Patent & IP news for September 23, 2016

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post image Law & Economics - The Italian Edition from

It was on the bus to the villa on the second day that it clicked - why there were only two faces I recognised at the conference.  The European Association of Law & Economics (EALE), whose annual ...

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post image Friday Fantasies from

Friday has rolled around once again and the IPKat is here to bring you up to date with a magnificent 7 miscellaneous IP events and news stories that you might have missed.
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Panel On The Right To Scientific Progress And Freedom For Scientific Research from

Scientists, national and United Nations representatives, academia and civil society this week explored and elaborated on the right to enjoy scientific progress and the freedom which is indispensable for scientific research. The right was placed ...

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Clean Tech in Court: Green Patent Complaint Update from

A number of new green patent infringement complaints were filed in July and August in the areas of advanced batteries, biofuels, LEDs, and electric motors.   Advanced Batteries Dynavair LLC v. AMS USA, Inc.; Dynavair v ...

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Location Information Management Patents Not Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The magistrate judge recommended denying defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings on the ground that plaintiff’s location information management patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed toward an ...

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CAFC in WesternGeco: After Halo, the objective reasonableness of the accused infringer’s positions can still be relevant for the district court to consider when exercising its discretion. from

The CAFC on the Supreme Court in Halo:

But, the Court held, “[t]he principal problem with
Seagate’s two-part test is that it requires a finding of
objective recklessness in every case before district ...

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CAFC affirms D. Delaware in Roche v. Lifescan: the meaning of "microelectrode" from

Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc. and Corange International
Limited (“Roche”) appeal from the United
States District Court for the District of Delaware’s grant
of summary judgment in favor of Lifescan Incorporated
and Nova Biomedical Corporation ...

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Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle from

Obviousness in patent law is measured relevant to a person having ordinary skill in the art (sometimes designated PHOSITA). The CRISPR patent battles will, in part, turn on the level of skill.

Nature wrote of ...

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Affinity Content Distribution Scheme – Abstract Idea from

Affinity Labs v. DirecTV (Fed. Cir. 2016) The Federal Circuit here affirms that Affinity’s challenged claims invalid as directed to an abstract idea.  when “stripped of excess claim verbiage”, Claim 1 of U.S ...

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Accenture upsets blockchain believers with patent filing from

Consulting giant Accenture has rattled the cage of the fintech community by filing a patent for an “editable” blockchain that would allow a central administrator to edit or delete information stored in a permissioned blockchain ...

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Point of Novelty Returns to Indefiniteness Analysis from

Cox Communications v. Sprint (Fed. Cir. 2016) The district court found all of Sprint’s asserted claims invalid as indefinite under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 2.  The term “processing system” was common to the ...

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CETA To Be Signed (Again) During EU-Canada Summit In Mid-October from

European Union trade ministers at an informal meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia today agreed on the final steps to enact CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU. There will be no ...

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WIPO Traditional Knowledge: Text Passes Committee Approval, Goes To Next Session from

World Intellectual Property Organization delegates today agreed on a text compiling divergent views on how traditional knowledge should be protected in the intellectual property system to be forwarded to the next session of its committee ...

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