Patent & IP news for November 5, 2009

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post image Haulm Sweet Haulm for the Grimme Reaper? from

Some good folk would say that quite enough has already been said about Tuesday's Patents Court for England and Wales ruling of Mr Justice Floyd in Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG v Derek Scott ...

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post image Metatags, adwords, killing kittens and the cat-dog dichotomy from

Last Sunday the IPKat carried a note by his good friend Uli Hildebrandt of a recent German appellate decision on liability for links and adwords. This piece, "Liability for links and adwords, German style -- and ...

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post image Vacancy at WIPO from

Position: Legal Officer (P.3)

Application Deadline: November 23, 2009

Duty Station:

The position is under the supervision of the Head of the Traditional Creativity, Cultural Expressions and Cultural Heritage Section, Traditional Knowledge Division ...

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Governance Sought For Climate Tech As Bill Gates Applies For Patent from

BARCELONA - As a global climate change convention is being discussed in Barcelona, the US House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology scheduled a hearing on 5 November about the implications of large-scale climate intervention ...

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Technology Debated In UNFCCC Barcelona Talks; IP To Follow from

BARCELONA - After only a short break from the Bangkok climate talks, some 30 days before the Copenhagen climate change conference in December, delegates are back at the negotiating table for the last stretch of intense ...

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Bill C-61 and DRM: How the Canadian Constitution ensures a balance of copyrights from

Virgil Cojocaru is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Professor Emir Aly Crowne-Mohammed and Yonatan Rozenszajn argue in their article, DRM Roll Please: Is Digital Rights Management Legislation Unconstitutional in Canada? that the ...

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Post Graduate Diploma in IP & Patent Law by NLU Delhi and GIIP from

The National Law University, Delhi and the Global Institute of Intellectual Property is all set to offer a One Year Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in IPR and Patent Law. The programme will be available at ...

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More on Mashelkar from

Further to controversy on the Mashelkar report on pharma patenting, C.H. Unnikrishnan recently reported:

Almost six months after the second report was submitted, Argentinian intellectual property law expert Carlos M. Correa claimed that its ...

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More legal plagiarism exposed, but thesis committee blamed from

At one point, Alan Dershowitz famously suggested that law schools promote a culture of copying.

In Budapest, one Ludek Hosman has apparently taken the Dershowitz suggestion to the max. From the Budapest Times:

Hosman’s ...

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Failure to Include Prior Art in Invalidity Contentions Excused Where Defendant Possessed Diagram of Prior Art Before the Disclosure Deadline ... from

But Lacked Knowledge of its Significance

Defendant's motion for leave to amend its invalidity contentions to include additional prior art was granted. "[T]he parties do not dispute that Defendant had knowledge of [the ...

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High paying jobs going unfilled in the recession? from

In a story titled Despite millions of job seekers, many positions sit open, Jessica Dickler wrote that more than half of employers responded in a recent survey that "quality of candidates" or "availability of candidates ...

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Law prof sues blogger from

In a post titled Law Professor Sues Over 'Above the Law' Blog Posts , Eric Goldman discusses the case Jones v. Minkin, 1:09-cv-23256-MGC (SD Fla).

Within the post is the sentence: Unfortunately for Above the ...

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Mitsubishi settles with Rothschild from

Reuters reports that Professor Gertrude Neumark Rothschild and Mitsubishi have settled:

Mitsubishi is the latest company to reach a global settlement with Rothschild, a
professor emeritus at Columbia University. Others who have settled include BenQ ...

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Trademark Cancellation: Presumption of Validity includes Presumption of Acquired Distinctiveness for Marks Registered under Section 2(f) from

Cold War Museum v. Cold War Air Museum (Fed. Cir. 2009) In 2004, the appellant registered the service mark THE COLD WAR MUSEUM under Section 2(f) after providing evidence that the mark had acquired ...

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GreenShift-ing Focus to Pre-Grant Damages in Ethanol Processing Patent Suit from

GS CleanTech Corporation (GS), a wholly owned subsidiary of GreenShift Corporation, is a New York company that develops technology relating to energy efficient ethanol production processes. GS owns U.S. Patent No. 7,601,858 ...

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IP Rights In A Quiet Tug-Of-War At UN Climate Change Negotiations from

BARCELONA – At this week’s global climate talks, efforts are being made to trim references to intellectual property rights in relation to technology transfer from the body of a non-paper and relegate much of it ...

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Of patent twits, Switzerland, and the Netherlands from

In the context of naming Gene Quinn as "patent twit of the week", some of the folks at the "Center for a Stateless Society" brought up the once-patentless countries of the Netherlands and Switzerland:

Koepsell ...

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Gospel, Gold Diggers, and Gum Trees: How Sampling Litigation Changes the Tune from

Ren Bucholz is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall and is taking the Intellectual Property Theory course. Copyright holders, like musicians, have a knack for riffing on ideas from the past. Consider the many variations ...

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For Sharper Innovation, Focus Not on Ideas But on Unmet Needs from

In response to a recent BusinessWeek article on generating creative ideas ("How to Produce Big Ideas on Demand"), one commenter, Larry McDonald, made a valuable albeit overstated observation about the problem with idea generation per ...

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