Patent & IP news for October 13, 2015

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post image FTC Proactive and Preemptive on Green Certifications from

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), America’s consumer watchdog agency, has historically been ahead of the curve on greenwashing. In 1992, it first published its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, commonly know ...

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post image AIPPI Congress Report 2: Unified Patent Court may be ready for business in 2017, but are we? from

The AmeriKat's view during Sunday evening's
UPC session 
Sunday late afternoon sessions are generally a killer for attendance as conference participants are either exploring the sites or getting in a quick Kat nap ...

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post image Unjustified threats to sue for IP: a bit of British patching up, but more remains to be done from

Not all prospective defendants
are proof against chilling effects
Yesterday the Law Commission for England and Wales published the second and final report of the project to reform the law of unjustified (ie groundless) threats ...

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post image F-word not descriptive of pharma product, rules court from

Now that the Kats have your attention, here's another note on a recent case which has, or at any rate should have, a predictable outcome.  It's Flynn Pharma Ltd v Drugsrus Ltd and ...

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post image Ignore the Enlarged Board, EPO President tells Administrative Council from

File under 'F'
for 'Fiction'
In the lead-up to this week's European Patent Office EPO) Administrative Council (AC) meeting, the AC delegates have received an extraordinary communication from the EPO President, Benoit Battistelli. In ...

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post image IPO Executive Director: Mark Lauroesch from

I wanted to take a moment to welcome Mark Lauroesch as the new Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) following the retirement of longtime director Herb Wamsley.  Lauroesch was previously in house ...

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WTO TRIPS Council To Decide On LDC Pharma Extension, Non-Violation Complaints from

The intellectual property committee of the World Trade Organization is meeting this week with a full agenda. The highlight of the agenda is the extension of a waiver allowing least developed countries to choose not ...

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European Patent Office intentionally treats patent applicants and staff unfairly: leaked documents from

While I'm currently taking a break from patent (not copyright) blogging, there's a few EPO-related issues I quickly wanted to draw attention to (and would comment on in more detail if I had ...

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A New Model For IP: Interview With Ecuador IP Office Director Hernán Núñez Rocha from

Ecuador is preparing a new intellectual property policy that aims to better suit the country's strategic development. On the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Organization General Assembly, Hernán Núñez Rocha, head of the ...

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Protection of GR, TK, WIPO General Assembly Divided On Normative Work from

Discussions on the future of the World Intellectual Property Organization committee on traditional knowledge and genetic resources are heating up as some developed countries seek to delay normative work for the next biennium and favour ...

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Executable Software Decompiler Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court denied defendant's post-trial motion for judgment on partial findings that plaintiff's executable software decompiler patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims contained an inventive ...

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Federal Circuit Summarily Affirms Apple v. Samsung judgment without Merits Briefing from

Apple v. Samsung (Fed. Cir. 2015) Most recently in the patent battle between Apple and Samsung, district court Judge Koh awarded $550 million to Apple for based largely upon design patent infringement findings.  That awarded ...

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When harassment gains a new meaning: EPO takes hard line on Hardon from

Merpel has recently written here about the constitutional crisis that is about to beset the Administrative Council (AC) of the European Patent Office (EPO), being urged by the EPO President to disregard the constitutional safeguard ...

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Argentina: Bill To Expand Copyright On Photographs To Life-Plus-70 Years Introduced In Argentine Congress from

Bill No. 2517-D-2015, presented by Liliana Mazure, Gloria Bidegain, Susana Canela, Gastón Harispe, Héctor Recalde and Eduardo Seminara, was introduced to the Argentine Congress to reform the Argentine Copyright Act (Law No. 11.723) in ...

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European Council Backs LDC Extension At WTO from

The European Council has confirmed that it will support the request of least developed countries at the World Trade Organization for the extension of a waiver of intellectual property obligations for pharmaceutical products.

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Kyle Bass IPR petition against Lialda granted for review of U.S. Patent No. 6,773,720 from

From the National Law Review:

After filing over thirty petitions for Inter Partes Review of Orange Book-listed patents for various drugs, Kyle Bass and his Coalition for Affordable Drugs finally has made it over the ...

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Patents as an incentive for professors and students from

The article The politics of patents in Commonwealth has some discussion of "who is who" in the patent reform debate.

There is some discussion of Bob Brown, the president of Boston University, including

For the ...

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