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post image Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc., No 15-___ (design patent scope and damages calculation)(New Petition) from

by Dennis Crouch Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc., No 15-___ (on petition for writ of certiorari) Samsung has now filed its petition for writ of certiorari challenging the $400 million that it has paid ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

December 17, 2015 - "Section 102 and Prior Art: Navigating the Expanded Scope of Prior Art and AIA Exceptions" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST) January 6, 2016 - "Preparing for and Navigating PTAB Appeals ...

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Claim Drafting Strategies -- Functional Claiming and Reciting User-Action from

By Joseph Herndon -- On December 1, 2015, the International Trade Commission (ITC) rendered an opinion In the Matter of Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same, investigation no. 337-TA-907 ...

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"The Good Wife" on 13 December 2015 does KSR from

Buried in the periphery of "The Good Wife" episode of December 13, 2015 were oblique allusions to patent law, beginning with
the episode title "KSR," which in the episode relates to kidnap, sedate, and rape ...

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General Court rejects 5-stripes shoe mark from

In its judgment of 4 December 2015 in case T-3/15 the General Court upheld OHIM’s assessment that the below mark lacks distinctive character and added some more pages to the history of position ...

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Artists’ Call For Rights Wakes Up WIPO Copyright Committee from

Two new proposals concerning the rights of artists seemed to bring new energy to the World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee last week. Proposals encouraged delegates to create a legal framework to help artists benefit ...

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WIPO Copyright Committee Holds Pragmatic Talks On Broadcasting Treaty; New Text Coming from

The World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee closed last week without a definite work programme for the next session but two new projects seem to have stirred up the committee after years of inconclusive talks ...

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"All due care" when not responsible for renewals from

Decision T 942/12 is a very important and welcome decision on liability and renewal practice management for European patent attorneys. It addresses the onerous responsibilities that previous Boards have held are applicable to EP ...

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In Deciding Motion to Transfer Venue, Judicial Economy Does Not Override Convenience Factors from

The court granted defendant's motion to transfer venue from the Eastern District of Texas to the Northern District of California even though judicial economy weighed against transfer. "Given that this Court is the only ...

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Has the Federal Circuit Requested an Additional Judgeship? from

Given the perceived increase in Rule 36 judgments issued by the Federal Circuit, the large number of pending appeals at the PTAB, and the increasing importance of intellectual property to the US economy, I wonder ...

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Another depressing year for patent law? from

In a post The 4 worst patents of 2015, Larry Downes writes

This was another depressing year for patent law, which long ago lost sight of its constitutional moorings as a balanced and limited source ...

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Pending Supreme Court Patent Cases (Update) from

by Dennis Crouch As of December 14, two petitions for certiorari have been granted — both covering the same topic of enhanced damages, a.k.a. willfulness. Another 17 petitions remain pending, a few of which ...

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Apple v. Samsung: petition for Supreme Court to take first look at design patent case in 122 years from

As it announced in August, Samsung has filed a petition for writ of certiorari (request for Supreme Court review) today in its almost five-year-old litigation with Apple. While it's statistically very hard to get ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

James Cosgrove: The Most Likely Art Units For Alice Rejections Donald Zuhn: Endo Pharmaceuticals v. Actavis Art Gollwitzer: Texas Patent Law Landscape Is Changing Andrew Nusca: Should Apple Receive All Of Samsung’s Phone Profits ...

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New Standard For Online Linking Of Rights Data Emerges, But Will It Take Off? from

A new standard developed and tested by the Linked Content Coalition's Rights Data Integration project could revolutionise the way copyrights are managed online, one of its technical advisors has said in an interview. The ...

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