Patent & IP news for September 15, 2016

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post image How to Improve Patent Quality: Conference Highlights from

Everyone agrees (right?): improved patent quality makes the patent system better.  This was the premise of a recent Santa Clara-Duke Patent Quality conference (part one). Aimed at the USPTO’s Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative, the ...

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post image ChIPs Global Summit Report 2: The DTSA and a system breach by hackers - what does it mean for your trade secrets? from

The DTSA panel shares best
practice to reasonably protect
your trade secrets
As readers will know, one of the AmeriKat's favorite topics is trade secrets.  She was therefore quick to rush to the Defend ...

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post image ChIPs Global Summit Report 1: Supreme Court stalemate and career planning with the Federal Circuit from

Mallum Yen kicking of the first day of the Summit
with a run through of the year's achievements in IP and
diversity progress
The AmeriKat has known about the incredible work of ChIPs for ...

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post image BREAKING: CJEU says that free Wi-Fi provider is not liable for third-party copyright infringements but may be required to password-protect its network to terminate infringements from

Wow, what a rolling coaster of emotions the past few days have been for EU-based copyright enthusiasts! 
After last week's GS Media decision [here, here, here] in Luxembourg and yesterday's copyright package in ...

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USPTO News Briefs from

By Donald Zuhn -- USPTO Announces Interim Authentication Method for EFS-Web and Private PAIR On September 13, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced via a Patent Alert e-mail that a new authentication option for ...

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WiFi Providers Can Be Forced To Require Passwords On Rightsholder Request, ECJ Rules from

The European Court of Justice today ruled that a shop offering WiFi is not liable for copyright infringements on its network but may be forced by rightsholders to require passwords to use the network.

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MSF Calls On Governments To Repair, Remodel Biomedical R&D from

Governments are urged to do more to promote the development of desperately-needed new medicines, vaccines, and diagnostics at affordable prices and address the failures of research and development (R&D;) in a new report by ...

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Switzerland Champions Disclosure Requirement In Patents At WIPO, Counters US Interpretation from

The government of Switzerland has issued a defence of its national law on disclosure of origin of genetic resources in patent applications, finding fault with the interpretation of its law by the United States. The ...

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Signal Processing Patents Not Patent Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The magistrate judge recommended denying defendant's motion to dismiss on the ground that one of plaintiff’s signal processing patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed toward an abstract ...

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Lawyer who copied and filed substantial portion of draft brief of co-party on appeal held to have violated copyright laws from

The court in Newegg Inc. v. Ezra Sutton, PA (CV 15-01395 TJH C.D. Cal. Sept. 2016) (here), faced some interesting facts.  Boiled down, a lawyer representing a co-appellee of Newegg at the Federal Circuit ...

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Pre-GATT Applications from

One small aspect of Director Michelle Lee’s testimony to congress was that the number of pending pre-GATT applications still pending has been reduced to only 20 – not counting those owned by Gill Hyatt. (She ...

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