Patent & IP news for October 21, 2009

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post image We Welcome IP Watchtower to the IP Blogosphere! from

That person ringing your virtual doorbell is not -- I repeat not -- someone trying to sell you magazine subscriptions or somebody's else's religion.  No!  That's the incredibly bright, accomplished and talented Erica Bristol ...

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post image IPO wins BPI award from

If the press release from the United Kingdom's Intellectual Property Office is a trifle self-congratulatory in its tone, don't mock -- it looks as though the IPO has truly done something to earn its ...

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Smith & Nephew Pty Ltd v. Wake Forest University Health Sciences (Oct. 9, 2009)

In this case, defendants appealed a grant of preliminary injunction.  The issue raised on appeal was whether the defendant made a sufficient ...

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If you've not yet voted in the great "Can You See the Curia Artwork?" speed-poll (see story here), you still have a few hours in which to do so.

The United Kingdom's Intellectual ...

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post image Nudging Against RCE Filings from

Following the Sunstein-Thayler nudge theory, the new PTO administration is taking small non-rule-based steps to discourage the filing of Requests for Continued Examination (RCEs). RCE's are already fairly expensive - $810. That outlay is relatively ...

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European Commission Communication On Copyright Online from

The European Commission on 19 October published a communication on copyright in the knowledge economy that sets out the plan for changes in European copyright over the coming month and in 2010. Three issues the ...

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Submission of False Affidavit to PTO Does Not Support Inequitable Conduct Claim Without Allegations of Facts Sufficient to Infer Intent to Deceive from

Plaintiff's motion for leave to amend its complaint to include a claim for inequitable conduct was denied even though the request was made shortly after plaintiff learned that one inventor submitted a false affidavit ...

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Industry View: Can Content Survive Online? (Podcast) from

A forum called the Intellectual Property Colloquium has posted an open-access podcast of a discussion about online business models with Brad Smith, Microsoft general counsel, Scott Martin, executive vice president of Paramount Pictures, and Dan ...

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New Counts: The Patent Office Examiner Union (POPA) has voted to approve the PTO's proposed changes to the examiner count system. [POPA][Washington Post] Novo Nordisk v. Caraco: The Federal Circuit has temporarily stayed ...

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Innovation Starts with Math and Science Education from

When it comes to talking with their kids, parents say the topics of math and science are harder to discuss than drug abuse, according to a survey of 561 adults who have children ages 5 ...

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Amazing race: Win $250,000 For Commercializing Biomedical Research from

The Partnership for New York City and the New York City Economic Development (NYCEDC) Corporation announced that the New York City Investment Fund (NYCIF) will provide up to $1.25 million for a BioAccelerate NYC ...

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Should Copyright Law Rethink Authorship? from

Daniel Kennedy is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall and is taking the Intellectual Property Theory course. Like many words, “authorship” takes on distinct meaning in the realm of copyright law. However, it may be ...

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The Coming Explosion of the Patent Monetization Market: Brought to You by Open Innovation and What Needs to Happen in Order to Speed Up the Process from

This week, I got a call out of the blue from a very senior business development person at a Fortune 10 technology company “wanting to know more” about patent licensing and monetization. This was a ...

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To Staple, or Not to Staple? from

My office is slowing going paperless, doing a number of things including scanning all paper files to PDF when we close them. One little insight that those of you whom are not yet paperless should ...

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Patenting Schrödinger’s cat from

Not quite Schrödinger’s cat, but close. I won’t spoil it for you…see the 12:01 Tuesday patent blog post Be All You Can’t Be: Army Patent Ambushed by Friendly Fire for ...

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Nocera reverses position on plagiarism charge from

In a post titled Clearing a Name at Lehman, Joe Nocera reversed himself on a charge of plagiarism against a person then at Lehman:

When he first became aware of the post, seven months after ...

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