Patent & IP news for December 14, 2016

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post image When a holiday e-card meets IP: Well done, IPOS! from

As Kat readers around the world are entering into the holiday season, this Kat takes careful note of the many e-cards that are sent his way. He usually refrains from entering into a self-ranking of ...

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post image There is no "guaranteed" right to use one's own invention from

Within a blog post at Scientific American related to the CRISPR IP battle, Jacob S. Sherkow wrote:

Before we even get to the question of what, precisely, was invented, it’s important to understand what ...

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Verint Systems Inc. v. Red Box Recorders Ltd. (S.D.N.Y. 2016) from

By Michael Borella -- Plaintiff Verint asserted six patents against Red Box (U.S. Patent Nos. 7,774,854, 5,790,798, 6,510,220, RE43,324, RE43,386, and 8,189,763) in the District ...

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Unregistered designs for eXreme storage from

Lockers lockets can come
in handy at this time of yearUK unregistered design right (UK UDR) is a handy IP right which is often overlooked by rightsholders.

It protects the shape or configuration of the ...

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Things Heat Up In WIPO Debate On Patents And Health from

The World Intellectual Property Organization patent law committee this week became the latest venue for the global debate over the system to provide incentives to the pharmaceutical industry to find new medicines while ensuring all ...

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Digital Archiving Patent Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's digital archiving patent was invalid because the asserted claims encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract ...

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Goodbye E.D.Texas as a Major Patent Venue from

by Dennis Crouch In a case with the potential to truly shake-up the current state of patent litigation, the Supreme Court has granted certiorari in the patent venue case TC Heartland v. Kraft Food (SCT ...

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Returning to our Roots with Reasonable Royalties from

A new draft paper by Professor Michael Risch (Un)Reasonable Royalties positions itself as a major reconsideration of the way that we calculate damages in patent cases.  This revolution has been brewing in academic circles ...

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Supreme Court to Review Interpretation of Patent Venue Statute from

TC Heartland, LLC v. Kraft Food Group Brands LLC (No. 16-341)

Earlier today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to determine "[w]hether 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) is the sole and exclusive provision governing ...

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Pro se party prevails, as the CAFC explicates 15 U.S.C. § 1060(a)(1) from

The issue was one of trademark in the renewable energy sector:

In November 2008, Orlando filed an application at the
PTO, seeking to register the mark THE EMERALD CITY
for use in business development and ...

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