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Digest for Week of January 31st, 2017

Intellectual Property Case Summaries and Blog Posts

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Cumberland Pharms. Inc. v. Mylan Institutional LLC

January 26, 2017
Intellectual Property, Patent, Drugs & Biotech
(United States Federal Circuit) - In an infringement involving a patent which describes and claims acetylcysteine compositions substantially free of chelating agents, the district court's rejection of defendant's challenges to validity on two separate grounds -- derivation of the claimed invention from someone at the FDA and obviousness -- is affirmed where defendant did not prove: 1) that anyone at the FDA conceived of the claimed invention before the patent-named inventor; nor 2) that there was a reasonable expectation that the claimed formulations, without any chelating agents, would succeed.
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Intellectual Property Blog Posts


Singer Sues Apple for Using His Song, Violating Right of Publicity

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
January 27, 2017
You've written a song -- a successful one, maybe. Long after it has fallen off the charts, it's picked up and sampled in a new hit. Suddenly, it's showing up in commercials, with your vocals highlighted, but without your...
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'Inventor of Email' Cites Copyright Registration as Proof

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
January 23, 2017
Shiva Ayyadurai wants to be known as the man who created email -- so much so that he once trademarked the phrase "the inventor of email." Ayyadurai says he came up with "the electronic mail system as we know it...
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Who Gets to Patent Inventions Made by AI?

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
January 23, 2017
If you give 1,000 monkeys 1,000 typewriters, sooner or later they'll get around to writing "Hamlet" -- or so the theory goes. But what if those primates do a little bit more than just stumble across "Alas, poor Yorick"?...
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Zuckerberg Testifies in Virtual Reality Case

William Vogeler
January 20, 2017
If virtual reality cameras would have been permitted in the courtroom, Mark Zuckerberg might have appeared to be spinning on the witness stand. The Facebook CEO testified in a Texas courtroom for the defense against a $2 billion lawsuit...
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EU Considers If Future Robots Have Legal Rights

William Vogeler
January 19, 2017
Should a robot be granted legal status with rights like human beings? I know I saw a movie about this somewhere, but now it's a real-life question in the European Union. In a report by the Committee on Legal...
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