Patent & IP news for February 29, 2016

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post image Debates Between Copyright Owners & Service Providers Fuel Study By The Copyright Office from

Emily Campbell, Dunlap Codding's Trademark, Copyright & E-Commerce practice group leader, authored an article on the United States Copyright Office's current public study to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the safe harbor provisions ...

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post image Lord Justice Kitchin gleefully keeps us the right way around on "wrong way around" evidence in Fox trade mark appeal from

Looking out for IP judgments sometimes requires
the help of the AmeriKat's fuzzy friends
There are often occasions where the AmeriKat spies an interesting decision that she would love to digest and share with ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

March 1, 2016 - "PTAB Best Practices for Petitioners" (American Intellectual Property Law Association) - 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern) March 3, 2016 - "Patents and Export Control Compliance: Managing Risk and Avoiding Unintentional Violations -- Minimizing Export ...

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Guest Post -- The Emergent Microbiome: A Revolution for the Life Sciences – Part V, Patents Relating to Obesity and 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 fifth article in ...

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India Patent Office: No patent if invention is merely software from

After months of deliberation, India’s Patent Office has issued new guidelines that firmly maintain the country’s practice of not granting patents for software inventions. Issued February 19, 2016, the new Guidelines for Examination ...

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East Africa Pharma Summit Examines Linkages Between Domestic Policies, Industry, Trade And Health from

NAIROBI, Kenya -- As the budding East African pharmaceutical industry shows clear gains , experts at a pharmaceutical summit in Kenya underlined the sector as key to tackling challenges related to access to essential medicines in the ...

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Federal Circuit: Apple’s Slide-to-Unlock Patent is Invalid from

by Dennis Crouch In the Federal Circuit’s most recent Apple v. Samsung decision, the court has, inter alia, invalidated two of Apple’s asserted patents and held the third was not infringed – despite a ...

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“Secrets” is required reading for informed managers and investors from

In an information age that worships data and transparency, the trade or business secret has never been more valuable.   “Secrets” is an essential guide to understanding, using and profiting from trade secrets, or “know-how,” perhaps ...

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Interview With EPO President Battistelli: Investigations, Unitary Patent, And Global Change from

The saga of fights between the President of the European Patent Office, Benoît Battistelli, and the trade union SUEPO goes on with a recent decision to fire two and degrade one member of the trade ...

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LUMINARA WORLDWIDE loses on injunction issue at CAFC from

The outcome was the vacating of the D. Minn. decision and remand.

Appellants Liown Electronics Co.; Shenzhen Liown
Electronics Co.; and Liown Technologies/Beauty Electronics,
LLC (collectively, “Liown”), and enjoined distributors
Boston Warehouse Trading Corp ...

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Inter Partes Review: Comingling Adjudicative and Executive Roles within an Agency from

By Dennis Crouch In its challenge of the USPTO’s implementation of the Inter Partes Review system, Ethicon has now requested an en banc rehearing with the following simple question presented: Does the Patent Act ...

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Eon v. Silver Spring: the meaning of "portable" and "mobile" debated from

From Judge Bryson's dissent:

The majority holds that “no reasonable jury could
have found that Silver Spring’s devices are ‘portable’ and
‘mobile’ in the context of the claimed invention.” I disagree.

There is ...

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