Category Archives: Intellectual Property

European Parliament to EU: Turn over ACTA docs! (Ars Technica)

The European Parliament has demanded more transparency in the EU, and it made a point of singling out the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Parliament has been considering a general transparency bill, but one amendment to the bill demanded access to ACTA documents—access that negotiators have so far been unwilling to provide. “In accordance with Article 255(1) of the EC Treaty, the Commission should immediately make all documents related to the ongoing international negotiations on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) publicly available,” says the amendment... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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T 1627/09 – self-recuse of Board of appeal after successful petition for review

Two board members recuse themselvesAfter the successful petition for review in R 2/14 of 22 April 2016, the case was remitted to the Board of Appeal that had originally decided not to set aside the opposition division's decision to revoke the patent. Upon remittal, the entire board that took that appeal-decision requested to be recused from the case  to avoid a potential perception of bias when they had to decide for a second time on the same issues (actually one member had already retired).  Interestingly, an issue with Art. 24 also played during the petition for review when the Enlarged board had to decide if the Chairman of the Enlarged Board of Appeal could be allowed to perform both judicial tasks and executive tasks in his capacity as Vice-President Appeals. Summary of Facts and SubmissionsI. This interlocutory decision concerns the procedure under Article 24(4) in connection with Article 24(2) EPC initiated by the notices of self-recusation of….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Defcon Voting Village report: bug in one system could “flip Electoral College”

Enlarge / A voting machine is submitted to abuse in DEFCON's Voting Village. (credit: Sean Gallagher) Today, six prominent information-security experts who took part in DEF CON's Voting Village in Las Vegas last month issued a report on vulnerabilities they had discovered in voting equipment and related computer systems. One vulnerability they discovered—in a high-speed vote-tabulating system used to count votes for entire counties in 23 states—could allow an attacker to remotely hijack the system over a network and alter the vote count, changing results for large blocks of voters. "Hacking just one of these machines could enable an attacker to flip the Electoral College and determine the outcome of a presidential election," the authors of the report warned. The machine in question, the ES&S M650, is used for counting both regular and absentee ballots. The device from Election Systems & Software of Omaha, Nebraska, is essentially a….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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What a Phillips Construction Could Mean for PTAB Appeals

Change in Claim Construction Standard Provides Greater Appellate Opportunity Some months back the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) proposed dropping the broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) in favor of the so-called “Phillips construction” of the courts. That final rule package, while expected to have been issued by now, is hung up in the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) for regulatory review. (While described in the proposed rule as a change that was not deemed “significant,” should OMB disagree, the final rules will be delayed until the necessary regulatory hoops can be navigated).  Nevertheless, whether in 2018 or 2019, it is clear that the agency intends to move PTAB trial proceedings away from BRI to the Phillips standard. While this change may not move the needle very much for PTAB trials, it should provide enhanced appellate opportunity. In 2016, while the Cuozzo appeal was pending before the Supreme Court, the Federal….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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DESABASTO DE ANTIVENENO PARA ENVENENAMIENTOS POR ARAÑA VIOLINISTA

Las arañas violinistas ocasionan envenenamientos muy severos conocidos, médicamente, como “Loxoscelismo”. En México, las arañas violinistas (género Loxosceles) habitan en todo el país con concentraciones importantes en algunas regiones. En la mayoría de los envenenamientos, la piel se destruye en un radio de dos o tres centímetros alrededor del lugar donde ocurrió la mordedura y la curación toma algunas semanas. Pero hay pacientes en los que la lesión cutánea se extiende considerablemente y requieren extensos transplantes de piel para su recuperación. Otros pacientes desarrollan, además, daño generalizado en todo el organismo, como hemólisis (ruptura de glóbulos rojos), alteraciones en la coagulación de la sangre, daño en los riñones, los pulmones e hígado, que pueden causar la muerte. Todos los daños causados por….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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