Patent & IP news for August 11, 2009

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post image The fearless CIPO from

Crazy as it sounds, Chief IP Officers may well have to be fearless.  Here's a quote from Bill Elkington of Rockwell Collins (the leading Communications and Aviation Electronics company) in relation to my recent ...

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post image Flat Tire from

Douglas J. Shoner had a pneumatic tire design rejected by the PTO over obviousness. Shoner appealed to the CAFC, which affirmed. Shoner's plea (hardly an argument) relied upon reading an unstated limitation into his ...

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post image Reines and Greenblatt Publish "Interlocutory Appeals of Claim Construction in the Patent Reform Act of 2009" from

Yesterday, Dennis Crouch's Patently-O blog published an article by Ed Reines and Nathan Greenblatt of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP entitled "Interlocutory Appeals of Claim Construction in the Patent Reform Act of 2009." Edward Reines ...

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Accelerated Exam in Inequitable Conduct Friendly Era from

The United States Patent Office announced on March 13, 2007 that it had just issued the first patent granted under the then newly minted accelerated examination program, which was first brought into effect in August ...

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Bilski's Patent Application from

The Supreme Court is reviewing Bernard Bilski's patent application to consider whether the application appropriately claims "patentable subject matter" under 35 U.S.C. 101 as interpreted by the Supreme Court. Much of the ...

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Speedier Resolution by Rocket Docket Does Not Warrant Retention of Venue from

In granting defendant's motion to transfer, the court rejected plaintiff's argument that the district's "rocket docket" warranted retention of venue. "[A]lthough it may be true that Plaintiff will experience a speedier ...

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New USPTO Director from

Mr. Dave Kappos was confirmed by the U.S. Senate this week as the new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). U.S ...

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Free: the future of radical pricing – A book review from

Chris Anderson is editor-in-chief of Wired, which has won a National Magazine Award under his tenure. He wrote an article in the magazine entitled “The Long Tail”, which he later turned into a book called ...

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Is it too late to start a law blog? from

I was listening to the most recent episode of the Kennedy-Mighell report (legal technology podcast) earlier today and was shocked to hear Tom Mighell report that law blogging (at least “starting a law blog”) seems ...

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Fed. Cir. Limits Admissibility of Evidence Withheld During Examination at the PTO from

Hyatt v. Acting Director, Patent and Trademark Office, No. 07-1066, August 11, 2009

Hyatt appealed a decision from the District Court for the District of Columbia that upheld the PTO's rejection of Hyatt's ...

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