Patent & IP news for March 11, 2016

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post image Italy to adopt first "Sharing Economy Act" in Europe -- but does it share EU law principles? from

Katfriend and sharing-economy enthusiast Revital Cohen (Baker & McKenzie, Milan) tells us about what appears to be the very first attempt to provide an overall legal framework for (almost) all those disruptive business that usually go ...

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post image Guest Post: What Would Happen to Patent Cases if They Couldn’t all be Filed in Texas? from

Colleen Chien, Santa Clara University Law School and Michael Risch, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law[1] Today, the Federal Circuit heard oral argument in the mandamus petition brought in the TC Heartland case ...

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post image Resolving plagiarism: time to get a gun? from

An odd story related to an accusation of plagiarism has been covered in Inside Higher Ed,

The twist isn't the accusation itself, but rather ...

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Guest Post: Coalition for 21st Century Medicine Comments on Expected Ariosa Cert Petition from

By Coalition for 21st Century Medicine* -- The collective experience of the Members of the Coalition for 21st Century Medicine in trying to obtain much needed patent protection for their novel, life-saving technologies has led to ...

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High-Level UN Initiative On Global Public Health Gap Holds Landmark Hearing from

An initiative of the United Nations secretary general yesterday gathered what could be described as an assembly of many of the world’s best thinkers and practitioners on public health and intellectual property rights. Industry ...

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Computer Navigator Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s computer navigation patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract idea. "[M]aps ...

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PTAB says: “[a] wagering game is, effectively, a method of exchanging and resolving financial obligations based on probabilities created during the distribution of the cards.” from

The CAFC affirmed a 101 rejection made by PTAB in the Smith case.

The CAFC did leave open the possibility that patentable inventions in the gaming arts.

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Patent-jacking from

The March 10, 2016 episode of Elementary titled "Hounded" presents the term "patent-jacking."

Sadly, the term is used in two different contexts.

Of relevance to the story line is simply the concept of investors in ...

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Adverse patent result in Europe for Biogen's MS drug Tecfidera from

Biogen's EP '537 patent related to the MS drug Tecfidera and related to US '514 has been revoked in Europe.

Bizjournals writes:

A similar patent called "514" is being challenged (along with others related ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Steve Brachmann: University Research Leads To Breakthroughs In 3d Printed Organs Andrew Williams: Cuozzo Speed v. Lee – Question 2 Jacob Gershman: Billions Up For Grabs In Patent Clash Over ‘Crispr’ Breakthrough David Brophy: Kiddee Case ...

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