Patent & IP news for October 14, 2009

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post image Archer Daniels Midland IP from

Decatur, IL-based Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is one of the largest agricultural processors in the world.

They have 359 U.S. patents and patent apps, see them here

The latest is #7,582,777 titled ...

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post image So Who Are Apple and Google Really Competing Against ? from

Let's be honest: there is nothing better than an epic hi-tech battle. If Gog and Magog were the warriors of choice in Biblical days past and future, then their equivalents today are Google, Microsoft ...

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post image Corn Flakes, Corn Fakes and a new concept in branded breakfast cereals from

Those of you who are Londoners and who read Wednesday morning’s Metro on the way to work (like the IPKat's informant Rebecca Dimaridis who supplied and part-wrote this item) will have been enthralled ...

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post image No res judicata, but that's where the similarity ends from

The Court of First Instance roared into action today when it dismissed the appeal of choco-champs Ferrero against OHIM's refusal to uphold their opposition to the registration as a Community trade mark of the ...

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post image SpicyIP Tidbit: India, Brazil to file WTO complaint against the E.U over 'seizures' of pharma drug consignments from

The Mint and the BS both recently reported that India has prepared a legal brief to challenge the 'seizures' of Indian drug consignments by the Customs Department in Netherlands. In pertinent part both reports have ...

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post image SpicyIP Tidbits: Revlon fashions a TM trump from

The Delhi High Court saw an infringement suit decided in favour of the international cosmetics brand Revlon. The order, which we laid hands on earlier today, was passed by Justice S Ravindra Bhat, who has ...

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post image SpicyIP Tidbits: of Marlboro and Montblanc from

It's raining trademark tidbits today - in this post, we bring to you updates of two very exciting cases in progress, involving Indian and international majors, and world-famous brands, including Marlboro and Montblanc. For more ...

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post image Patents County Court: poll results from

PatLit asked you to consider, "If no-one wants to be the next Patents County Court Judge, what should we do?" The votes have been counted and the results are in.

A clear majority, over 40 ...

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post image The Increasing Role of Published Applications in Patent Examination from

In 2001, the USPTO began publishing pending patent applications at approximately 18-months after the application's priority date. Over the past eight years, this publication rule has slowly become more integrated with the examination system ...

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post image SpicyIP Tidbit: Madras High Court vacates ex-parte interim injunction against Google's ad-word program from

In an interesting development in the Google Adwords dispute Medianama has reported that the Madras High Court has vacated its earlier ex-parte ad-interim injunction restraining Google from infringing Consim's trademark. The ex-parte Order against ...

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IP Conference: FICCI-WIPO-DIPP on Traditional Knowledge from

Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), in cooperation with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India ...

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That’s Hot: Hallmark Cards unable to slap Paris Hilton with Anti-SLAPP legislation from

Nathan Fan is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. America’s favourite hotel heiress Paris Hilton can now proceed with her litigation against Hallmark Cards over the unauthorized use of her picture and ...

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Panels: Innovation Makes ICTs A Moving Landscape; IP Dispute Resolution Rising from

Innovation in information and communications technologies during the economic downturn has brought shifts in the landscape with new technologies and newcomers in the market, according to speakers at a symposium organised by the World Intellectual ...

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Bits and Bytes from

I am teaching obviousness today in my introductory patent law course here at the University of Missouri School of Law. The Justice Douglas concurrence in the 1950 A&P; case always gives me pause: "The ...

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NBC "10 pm" and IBM "wall of patents": similar strategies? from

There has been much discussion of NBC placing Jay Leno in the 10pm time slot. The NYT observed that Leno was pulling a 1.5 to 2 rating in the category NBC identifies as all-important ...

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USPTO Removes Rule Changes from

ACTION: Final rule. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) published a final rule in the Federal Register in August of 2007 to revise the rules of practice for patent cases pertaining to continuing ...

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Quinn Resigns from UIA Over Invent Help Concern from

For nearly 18 months I have been on the Board of Directors of the United Inventors Association, and prior to that (and since) I have been a professional member of the United Inventors Association. I ...

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Dearth of Qualified Experts Does Not Warrant Disclosure of CAD Files to Competitors' Consultant from

Plaintiff's motion to allow disclosure of defendant's highly confidential CAD files to its expert was denied. "The court recognizes that most of the potential experts [plaintiff] contacted were not only reluctant to take ...

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That seminar ... and some expressions of thanks from

A fuller report on today's seminar, "IP rights and the UNCITRAL secured transaction project: the draft recommendations and their potential consequences for British lenders and IP owners", will follow on this weblog in due ...

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CU going after Ward Churchill? from

The AP reported:

The University of Colorado is seeking to recover funds it spent fighting a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a professor who was fired on plagiarism charges after he likened some Sept. 11 ...

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