Patent & IP news for November 3, 2009

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post image Costume and practice: new suits for Riverdance duo from

Ireland's Sunday Business Post reports that Riverdance duo Moya Doherty and John McColgan are being sued by fashion designer Jen Kelly for using his designs without permission; Kelly is also reported to be seeking ...

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post image How easily can multi-issue disputes be slimmed down? from

Fresh out today, and far too long to read in an instant, is the decision of Mr Justice Floyd (Patents Court, England and Wales) in Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH & co. KG v Derek Scott (trading as ...

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"New Developments In Swiss Patent Law", an article by Andrea Mondini, and Philipp Groz (Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich) last month in IP Frontline, reviews the structure and functionality of the Swiss court system as it affects ...

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post image Munchkin: 59 Patents from

North HIlls, CA-based Munchkin develops "innovative products that excite and delight parents, children and pets."

The company was founded in 1991, and sits atop 59 U.S. patents and patent applications.

Straw Drinking Cup from ...

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post image SpicyIP Tidbits: The other side of piracy from

In an interesting op-ed on ContentSutra, the CEO and founder of Alok Kejriwal offers a rare take on the pros of internet piracy. Rare because this is a voice seldom heard in India ...

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post image Slow Down: You Eat Too Fast from

In an age where "speed" is king, this piece of wisdom strikes a different chord. Apparently, the slower you eat, the better it is for your health. So says, Dr Yash Paul who has applied ...

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Philips and 3M inked a patent cross license in 1995. The next year, 3M spun off Imation. The agreement, which granted license to subsidiaries, continued. In 2003, Imation formed a joint venture that created GDM ...

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Rest Of Europe About To Yield To HADOPI’s Siren Song? from

Concerns are rising among activists about the impending spread to the rest of Europe of French HADOPI-like legislations punishing alleged copyright infringers on the internet with a suspension of internet connection after three alleged violations ...

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Why are CTM applications through the Madrid System less often opposed? from

IPKat reader Alfred Strahlberg of Strahlberg & Partners, Switzerland, points to an interesting statistic: roughly 17% of all CTMs filed directly with the OHIM are opposed (see table above, click on it to enlarge - I know ...

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US Court Opens Door To Challenges Of Gene Patenting from

US federal district court ruled yesterday that patents on human genes can be challenged in court. This unlocks a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT). The ...

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Podcast recommendation: Grammar Girl from

As science majors, patent attorneys/agents aren’t typically thought of as being masters of the English language, particularly with respect to using correct grammar. Solution: start taking short grammar lessons by listening to the ...

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Infringing Sales Following Jury Verdict of Infringement Warrant Enhanced Damages from

The court granted plaintiff's motion for enhanced damages for sales of infringing products occurring between the jury's verdict of infringement and entry of a permanent injunction. "The weight of the evidence supporting the ...

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Ruling in Myriad/BRCA case: can anyone challenge any patent at any time? from

In July, IPBiz noted text within one defendant's brief in the case brought by the ACLU and others against Myriad and the USPTO:

"If the plaintiffs in this case have standing, then virtually anyone ...

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KSR: the need to tell an extremely cool story from

Back in June 2007, IPBiz noted that a response of patent practitioners to KSR v. Teleflex concerned the need to tell a good story of invention to the USPTO [the viewpoint of "KSR v. Teleflex ...

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ACLU/PUBPAT Gene Patent Challenge Moves Ahead from

A federal district court said that the ACLU et al. suit challenging the patentability of gene patents can go forward. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT), and a whole host ...

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Guest Post: ISP liability in light of the ITAA, 2008. from

A couple of days ago, we had reported here about the IT Amendment Act finally coming into force. This was pointed out by one of our readers, Aditya Gupta who as I had mentioned previously ...

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District Court Denies Motions to Dismiss in Gene Patent Case from

In the continuing saga in the lawsuit seeking invalidation of gene patents, Patently-O is reporting that Senior Judge Robert W. Sweet has denied the defendants’ motions to dismiss the case in its entirety. The court ...

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Seeking to Sell Your Patent to a Big Company? Think About These Negotation Tips from

Over the past year of so, I have become friends with Victoria Pynchon, an accomplished California litigator and ADR expert. She is a great source of information and advice for people seeking advice in the ...

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Honorable Mention: Nanobots – An Invention of the Future from

Inventors Digest, in cooperation with IPWatchdog, is showcasing several essays deserving of honorable mention. The first in this series appears below. Inventors Digest held a youth innovation essay contest, in part to celebrate National Inventors ...

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Fired Up: Challenging the Constitutionality of the Patent Act from

The Plaintiffs allege that because human genes should not be patented. Hardly something that anyone can argue. The only trouble is that this is not what the US Patent Office allows, and it is not ...

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