Patent & IP news for March 13, 2017

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

Been away and want to catch up on last week's IP news? No problem! As always, the IPKat is here to bring you a quick summary -- the 138th edition of Never Too Late.
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post image Tony Scardino, USPTO Deputy Director (Acting) from

Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer of the agency is now also the Acting Deputy Director of the USPTO (as recently revealed by the USPTO FOIA Response).  It is a bit of an oddity as to ...

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post image Around the IP Blogs from

MARQUES Class 46 (trade marks) 
* EUIPO “smart-seals” (?) equalityThe 5th Board of Appeal’s decision (Case R 1488/2016-5) on the registrability of EUTM No. 14430276 “SMART-SEAL” in Classes 16, 17, 20 (essentially packaging goods ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

1. Voices -- "EU Copyright Reform Proposals Unfit for the Digital Age."
"While the Proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (COM(2016) 593 final) contains a number of reasonable, common sense measures (for ...

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UK's IP Enforcement Framework-IPO Research Bid Opportunity (Update) from

For Kat readers, IPKat wishes to publish a follow-up to Hayleigh Bosher's post of last Friday. The UK Intellectual Property Office has advised that, as of this morning UK time, the process is now ...

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3D Printing In Africa: Huge Benefit Or Big IP Threat? from

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The five-metre tall 3D printer dwarfs four engineers in the renewable energy laboratory at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, the biggest tertiary institution in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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Patent for Extracting and Embedding Digital Images Within a Video Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss on the ground that plaintiff’s patent for extracting and embedding digital images within a video encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed ...

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Three notable IP events coming up in NY, SF and Bangalore from

IP event season is upon us and at least three conferences are worth noting.  The first takes place this week in New York, March 21-22, the 9th annual Corporate IP Counsel Forum. The USPTO Keynote ...

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Will PTO Budget be Sacrificed Along with the Rest? from

WaPo is boasting the following headline: Trump budget expected to seek historic contraction of federal workforce As a fee-funded agency, you might think the PTO is insulated and will be able to spend whatever it ...

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