Patent & IP news for September 27, 2009

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post image IP and secured transactions: have you understood UNCITRAL's recommendations? from

A couple of weeks ago the IPKat mentioned a forthcoming seminar catalysed by the IP Finance weblog on "IP rights and the UNCITRAL secured transaction project: the draft recommendation and their potential consequences for British ...

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post image Federal Circuit Uses Claim Differentiation, Declines Limiting Claim Scope to Preferred Embodiment from

Kara Tech. Inc. v. Inc., (Fed. Cir. Sept. 24, 2009)

In this case, the district court (Central District of California) entered a final judgment of noninfringement following a jury trial.  The Federal Circuit ...

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Janssen battled a gaggle of generic drug makers over "a method for treating Alzheimer's disease with galanthamine." The patent of contention was 4,663,318. The issue before the courts was enablement (§112 ¶1 ...

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post image The German "Piratenpartei" and the German General election from

A little while ago the IPKat reported on the German "Die Piratenpartei" (see the IPKat and Alex Horn's post here), the sister party of the Swedish Piratpartiet. While this Kat is politically neutral (well ...

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Webcam at Denali National Park from

From the website:

This web camera documents visibility conditions in Denali National Park & Preserve during the summer months as part of the NPS air quality monitoring program. The camera has been temporarily relocated to Wonder ...

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The Holder plagiarism case: from 1998 to 2009 from

In 2005, the Florida state Judicial Qualifications Commission cleared Hillsborough Circuit Judge Gregory Holder of plagiarism charges. The issue was one of judicial fitness in view of a charge that Holder, an Air Force reservist ...

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GE Asserts Wind Power Patents Against Mitsubishi Again from

The General Electric Company (GE) is the U.S. leader in installed wind capacity, and patent enforcement plays a part in that success. Earlier this month GE sued Mitsubishi in the Southern District of Texas ...

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How Much Longer Can the USPTO Test an Old MPEP? from

Last week I was in New York City teaching the PLI Patent Bar Review Course along with John White. The week was a good one, although the city was crazy with heads of state at ...

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IP Czar: George Mason visiting professor Victoria Espinel has been selected as the IP Enforcement Coordinator for the Administration - known as the IP Czar. The role will likely be more focused on international trademark and ...

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