Patent & IP news for November 6, 2009

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post image One Upmanship from

Inventors and small companies, flush with money burning a hole in their pockets, regularly file an excess of crappy patent applications. Belatedly recognizing this inviolable fact, the patent office now promises to shoot you in ...

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post image Funding and the Fortunes of IP Litigation: forthcoming event from

There's an attractive event coming up on 9 February 2010: it's "Funding and the Fortunes of Intellectual Property Litigation", another in the series of 11am to 3pm seminars held under the auspices of ...

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post image “Because I told you before, ooohhhhh you can’t do that” from

Fans of The Beatles will recognize the title of this piece as a line from The Beatles’ song “You Can’t Do That” -- and that is exactly what EMI’s labels, including Capitol Records, told ...

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post image UPLS: bright ideas, please! from

This coming Tuesday afternoon I'm sharing an IBC Informa conference platform with Tim Frain (Director of IPR, Regulatory Affairs at Nokia) on the subject "Developments in Connection with a Unified Patent Litigation System for ...

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post image India's TK database wins early successes at EPO from

The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), recently reconstituted to form an independent entity within the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has already achieved early successes in its mandate to "prevent the misappropriation of ...

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There's something new-ish on the IPKat's sidebar: a blogroll of weblogs which are in some way or other connected with the IPKat or its various authors. To his slight alarm, the Kat notes ...

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post image Sweets Galore: From the Laddu to the Shavige from

After the Tirupati Laddu, it is now the turn of shavige (seviyan in Hindi, shemai in Bengali, sevalu in Tamil) or vermicelli. Financial Express has reported that Bambino Agro Industries (which according to the newspaper ...

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The nationwide Right to Read Campaign began with a road show at Loyola College, Chennai. The second event of the Campaign is all set to happen in the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences ...

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New Developments in Licensing Law from

This week’s court decisions include two cases in which courts highlighted the importance of specific phrases or terms that the parties used in IP license agreements. One decision (Sunstar Inc. v. Alberto-Culver Company) highlights ...

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Abandoning software patents? from

Editorial by Ciarán O'Riordan, Exective Director of End Software Patents Scope On Monday, November 9th, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Bilski's business method patent. Being the first review of patentable ...

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Motion for Claim Construction Denied Because the Parties Failed to Show Why Construction was Necessary from

The parties' motions for claim construction were denied for failing to comply with the court's pretrial order requiring the parties to "persuade the court that construction of each specified term is necessary to resolve ...

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Patently-O Bits and Bytes from

Pirates: The EU Parliament now has two members from the Swedish Pirate Party. The Pirates platform is based on weakening copyright laws and eliminating patents. The first line of the party website reads: "The Pirate ...

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Kappos Talks Patent Reform at USPTO Inventors Conference from

The 14th Annual Inventors Conference is presently ongoing at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. The conference started yesterday and continues today. I am here at the USPTO presently, and I ...

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Patent Prosecution Tips: Drafting Preambles from

In a recent posting on Patently-O, I asked for advice on whether it is a better practice to use a generic preamble (e.g., "A method comprising") versus a more detailed preamble (e.g., "A ...

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Secretary Locke Promises Strongest IP Protection in the World from

I am just getting back from two days at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, having attended the 14th Annual Inventors Conference. There is much to report, and much to write about, and I ...

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