Patent & IP news for August 13, 2015

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post image Who knew planning permission could be so exciting? Plans for London's UPC courtroom from

View of the new UPC court
taken a few days ago on the AmeriKat's
walk the rain.As anyone who has had to renovate or remodel a house before will know, planning ...

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post image Design Patents for Logos?!? from

Elizabeth Lauderback

Ornamental designs of manufactured articles may not be the only asset protectable by U.S. applicants seeking foreign protection through international design applications (IDAs). Most intellectual property enthusiasts are well aware of changes ...

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post image Partial Priority - questions for the Enlarged Board now revealed from

Thanks to the comments posted by keen-eyed readers here and here, it has come to this Kat’s attention that EPO Board of Appeal decision T 0557/13 has finally been published (despite the patent ...

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Ferrum Ferro Capital Files Motion to Strike Allergan's Complaint from

By Donald Zuhn -- In June, Allergan, Inc. and Allergan Sales, LLC filed suit against Ferrum Ferro Capital, LLC and Kevin Barnes ("FFC") in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, alleging ...

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Conference Looks At Public Interest In South Africa’s Draft Copyright Bill from

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – A conference here this week elicited a robust debate amongst intellectual property stakeholders in South Africa about the objectives of the far-reaching draft Copyright Amendment Bill.

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No CBM Standing for Customer of Party Sued for Infringement from

The Board denied institution of covered business method review of a communications system patent because the petitioner did not have standing under § 18(a)(1)(B) and 37 CFR § 42.302. "The Petition does not ...

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Akamai v. Limelight: Federal Circuit Expands the Contours of Direct Infringement from

By Jason Rantanen Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc)  Download Opinion Today, a unanimous Federal Circuit (minus judges Taranto, Chen and Stoll, who did not participate) issued its opinion ...

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En banc CAFC finds that Limelight directly infringed from

The en banc decision:

Sitting en banc, we unanimously set forth the law of
divided infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a). We conclude
that, in this case, substantial evidence supports the
jury’s ...

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CAFC addresses standing, local rules in KERANOS, LLC v. SILICON STORAGE TECHNOLOGY, INC from

The issue:

This appeal involves whether appellant [Keranos], an exclusive
licensee, has standing to sue for patent infringement and
whether the district court properly applied the local
patent rules to deny appellant’s motions to ...

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US application 20150225684 titled PHOTOBIOREACTOR from

From the specification of published US application 20150225684 to Spicer Consulting Ltd :

[0003] Commonly, open systems are used for growing and harvesting algae on a mass scale and allow the algae to be `open` to ...

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US application 20150229011 to Bosch/Samsung: Battery System and Motor Vehicle from

First published claim: A battery system comprising: at least one battery cell; a thermoelectric element; and a thermally controllable device configured to influence a current flow, wherein the thermoelectric element and the thermally controllable device ...

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