Patent & IP news for September 29, 2009

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post image Intellectual property Consensus from

The world of intellectual property is not always in sync with the rest of the world, or in fact with itself.  Here are three points from Ruud Peters at the CIP Forum held recently in ...

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post image That'll wipe half a smile off your face ... from

Some people say that the IPKat gets angry too easily at soft targets like the World Intellectual Property Organization and that he's unduly critical of those noble souls who administer IP systems both internationally ...

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Do Kats have pets? This one does. The Intellectual Property Institute, apart from being one of the IPKat's pet causes, is currently working with its members to identify credible research which will underpin the ...

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Reality Check: Anti-Patent Patent Musings Simply Bizarre from

I stumbled across an interesting article today from The Post and Courier regarding how interest in US patents is picking up in Cuba. First, it was interesting enough to learn that it is possible for ...

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New Jersey's patent bank website from

On 25 Sept 09, a collaboration among New Jersey's Office of Information Technology, the Commission on Higher Education, the Commission on Science & Technology and the Governor’s Office of Economic Growth launched a website ...

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Do Assignments Require Express Language to Cover CIP Patents? from

Gerber Scientific Int'l v. Satisloh AG, No. 3:07-CV-1382, (D. Conn., September 25, 2009, order) (P. Dorsey)

Gerber obtained patents via a broadly-worded assignment conveying all "rights, title and interest" in "the inventions covered ...

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Question of Whether Patent Assignment Applies to CIP Certified for Interlocutory Appeal from

The court certified for interlocutory appeal its denial of defendants' motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. "Defendants convincingly argue that reasonable grounds exist for a difference of opinion. Although courts have found ...

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You Can’t Rely On Test Results That Weren’t Available When Your Patent Application Was Filed from

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a decision that Janssen Pharmaceutica NV’s patent covering a method for treating Alzheimer’s disease was invalid after it was attacked by a ...

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Thank You David Kappos! USPTO Extends Comments from

Last week I wrote an article titled Inauspicious Start to Greater USPTO Transparency, in which I wrote about how disappointed I was that some things never seem to change at the Patent Office. I was ...

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Another OHIM scandal -- the IPKat names the culprit from

The IPKat is filled with reforming zeal this morning, since he has identified a dreadful blot on the escutcheon of that fairest of jewels in the European Union's crown, OHIM. He wants to see ...

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Should bloggers be Teflon-coated? from

In a post titled Don’t Like a Blog, Sue It on the ipeg blog, one has the text:

Bloggers should be given almost unlimited freedom of speech. Only in the rarest of circumstances would ...

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PTO Extends Comment Period for 101 Interim Examination Instructions from

After releasing the interim examination instructions for evaluating patent subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 on August 29, the USPTO issued a notice on Sept. 17 requesting comments from the public. Strangely ...

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