Patent & IP news for October 11, 2016

Patent Litigations

USPTO Weekly Stats


Patent & IP Blogs

post image Academics stress importance of preserving consistency and integrity of EU framework on content monitoring from

Professor Kat McKitten
writing his diary at work
A group of EU-based academics (including myself) has just published a letter addressed at a number of EU institutions [you can see the one addressed to the ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image General Court confirms that body-builder silhouette cannot be registered as a trade mark for nutritional supplements from

The body-builder silhouetteCan “a silhouette, represented in black, of a person adopting a typical body-building pose displaying the muscles of his body” be registered as a trade mark for – among other things – nutritional supplements ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Can the Curve combat piracy? from

I have just finished Nicholas Lovell’s excellent book, The Curve.  He looks at business in the post digital world and suggests that the digital world has reduced the value of many products to close ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Does the Patent Statute Cabin-in the Abstract Idea Exception? (Yes) from

by Dennis Crouch In a new Supreme Court petition, Trading Technologies (TT) has again challenged USPTO and Federal Circuit eligibility determinations. TT v. Lee asks the following question: Given that 35 U.S.C. § 100 ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Servier successful before Henderson J in introducing defence based on the Department of Health's prescribing/reimbursement practices from

We are now into the Autumn season and the Michaelmas term, which means an influx of new court judgments.  This author was delighted to stumble upon the latest decision in the intriguing litigation between Secretary ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image The proposed press publishers' right: is it really worth all this noise? from

Again on the proposal
(for a directive on copyright
in the Digital Single Market)
As reported and covered in a number of previous posts [here, here, here], in the context of its Digital Single Market ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

RWS Inovia Releases 2016 Report on Global Patent Trends from

By Donald Zuhn -- Patent services provider RWS inovia recently released its seventh annual report on global patent and IP trends. In compiling "The 2016 U.S. Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator," RWS inovia, which produces ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Which “Brazil” Will Chair The Marrakesh Treaty Assembly? from

The supposedly impossible happened: The Marrakesh Treaty entered into force on 30 September, three months after reaching the necessary minimum of 20 ratifications. By then, 22 countries had done so – two more did so during ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

EPO Staff Seek WIPO-Style Disciplinary Guidelines As Reports Show High Levels of Discontent from

With management-staff relations at the European Patent Office still spiralling downward, staff members are pressing the office's governing council to consider adopting proposed disciplinary and investigation guidelines currently under discussion in the World Intellectual ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

WIPO Assembly Adopts Revisions For Stronger Oversight, Protection Of Whistleblowers from

After much negotiation, amendments to a World Intellectual Property Organization internal oversight mechanism were adopted today by WIPO General Assembly. Under the amendments, investigating allegations of wrongdoing of high-ranking WIPO officials will be made more ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Preliminary Injunction Denied in Light of Pending IPR of Similar Patent Claims from

The court denied plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction prohibiting the sale of the accused DNA sampling products because plaintiff failed to establish a likelihood of success on the merits due to pending inter ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Washington Redskins Must Wait Their Turn for High Court from

On October 3, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would not take up an appeal by the Washington Redskins regarding the constitutionality of a Lanham Act provision that prevents registration of trademarks ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Patentee Fairwarning loses 101 case at CAFC; McRO, Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games America Inc. distinguished from

Fairwarning v Iatric was a 101 case that came out unfavorably to the patentee:

FairWarning IP, LLC, appeals a judgment of the
United States District Court for the Middle District of
Florida dismissing its suit ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Pokémon Go: Augmenting Legal Reality from

Even in 2016, it is tempting to treat the Internet as separate from the bricks-and-mortar world. As much as we might like to keep them apart, Augmented Reality apps like Pokémon Go will force the ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Apple v. Samsung Oral Argument Thoughts from

The Supreme Court heard Apple v. Samsung (technically Samsung v. Apple) today. The transcript is here. This post is short and assumes some knowledge of the issues: the tea leaves appear to be that many ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Oral argument in Samsung v. Apple from

The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in Samsung v. Apple today (October 11, 2016).  The transcript of the oral argument is available [here].  The recording of the oral argument will be ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Some content © 2007–2016 RPX Corporation.
Terms of Service & Privacy Policy
For DMCA requests contact