post-grant proceeding.… Continue Reading

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Patent Reform Slows Down in Congress from

by Dennis Crouch Acting in bi-partisan fashion, leadership in the House of Representatives have reportedly removedRep. Goodlatte’s Innovation Act (H.R. 9) from House Floor consideration this summer – indicating that the bill is not ...

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A Geneva Look At Jurisdiction, Dispute Resolution And The Internet from

A conference on jurisdiction and dispute resolution in the age of the internet raised topical issues of concern to internet-based public policy, such as the notion of how jurisdiction and internet governance is a question ...

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Versata Development Group, Inc. v. SAP America, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

By Michael Borella -- Section 18 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) established a transitional program through which the USPTO conducts post-grant reviews of covered business method (CBM) patents. For the most part, § 18 incorporates ...

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