Patent & IP news for November 9, 2015

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post image USPTO Texas Regional Satellite Office Opens from

Laura Robinson

It’s been three years since the announcement that Dallas-Fort Worth would be home to the Texas Regional Satellite Office for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).   This week, the satellite ...

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post image BGH on Patentability of Mathematical Methods - "Flugzeugzustand" from

The decision BGH X ZR 1 /15 "Flugzeugzustand" relates to the patentability of a mathematical method used in the context of monitoring airplane machinery. A rough (and non-official) translation of the headnote is as follows ...

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post image When litigants must be responsible -- and what happens when they're not: Lyrica pregabalin injunction is continued from

Lyrica returns to court. Warner-Lambert Co LLC v Sandoz GmbH, Sandoz Ltd and Lloyds Pharmcacy Ltd [2015] EWHC 3153 (Pat) is the latest in a series of decisions in the ongoing patent infringement dispute over ...

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post image Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week ... from

Never too late to fall in love with IP ...November is traditionally a busy time for the IP fraternity, as everyone starts planning how to clear their desks ahead of the winter break and/or ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

November 10, 2015 - Patent Quality Chat webinar series (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) - 12:00 to 1:00 pm (ET) November 12, 2015 - Patent Quality Roadshow (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) - North Carolina ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Amgen Inc. et al. v. Apotex Inc. et al. 0:15-cv-61631; filed August 6, 2015 in ...

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CBM Estoppel Applies Only to Petitioners and Does Not Bar the PTAB From Addressing Unpatentability Grounds from

Following the Board's request for additional briefing, the Board found that the petitioner was estopped under Section 325(e)(1) from asserting unpatentability of certain claims under Section 101, but denied the patent owner ...

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Something to be cheerful about? Immunotherapy patent survives pessimistic mindset from

One of the great advantages of bifurcated patent litigation [perhaps the only advantage, wonders Merpel] is that bifurcated decisions make for shorter judgments and shorter blogposts to explain them. Merck Sharp & Dohme v Ono Pharmaceutical ...

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African Ministers IPR Conference Addresses Issues For African Creators from

DAKAR, Senegal -- The World Intellectual Property Organization 2015 African Ministerial Conference on Intellectual Property for Emerging Africa took place last week in Dakar, the Senegalese capital where around 50 ministers gathered as well as 200 ...

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WIPO Committee On Development Opens With Questions Of WIPO And UN SDGs from

The implementation of the UN World Intellectual Property Organization Development Agenda ranked high in the opening statements of developing country delegates attending this week’s Committee on Development and Intellectual Property. The participation of WIPO ...

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USPTO announces plans to include claim constructions in the patent examination process from

The USPTO recently announced three new Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative programs that are designed to (i) add more detail and clarity to the public record of each U.S. patent application, and (ii) improve consistency ...

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New TLD Reservations: Can There Only Be One, Or Not? from

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), standardisation body for the internet protocol and related specifications, is concerned about stepping on the toes of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) with a potentially ...

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IP Osgoode Speaks Series featuring Prof. Matthew Rimmer from

The Trans Pacific Partnership: Copyright Law, the Creative Industries and Internet Freedom In a timely manner, only three days after the announcement of the conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), Prof. Matthew ...

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A monkey, an animal-rights organization and a primatologist walk into federal court . . . from

Patent Litigator Andy Dhuey is also representing Photographer David John Slater who has been sued by the monkey Naruto for copyright infringement. In the 9th Circuit Brief, Dhuey writes: A monkey, an animal-rights organization and ...

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Users, Governments Give Views On Internet Governance Going Forward from

As governments at the United Nations negotiate outcome documents for the 10 year review of the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the rest of the stakeholders of the global internet are fighting ...

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Bradley University now requires students to pass plagiarism quiz from

Pantagraph talks about a "plagiarism quiz" now required of Bradley University students:
Plagiarism has consequences in higher education. This fall, failure to pass a quiz on plagiarism awareness has consequences at Bradley University.

The Peoria ...

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Law360 reports on trade secrets issue in Koninklijke Philips NV et al. v. Elec-Tech International Co. Ltd from

As to the outcome: A California federal judge refused Monday to sanction Philips and its counsel, Reed Smith LLP, for allegedly misusing confidential information obtained in its trade secret suit against Elec-Tech International Co. Ltd ...

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USPTO Still Relying on Rule 36 Judgments from

Last week, the USPTO updated its Appendix 3 of the Subject Matter Eligibility Court Decisions: July 2015 Update Appendix 3:  Subject Matter Eligibility Court DecisionsNEW [updated Nov. 4, 2015]. It surprises me that the USPTO ...

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