Patent & IP news for August 7, 2015

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post image We’re still waiting for some help with lookalike brands, Baroness*! from

Following hot on the heels of the IPKat's thoroughly unscientific but nonetheless revealing "wet-wipe packaging confusion" survey (the conclusion of which was noted in yesterday's Thursday Thingies round-up: click here and scroll down ...

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post image No Air for Jordan: Michael Jordan Loses Fight over Marks in China from

This Kat grew up playing and loving the sport of basketball, among which was a deep admiration of the great Michael Jordan; a man near ubiquitous with basketball and the National Basketball Association (NBA). With ...

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post image User Upload Platform-Lubbers Beware -- IFPI is Circling Safe Harbours from

Taking advantage of copyright exemptions?  Is that a good thing to do because it affirms the very existence of those exemptions and their legal basis -- or is it a bad thing to do because it ...

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post image Inactive patentee doesn't incur costs in EPO opposition from

In Case T 0784/14 Nutritional Formulation with High Energy Content/N.V. NUTRICIA, 21 July 2015, a Technical Board of Appeal of the.European Patent Office refused to grant the opponents (Fresenius, Abbott and ...

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post image When performance is fear and trembling: performers and stage fright from

Pity the performer. Not only are his or her legal rights less broad and lack international uniformity, but there is also the potential problem of stage fright. As discussed by Joan Acocella as part of ...

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post image July employment in tangible and intangible industries from

Today's employment numbers from the BLS show continued job growth with payrolls up by 215,000 in July. This was only slightly below economists' forecast of 225,000. Last month's number was also ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Victoria Slind-Flor: Adidas, Sisi-Werke Pouch, Airbus: Intellectual Property Eriq Gardner: Katy Perry’s Met Gala Dress Said To Violate Artist’s Intellectual Property Mark Harris: Google Patents A Way For Robocars To Decide When Not ...

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Oracle and Google agree on scope of supplemental Android-Java copyright infringement complaint from

Further to last week's case management order in the Oracle v. Google Android-Java copyright infringement case, either party has filed a motion as ordered by Judge Alsup.

Google wants the court to preclude Oracle ...

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Representatives Seek Protections for Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA in Innovation Act from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, in a letter to Congressional leadership, 79 Members of Congress expressed their support for the Innovation Act (H.R. 9) but sought inclusion of language in the bill "to preserve ...

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No Stay Pending IPR Covering Fewer Than 25% of Litigated Claims from

The court denied defendants' motion to stay pending inter partes review because of the advanced stage of the case and lack of potential simplification of issues. "Part of the quid pro quo of any stay ...

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The Economist: Time to Fix Patents from

In its newest issue, the Economist is coming out strongly against the patent system – based upon the argument that “patent-lawyers are masters of obfuscation” and that patents are being used both by established incumbents and ...

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Republican Debate: Removing Roadblocks more Important than Incentives from

The first Republican Presidential Debate was enjoyable, if also scary. No mention of patents or invention other than Dr. Carson’s remarks about how American became great: America became a great nation early on not ...

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