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Patent trading exchange debuts first offering

The newly-launched financial market for buying and selling intellectual property rights has debuted its first offering — a portfolio of more than 600 patents covering organic LED lightbulbs owned by Philips. The Chicago-headquartered Intellectual Property Exchange International (IPXI) aims to ...

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Does a patentee bear the burden of proving infringement when a licensee brings a declaratory judgment action to establish non-infringement? See “Court to clarify burden of proof in Medtronic ‘non-infringement’ action” Medtronic, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 12-1128. Certiorari ...

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

A covenant not to enforce a trademark against a competitor’s existing products and any future “colorable imitations” moots the competitor’s action to have the trademark declared invalid. U.S. Supreme Court. Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc., No. 11-982. Jan. 9, 2013. ...

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Benchmarks: Is employee’s assignment of intellectual property rights valid?

The Federal Circuit in Washington D.C. sees most of the appellate action in intellectual property disputes. But last month that court had to reach out to the prairies of Wyoming to help answer the question of whether Marathon Oil can ...

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