Patent & IP news for August 10, 2016

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post image BREAKING: Puns at the ready, Mr Justice Birss delivers epic CIALIS judgment from

It's how long? ! A judgment of Arnoldian proportions has just landed on the AmeriKat's desk, but it is not from its namesake.  It is instead from Mr Justice Birss.  At an eye watering ...

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post image Norwegian Supreme Court: no "retransmission" without "transmission" from

The Supreme Court of Norway has ruled  that a  TV cable distributor  was not retransmitting broadcasts when it received content via an encrypted fibre connection and proceeded to broadcast it to the public.  Norwaco is ...

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Data Transmission Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The magistrate judge recommended denying defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's data transmission patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed toward an abstract ...

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16th IP Scholars Conference at Stanford from

The 16th IP Scholars Conference (IPSC) will be held at Stanford Law School tomorrow and Friday, with about 150 presentations and 200 attendees from around the world. The conference schedule is here (which is largely ...

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The Limited Role of Common Sense in the Obviousness Analysis from

by Dennis Crouch Decisions by the Patent Trial & Appeal Board are rarely overturned on appeal.  I expect that result is largely due to the fact that the Patent Office has staffed the Board with highly ...

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Raymond P. Niro, pioneering patent litigator, is dead at 73 from

Raymond Niro, a highly successful patent litigator who represented primarily inventors and other plaintiffs, passed away on August 9 at the age of 73. It was reported that he was in ill-health and died of ...

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CAFC addresses the meaning of "common sense" in Arendi case; Apple loses from

From the beginning of the case:

On December 2, 2013, Apple Inc., Google, Inc. and
Motorola Mobility LLC (collectively “Appellees”)) filed a
petition for inter partes review (“IPR”) of U.S. Patent No.
7,917 ...

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CAFC affirms SD Texas in Vapor Point case. Inventorship issues. from

The background:

Vapor Point, L.L.C., Keith Nathan (“Nathan”), and
Kenneth Matheson (“Matheson”) (collectively “Vapor
Point”) sued Elliott Moorhead (“Moorhead”), NanoVapor
Fuels Group, Inc., and Bryant Hickman (“Hickman”)
(collectively “NanoVapor”) in the United States ...

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Appistry, Inc. v., Inc. (W.D. Wash. 2016) from

By Joseph Herndon -- Last month, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington granted Defendant's Motion to Dismiss for Invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101 on the grounds ...

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