Patent & IP news for November 22, 2009

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post image Bumpy Road Ahead from

The Financial Express recently reported that the Indian government has eased the norms on technology transfer from overseas firms to Indian companies, hoping that the move will encourage collaboration and effective exchange if know how ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat II: Bits and Pieces from

• Microsoft’s Trade Secrets Case - Microsoft settled a lawsuit filed earlier this year in Washington against a former employee that it had charged with fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract. Miki Mullor ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat I: Copyright -- the Google Book saga again from

Last week the AmeriKat could be seen rushing all over the city attending hearings, running errands, moving a bed across town or just trying to get to a variety of appointments all on time. In ...

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post image Harmonizing the interpretation of 'efficacy' in Section 3(d) with Article 27 of TRIPs from

As most of our readers may know Novartis has filed an appeal against the decision of the IPAB in the Glivec case. The decision of the IPAB is troublesome for several reasons which have already ...

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CAFC CJ Michel to retire from

According to a source to abovethelaw:

[Chief Judge Michel] said he’s motivated to retire instead of moving to senior judge status because he hates the muzzle that comes with being an Article III judge ...

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31st International Commissioner Conference Promises Global Privacy Standard from

Brandon Evenson is a 2010 JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On November 3rd, over 1000 privacy experts from 50 nations met in Madrid and drafted an agreement on international standards for the protection ...

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Donor solvents in coal liquefaction from

A comment within the patentpending blog:

While this is interesting. I agree with the other comment regarding the Bergius Process. And the now improved version, the "Kohleol" process, which is really just the Bergius with ...

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USPTO employee who stole from deposit accounts gets prison time from

Back in August 2009, the story of a corrupt USPTO employee was mentioned:

Minister pleads guilty to stealing $500K from U.S. patent office

Reid coordinated with a patent office employee, referred to as "K ...

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