Patent & IP news for October 12, 2009

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post image Name change ... and strange name from

With a grand total of 323 votes cast, the IPKat is now better informed with regard to readers' preferences for the name of the body that administers Community trade marks and Community designs from its ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat II: copyright from

"Remember Remember the 9th of November -- Google, infringement and plot!"

The AmeriKat did not attend any fairness hearings in New York last Wednesday. Instead she elected to have a shopping trip at Columbus Circle (right ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat I: patents and trade marks from

Guess where the Amerikat is right now…. If you guessed she was cruising at 32,000 feet somewhere over the US midwest while surfing the Internet and perusing the latest stories from the past week ...

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post image The “Ardhnarishwar” Drug Model: Whither the Interests of Patients? from

Soon after the Ranbaxy Daichi merger was announced, I had written an op-ed in DNA, commenting on the emergence of a likely "Ardhnarishwar" model in the Indian pharma industry. As a follow up to this ...

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post image BPAI Finds Disputed Claims Did Not Place Any Limitations on Scope of Specific Claim Terms from

Ex parte Buabbud (BPAI Oct. 9, 2009)

Last Friday, the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences ("BPAI"), in an opinion by Administrative Patent Judge Dang, affirmed a rejection of claims relating to a communication system ...

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post image Patent litigation and the reporting of forward expectations from

Last Friday's Reuters press release, "Australian Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Injunction Against Smith & Nephew Foam Dressing Kit", reports on the announcement by Kinetic Concepts, Inc. that the Full Court of The Federal Court of ...

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WARF, Intel settle Core 2 case from

WARF and Intel settled the Core 2 case on 10 Oct 09. See previous IPBiz post
More on WARF going after Intel

Within the AP article titled UW-Madison's patenting arm settles suit with Intel ...

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Cloud-based service failure with Microsoft/T-Mobile/Sidekick from

T=Mobile on 10 Oct 09:

"We must now inform you that personal information stored on your device - such as contacts, calendar entries, to-do lists or photos - that is no longer on your Sidekick almost ...

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The refrigerator patent wars heat up from

The Joongangdaily quoted LG on the re-hearing by the ITC of the case brought by Whirlpool:

“The commission’s order for another look at this suit was an extremely rare case in the history of ...

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IP’s role in the boardroom from

Brian Chau is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. “Intellectual Property is the oil of the 21st century. Look at the richest men a hundred years ago: they all made their money extracting ...

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Beware of Bogus Patent Analytics: Forward-Citation Analysis Leads to False Conclusions about Signifigance of Client’s Patent from

Patent application filing and issuance data can be a useful tool to extract valuable competitive business information that is “hiding in plain sight.” For example, in industries where patents are viewed as pertinent for creating ...

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Suing for Infringement Done "For the United States" from

Advanced Software Design v. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Fed. Cir. 2009) Advanced Software’s patents relate to software methods of detecting fraudulent bank checks. The patentee sued three Federal Reserve Banks and Fiserv ...

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Podcast on IP Issues for Small- to Mid-Size Businesses Released from

My long-awaited podcast is finally out and you can find it here as well as on iTunes. In case you missed my earlier post, KANDLcast is a monthly podcast broadcasting interviews with experts in various ...

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Internet Domain Dispute Resolution Working, Needs Updating, WIPO Told from

One of the features of the multi-faceted United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization is its arbitration and mediation of disputes over internet domain names. At a conference at WIPO today, supporters and lawyers who use ...

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Examining Patent Examination from

Continuing their earlier work on patent examination and prosecution, professors Mark Lemley and Bhaven Sampat released a draft copy of their paper title "Examining Patent Examinations," which statistically analyzes patent applications filed in the month ...

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USPTO considering opening access to public patent/trademark data? from

According to the notice: Due to overwhelming interest from the patent and trademark community, the USPTO has scheduled a second public meeting to be held Monday, October 19th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 ...

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