Patent & IP news for November 1, 2009

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post image Disney: Is It about Contents, Distribution, or Branding? from

Way back, in the 17th century, when proto-copyright regimes were beginning to take shape, authors and publishers groped with finding models that could successfully marry the creation of contents with the means of distribution and ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat I: Trade secrecy and privacy from

Instead of donning her usual scary outfit and attending various Halloween parties, the AmeriKat attended a refined evening of the musical delights of St Vincent (right), Grizzly Bear and the London Symphony Orchestra at the ...

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post image Guest Post: Much Music to be faced from

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Strengthening of the copyright regime in India seems to be carving a niche for itself as the question of obtaining and renewal of a valid license ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat II: Parody and some odds and ends from

Parody and Press Conferences

Last Tuesday the US Chamber of Commerce filed a copyright and trade mark lawsuit against political activists the Yes Men who two weeks ago staged a fake news conference announcing that ...

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post image Liability for links and adwords, German style -- and a visit to Google Translate from

From the IPKat's talented German friend Uli Hildebrandt (of Juve’s No.1 IP law firm of the year Lubberger Lehment) comes news of a new decision from the Bundesgerichtshof -- that's the top ...

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post image Stays Pending Reexamination from

The following guest post is by Matthew Smith The grant rate of motions to stay is highly judge-dependent and (somewhat less obviously) district-dependent. The table below shows the approximate grant rate of contested motions to ...

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals & Suven Life Sciences: The new face of the innovating 'Indian' pharma industry? from

The last few years have been a period of uneasy courtship between the Indian and foreign pharmaceutical industries. In this period we've witnessed some mega acquisitions, rumours of mega acquisitions and rumours of wannabe ...

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ICANN Gives Green Light To .中国, .рф, .إمارات , But No Timeline For New Top-Level Domains from

The board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) this week opened up the root zone for non-Latin country-code top level domains (internationalised or IDN ccTLDs). Starting 16 November, ICANN ...

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Los Angeles Times on the Fairey "Obama Hope" matter from

An editorial at the Los Angeles Times states of the consitutional provision on copyright/patent in the context of the Fairey matter

The framers of the Constitution were so concerned about that incentive that they ...

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The New York Times on sharing technology from

From Everybody in the Pool of Green Innovation:

For instance, Nike’s air-bag patent for cushioning shoes is crucial to its core shoe business, but may have environmental benefits in other industries — perhaps in prolonging ...

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NJ newspaper endorses "not best" candidate from wrote on 1 Nov 09:

In an editorial published Sunday [1 Nov 09], the newspaper said Independent Chris Daggett has run an admirable and credible campaign and is the strongest candidate in Tuesday ...

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SpicyIP Tidbits: The ITAA, 2008 in force, finally. from

Late last month, the Government of India finally ended the ho-hum surrounding the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 and the same is now in force.

As explained by this Press Release, the need for a ...

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KIPO Announces Super Speedy Green Patent App Exam from

The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) recently announced that green patent applications are now eligible for “super speed” examination that provides examination results in just one month. The special examination procedure applies to patent applications ...

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History of Software Patents III: In re Alappat from

On October 30, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a landmark decision in In re Bilski. The United States Supreme Court has accepted the Bilski case and will hold ...

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