Patent & IP news for July 28, 2016

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As reported by this blog, in its judgment on 6 July 2016 the Court of Appeal of England and Wales upheld the validity of blocking injunctions against intermediaries (ISPs) in respect of online trade mark ...

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By Jason Rantanen This post summarizes data on inter partes review proceedings and appeals from the Patent Office.  Although the office publishes a monthly Patent Trial and Appeal Board Statistics packet, the narratives contained within ...

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MSF Hearing On Opposition To Pfizer Pneumonia Patent In India from

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) filed a patent opposition in March in India to prevent Pfizer from patenting a pneumonia drug and will defend its position in a hearing tomorrow at the Indian ...

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Summer Changes Make A Splash In IP Community from

Over the summer months, people in the intellectual property world continue to circulate. UNITAID has changed heads, and other well-known figures in Geneva set off to new horizons. And no rest it seems for law ...

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Lawsuit Dismissed Under 35 U.S.C. § 1498 Does Not Trigger 35 U.S.C. § 315(b) Time Bar for IPR Initiated by the U.S. Government from

The Board partly granted institution of inter partes review of a patent directed to an improved airport security system under 35 U.S.C. § 103(a), and rejected the patent owner's argument that the ...

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International Trademark Interoperability Projects Advance from

Projects aimed at creating a more interoperable international trademark system are moving forward, according to the US Patent and Trademark Office and the Japan Patent Office (JPO). Among those in the works are the USPTO-led ...

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USPTO Sets New Deadline for Migration to Financial Manager from

By Donald Zuhn –- As we reported earlier this month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that it was extending the deadline for customers to migrate their deposit accounts and electronic funds transfer accounts ...

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Life Technologies Corporation v. Unisone Strategic IP, Inc. (PTAB 2016) from

By Joseph Herndon -- Life Technologies Corp. filed a petition requesting covered business method (CBM) patent review of a number of claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,996,538. The PTAB determined that the claims ...

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