Patent & IP news for December 1, 2016

Patent Litigations

USPTO Weekly Stats


Patent & IP Blogs

post image Fontem see their patent “vaporised” – the dangers of added matter from

This Kat is delighted to welcome the blogging debut of his EIP colleague Gareth Holliday, reporting the judgment in Nicocigs v Fontem Holdings & Fontem Ventures [2015] EWHC 2752 (Pat).

Back in May of this year ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Perfect Surgical Techniques, Inc. v. Olympus America, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Diligence is a patent concept whose applicability was severely restricted under the changes in U.S. patent law created under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Diligence is important when determining whether ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

It’s December 1: time to update your DMCA agent designation from

If you operate a website that accepts user-generated content, it’s time to contact the Copyright Office. Many online service providers (OSPs) accept user-generated content.  Examples include e-commerce websites that accept product reviews, news sites ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Popcorn, Football And Chocolate – US Idea To Prompt Discussions At WIPO TK Committee from

What do popcorn, chewing-gum, football, syringes, and chocolate have in common? According to a United States paper tabled at the World Intellectual Property Organization, they are all rooted in traditional knowledge. While most efforts are ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Helping Patenters In A Sea Of PAEs: Interview With LOT Network’s Ken Seddon from

Patent assertion entity (PAE) activity has skyrocketed in the past decade and much discussion has occurred around what to do in response to patent holders whose strategy is more focused on legal battles than innovating ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Newly Assigned Judge Vacates Earlier Summary Judgment Invalidating Advertising Campaign Analysis Patents Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court sua sponte vacated the prior district judge's summary judgment order invalidating defendant's advertising campaign analysis patents for lack of patentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed toward an ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Microsoft loses appeal of Enfish case at CAFC from

From the decision:

Enfish, LLC owns U.S. Patent Nos. 6,151,604 and
6,163,775, which describe and claim methods and apparatuses
for storing and retrieving data using assertedly
improved database techniques. In ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

ILO Decisions Said To Confirm EPO Staff Lack Fair Legal System from

The International Labour Organization Administration Tribunal (ILO-AT) on 30 November set aside two European Patent Office (EPO) decisions rejecting employee challenges to various internal rules. The judgments, which sent the complaints back to the EPO ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Frankenstein’s Monster and the Federal Circuit from

While the Federal Circuit makes reference to literary characters from time to time, it is rare that Frankenstein’s monster has ever come up in Federal Circuit or CCPA opinions.  I thought it was a ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Looking forward to: from

December 5: USPTO Roundtable on Patentable Subject Matter Eligibility (Webcast here: December 13: USPTO Patent Quality Roundtable (Webcast here January 4: SKI CLE ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

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