Intellectual Property Newsletter - February 2013


In This Issue:

*News From The Bench:

- Claim Construction: “Only One” Or “More Than One.”

- No Need To Include Claim Construction in Design Patent Infringement Complaint.

- CAFC Finds That Adapting Well-Known Methods Of Doing Business To The Internet Is Obvious As A Matter Of Law.

- Permanent Injunction Imposed Even Where The Infringed Technology Is One Of Many Technologies In The Accused Product.

- Once Again, Over-Disclosing References To The PTO Carries No Penalty.

- Suit Dismissed Where 11th Amendment Immunity Precludes Joinder Of Patentee University.

*Patent Notes:

- USPTO: When To Seek Post-Grant Review Of Covered Business Method Patents.

- USPTO: Patent Fees As Of March 19, 2013.

- EPO: Provisions For A Unitary Patent And Enforcement Through A Unified Patent Court.

*Clean Tech Bulletin:

- Global Cleantech Insights And Trends Report 2012.

- Excerpt from EPO: Provisions For Unitary Patents And Enforcement Through A Unified Patent Court (UPC):

25 EU member states have embarked on enhanced co-operation with a view to creating unitary patent protection for their territories. The Unified Patent Court will enter into force on the later of 1 January 2014 or four months after its thirteen member-country ratification, which must include Germany, France and the UK (Italy and Spain have elected not to participate).

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