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  • Struggling to understand how to address a copyright infringement issue? Here's my checklist

    The IPKat
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    If you are new to the enchanting world of copyright (say you are a student or a trainee who has just started his/her time in the IP department of a law firm), and you have to deal with issues of alleged infringement (say a problem question in an exam paper or the problem of an actual client), what considerations do you have to undertake?As some IPKat readers might know, I am now a lecturer in IP law at the University of Southampton. My students and I are just about to conclude the copyright part of the course, ie that moment where all the various copyright issues…
  • Bad Injector

    Patent Prospector
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:20 pm
    "Antares is a developer of automatic injection devices used to self-administer pharmaceuticals." It got a patent (7,776,015) that it wanted broadened under reissue (35 U.S.C. § 251), as it had not bothered to file a continuation. Owing to prosecutorial and patent office incompetence, the reissue claims went to a different invention. Asserted in litigation, the CAFC caught the reissue error (district court Judge Sue L. Robinson did not) and pitched the patent (CAFC 2014-1648).
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    21 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
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  • What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.

    Patent Baristas
    Stephen Jenei
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    Innovate Product Design has created this infographic on “What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.” The infographic is intended to help people and students understand the importance of intellectual property and why it is also important for designers to protect their creative idea. © 2014 Innovate Product Design URL to Infographic: http://www.innovate-design.co.uk/student-guide-to-ip/ Related posts: Book Review Monday: The Business of Intellectual Property World Intellectual Property Day 2011: Designing the Future Book Review Monday: Intellectual Property Culture
  • USPTO News Briefs

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    Patent Docs
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:59 pm
    By Donald Zuhn -- Prioritized Examination Interim Rule Adopted As Final Last March, we reported on an interim rule implemented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that expanded the time periods for meeting certain requirements for filing a request for Track I prioritized examination (see "USPTO to Permit Delay in Meeting Certain Prioritized Examination Requirements"). Under the interim rule, the requirements for which the time periods were expanded included: the submission, upon filing, of an inventor's oath or declaration and all required fees, as well as an application containing no…
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  • ChromaDex Announces Two Patent Issuances for Novel Ingredient, Pterostilbene - CNNMoney

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    ChromaDex Announces Two Patent Issuances for Novel Ingredient, PterostilbeneCNNMoneyThe '400 patent, entitled "Method to Ameliorate Oxidative Stress and Improve Working Memory Via Pterostilbene Administration," relates to a method of using pterostilbene to forestall, prevent and reverse the effects of neuronal and behavioral aging and and more »
  • Sanofi Shakes Off Patent Losses - Morningstar.com

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:16 am
    Sanofi Shakes Off Patent LossesMorningstar.comFurther, given the complexity in marketing and manufacturing insulin, we don't expect major generic competition following the drug's 2015 patent loss. However, increasing branded competition and a deteriorating pricing environment will probably lead to ...
  • Congress: In 2015 Finish the Job on Patent Trolls | Commentary - Roll Call

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:04 am
    Congress: In 2015 Finish the Job on Patent Trolls | CommentaryRoll CallThe 2013-14 Congress heard testimony from tech startups, businesses small and large, retailers, manufacturers, and bipartisan state attorneys general — just to name a few — and made a strong effort to address patent troll abuse that is vexing and more »
  • Congress Should Pursue Sound Policy on Patent Reform | Commentary - Roll Call

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:04 am
    Congress Should Pursue Sound Policy on Patent Reform | CommentaryRoll CallPresident Barack Obama has been aggressively pushing for a massive overhaul of the patent system, and will likely cast this as one of the most fertile grounds for compromise. However, when it comes to so-called patent reform, the Obama administration
  • Arjuna Natural Extracts bags turmeric patent from US - Economic Times

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Arjuna Natural Extracts bags turmeric patent from USEconomic Times"We have received composition and method patents for the formula from the US for BCM-95. This is the first time we are getting a patent for specifically using the product for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease," said Benny Antony, joint managing Indian company receives US patent for Alzheimer treating medTimes of IndiaKerala biotech firm receives US patent for Alzheimer's drugmydigitalfc.comall 4 news articles »
 
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    21 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Special issue of Technology and Innovation includes articles from Patents for Humanity winners The current special issue of Technology and Innovation, is devoted to ...
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    21 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
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    21 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
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    21 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Patent prosecution tips for attorneys and inventors, statistics, and status updates of patent infringement cases.
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    20 Nov 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Patent News and Intellectual Property News including breaking stories, patent litigations, IP blogs, Tweets, and USPTO stats.
 
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  • Links 24/11/2014: Linux 3.18-rc6, Qualcomm Eyes GNU/Linux Servers

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:06 am
    Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers GNU/Linux Is linux about choice? It doesn’t mean that you get all the gui configuration bits that you want. It doesn’t mean that you without any problems can switch out any component. But it does mean that you can get it exactly your way. But it might require you to edit some source code and compile some stuff. Server Qualcomm Looks To Get Into The ARM Server Business While Qualcomm is still dominating in the mobile phone chip world as the largest supplier of SoCs for smartphones, the company has…
  • Boycotting Micro Focus International

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    Summary: Microsoft’s “Partner of the Year” is taking over the patron of SUSE and all of Novell’s remains, except the patents (Microsoft has already grabbed those) EIGHT YEARS AGO this site was born. This was motivated by the Microsoft-Novell deal. The deal heralded the beginning of Microsoft’s patent assault on GNU/Linux and Free software — an assault that continues unabated to this date. Novell’s virtual assets are now being passed to a new entity called Micro Focus, which is Microsoft's "Partner of the Year". This has just been finalised [1] and…
  • Vesna Stilin’s Remarks on Željko Topić: Part XI

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Summary: Vesna Stilin speaks about her confrontation with EPO Vice-President Željko Topić, who has criminal lawsuits against him in Croatia THE Croatian link in the EPO is causing some serious problems for the EPO, based on E-mails that we have received and will say more about in the future. The corporate media has joined the campaign to reform the EPO (potentially by letting heads roll) and people who are the victims of Željko Topić, the man faces criminal charges in Croatia, also speak out. This is important because he is the EPO Vice-President and simultaneously he is in the midst of…
  • Links 22/11/2014: Linux Mint 17.1, Ubuntu MATE

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers GNU/Linux Desktop Crowdfunding project promises a “laptop that respects essential freedoms” What price can you put on freedom? If you’re talking about software freedom, a new San Francisco-based computer company prices it at $1,949 and up. Purism has turned to the crowdfunding site Crowd Supply to fund and launch its first-ever product—a laptop that’s as open source friendly as it is technically feasible. Advertised as a “Free and Open Source laptop that respects your essential…
  • Links 21/11/2014: Problems at Debian, Jolla Tablet

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers GNU/Linux Security considerations for Enterprise Linux To maintain an application infrastructure that meets continually expanding business demands, organizations need more than a maintenance and support contract. Organizations need a proven, scalable, reliable, and secure enterprise platform. About Linux Weekly News – 17th November 2014 This week’s news is a tale of two stories. During the week Groupon tried to take the name from under the toadstool of the GNOME desktop and Microsoft became Linux…
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  • Monday miscellany

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:21 am
    Well done Neil. Fellow Kat and trade mark transactional guru Neil J Wilkof (for it is he) has just been elected to a three-year term of office on the International Trademark Association (INTA) Board of Directors. This is the first occasion on which a Kat has occupied such a position and we are sure that Neil will be a great ambassador for responsible IP blogging as well as a good and loyal servant of the international trade mark community.Forthcoming events.  Another batch of recently-passed events has been deleted from the IPKat's list on the very sensible ground that they are no longer…
  • Struggling to understand how to address a copyright infringement issue? Here's my checklist

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    If you are new to the enchanting world of copyright (say you are a student or a trainee who has just started his/her time in the IP department of a law firm), and you have to deal with issues of alleged infringement (say a problem question in an exam paper or the problem of an actual client), what considerations do you have to undertake?As some IPKat readers might know, I am now a lecturer in IP law at the University of Southampton. My students and I are just about to conclude the copyright part of the course, ie that moment where all the various copyright issues…
  • Cats and Bags? The importance of trade secrets protection -- and a conference

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Confidentiality is a bit of a delicate issue for felines, since a metaphor that we consistently encounter when dealing with the protection of trade secrets is that of "not letting the cat out of the bag". The metaphor is an apt one, however. As anyone who has had a cat will know, in the unlikely event that you can get a cat into a bag, if it gets out you will find it almost impossible to get back in again. Much the same is true of confidential information. Once out in the open, it is effectively impossible to reinvest it with the property of confidentiality. This irreversible quality of…
  • Les Mignardises du Vendredi

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    Wine and Donuts  Yesterday was Beaujolais Nouveau day and the celebrations may have lasted late into the night. Hopefully, the libations will help France forget the issues that the release by ICANN of two new generic top-level domain names (gTLD), .WINE and .VIN, may create. American wine producers are not too thrilled about these two new gTLDs either and neither is the European Commission, which mentioned ICANN’s “unaccountable processes around domain name rights (such as the .wine and .vin issue)” in a memo about its position for the Internet Governance Forum 2014 which…
  • The Consumer Protection Function of Trade Marks: Just so?

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    This Kat been has thinking a lot lately about trade mark first principles in connection with his participation, together with fellow Kat Jeremy, in a forthcoming program sponsored by the International Trademark Association (INTA) on the subject of trade marks and overlapping IP rights. One such principle is the recurring assertion that consumer protection is a bedrock of trade mark protection. Is this indeed the case and, if so, how does consumer protection fit within the trade mark protection structure? Consider the observations made by the distinguished chief judge of the U.S. Ninth Circuit…
 
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    Patent Baristas

  • CEA Marketing Group Wants You To Tell the Senate to Stop Patent Trolls

    Stephen Jenei
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    A marketing company is currently helping CEA and a coalition of other companies (and legislators!) in a project to raise awareness to fight “patent troll” issues and to petition the senate for Patent Legislation Reform. According to the site, their message is: Sign our petition now and tell the Senate to focus on patent reform during lame duck. No more excuses! However, the site does not tell you anything further without having to input all of your information, which we were not willing to do.  The CEA does have lots of anti-troll websites and campaigns and there is no…
  • What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.

    Stephen Jenei
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    Innovate Product Design has created this infographic on “What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.” The infographic is intended to help people and students understand the importance of intellectual property and why it is also important for designers to protect their creative idea. © 2014 Innovate Product Design URL to Infographic: http://www.innovate-design.co.uk/student-guide-to-ip/ Related posts: Book Review Monday: The Business of Intellectual Property World Intellectual Property Day 2011: Designing the Future Book Review Monday: Intellectual Property Culture
  • Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape

    Stephen Jenei
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    The Chisum Patent Academy is pleased to accept registrations for our next Advanced Patent Law seminar, to be held March 5-6, 2015. The venue is the award-winning 21C Museum Hotel in easily accessible and inexpensive Cincinnati, Ohio. The 21C was recently named the #1 hotel in the United States and #11 worldwide in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Why We’re Different: Because each Chisum Patent Academy seminar is uniquely limited to ten (10) participants, we offer an unparalleled opportunity for interactive roundtable discussion and debate. Our format is…
  • IQPC’s Global Patent Strategies Summit

    Stephen Jenei
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Challenges abound with regards to litigation, outsourcing and monetization; and are currently increasing on a national and international level. It is essential to understand these issues in order to have an upper-hand in overcoming these obstacles. IP and patent professionals are planning to invest in several services and solutions, some of which include: Valuation Services Recruitment & Talent Management Patent Litigation Patent Drafting & Filing IQPC surveyed a senior group of in-house IP and patent professionals to discover which services and solutions they plan to invest in over…
  • PatentStat.com to Rank Patent Attorneys and Patent Examiners

    Stephen Jenei
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    PatentStat.com is a new patent-related website that claims to use peer-reviewed patent valuation methodologies to rank patent attorneys and to profile patent examiners. PatentStat uses comprehensive data-mining and cutting-edge analysis to help you choose the most appropriate patent attorney, and profiles patent examiners to help you manage patent prosecution. The use-cases are to help patent filers intelligently select appropriate counsel in any one of 33 technology areas, and to help attorneys better know the examiners who are reviewing their applications. The methodology is transparent…
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    Patent Docs

  • Court Report

    Patent Docs
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Sucampo AG et al. v. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc. et al. 3:14-cv-07114; filed November 12, 2014 in the District Court of New Jersey • Plaintiffs: Sucampo AG; Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; R-Tech Ueno, Ltd.; Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.; Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.; Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. • Defendants: Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.; Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. Infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,414,016 ("Anti-Constipation Composition," issued July…
  • Conference & CLE Calendar

    Patent Docs
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:47 pm
    November 24, 2014 - "The Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation: Lessons to Be Learned" (American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property) - 4:30 to 6:00 pm (Eastern) December 4, 2014 - "Section 112(a) Enablement and Written Description: Leveraging CCPA and Early Federal Circuit Decisions -- Capitalizing on Past Precedent to Withstand 112(a) Rejections and Attacks on Patent Validity and Patentability" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST) December 8, 2014 - "Demonstrating Patent Eligibility Post-Alice Corp. Decision -- Navigating the…
  • Program on Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation

    Patent Docs
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:59 pm
    The American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property is hosting a program entitled "The Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation: Lessons to Be Learned" from 4:30 to 6:00 pm (Eastern) on November 24, 2014 at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. Public Citizen Global Access to Medicines Attorney Burcu Kilic will discuss her new book Boosting Pharmaceutical Innovation In The Post-TRIPS Era: Real-Life Lessons for the Developing World, which investigates the concept of innovation and illustrates the crucial…
  • Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    Patent Docs
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:59 pm
    By Andrew Williams -- The Federal Circuit made it clear earlier today that district courts should freely grant stays in view of Covered Business Method ("CBM") patent reviews instituted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB"). In Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc., the Court reversed and remanded a United States District Court for the District of Delaware's denial of a motion to stay. The Court determined that an analysis of the factors outlined in § 18(b) of the America Invents Act ("AIA") "strongly favor[ed]" the stay. In fact, the Federal Circuit appeared to stop just…
  • USPTO News Briefs

    Patent Docs
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:59 pm
    By Donald Zuhn -- Prioritized Examination Interim Rule Adopted As Final Last March, we reported on an interim rule implemented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that expanded the time periods for meeting certain requirements for filing a request for Track I prioritized examination (see "USPTO to Permit Delay in Meeting Certain Prioritized Examination Requirements"). Under the interim rule, the requirements for which the time periods were expanded included: the submission, upon filing, of an inventor's oath or declaration and all required fees, as well as an application containing no…
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  • Bad Injector

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:20 pm
    "Antares is a developer of automatic injection devices used to self-administer pharmaceuticals." It got a patent (7,776,015) that it wanted broadened under reissue (35 U.S.C. § 251), as it had not bothered to file a continuation. Owing to prosecutorial and patent office incompetence, the reissue claims went to a different invention. Asserted in litigation, the CAFC caught the reissue error (district court Judge Sue L. Robinson did not) and pitched the patent (CAFC 2014-1648).
  • Stay

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Verstata asserted software patents against rival Callidus, which counterclaimed with its own patents. Callidus filed limited reexamination proceedings against the Verstata patents, and asked the court for a stay pending reexam. The district court denied the stay. The CAFC reversed that. Versata Software v. Callidus Software (CAFC 2014-1468) precedential; Judges Chen (author), Mayer and Linn Section 18(b) [of the law (AIA = American Invents Act)] identifies four factors that a district court should consider when deciding whether to grant a stay: (A) whether a stay, or the denial thereof, will…
  • Not So Wild Tangent

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    Ultramercial sued Hulu and WildTangent for infringing 7,346,545, which claims receiving payment for a consumer viewing Internet advertising. The district found the patent invalid under § 101. The CAFC balked at that, but reversed itself after the Supreme Court Alice ruling (CAFC 2010-1544). "We do not purport to state that all claims in all software-based patents will necessarily be directed to an abstract idea," the court stated. But since Alice, not one has yet to pass muster.
  • Wrong Address

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Texas gets a lot of patent cases, but the judges there are as incompetent as in the rest of the country. In Azure Networks v. CSR, East Texas Judge Michael H. Schneider got bamboozled into an ersatz claim construction for "MAC address" during an assertion of 7,756,129, claiming a personal network device. Based upon two brief descriptive passages, the district court decided that the patentee had acted as its own lexicographer. On appeal (CAFC 2013-1459), a CAFC panel pointed out how stupid Judge Schneider was: "The statements in the specification relied upon by the district court neither…
  • Obvious After the Fact

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:09 am
    A petition for rehearing en banc at the CAFC for a drug obviousness case (Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Teva - CAFC 2013-1306) was denied. What was remarkable was the inane confusion at the court. Judges Dyk and Wallach stated that "post-invention evidence" is rightly not allowed in considering obviousness. As Judge Newman observed: "Precedent is clear that the information and comparative data presented as evidence of nonobviousness need not have existed before the patent application was filed," noting the secondary consideration of commercial success, and citing several instances where evidence of…
 
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  • Does TM Law Limit Superman's PD Reproduction?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: In another entry, you mentioned that there were public domain Superman strips. If someone published a book of the public domain Superman strips, would that be infringing upon Superman as a trademarked character? Or would it infringe (if at all) only if the book title included Superman? Would a generic title get around that? Or does the fact that those particular strips are now public domain outweigh any trademark concerns? You're within your legal rights to simply reproduce the public domain Superman strips. And you're within your rights to use Superman within the title of your…
  • Can Someone "App" My Reading Program?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: I have written a reading program and created written materials as well as manipulatives that go with it. I have received a lot of questions from teachers as to whether I will make much of it into apps. Can someone create an app from my program without permission? I learned during my writing of my program that you can't protect an idea only your expression of the idea. Is the creation of an app considered a different expression of the idea and therefore legal? We assume that by "reading program," you mean a process or system to assist readers. You are correct that it's hard to…
  • Why Can't I Copyright a Character?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: I want to copyright a character from a graphic novel that I wrote. I've already copyrighted the graphic novel. How do I copyright just the character? When you say you've copyrighted your graphic novel, we assume you mean that you registered the work with the Copyright Office. However, according to the Copyright Office Compendium, the Copyright Office won't register characters. That doesn't mean you can't stop others from copying your character as depicted in the graphic novel. As you'll see from perusing character standards, you may have already achieved copyright protection…
  • Charles Ives Fair Use?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: Here's a question for you regarding published music. Charles Ives Variation on America is a piece of music arranged for band and protected through copyright with the Theodore Presser company. I would like to take 11 measures of the Trumpet 1 part to post in a small Facebook group (private) of trumpet players that will be discussing this excerpt to prepare for future auditions and performances. Do you believe that for this educational purpose, I can post this small excerpt and not have to worry about copyright? Reproducing short excerpts of a work for purposes of commentary,…
  • Upcycled Band T-Shirts Pulled from Etsy

    The Dear Rich Staff
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: Can we revisit this topic of upcycling/repurposing of band t-shirts? Specifically relating to transformativeness and or derivative works relating to intellectual property and copyright infringements. I'm curious how the laws or interpreting of laws have evolved around this topic since your previous post. I just had some items pulled from my Etsy shop at the request of a band's attorney citing intellectual property rights violation. From what I grasp the offense is taken mostly from the public displays of the bands name and logo in the picture listings as well the attorney's…
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  • Amazon patent applications published on 20 November 2014

    Administrator
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    6 US patent applications published on 20 November 2014 and assigned to Amazon 1 20140344660 REMOTE BROWSING AND SEARCHING 2 20140344531 REDUCING INTERFERENCE THROUGH CONTROLLED DATA ACCESS 3 20140344074 NETWORK CONTENT MESSAGE PLACEMENT MANAGEMENT 4 20140343714 ROBOTIC INDUCTION IN MATERIALS HANDLING FACILITIES WITH BATCH SINGULATION 5 20140340842 COOLING SYSTEM WITH DESICCANT DEHUMIDIFICATION 6 20140338865 BUILDING LEVEL DEHUMIDIFICATION AND COOLING
  • Apple patent applications published on 20 November 2014

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    20 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    19 US patent applications published on 20 November 2014 and assigned to Apple 1 20140344924 PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED CALLS TO A PROTECTED FUNCTION 2 20140344820 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVE TIMER RATE LIMITING 3 20140344819 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVE TIMER COALESCING 4 20140344746 Smart Progress Indicator 5 20140344737 GRADUATED VISUAL AND MANIPULATIVE TRANSLUCENCY FOR WINDOWS 6 20140344558 NEXT FETCH PREDICTOR RETURN ADDRESS STACK 7 20140344519 DISTORTION CANCELLATION IN 3-D NON-VOLATILE MEMORY 8 20140344451 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MACHINE-TO-MACHINE BASED COMMUNICATION SERVICE…
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    20 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
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    20 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    1 US patent application published on 20 November 2014 and assigned to eBay 1 20140344727 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RESPONSIVE WEB PAGE DELIVERY BASED ON NETWORK BANDWIDTH
  • Fujitsu patent applications published on 20 November 2014

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    20 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    36 US patent applications published on 20 November 2014 and assigned to Fujitsu 1 20140344795 COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM, COMPILING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS 2 20140344638 SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE 3 20140344630 INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND CONTROL DEVICE 4 20140344618 METHOD OF IMPROVING FAULT TOLERANCE IN A COMPUTING SYSTEM ARRANGED TO FIND A COMPUTATIONAL SOLUTION 5 20140344537 CONTROL METHOD, TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM 6 20140344518 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING DATA TRANSFER BETWEEN…
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    FreshPatents.com: Image analysis - USPTO Class 382 Patent Applications Update

  • Image processing apparatus and image processing method

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    An image processing apparatus includes a first conversion unit configured to convert captured image data based on light source information under shooting illumination, and a second conversion unit configured to convert captured image data that has been converted by the first conversion unit, based on white balance setting information and...
  • 3d-2d image registration for medical imaging

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    A method of 3D-2D registration for medical imaging includes the following steps: providing a first input interface for acquiring a three-dimensional image; providing a second input interface for acquiring a fixed two-dimensional image using an imaging system that includes a source and a detector and that has an unknown source-detector...
  • Method and system for identifying content

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Disclosed is a method for identifying content, preferably media content for publishing including the steps of a) Providing a content element for a user, b) Marking the content element with a global mark, c) Marking the content element with a local mark, d) Presenting the marked content element, e) Detecting...
  • Apparatus and method for image processing

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Disclosed is an apparatus for image processing including a first low pass filter (LPF) which removes high-frequency components from selection information about image data selection between a long-exposure image and a short-exposure image, a movement detector which obtains movement detection information by detecting movement from at least one of the...
  • System and method for creating an animation from a plurality of latent images encoded into a visible image

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    A computer-implemented method is provided for creating an animation from a plurality of latent images encoded into a visible image, where the encoded visible image is visually similar to the visible image when viewed with a naked eye. The method includes generating, via a processor, a first latent image having...
 
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  • Why We Need Our Patent System: Masimo, Orange County’s Shining Example

    Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Did you ever wonder how people can call for the end of our patent system? The answer is simple. They have no experience with great inspiring inventors. We at Knobbe Martens have the honor of frequently working with great inventors. These...By: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
  • Business Round Up: The News and the Views

    DLA Piper
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Thomas Pink Ltd v Victoria’s Secret UK Ltd [2014] EWHC 2631 (Ch) Two particular points for brand owners to take away from the decision: 1. If faced with an invalidity challenge on the grounds of s3(1)(b) or (c) of the Trade Marks Act 1994...By: DLA Piper
  • Ultramercial Inc. v. Hulu, LLC: Federal Circuit Invites Early Challenges to Subject Matter Eligibility of Software Patents

    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Earlier this year, in Alice v. CLS Bank, the Supreme Court set out guidelines for determining whether patents claiming software and hardware features are statutorily eligible for patentability under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Following the Supreme Court's...By: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • What is all the Frap About?

    Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Even in a small town in Germany or Mumbai, India, you will find a Starbucks Coffee Company (“Starbucks”) on the corner. Starbucks sells a billion dollars of my favorite Frappuccino drink a year throughout the world. To protect its ability to cash...By: Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
  • Arizona Supreme Court Limits Preemptive Sweep of Arizona’s Trade Secrets Act

    Snell & Wilmer
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The Arizona Supreme Court decided yesterday in Orca Communications Unlimited v. Noder that Arizona’s version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, A.R.S. § 44-401 et seq., does not preempt common law tort claims for misappropriation of confidential...By: Snell & Wilmer
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  • Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? (Good Idea To Have A Contractual Right Also)

    Woodrow Pollack
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    I've previously written about the litigation brought by Yellow Pages Photos ("YPP") against Ziplocal and Yellow Pages Group ("YPG").  YPP proceeded to trial against Ziplocal and YPG.  YPP next sought an award of its attorneys fees against Ziplocal.At trial, the jury found that Ziplocal breached the End User License Agreement ("EULA") between Ziplocal and YPP.  That agreement provided:In the event of legal action to enforce this agreement or in conjunction with the use of the product the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its attorney's fees and costs, in addition to…
  • Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant

    Woodrow Pollack
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    InDyne, Inc. sued Abacus Technology Corp. for copyright infringement relating to Abacus's setting up of a NASA website.  InDyne's allegations were that Abacus used InDyne's software for setting up the NASA website and such usage infringed InDyne's copyright.The trial court granted summary judgment of non-infringement to Abacus, finding that InDyne did not have sufficient evidence to show that the copied elements of software were original, and thus worthy of copyright protection.  Abacus sought and was awarded its fees as a prevailing party under 17 U.S.C. § 505.  InDyne…
  • Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"

    Woodrow Pollack
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    Fresh Patch, LLC owns U.S. Patent 8,522,719 directed to a pet toilet continuous delivery and replacement method.  Fresh Patch ("Real Dogs Use REAL Grass") offers a subscription service where they send you a patch of grass each week for your pet to use as a toilet.  DoggieLawn ("Your Dog's Backyard In A Box") offers a competing service.  Fresh Patch sued DoggieLawn and its owner for patent infringement.  DoggieLawn moved to transfer the case from the Middle District of Florida to DoggieLawn's home in the Central District of California.  The Court addressed the typical…
  • Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?

    Woodrow Pollack
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    You may recall that Judge Covington denied a defendant's request to stay litigation, rejecting that defendant's argument that it was merely a "peripheral" defendant since it had only bought the accused product from another defendant.  While the Court noted in that decision that cases are generally stayed against peripheral defendants, that general rule does not apply where the peripheral defendant and the plaintiff are competitors.  In denying the peripheral defendant's request for stay, the Court required that defendant to put forward "an undue hardship or inequity."  Because…
  • Who Do You Sue For Copyright Infringement, Father or Son?

    Woodrow Pollack
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    When last we checked in with Malibu Media (owner of a library of adult films and associated copyrights), Malibu had filed suit against John Doe and then used the Court's subpoena power to take an IP address which identified an alleged infringer's network connection and force the ISP to identify which subscriber belonged to that IP address.  (The Electronic Frontier Foundation has written about Malibu Media here.) In another case, a little further down the enforcement timeline, Malibu Media had received from the ISP the subscriber's identity.  But instead of suing the subscriber,…
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  • Chinese Smartphone Vendors Set to Receive Patent Violation Notices from Microsoft, Nokia and Others

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Chinese Smartphone Vendors Set to Receive Patent Violation Notices from Microsoft, Nokia and Others DigiTimes reports, that Xiaomi, Coolpad, Meizu, Oppo and Vivo are bracing themselves, for a possible patent violation notice.No specifications regarding which patents have been violated by the aforementioned Chinese brands have been reported, but it is confirmed that Nokia, Microsoft and Ericsson are preparing to launch a patent violation battle against brands like Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo...
  • Samsung and Apple Reach a Chip Manufacturing Agreement

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Samsung and Apple reach a chip manufacturing agreement - GSMArena.com news   Apple and Samsung have reached a chip manufacturing agreement. Worth billions of dollars, the deal will make Samsung the primary supplier of application processors for Apple from 2016 onwards. The deal will see the Korean giant manufacture 80% of the application processors needed by Apple. The remainder of the production will be handled by the Taiwan-based TSMC. The latter handles most of...
  • Google, Rockstar Reach Deal to Settle Lawsuit over Nortel Patents

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    Google, Rockstar reach deal to settle lawsuit over Nortel patents | PCWorld   Google has agreed to settle a patent lawsuit brought by Rockstar, a patent company that had earlier acquired a trove of patents from Nortel Networks. In a filing in a Texas federal court, Rockstar said a binding term sheet had been executed that “settles, in principle, all matters in controversy between the parties” in the patent infringement dispute. The terms of the settlement were...
  • EU Court Aide Points to Compromise in Huawei ZTE Patent Clash

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    An ECJ advisory opinion recommends that Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei should jump through a number of legal hoops before bringing action against compatriot ZTE over patents
  • Google, Rockstar settle Nortel patent litigation suit

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Google and patent consortium Rockstar have agreed to settle a patent litigation suit, according to a court filing. BBC News - Google, Rockstar settle Nortel patent litigation suit
 
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