Patent & IP news for December 21, 2015

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post image The Zero-Sum Claim from

Product packaging prompts passion.  Lookalike love oscillates. My post on lookalike products prompted debate, and a British Brands Group (BBG), response.   In the interests of encouraging a healthy debate, the concept of the zero-sum game ...

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post image Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week from

Never too late ... with a literary twistWhere you already on holiday or too busy at work last week and missed the IPKat?
As usual, nothing to worry about because our dear friend and colleague ...

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post image A Kat's 2015 Copyright Awards from

It's Katwards day!With the holidays and end of the year quickly approaching, it seems about time to think of what has been and what will be next in the constantly exciting world of ...

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post image Santa Claus’s submission on the IPO Consultation on Transitional Arrangements for the Repeal of Section 52 from

Santa Claus ...Following the release of the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Flos [here] in 2011, UK Government has considered that section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and ...

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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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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. et al. v. Med-Pharmex, Inc. 3:15-cv-01905; filed August 28, 2015 in ...

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“Patent Investor” tracks licensing company shares & developments from

A new weekly is the first to feature in-depth coverage of public intellectual property monetization companies (PIPCOs).  I’ve been following The Patent Investor for a few weeks, wondering what news it could provide beyond ...

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Assigning Future Interests: Federal Circuit Denies Review of FilmTec from

by Dennis Crouch When I taught licensing, I turned to Ray Nimmer’s text.  Nimmer & Jeff Dodd are also authors of the treatise Modern Licensing Law. Although a number of patent transfer issues are straightforward ...

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Plaintiff’s Unreasonable § 101 Positions and Vexatious Litigation Strategy Justify § 285 Attorney Fees Award from

The court granted defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 after the court found that plaintiff's information storage patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because plaintiff's ...

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The future of the IGF: mandate renewal? from

The re-posting of this comment is part of a cross-posting collaboration with MediaLaws: Law and Policy of the Media in a Comparative Perspective. This week, internet governance debates will centre on the UN General Assembly ...

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From Government Surveillance to Federal Data Breaches: Privacy Commissioner Tables Annual Report from

The re-posting of this article is part of a cross-posting agreement with CyberLex. On December 10, 2015, the Annual Report of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (“OPC”) on the Privacy Act for 2014-2015 was ...

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Happy Holidays from IP Osgoode! from

IP Osgoode wishes you a Happy Holiday and Innovative New Year!  We appreciate your interest and support over the past year and look forward to another successful year.  We will slow down over the holiday ...

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PTAB dings Applicant for citing to cases without analogizing facts from

Takeaway: An Applicant appealed claims that described structure in terms of segments with joined endpoints, along with profiles for each segment. The Applicant argued that the Examiner had interpreted geometric features shown in the reference ...

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EDGE SYSTEMS LLC v. AGUILA: pro se appellant loses at CAFC from

A party seeking a preliminary injunction must estab-
lish (1) “he is likely to succeed on the merits”; (2) “he is
likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of prelim-
inary relief”; (3) “the ...

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