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Inducement in the ITC Following Suprema? A split Federal Circuit panel held in Suprema, Inc. v. ITC (Dec. 13, 2013) that an exclusion order issued by the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) under Section 337 “may not be...more
Peter Mayer Publishers Inc. v. Shilovskaya - USDC (S.D.N.Y.), March 31, 2014:
District court holds that eBook version of translated Russian novel is not a new derivative work under the Copyright...more
Are you a Canadian software vendor with customers in the USA? Let’s say your US end-user customer is sued for patent infringement in the US based on use of your software, but the lawsuit avoids naming your company. In other...more
Lack of clarity is not a ground for opposition before the EPO, but can be raised against amendments filed during the opposition proceedings. In accordance with Article 101(3) EPC, any amendments made to a granted patent...more
On April 3, 2014, the International Trade Commission (the ITC or the “Commission”) released an opinion in In the Matter of Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, and Treatment Plans for Use in Making Incremental Dental...more
The International Trade Commission and Cross Match Technologies Inc. requested rehearing of the December panel decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Suprema Inc. and Mentalix Inc. v. U.S....more
The global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is pleased to announce the Winter 2014 issue of The World in US Courts: Orrick's Quarterly Review of Decisions Applying US Law To Global Business and Cross-Border...more
The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its much-awaited decision in Certain Digital Models today, affirming in a decision with important implications for the software and media industries that digital importation is...more
ITC Judge Lord Declines Applying Suprema Holding -
In ITC Enforcement Proceeding – On May 20, 2013, the Commission instituted an enforcement proceeding in Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices, System And...more
Affirming the federal district court, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit concluded that a claim was invalid under § 102(g)(2), i.e., the invention was made in this country by another who had not abandoned,...more
In This Issue:
..Russia’s Recently Enacted Anti-Bribery Laws
Noted With Interest:
..Are Courtroom Technology Costs Reasonably Necessary To The Conduct Of Litigation In California...more
While the activities of so-called ‘patent trolls’ have generated significant media and political attention in the USA, these activities are unlikely to become as prevalent in the UK and Australia because of distinct features...more
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) provides a mechanism for filing one patent application, referred to as a PCT or international patent application, that can later branch out into one or more national or regional patent...more
The Japanese government has announced an initiative to reduce patent examination time from 2.5 years to about 14 months. When they achieve 14 months examination time, the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) will provide the shortest...more
In International Securities Exchange, LLC v. Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc., CBM2013-00049, CBM2013-00050, and CBM2013-00051, Paper 19, (March 28, 2014), the Board declined to stay there covered business method reviews...more
Generally speaking, the easier are the regulations concerning territorial competence, the better is for the efficiency of the legal system.
The Italian lawmaker took therefore the right direction in 2003, when IP...more
Jury Sets FRAND Rate For And ITC Ends Investigation Into LSI/Agere Wi-Fi Patents –
On February 26, 2014, a Northern District of California federal jury reached a Verdict in Realtek Semiconductor v. LSI and Agere, Case...more
This OnPoint covers the implications of two important recent developments for IP rights holders in France: (i) the ratification by the French parliament of the Agreement creating the Unified Patent Court (law no. 2014-199,...more
In this issue:
- Trademark Infringed? No Preliminary Injunction Unless Irreparable Harm Proved
- Want to Reserve a Trademark? Be Prepared to Prove You Will Use It
- Around the Horn: Customs and...more
The creation of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) as a forum for hearing challenges to the validity of issued patents has attracted significant interest from...more
The very popular US grocery retailer Trader Joe’s has a following among Canadian consumers. Capitalizing on this popularity north of the border, a Vancouver entrepreneur has made it his business to buy genuine Trader...more
Commission Petitions Federal Circuit For Panel Rehearing And Rehearing En Banc In Suprema Case – On Friday, February 14, 2014, the Commission filed a Combined Petition for Panel Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc in Suprema v....more
In This Issue:
Suprema, Inc. v. ITC; Ibormeith IP, LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC; Intellect Wireless v. HTC; and IPR’s Limited Grounds Prove Challenging for Petitioners.
Excerpt from Suprema, Inc. v. ITC...more
The America Invents Act (AIA) came into law back in September 2011, but it was not until last March that its provisions were completely phased in. The changes last year included not only the switch from a “first-to-invent” to...more
The Decision of the Court of Appeal in Hospira UK Generics Ltd. v. Novartis AG,  EWCA Civ. 1663 was issued on 19 December 2013....more
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