Patent & IP news for October 19, 2009

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IP securitisation: calling all stakeholders! Late on Friday afternoon the IP Finance weblog circulated an urgent request from the Intellectual Property Office in the UK for comments by everyone who is interested in IP securitisation ...

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post image Kanzius and his Cancer-Zapping Device from

Last night 60 Minutes looked at the Kanzius Machine.

John Kanzius invented a radio machine to zap cancer cells. And he tried it on himself.

Kanzius earned one patent and five patent applications.

His patent ...

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post image Can One Contract Around a Trade Secret? from

I begin a new teaching term next week and that means two sessions with my MBA students, setting out the basics of IP law, before we delve into the challenges of the IP-managerial interface. I ...

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post image The other side of the molecule: Teva seeks to protect its patch from

Better known for its prowess as a manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has just been given the opportunity to show just how well it can play the patent system from the other side ...

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post image Copying without Infringing: a competition! from

It's no secret that the IPKat is already getting ever so excited about the forthcoming Copying Without Infringing conference, scheduled for 24 November with IPKat team member Jeremy in the chair (click here for ...

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Review: Blackberry Tour Not Ready for Prime Time from

Whenever I travel I always take my laptop, and thanks to a Verizon USB wireless modem I can stay connected pretty much anywhere, although twice a year when I am in Chicago getting any signal ...

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Ariad v. Lilly Amici Briefs from

NYIPLA Amicus Brief.pdf: Supporting a strong written description requirement: "By the time of the O’Reilly v. Morse decision in 1853, 56 U.S. (15 How.) 62, it was understood that attempting to dominate ...

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The Disappearing Tail: A Clue to the challenges facing Copyright from

Virgil Cojocaru is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. ‘The Long Tail’, written by Chris Anderson refers to the alleged effect of online stores such as Netflix appealing to smaller niches. Individually these ...

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Interrogatory Response Spanning 1,500 Pages is Inadequate Disclosure of 3-Page Prior Art Reference from

The court granted plaintiff's motion to preclude defendants from relying on an anticipatory prior art reference that was not disclosed until the last day of fact discovery and was buried in 1,500 pages ...

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Court Approves Fee Award Based on Hourly Rate 3 Times Local Average for IP Practitioners Due to National Scope of Patent Litigation and Experience from

In granting defendant's motion for attorneys' fees, the court found that defense counsel's hourly rates of $175 to $764.75 were reasonable. "[Defendant's] use of primary counsel . . . even at rates which well ...

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Republican Senators Have Concerns About Post-Grant Review from

Last week, twelve Republican senators have sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) urging him not to bring the patent reform bill, S. 515, to the Senate floor until further work is ...

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Misuse of a Patent Pool: En Banc Federal Circuit To Decide Whether CD-R/RW Patentees Improperly Sequestered Alternative Technologies from

Princo Corp. v. International Trade Commission (ITC) (Fed. Cir. 2009) The long-running Princo cases involve questions of when bundled licensing of patent rights may be seen as patent misuse (and thus rendering the patents unenforceable ...

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Comparative Advertising: BK vs. McDonalds and Wendy’s from

Today I was searching the Internet for some interesting news to write about and I stumbled upon a press release from Burger King regarding its a ¼ pound Double Cheeseburger now being available for only ...

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Contracting around trade secret law? from

Neil Wilkof at IPFinance asks whether one can contract around trade secrets law and writes:

Put briefly, at some time during the treatment of trade secrets there is always at least one thoughtful, attentive student ...

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Arti Rai Heads to USPTO; More Patent Reform News from

While it has not yet been announced officially, Arti Rai appears to be on her way to becoming the USPTO's next Administrator for External Affairs. In this position Rai will oversee the Office of ...

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Apple Strong Q4, Will Windows 7 Cause Apple Setback? from

Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 fourth quarter ended September 26, 2009. The Company posted revenue of $9.87 billion and a net quarterly profit of $1.67 billion, or $1.82 ...

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Tafas Objects to Vacatur in Claims and Continuations Appeal from

Late this evening attorneys representing Dr. Triantafyllos Tafas filed a Reply to Motion for Dismissal of Appeal and Request for Remand. In this filing Tafas points out that the decision made by USPTO Director David ...

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Event Review: Bill Patry Talks Metaphors, Moral Panics and Folk Devils from

Stuart Freen is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Last Wednesday the Centre for Innovation Law & Policy and IP Osgoode jointly welcomed William Patry to speak at University of Toronto’s Flavelle House ...

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Upcoming IP Osgoode Events and Guest Lectures from

Giuseppina D’Agostino is the Founder and Director of IP Osgoode and an Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. IP Osgoode has a number of illustrious visitors this semester who will be participating in ...

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CSI Miami episode "Bad Seed" portrays an evil patentee from

The episode of CSI Miami titled "Bad Seed" (Season 8 Episode 5) has a patent holder on a recombinant corn seed who enforces the patent against a neighboring farmer. Said farmer can't afford a ...

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