Patent & IP news for February 19, 2016

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post image Of Mice and Men: Regeneron v Kymab from

In his most recent patent decision Mr Justice Carr strikes an ominous note when he introduces readers to the technology in dispute (at least, it's ominous to bloggers with a background in physics, whose ...

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post image The Indonesian IKEA case: what happened and why it might actually be good for foreign companies from

There have various rumblings about the decision of the Supreme Court of Indonesia involving the IKEA trademark. Prudence Jahja and Andrew Diamond of Januar Jahja & Partners, Jakarta, Indonesia, have prepared an analysis of what in ...

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Guest Post -- The Emergent Microbiome: A Revolution for the Life Sciences – Part III, Obesity and other Metabolic Disorders from

The gut microbiome, a collection of microbes living in the gastrointestinal tract, has emerged as an attractive target for pharmaceutical intervention for the treatment of a variety of disorders. This is the fourth article in ...

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Judge Wang on Patent Eligibility from

Judge Nina Wang is one of the few patent litigators to have ascended to the federal judiciary.  She serves as a US magistrate judge here in Denver, CO.  You can read one of her recent ...

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Soybean Event Does Not Imply Sexual Crossing from

The decision T915/10 relates to soybean plants and soybean seeds containing a DNA insert with the name "insertion event MON89788"  which is supposed to improve the yield relative the a comparable line. The DNA ...

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Distributed Learning Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's distributed learning patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract idea. "Plaintiff ...

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Samsung to SCOTUS: 'The law of the smartphone cannot follow reflexively from the law of the spoon.' from

The SCOTUSblog has published Samsung's reply brief in support of its petition for writ of certiorari (request for Supreme Court review) in Apple's design patents case. You can find Samsung's filing here ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Steve Brachmann: One-Fifth Of All IPR Petitions Denied Institution Oona Johnstone: PTAB v. The Untouchables: Widely Validated Biotech Patent To Be Reviewed Joseph Mandour: Lebron And Kobe Tattoos Lead To Copyright Lawsuit Over NBA 2k16 ...

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CAFC affirms an inequitable conduct finding in Ohio Willow Wood case from

The CAFC affirmed the SD Ohio district court as to inequitable conduct.

An issue in the case was the uncorrobated testimony of a third party witness. PTAB reversed the examiner in crediting such testimony.

The ...

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USPTO Patent Quality Chat Webinar Series from

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be offering the next webinar in its Patent Quality Chat webinar series on March 8, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (ET). The latest webinar ...

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Webinar on Technology Transfer Agreements from

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Negotiating Technology Transfer Agreements -- Structuring Key Provisions, Anticipating and Avoiding Drafting Pitfalls, Addressing Cross-Border Challenges" on February 25, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST ...

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Webinar on Biotech Patents and § 101 Rejections from

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Biotech Patents and §101 Rejections: Meeting Patent Eligibility Requirements -- Leveraging Recent Decisions and USPTO Guidance to Overcome Rejections" on March 10, 2016 from 1:00 to 2 ...

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Webinar on PTAB Best Practices from

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will be offering a webinar entitled "PTAB Best Practices for Petitioners" on March 1, 2016 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern). David Cavanaugh of Wilmer Hale; Scott ...

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