Patent & IP news for April 13, 2017

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USPTO Forms Working Group on Regulatory Reform from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office posted a notice on its website announcing the formation of a Working Group on Regulatory Reform "to consider, review, and recommend ways that ...

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Qualcomm does not want European and Korean antitrust proceedings to impact its FTC litigation from

Qualcomm, which would have us believe we couldn't even play Pokémon GO if not for its wireless technologies, is fighting a global, multi-front war against regulators, industry players and consumers (who are piggybacking on ...

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Germany Brings Health Issues To G20; First Health Ministers Meeting In May from

Global health matters are entering into the Group of Twenty (G20) agenda under the German presidency of the group, which started in December 2016. The first-ever G20 Health Ministers' meeting is scheduled to take place ...

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The Web Is At A Crossroads – New Standard Enables Copyright Enforcement Violating Users’ Rights from

The World Wide Web today stands at a crossroads, as its standards body, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), considers the demand of big content providers to provide them with the facility to be able ...

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UC/Berkeley to appeal adverse PTAB decision in CRISPR case from

The Scientist noted on April 13, 2017:

Update (April 13): The University of California, Berkeley, has filed an appeal with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC, challenging the February ...

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CAFC addresses award of attorneys’ fees in Gravelle/Kaba case from

Gravelle has been designing, marketing, and distributing
electronic key-cutting machines for more than 20
years. From 1998 until around 2014, Gravelle sold a keycutting
machine model called the CodePro 4500.


Beginning around 2008, Kaba began ...

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Production of Non-Public, Unaccused Products Not Proportional to the Needs of the Case from

The court denied plaintiff's motion to compel defendant to produce non-public unaccused products for testing because the discovery was disproportional to the needs of the case. "In light of the Court's determination that ...

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Intellectual Ventures Stops Buying Patents from

Intellectual Ventures has stopped buying patents on the secondary market based upon an ‘investor driven decision.’ Removal of this dedicated capital from the market likely means a continued depression of patent prices — especially for patents ...

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Objective Indicia of Non-Obviousness Must be Tied to Inventive Step from

by Dennis Crouch This post follows-up on my recent essay on Novartis v. Torrent Pharma.  If you recall, that decision by Judge Chen affirmed an IPR trial decision cancelling the claims of the Novartis patent ...

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Software and Internet co.'s, NGOs, professors ask Supreme Court to look at 2nd Apple v. Samsung patent case from

Last month, Samsung made a surprisingly early filing of its petition for writ of certiorari (request for Supreme Court review) in the second Apple v. Samsung case. On Monday, various amicis curiae ("friends of the ...

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University of California/Berkeley Appeals Adverse CRISPR Decision by PTAB from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- In February, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rendered judgment that there was no interference-in-fact between the claims in interference between the ...

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