Patent & IP news for January 27, 2017

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post image Book Review: Intellectual Property and Climate Change, Edited by Josh Sarnoff from

Despite its title, this book is about much more than intellectual property and climate change.  While it does, of course, provide detailed treatments of IP and climate change law and policy, the topics covered in ...

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Why President Trump Is Wrong about Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- On Monday, President Trump made good on one of his signature campaign promises and notified the other twelve countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and ...

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WHO Fine-Tuning Work On Epidemics: Debates IHRs, R&D Blueprint from

The Ebola outbreak spurred actions from the World Health Organization in terms of how to deal with emergencies and also getting medicines and vaccines to patients in emergency situations. The secretariat presented an implementation plan ...

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Antimicrobial Resistance At WHO: Accelerating National Plans, Ensuring Accessibility from

The rising threat of “super bugs,” bacteria resistant to existing antibiotics, was in discussion at the World Health Organization this week. Concerns were voiced about the slow pace of national action plan implementation to improve ...

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Non-Party Owner of Undercapitalized Plaintiff Held Personally Liable for 35 U.S.C. § 285​ Attorney Fees Award from

Following summary judgment of noninfringement and post-judgment discovery regarding plaintiff's real party in interest, the court granted defendant's motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 and found that those fees ...

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CAFC vacates PTAB's decision in SCHWEICKERT; no motivation to combine from

In the non-precedential case -- IN RE: JENNIFER SCHWEICKERT -- involving
a PTAB inter partes decision unfavorable to the patentee, the CAFC stated:
"we vacate the Board’s decision."

Of the standard of review of PTAB:

We ...

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Evolution of District Court Opinions on §101 from

I always enjoy the Docket Report’s posts on patent eligibility decisions.  They are available at this [link].  While not scientific by any stretch of the imagination, it is interesting to look at how the ...

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US Army Extends Comment Period On Proposed Exclusive Zika Licence from

The US Army has extended the comment period on the proposed licence to pharmaceutical company Sanofi on technology necessary to create a vaccine for the Zika virus. This is the second extension, and will permit ...

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