Patent & IP news for October 29, 2009

Patent Litigations

  • No new litigations this day!



Patent & IP Blogs

post image Foiled! A sad tale of boss and emboss from

Boegli-Gravures SA v Darsail-ASP Ltd and Andrei Ivanovich Pyzhov [2009] EWHC 2690 (Pat), a decision handed down by Mr Justice Arnold in the Patents Court (England and Wales) today, took the regular form of an ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Out today! WIPO's new IP journal from

The IPKat congratulates publishers Sweet & Maxwell on getting issue 1 of the new WIPO Journal out on time (you can get all the necessary details here). His excitement is of course nothing to do with ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Drawing a blank from

The IPKat's friend Richard Pringle (Shell) asks a non-work-related question, which has lots of ramifications:
"Could you please tell me, or point me in the direction where I might find out, why trade ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

“Fairey Use” in the Courts: The Battle Over the Obama “Hope” Poster from

Peter Waldkirch is a second year LL.B. student at the University of Ottawa. The copyright infringement lawsuit centering around the iconic Obama “Hope” image recently took a strange turn. On one side is the ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Supreme Court Clustering of Patent Cases from

The last time that the Supreme Court directly addressed the issue of subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 was in the early 1980's. In the waning days of the pre-CAFC era ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Litigation Over Ownership of Patent Bars Later Infringement Claims as to Related Patent from

Defendant's motion to dismiss on the basis of claim preclusion was granted where, in an earlier litigation concerning ownership of a related patent and misappropriation of trade secrets, plaintiff was awarded damages and defendant ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

The Dangers of Listening to Outsiders: The $1.26 Billion Dollar Judgment Against Pepsico from

The press is focusing on the mistake of a busy secretary that led Pepsico to miss a court hearing, resulting in a $1.26 billion judgment against the company. Two men from my state of ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Changing Winds For Gene Patenting In the US? Stakeholders React To Draft Report from

A United States health department advisory group this month produced a new draft report on gene patenting and licensing with recommendations suggesting that excessive patenting can limit patients’ access to gene testing and might not ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Bilski Impact On Biotech Seen As Minimal; Experts See Court Shift from

The intellectual property community is anxiously awaiting the United States Supreme Court’s reaction next month in the closely watched Bilski v. Kappos case, a legal feud over the validity of a patent covering a ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

No Holds Barred: IPWatchdog Addresses Ethical Charges from

By now many in the inventor community know that I resigned my position on the UIA Board and stepped down as UIA Vice President as a result of my being uncomfortable with the perceived and ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

PPH Agreements to Leverage PCT Reports on Patentability from

Last month a two-day international symposium sponsored by WIPO concluded with broad agreement on the need to pool efforts at the international level to address the problem of backlogs in patent applications at patent offices ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

French speakers, visual similarity sink AGILE mark from

Today's pick of the Community trade mark appeals is Case T‑386/07, Peek & Cloppenburg v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market, Redfil. Redfil applied to register the 'Agile' figurative mark (right) for ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

The Public Domain: IP, Culture, and Democracy from

Jonathan MacKenzie is an LLM candidate at Osgoode Hall and is taking the Intellectual Property Theory course. Since its first significant formal uses – in the 1896 decision of Singer v. June and the United States ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Some content © 2007–2014 RPX Corporation.
Terms of Service & Privacy Policy
For DMCA requests contact