Patent & IP news for January 6, 2016

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Will the CAFC take a bite out of Apple's award?Samsung seeks to overturn $120 million Apple verdict:  Yesterday, Samsung was been trying to convince the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ...

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Apple's patent litigation against Samsung has reached the point where even fanboys disagree from

With only three months to go until the fifth anniversary of Apple's first patent lawsuit against Samsung, I believe Apple should think hard about an exit strategy from that litigation. Some people in Cupertino ...

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Recognicorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co. (W.D. Wash. 2015) from

Generic Software Claims Found Ineligible under § 101 By Joseph Herndon -- A common theme found in recent patent litigation is that software claims lacking detail are more likely to be found invalid under 35 U.S ...

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Automatic Version Control Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's patent for providing an automatic version control to a business intelligence system was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because the claims ...

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Zimbabwe Plans Open Access Policy, Part Of Efforts Across Africa from

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Zimbabwe has kicked off a new project to support adoption of research data management and sharing services among government, universities and research institutions as part of its plans to pave the ...

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Patent Venue: Limits on Venue in Patent Infringement Litigation from

The pending Federal Circuit mandamus action of In re TC Heartland involves an interesting legal question that has now been fully briefed.  The Federal Circuit has not yet announced whether it will hold oral arguments ...

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Harvard study: financial patents lag in quality, especially NPEs’ from

A recently published Harvard Business School working paper found that financial services patents lack quality because they lag their peers in academic citations. “Financial Patent Quality: Finance Patents After State Street”  findings indicate that financial ...

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IRS Takes Aggressive Position in Challenging the Treatment of a License Agreement as a Sale of a Capital Asset from

Recently, a Memorandum in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment was filed by the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) in the Tax Court case Mylan Inc. & Subsidiaries v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Docket Nos. 16145-14 ...

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Ptab reverse obvious method treatment from

Takeaway: The Examiner issued an obviousness rejection of claims to a method of using modified botox to treat urogenital-neurological disorders. One reference taught the modified toxin recited in the claims as a treatment for chronic ...

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