Patent & IP news for October 5, 2009

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post image Mind the Gap! from

PatLit reported last week on a speech entitled "Mind the Gap!" by Mr Justice Arnold at the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys' Congress on the topic of the cost of patent litigation and the potential ...

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post image SpicyIP Events: WIPO Forum on Creativity and Inventions, New Delhi, Nov 11-13 from

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is organizing an Inter-regional Forum on “Creativity and Inventions – A Better Future for Humanity in the 21st Century”, in cooperation with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP ...

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post image Securitisation: two items from

1. Dr Aaradhana Sadasivam (KhattarWong Singapore) has in recent months been working on an article, "Securitizing Rights Over A Patent and Balancing the Securing Interests of Each Party to the Transaction". While her practice base ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

The most recent issue of Oxford University Press's flagship IP publication, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLAP), is now published. IPKat team member Jeremy, who is fortunate enough to edit it, has ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat from

Yesterday the AmeriKat spent most of the 7 hours 20 minutes flying time from London Heathrow to New York’s JFK calculating the inordinate selection of intellectual property rights contained within the confines of the ...

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post image What Happens to a Sublicence When the Main License Comes to an End? from

We once again delve into that most murky of IP licensing topics--sublicensing. When one considers the number of trees, if not entire groves, that have been felled to provide the paper needed for books and ...

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post image SpicyIP Nashery: The Revenge of the Trademark Lawyer from

The world is made up two sorts of people - the gifted versifiers, and the rhythmically and metrically challenged. Much as I would like to have been otherwise, I most definitely fall into the latter. I ...

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IP Protection No Barrier To Green Technology Transfer, Says Key Negotiator from

BANGKOK – Protection of intellectual property should not be a barrier in transferring technology needed by developing countries in helping them cope with the effects of climate change as most of the technology is currently publicly ...

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CONSOR to auction Friedman's IP from

The oress release noting the Friedman's IP auction on 9 Oct 09 also states "Over the years CONSOR has valued and/or disposed of the intellectual property portfolios for major retailers in bankruptcy, including ...

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Supreme Court to tackle Citizens United, Bilski from

Reuters noted of the "Citizens United" case , to be reviewed by the US Supreme Court:

The court heard arguments in the campaign finance case in a special session last month. The conservatives appeared ready to ...

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Judge Ward Overturns Jury Verdict of Willfulness Based In Part on Closeness of Claim Construction from

Following a jury verdict of willful infringement, the court granted defendants' motion for judgment as a matter of law of no willful infringement based in part on the closeness of claim construction which was not ...

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FTC to crack down on product endorsements by bloggers from

The AP reported on 5 Oct 09: The Federal Trade Commission will require bloggers to clearly disclose any freebies or payments they get from companies for reviewing their products.

It is the first time since ...

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Beware the Anti-Patent Misdirection and Lies from

Anyone who has been reading over the last several days knows that anti-patent advocates have been lambasting me for taking the position that patents are not evil and that more than a 0 ...

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From Distribution to Dialogue: Remarks on the Concept of Balance in Copyright Law from

Abraham Drassinower is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Few propositions are more frequently asserted in contemporary copyright discussion than the proposition that copyright is a balance between ...

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ITU Telecom World: Innovation, Growth, Green Technology - And Stronger Copyrights from

The 2009 edition of the United Nations telecommunications agency annual summit opened its doors yesterday, bringing together government, industry leaders, and other stakeholders in a networking effort to address global challenges in the information society ...

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How To Lose A Patent? Have the Inventor Make a Secret Side Deal from

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of Roche in a longstanding patent-infringement dispute with Stanford University regarding ownership of PCR-based test kits for the HIV virus. Board of Trustees ...

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