Patent & IP news for October 30, 2009

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post image Patent Reform: selling tomatoes as cantaloupes from a carrot box? from

The "selling" of patent reform is much like the above selling of tomatoes as cantaloupes from a carrot box.

Current wisdom suggests the Senate patent reform package will fly in 2009, including a "one window ...

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post image BPAI Holds Term Indefinite and Summarizes Reasoning Behind Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Rule from

Ex parte Senju Metal Industry Co. (BPAI Oct. 30, 2009)

The Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences ("BPAI"), in an opinion by Administrative Patent Judge Delmendo, affirmed a rejection of claims on reexamination relating to ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

The IPKat's sidebar, as ever, is bulging with exciting opportunities to attend live talks, do a spot of networking and generally get out of the office or college routine for a bit and, well ...

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post image Delhi HC on the Maaza TM Dispute from

The interesting case on the allegedly unauthorized use of the MAAZA Trademark closely contested between Coca Cola and Bisleri International already has been reported on the blog here, here and here.

To briefly recount the ...

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Medicines Access Again Captures Attention At WTO As Progress In Round Urged from

Access to medicine and preservation of biodiversity topped the agenda at the World Trade Organization Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Council meeting this week, as a new alleged drug seizure in France, a concern ...

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New Amazon Software Patent, Shakespeare & © Infringement from

Earlier this week, on October 27, 2009, Amazon Technologies, Inc., received US Patent No. 7,610,382, which relates to a computer implemented method of marking copies of content distributed on a network. More specifically ...

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And the next EPO President is ... from

Following his post earlier this week, the IPKat has just heard that the EPO Administrative Council have failed to reach an agreement on who should be the next EPO President. None of the candidates managed ...

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Mayo Asks Supreme Court to Review Another Patentable Subject Matter Case from

The Mayo Clinic has filed a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court asking them to review the Federal Circuit’s decision in Prometheus Labs., Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services. In Prometheus, the Federal Circuit ...

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What is a Cybersquatter or Typosquatter and How do They Make Money? from

Cybersquatters In this post, I discuss how to deal with cybersquatters. Cybersquatters register domain names similar to a domain name or trademark of an established business for profit. They may profit by selling the domain ...

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Excluded Icon? ITC Opens Investigation Into Imported Toyota Hybrids from

In a previous post, I discussed the complaint filed by hybrid drivetrain technology company Paice LLC (Paice) against Toyota in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). In the complaint (paice_itc_complaint.pdf), Paice alleged that ...

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The Risk of Not Immediately Filing a Patent Application from

Everyone views the world through a prism, and the prism I look through is different than the prism others look through. That should hardly come as a surprise given that we each find ourselves at ...

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