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Patent & IP news for August 14, 2009

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post image Federal Circuit Affirms High Standard for Attorney Fees under 35 U.S.C. 285 from www.patentlyo.com

WedgeTail v. Huddleston Deluxe (Fed. Cir. 2009) 09-1045.pdf After claim construction, WedgeTail - the patentee - filed a motion to dismiss its claims and granted Huddleston a covenant not to sue. Judge Folsom (E.D.Tex ...

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post image Current JIPLAP from ipkitten.blogspot.com

The August 2009 issue of Oxford University's flagship monthly IP journal, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLAP), has been out for nearly a fortnight, but the personal copy of IPKat team ...

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post image Federal Circuit Construes Golf Ball Claim to Require Cover Layer Hardness be Measured On the Ball from www.grayonclaims.com

Callaway Golf Co. v. Acushnet Co. (Fed. Cir. Aug. 14, 2009)

In this case, the district court (District of Delaware) granted summary judgment of no anticipation and entered final judgment after a jury verdict that ...

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post image Kappos Sworn in as Director from www.patentlyo.com

David Kappos was sworn in on August 13, 2009 as Director of the USPTO. His address was directed primarily to USPTO employees who attended the ceremony. My pledge to you is that I will listen ...

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Hollywood v. Bollywood v. Tollywood: When is ‘plagarsim’ equal to ‘copyright infringement’? from spicyipindia.blogspot.com

The last few weeks have been witness to two high profile disputes between Hollywood and Bollywood on one hand and Bollywood and Tollywood (The Bengali movie industry) on the other hand.

It has been recently ...

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Patents County Court: Users' Committee final report from patlit.blogspot.com

The Working Group of the Intellectual Property Court Users' Committee has published its final report on proposals for reform of the Patents County Court (PCC) in England and Wales, two weeks to the day after ...

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Narrowing Amendment Specifying DNA From Specific Viral Strains Precluded Application of Doctrine of Equivalents to Encompass Other DNA from docketreport.blogspot.com

Narrowing Amendment Specifying DNA From Specific Viral Strains Precluded Application of Doctrine of Equivalents to Encompass DNA Other Than Those Specific Viral Strains

Defendant's claim of infringement under the doctrine of equivalents was barred ...

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Friday fantasmagoria from ipkitten.blogspot.com

It may be the height of the holiday season, but the list of forthcoming events listed in the IPKat's side bar just keeps growing. Check it out: there are so many exciting and appealing ...

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Plagiarism in Facebook account by Mazrich? Summers, again. from ipbiz.blogspot.com

Aaron Greenspan (who wrote “Authoritas: One Student’s Harvard Admissions and the Founding of the Facebook Era’’) has accused Ben Mezrich (who wrote “The Accidental Billionaires’’ ) of copying from Aaron's book (plagiarism) AND of ...

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Open Sourcing PACER Documents via a FireFox Extension from inventblog.com

If you use PACER often, you might really like the “RECAP” FireFox extension (plug-in). As you download court documents in PACER, RECAP sends a copy of them to the Internet Archive (making them available for ...

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"Investing in patents is no country for old men." from patentlibrarian.blogspot.com

... That's the message one pundit sees in this week's patent infringement ruling against Microsoft. The article makes some interesting points about the cost of litigating a patent lawsuit and speculates on why Microsoft ...

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Patent Application Filings: Fluctuations and Innovation from www.iposgoode.ca

The current decline in patent filings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (”USPTO”) has been well documented on many prominent intellectual property blog sites. In fact, according to a recent Patently-O blog entry ...

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Guest Post: Hanging on the Telephone: Apple’s App Store fiasco and what the FCC is doing about it from spicyipindia.blogspot.com

SpicyIP is pleased to bring to you a guest post by Chaitanya Ramchandran, a good friend of mine who has very recently graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. During his stint ...

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Demise of the (anti-)Doughnut campaign: a parable of patent reform? from ipbiz.blogspot.com

Dr. Jason Newsom lost his position at the Bay County (Florida) Health Department over his campaign against fatty foods, most particularly doughnuts.

An AP story notes that doughnut selling lawyers were partly to blame for ...

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Bits and Bytes: Comments on Comments from www.patentlyo.com

Gil Hyatt's attorney contacted me this morning and asked that a few "offending" comments be removed from the post associated with his case. I agreed that they were potentially problematic and removed them. Two ...

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How Can I Protect My Trademarks In Foreign Countries? (Part 3, Madrid Applications Cont.) from patents101.com

In Part 1, I introduced the concept of international trademark protection and the option of filing a separate trademark application in each country of interest. In Part 2, I introduced the Madrid System, whereby a ...

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David Kappos Sworn in as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO from www.patentbaristas.com

(Prepared Remarks) David Kappos Swearing In Ceremony August 13, 2009 USPTO Thank you Secretary Locke for your support, for joining today and for your focus on the USPTO and the American IP system. I also ...

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Callaway Golf Loses Jury Verdict at the Federal Circuit from www.ipwatchdog.com

In November 2008, the entered a permanent injunction in favor of Callaway at the conclusion of a patent infringement lawsuit in which Acushnet’s Pro V1 ball was found to infringed several patents obtained by ...

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