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Patent & IP news for September 14, 2009

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post image Summary of Local Patent Rules Affecting Claim Construction Practice (Part 3 of 5) from www.grayonclaims.com

Presently, eleven federal district court have enacted local patent rules. The rules are generally used to help streamline what can be very complicated disputes. Among these rules are rules that affect claim construction practice in ...

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post image Latest JIPLAP from ipkitten.blogspot.com

The September 2009 issue of Oxford University's flagship monthly IP journal, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLAP), has finally reached IPKat team member Jeremy, who edits it. Items in this issue ...

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post image McDonald's final defeat by McCurry from ipkitten.blogspot.com

The IPKat has learned from The Star that McDonald's has lost its final appeal against a Malaysian restaurant's use of the name McCurry (see previous coverage from the IPKat here). The Malaysian ...

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post image No Padding from www.patenthawk.com

Lydall sued Federal Mogul for infringing RE39,260. "The '260 patent is directed to flexible insulating shields that can be used for thermal and acoustic insulation." It came as no consolation that there was no ...

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post image PPL Extortion Takes a Turn for the Worse: Will the Government Please Step in? from spicyipindia.blogspot.com

It is lamentable that despite our posts documenting the extortionist tactics of PPL and questioning its non transparent mode of functioning, things have only taken a turn for the worse. SpicyIP now has some damning ...

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post image New plan to boost UK in global IP "arms race" from ipkitten.blogspot.com

The IPKat is delighted to discover that the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) unveiled late last week its six-point plan "to help underpin the UK’s reputation as a world leader in developing and exploiting ...

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post image Canada gets US-flavoured update for IP licence/bankruptcy from ipfinance.blogspot.com

I've just received an email circular from Paul Jones (Jones & Co, Toronto) which contains a succinct summary of the amendments of Canada’s (i) Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and (ii) Company Creditors Arrangements Act ...

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post image IP Ownership: Are We Up To The Task? from ipfinance.blogspot.com

I don't know if this is a "tipping point" in the precise sense intended by Malcolm Gladwell in his 2000 bestseller--The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. There, Gladwell ...

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Party Producing Privilege Log Not Required to Translate Entries Written in Foreign Language from docketreport.blogspot.com

Defendants' motion for sanctions and to compel plaintiff to translate the contents of privilege log entries written in Japanese were denied. "Simply put, nothing in the rule’s plain language suggests, and no court has ...

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The Decline and Fall of the American Entrepreneur from www.ipwatchdog.com

I want to thank Mr. Quinn for graciously inviting me to write a post on my forthcoming book The Decline and Fall of the American Entrepreneur: How Little Known Laws and Regulations are Killing Innovation ...

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Depositing Checks by Email from inventblog.com

There has been a lot of chatter online lately about banks starting to accept PDF’s and other scans of checks (personal and business) for deposit (rather than requiring you to go to the bank ...

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Entire Market Value Rule Lives As $357 Million Verdict Dies from www.ipwatchdog.com

The appeal in Lucent Technologies, Inc. v. Gateway, Inc. from the Southern District of California was considered in many quarters as the potentially seminal case on how to calculate damages based on a reasonable royalty ...

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"if an author’s writings are not findable through Google then they are rather irrelevant" from ipbiz.blogspot.com

The text -- if an author’s writings are not findable through Google then they are rather irrelevant. -- appears in a comment by Gene Quinn to a post by Gene Quinn [Hal Wegner, You Now Have ...

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Music and Fantasy Football Make the NFL Brand Great from www.ipwatchdog.com

This post may not be as off-topic as you think simply by reading the title. Yes, I will be licking my wounds as a result of an opening day fantasy football loss, but what is ...

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USPTO Director Kappos Discusses USPTO 2010 from www.patentlyo.com

Director David Kappos today offered his first public speech directly to the intellectual property law community since taking office as Director. The 600+ patent attorneys in attendance at the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) appeared ...

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Proposed Copyright Amendment Bill from spicyipindia.blogspot.com

In the recent past, there have been a proposed set of amendments to the Copyright Act, which however, seem to be having a little trouble getting beyond the draft bill stage. While not much progress ...

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Canadian Copyright’s Just Three Things from www.iposgoode.ca

Giuseppina D’Agostino is the Founder and Director of IP Osgoode and an Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. Among the many potential issues that I could discuss in Canada’s copyright consultation process ...

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