Patent & IP news for September 23, 2009

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post image ... and you can't patent a trade mark either from

A bit like mixing tea with your coffee, citing European Patent Office decisions in Community trade mark appeals is not to everyone's taste. This is what Evets, whose DANELECTRO and QWIK TUNE Community trade ...

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post image Teed Off from

Dr. Richard S. Lister came up with the idea of letting golfers tee fairway balls "to obtain better scores in a shorter time." In 1994, pro se, he submitted a manuscript to the Copyright Office ...

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post image Federal Circuit Construes Term Found in Specification but Not in the Claims from

Edwards Lifesciences LLC v. Cook Inc. (Fed. Cir. Sept. 22, 2009)

In this case, the district court (Northern District of California) granted summary of no infringement.  The Federal Circuit, in an opinion by Judge Lourie ...

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No Liability for Hyperlinks, Online Free Speech Protected from

Amanda Carpenter is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School Last Tuesday, the British Columbia Court of Appeal affirmed an important precedent-setting decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court regarding online defamation in Crookes ...

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Is the Karma an innovation? from

One might file the following under "what were they thinking"?

Fisker Automotive, a California manufacturer of luxury electric vehicles, will receive more than $500 million in federal loans to develop a plug-in hybrid sports car ...

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Report & Recommendation: Apple's iPhone Does Not Infringe Caller ID Patent from

The magistrate judge recommended granting Apple's motion for summary judgment that the iPhone does not infringe a patent claiming a system for "displaying the incoming telephone number and the name of the party." With ...

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Troll Tracker Suit Settles After Malice Bar Raised from

The infamous Troll Tracker suit has come to an end. As we reported, Rick Frenkel, the anonymous blogger of the Troll Tracker blog who revealed his identity, along with his employer Cisco, were sued for ...

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UN Conference Pushes Plant Breeding; Others See Food Security In Jeopardy from

Participants at a recent United Nations conference on the role of new plant varieties and seeds in agriculture agreed that access to genetic resources and the protection of intellectual property rights are essential to sustain ...

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Upcoming Event: Patentable Subject Matter Debate from

The University of Richmond Law Schhol’s Intellectual Property Institute will be hosting its third annual Evil Twins Debate series on Friday, October 9 at noon. The debate is entitled: Bilski and Patentable Subject Matter ...

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Inauspicious Start to Greater USPTO Transparency from

I certainly hope this is much ado about nothing, but it is hard to ignore the fact that it seems as if we are off to an inauspicious start under David Kappos. Yes, he is ...

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Using Claim Terms and their Synonyms from

Edwards Lifesciences v. Cook, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2009) The four Edwards patents all relate to internal blood-vessel grafts for treating aneurisms. The grafts are designed to be inserted endovascularly without the need for open surgery ...

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