Patent & IP news for October 26, 2009

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post image So What Will Branding Look Like in a Small Car World?i from

One of the most interesting aspects of trade mark practice is to deal with the relationship between trade marks and brands. When I had the pleasure to speak last July in India on branding, I ...

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In an article last Friday for Intellectual Property Watch, ("US Federal Circuit May Offer Patent, Tech Policy Guidance For High Court"), Winter Casey reports on a lecture by Rochelle Dreyfuss, a professor at New York ...

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The IPKat noted here the decision of Mr Justice Arnold last May in L'Oréal SA and others v eBay International AG and others [2009] EWHC 1094 (Ch). On 12 August the court, as it ...

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IC Knowledge Center from

IP Finance doesn't do reciprocal links with other websites, but it's always happy to draw the attention of readers to interesting sites with which they may not be familiar. Last week, following a ...

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Are YOU a junior IP practitioner? from

The IPKat’s ears pricked up when he heard about IPSoc, a new society which will bring together junior barristers, solicitors, patent & trade mark attorneys in private practice for a spot of learning and socialising ...

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India’s Pre-Grant Patent Oppositions – A True Remedy? from

Nigel D’Souza is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. I have finally returned home to Toronto after spending three difficult months in India. I have travelled to India before but never during ...

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EDTX Meet & Confer Rule for Discovery Motions Requires Participation by "Lead Counsel" from

Defendants' motion to compel the production of patent prosecution files from plaintiff's outside attorneys was denied without prejudice because lead counsel did not participate in the "personal conference" required by the court's local ...

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Tracking the Use of Continuations from

Mark Lemley and Bhaven Sampat have released a new working paper that uses PAIR data to draw some conclusions about the current patent system: Conclusion: The evidence illuminates the patent prosecution process as a continuing ...

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Who should be the next EPO president? from

The professional body for European Patent Attorneys epi has recently announced the results of interviews with each of the four candidates for the post of EPO president, which will become vacant when Alison Brimelow departs ...

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Study Concludes U.S. Would Benefit From EPO-Style Opposition from

Professors Stuart J.H. Graham and Dietmar Harhoff published a paper recently that analyzed the potential effects of a post-grant review procedure (opposition) in the U.S. One particularly interesting aspect of their paper is ...

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Federal Circuit Proposed Changes to Rules of Practice from

The Federal Circuit has proposed a set of about two-dozen amendments to its Rules of Practice. Under 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), the court is required to provide "public notice and an opportunity for ...

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My Position on Invent Help, the UIA and Inventors Digest from

Just 12 days ago I publicly resigned from the Board of Directors of the United Inventors Association over concerns I had with respect to the UIA becoming too familiar and cozy with Invent Help. Since ...

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The New Look Technorati and Technorati Authority from

Earlier this month Technorati underwent an extreme makeover of sorts, not only with respect to the site design, but also with respect to how blogs are ranked. Technorati is now the fifth largest social media ...

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