Patent & IP news for September 22, 2015

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The tradition in patent law is to begin discussing an element then continue discussing said element. I never liked that particular because the word “said” seemed odd to me. Instead, my claim drafting practice was ...

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Community trade mark (CTM) cancellation proceedings for non-use before the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) can be brought by anyone. However they are typically brought in situations in which the applicant for ...

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R+L Carriers, Inc. v. Qualcomm, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

Be Wary of Claim Amendments During Reexamination By Joseph Herndon -- Traditional patent law holds that a patentee of a patent that survives reexamination is only entitled to infringement damages for the time period between the ...

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Clean Tech in Court: Green Patent Complaint (and Settlement) Update from

Several new green patent complaints were filed in July and August in the areas of LEDs, smart grid, and water meters. But before we get to that, a significant green patent case settled during this ...

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Motion to Redact Plaintiff’s Website Denied Without Prejudice from

The court denied without prejudice defendants' motion to redact from plaintiff's website information that should not be communicated to jurors after plaintiff agreed to temporarily disable portions of its website. "[Plaintiff] has placed on ...

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Paper: Strict Plant Variety Protection In Africa Goes Beyond International Regulation from

A new paper by a Norwegian researcher finds that recent legislation efforts on plant variety protection in Africa go beyond the requirements of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV).

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Patent Landscape Report from

by Dennis Crouch I have known Tony Trippe for many years now, and he continues to build his reputation as one of the top patent-information-specialists.  I wanted to highlight his newest guide to patent landscaping ...

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New York Real Property Owners at Risk for Exposure to Joint and Several Liability in Connection with Trademark Counterfeiting Taking Place on Their Property from

Brand owners are increasingly asserting claims against owners of real property where alleged trademark counterfeiting is taking place. Three recent actions filed in the Southern District of New York, styled Michael Kors, LLC v. Mulberry ...

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Amgen Sues Hospira, Claims That Biosimilar Version of Epogen Infringes from

In Amgen v. Sandoz, a fractured panel of the Federal Circuit held that an applicant seeking approval of a biosimilar under the abbreviated BPCIA pathway is not required to participate in the so-called “patent dance ...

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CAFC grants amicus request in Lexmark v. Impression Products from

Amici Curiae LG Electronics, Inc., Dell Inc., Google Inc., Intel Corporation, L Brands Inc., Newegg Inc., Ninestar Image Tech Limited, QVC, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., SAS Institute Inc., and Xilinx, Inc. move to participate in ...

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Bank of America into Bitcoin in published US application 20150262173 from

The first claim in the published application relating to manipulating cryptocurrency:

A system comprising:

a memory operable to: store a customer account associated with a customer; and

a processor communicatively coupled to the memory,

the ...

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