Patent & IP news for July 19, 2016

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post image Mr Justice Arnold rejects bid to hear infringement of German designation in Rhodia v Molycorp patent jurisdiction tussle from

The AmeriKat on  a sleepless summer night
musing on the future of patent litigation
The late night witching hours have begun again for the AmeriKat.  It is during the quiet, warm summer nights without the ...

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post image UPDATE: Lack of Patent Strategic Focus Results in $100’s Millions in Lost Value from

Last week, an en banc Federal Circuit (that is, the majority of the sitting judges, not just the usual three judge panel), rendered a decision that saved the patent that keeps the ANGIOMAX(R) product ...

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Supreme Court Challenge to ITC’s Broad Authority from

by Dennis Crouch DBN (formerly DeLorme) v. US International Trade Commission (Supreme Court 2016) In addition to district court infringement litigation, U.S. law offers a second avenue for patent enforcement – the United States International ...

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CISAC: 90 Years In The Service Of Authors And Composers from

The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), the world's leading network of authors’ societies, has published a book looking back at its 90 years in existence. The CISAC Story - 90 Years ...

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EU Anti-Counterfeiting Rapid Intelligence System: One Database For All Data On IPR Infringement from

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Commission Trade Directorate recently launched a new intellectual property enforcement tool that aims to pool together all data relating to IP rights infringement experienced by ...

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UK Government Called To Action To Further Boost IP Enforcement from

The United Kingdom-based Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) industry group launched a "manifesto" earlier this month, calling on the government to establish a more effective and comprehensive response to intellectual property crime.

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Entire Market Value Rule Requires More than Marketing Materials Highlighting Patented Feature from

The court granted defendant's motion in limine to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's damages expert regarding reasonable royalty damages as unreliable for a lack of apportionment. "[The expert's] opinions on a reasonable ...

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Patenting By Universities Unhelpful, WIPO Programme To Be Reviewed, Paper Says from

A new publication analysing the relationship between intellectual property and access to science explores ways countries have developed to counter the potential barriers created by IP rights, and says patenting by universities is counterproductive.

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WHO: Countries Need To Step It Up On Noncommunicable Disease Commitments from

Despite "remarkable" progress by some countries on addressing noncommunicable diseases like cancer and diabetes, there is a need to accelerate efforts in order to meet agreed global commitments, the World Health Organization said this week.

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BASCOM v. AT&T: Section 101 Jurisprudence Continues to Develop from

By Jason Rantanen BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T; Mobility LLC (Fed. Cir. June 27, 2016) Download Bascom Panel: Newman (concurring in the result), O’Malley, Chen (author) Since Alice v. CLS Bank ...

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Stairway to Infringement from

Intro: “The Hook” This summer, an American jury found that “Stairway to Heaven” [hereafter Stairway] rockers Led Zeppelin did not infringe the song “Taurus” [hereafter Taurus], performed by the band Spirit. The plaintiff, Randy Wolfe ...

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4th Circuit Appeals Court Rules No Warrant Needed for Suspects’ Cell-Site Location Data from

The re-posting of this article is part of a cross-posting collaboration with MediaLaws: Law and Policy of the Media in a Comparative Perspective. On May 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, in ...

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WBIP prevails over Kohler at the CAFC from

Kohler lost at the CAFC:

We affirm the court’s denial of judgment as a
matter of law on all issues raised by Kohler and its willful
infringement determination, vacate the court’s denial of ...

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