Patent & IP news for February 27, 2017

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post image Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week! from

This Kitten is delighted to bring you the 137th edition of Never Too Late covering the posts from 20 until 26 February!
What?! February is almost Gone!!!!!!!Patents and the Silicon Valley of clothespinsNeil ...

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post image Appeal practice in Spain: long is out, footnotes are in from

For Kat readers who agonize whether prolixity or brevity is the better approach in drafting court appeals, IP practitioners in Spain have now been given their marching orders. Kat friend Colm Ahern of Elzaburu in ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

February 28, 2017 - "Trends in Paragraph IV Challenges: What Lies Ahead in 2017 and Beyond" (The Knowledge Group) - 12:00 to 2:00 pm (EST) March 1, 2017 - "Ex Parte Schulhauser and Claim Drafting for ...

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News from Abroad -- Swiss-style Patent Claims Can Be Very Valuable in Australia from

By James Cherry* & Adam Denley** -- The scope for enforcement of Swiss-style claims may be broader in Australia than for method of medical treatment claims. Second medical use inventions can be claimed in an ever increasing ...

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Will US Follow UK Lead In Case On Copyright And Interoperability? from

In a case pitting copyright protection against competition, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit must decide whether World Programming Limited (WPL) violated SAS Institute's copyright by copying software interfaces that ...

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IP Scholars Warn About Stringent Copyright Rules In Asian RCEP Agreement from

As negotiations take place this week in Japan for a free trade agreement covering the Asia-Pacific region, a group of intellectual property scholars is calling for the public interest to be clearly considered in the ...

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WHO Issues First List Of Potential Deadly Bacteria If No New Antibiotics Are Found from

Microbial resistance to antibiotics has been rising and the world is now facing the serious possibility of falling back to the days when infectious diseases were hardly treatable. The World Health Organization today published a ...

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Apportionment of Royalty Base Appropriate for Process Claims from

The court denied plaintiff's motion to exclude the testimony of defendant's damages expert regarding apportionment of the royalty base as unreliable and rejected plaintiff's argument that apportionment was inappropriate for process claims ...

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South Centre Paper Sees IP In Free Trade Agreements Interfering With UN SDGs from

A new paper from the intergovernmental South Centre argues that intellectual property provisions in recent free trade agreements would impair countries trying to fulfil the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The South Centre, the Geneva-based ...

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Many Questions On Potential Multilateral Investment Court System from

The European Commission is pushing ahead with its Multilateral Investment Court (MIC) project, but called requests to eliminate specialised investor protection mechanisms unrealistic during a dedicated meeting with stakeholders in Brussels today.

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CAFC to PTAB in Icon v. Strava: Attorney argument is not evidence or explanation in support of a conclusion. from

The issues:

Icon presents two arguments on appeal. First, Icon
contends that “[t]he principal error affecting all aspects of
the reexamination proceedings is Strava’s use of an expert
to supply legal conclusions of ...

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