Patent & IP news for February 16, 2016

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post image U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies from

Was he a crusader in patent law? Laura Robinson

Antonin Scalia’s sudden death shocked the nation this weekend.  While we wait for news of his replacement, and even more so, confirmation of his replacement ...

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

Away last week or too busy to read the IPKat? As usual, don’t worry because our friend and colleague Alberto Bellan is back with his Never Too Late feature, now on its 85th edition ...

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post image In memoriam of Justice Antonin Scalia: something personal and something professional from

Anyone connected to the world of law is no doubt aware of the passing away over the weekend of Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. Much has been written about Justice Scalia ...

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Pfizer, Inc. v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2016) from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, in Pfizer, Inc. v. Lee, the Federal Circuit determined that the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia did not err in granting summary judgment in favor of the ...

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Supreme Court to Review First AIA Trials Case from

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Cuzzo Speed Techs., LLC v. Lee, in which it will review the first Inter Partes Review (IPR) decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ...

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Lost Profits Expert Need Not Define a Single But-For Market from

The court denied defendant's motion to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's damages expert regarding lost profits as unreliable. "Instead of identifying a single but-for market in which to allocate lost sales, [the expert ...

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USPTO Stadium Tours (PTAB/TTAB Hearings) from

USPTO Announcement Feb 24 in Dallas (SMU) [Register] Feb 26 in Atlanta (Emory) [Register] March 1 in Columbia Missouri (Mizzou) [Info|Register] March 4 in Salt Lake City (UUtah) [Register] The USPTO has partnered with ...

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Lexmark and Disposability: Gumming Up the Market for Refills and Repairs. from

by Dennis Crouch I was surprised at the en banc Federal Circuit’s decision in Lexmark to re-affirm Mallinckrodt — giving a seller power to block future resale and reuse of a patented product.  My surprise ...

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2015 Year in Review Report Now Available! from

Docket Navigator’s annual Year in Review Report for 2015 is now available for download. The report is included in your Docket Navigator subscription and includes analysis of:
  • Litigation activity overview
  • Updated statistics on the ...

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CAFC in Lismont case finds laches applies to inventorship claims from

From the decision:

This appeal arises from an inventorship dispute between
Hedwig Lismont (Mr. Lismont) and Alexander
Binzel Schweisstechnik GmbH & Co. KG (Binzel-
Germany), Abicor Unternehmensverwaltungs GmbH
(Abicor), IBG Industrie-Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG
(IBG), Richard Sattler ...

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Feds Fed Up with VW; Lawsuit Alleges Clean Air Act Violations from

A previous post discussed the Volkswagen emissions scandal in the context of other greenwashing cases and noted that it may exemplify a new trend of high-tech greenwashing. Last year, Volkswagen admitted that it had intentionally ...

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