Patent & IP news for December 3, 2015

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post image The AIA Inter Partes Review System is Constitutional from

The Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion today in MCM Portfolio v. Hewlett-Packard Co. (Fed. Cir. 2015) (“MCM” and “HP” respectively), holding that the Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) system does not violate Article III or ...

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post image G1/14: An unnecessary question from

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO delivered its judgment in the G1/14 referral on 19 November 2015 (so far only available in German). The decision is short, but not sweet for the ...

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post image Keeping PACE with the European Patent Office from

The eagle-eyed amongst our readers will have noticed that the EPO has issued a notice revising the PACE procedure (Procedure for Accelerated Conduct of Examination) with effect from 1 January 2016.  The changes are said ...

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Federal Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc in Ariosa v. Sequenom from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit declined to rehear en banc the panel decision in Ariosa v. Sequenom. This decision was not surprising but what may be surprising was that only three judges wrote ...

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New UNDP-Blind Union Report Helps Asia-Pacific Nations Ratify Marrakesh Treaty from

The United Nations Development Programme joined forces with the World Blind Union to prepare a new report aimed at facilitating Asia-Pacific countries’ ratification of a treaty designed to help visually-impaired people access special format books.

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No Determination of Data Compression Patents’ Validity Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 Prior to Claim Construction from

The magistrate judge recommended denying without prejudice defendants' motion to dismiss the asserted claims of plaintiff’s data compression patents because claim construction had not occurred and defendant failed to establish that the claims were ...

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Goldman on Ex Parte Seizures in Trade Secret law from

Prof Eric Goldman has released his new article titled Ex parte Seizures and the Defend Trade Secrets Act.  The article dives into what Goldman calls the “quirky and unprecedented ex parte procedure” included within the ...

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Federal Circuit Reluctantly Affirms Ariosa v. Sequenom and Denies En Banc Rehearing from

Ariosa v. Sequenom (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc petition denied) The Federal Circuit has denied Sequenom’s petition for en banc rehearing – reconfirming the panel holding that the claimed “method of detecting paternally inherited nucleic ...

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Patents-Access Relationship Not Clear-Cut, Speakers At WIPO Say; Biologics A Challenge For Generics from

A seminar on patents and availability of medicines in developing countries yesterday considered whether patents constitute a barrier to access. For the private sector, patents are essential to the innovation system, for others they maintain ...

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Branding Linguistics: What Coca-Cola and Chinese Bakeries have in Common from

The emergence of Chinese brands has become a global phenomenon. Not only are there exports to and local marketing within the Chinese diaspora and later generations, but Western businesses are also merging with and acquiring ...

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Don’t Shoot The Messenger – Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. from

Jim Bouton, one of the designated hitters represented by the Authors Guild took another swing at Google Books services program in the United States Court of Appeal (2nd Circuit) (“the Court”). The Court rejected the ...

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Attacking the Attack Ads: Broadcasters Strike Back from

Political attack ads are a Canadian electoral staple, compressing incriminating, damning and provoking footage into 30-second media bites. Typically, the subject matter is harvested from archived footage of the target captured under the media’s ...

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FORTUNE engaged in patent sensationalism? from

Within a post on Fortune titled Patent Lawsuits Set One-Day Record with 257 New Cases, Most Filed in Texas , one finds the text:

For patent troll opponents, who also watched previous reform measure collapse in ...

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Samsung announces payment of $548 million to Apple but reserves right to seek reimbursement from

Last month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Samsung's petition for an en banc rehearing on the question of whether Apple could enforce payments involving (among other things) a ...

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