Patently-O Bits and Bytes No. 119

  • The AP on Hugo Chavez: Venezuelan officials plan to invalidate some pharmaceutical patents and allow domestic manufacturers to produce licensed medicines, an action that could cause shortages and scare off foreign investment, industry leaders said Sunday. [AP][via PatentHawk]
  • BPAI Data: An updated version of yesterday’s paper on BPAI decision data is available online here: Comments are welcome.
  • New Blog: Rocket Docket IP Litigation (E.D. Va. Patent Focus). The blog is edited by the folks at Williams Mullen. Their latest post is an update on the false marking litigation against Solo Cup.
  • National Patent Jury Instructions: A comittee assembled by Chief Judge Michel has released its set of model jury instructions. Although Judge Michel assembled the committee, the introduction makes clear that the instructions “have not been endorsed by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and are not “official” jury instructions.” However, the instructions are likely to serve as the ongoing model.