Patent & IP news for September 7, 2015

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

With a happy flurry of Katpats we welcome back the errant Alberto Bellan, who has been straying all round the Aegean in pursuit of the sort of happiness and peace of mind that only a ...

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post image No substitute for the real thing: Bonningtons and friends prepare for Battle of the Button from

First, a definition: “substitute sellers” are individuals and companies who take advantage of systems on online sales platforms which enable their users to list their own products under existing listings for identical products by supplying ...

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post image Publishers should not be the beneficiaries of any fair compensation, says the European Copyright Society from

As summer is sadly approaching its end, there may be nonetheless some reasons not to feel completely blue, one of these being that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has just resumed ...

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Amicus Briefs in Support of Sequenom's Petition for Rehearing En Banc: Professors Lefstin and Menell from

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this summer, in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the District Court for the Northern District of California granting summary judgment of invalidity of ...

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European Patent Litigation Certificate rules agreed from

This item has just appeared on the Unified Patent Court website:

11th meeting of the Preparatory Committee
 Published: Monday, 07 September 2015 12:01
At the meeting, which was held at the Netherland permanent representation ...

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Hughes on Obviousness: The Problem Motivates the Solution from

by Dennis Crouch Dome Patent v. Michelle Lee in her capacity as Director of the USPTO (Fed. Cir. 2015) Patent No 4,306,042 issued in 1981 and expired in 1998, but is still being ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

September 8, 2015 - Patent Quality Chat webinar on Global Patent Prosecution (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) - 12:00 to 1:00 pm (EDT) September 9, 2015 - "A Kinder, Gentler PTAB? Proposed New Trial Rules ...

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Inquiries from Abroad from

Julian Cockbain, a former partner at the UK patent firm Dehns, sent us the following request: Could I ask a favour? That you ask on your blog that readers send me copies of papers or ...

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Sandoz' NEUPOGEN® Biosimilar Now on the Market from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Sandoz is having a good year. The company succeeded in having their NEUPOGEN® (filgrastrim) biosimilar product, Zarxio™, approved by the FDA in March, a mere ten months after filing its biosimilar ...

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