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

While regular updater Alberto Bellan continues his well-earned holiday, IPKat blogmeister Jeremy again brings news of last week's substantive blogposts for the benefit of those very many people who have been holidaying or otherwise ...

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post image Microsoft v Motorola: did the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit have jurisdiction? from

From our good friend Kevin Winters (trainee solicitor, Shepherd & Wedderburn) comes the following guest item on the jurisdictional dimension of the very lengthy ruling one of the most fascinating and complex pieces of patent litigation ...

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post image Motions to Stay District Court Cases Pending Post-Grant Proceedings from

Stays pending reexamination of a patent have always been an important consideration in the patent litigation process. In recent years, the America Invents Act created new proceedings, including inter partes review (IPR), covered business method ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

WIPO Roving Seminar roves again -- this time to New York. "Protecting Your Intellectual Property Overseas: WIPO Services and Initiatives" is the title of the next in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) series of Roving ...

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post image Breaking News: PTAB declines Bass hedge fund IPR challenges in Ampyra dispute from

What's to watch, when there is exciting
IP news to blog about?
 Just as she was getting settled for some mindless television viewing after a long day, the AmeriKat received news that the USPTO ...

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NGOs Call Out Switzerland For Pressuring Colombia On Compulsory Licences; Switzerland Replies from

Civil society groups are calling on the Swiss government to refrain from putting pressure on developing countries wishing to manufacture generic medicines without the consent of the patent holder. The groups allege that the Swiss ...

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New OECD report on intellectual property from

The OECD has released a new report entitled Enquiries Into Intellectual Property's Economic Impact. The report is part of Phase 2 of their project on New Sources of Growth: Knowledge-Based Capital. A summary of ...

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IP Experts Kick Off UC Berkeley Innovation Centre With Calls For Change from

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA -- “There’s only one thing we’re good at in the nation, and that’s innovation,” Tusher Center Director and Professor David Teece said recently in setting the tone for a day of ...

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Attorney Fees Awarded for Bad Faith Lawsuit Brought to Cripple Defendants’ Business from

On remand, the court again granted defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 because plaintiff brought its suit in bad faith. "This case 'stands out from others' in that [plaintiff] brought ...

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Cancellation of Progressive’s Business Method Patents Confirmed on Appeal from

Progressive Insurance v. Liberty Mutual Insurance (Fed. Cir. 2015) This case stems from a set of seven overlapping post-grant-review proceedings (CBM PGR) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that Liberty Mutual filed against ...

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Star Wars? It's all Greek, but opposition succeeds in the end from

Case T‑521/13 Alpinestars Research Srl v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market, Kean Tung Cho and Ling-Yuan Wang Yu, a General Court of the European Union (Third Chamber) decision going back to ...

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CAFC affirms PTAB in covered business method case of Profressive v. Liberty; Liberty Mutual loses from

The CAFC affirmed the PTAB on its decisions on covered business methods:

For the foregoing reasons, the judgments of the Board
are affirmed.

Of details:

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company initiated seven
overlapping proceedings against Progressive ...

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The IPR petitions of Kyle Bass on Acorda/Ampyra denied by PTAB from

Susan Decker of Bloomberg wrote of Kyle Bass's loss at PTAB on Acorda/Ampyra:

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said Monday the hedge-fund manager hadn’t come up with enough evidence to ...

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