Patent & IP news for August 30, 2016

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post image A triple dose of defeat - three antibiotic patents of Cubist revoked in one trial from

This judgment [Hospira UK Ltd v Cubist Pharmaceuticals LLC [2016] EWHC 1285 (Pat) (10 June 2016)] was handed down a little while ago, but this Kat only recently got round to studying it properly, containing ...

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No Monkey Business: Animal selfie raises serious questions about copyright ownership from

Who is the legitimate owner of a selfie taken by a monkey, but positioned by a nature photographer? Is it the intellectual property of the animal or the photog? A novel law suit filed recently ...

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Claiming: Special Care with Terms of Degree from

by Dennis Crouch Liberty Ammo v. US (Fed. Cir. 2016) The U.S. Government has waived its sovereign immunity against allegations of patent infringement. However, the infringement charges are not brought via Civil Action under ...

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Leveraging Electronic Resources To Retrieve Information From Applicant’s Other Applications and Streamline Patent Issuance from

The USPTO has issued a Federal Register Request for Comments on the best use of the internet for communicating with applicants and streamlining patent issuance.  The Office will also hold a roundtable on September 28 ...

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Antipsychotic Drug Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

Following a bench trial, the court found that plaintiffs' antipsychotic drug patent was not invalid for unpatentable subject matter because the claims contained an inventive concept. "The patent-at-issue in this case addresses natural relationships to ...

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WHO Flu Pandemic Framework Working, Group Says; Others Concerned from

A World Health Organization framework to respond to influenza pandemics is working successfully, the confidential draft report of a review team has found. But some areas, such as virus genetic information, still need more work ...

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PTAB Finds Claims Directed to Point-of-Sale System for Printing Coupons for a Third Party to be Patent-Eligible Subject Matter from

Takeaway: The PTAB reversed an Examiner's rejection under 35 U.S.C. § 101 of claims to a retailer's point-of-sale (POS) system that printed coupons for a third-party's unrelated goods or services. In ...

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Court Holds Grid Monitoring Patents Invalid; Collecting Info is Unpatentable Abstract Idea from

A prior post reported on the litigation between Electric Power Group (EPG) and Alstom Grid. The lawsuit, filed in the Central District of California, alleged that Alstom’s “PhasorPoint” and “e-terravision” solutions infringed U.S ...

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Brennan, Kapczynski, Monahan & Rizvi: Leveraging Government Patent Use for Health from

The federal government can and should use its power to buy generic medicines at a fraction of their current price, according to Hannah Brennan, Amy Kapczynski, Christine H. Monahan, and Zain Rizvi in their new ...

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Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics, Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2016) from

By Michael Borella -- Core Wireless Licensing brought an action against LG Electronics in the Eastern District of Texas. Core contended that LG infringed claim 21 of its U.S. Patent No. 7,804,850. LG ...

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