Patent & IP news for November 25, 2009

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post image Convergence survey lifts lid on device-users' attitudes to paying for IP content from

The 2009 Convergence Survey, launched this morning, represents a combination of field research and interviews conducted by London-based law firm Olswang LLP and YouGov into the use of computers, smartphones, e-books and other devices by ...

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post image Trade secrets, a seminar and a chance to say "hello" from

"Protection of trade and other secrets: a property right, equitable right or contractual obligation? Does it matter?" That's the title of the forthcoming IP Finance weblog seminar, which will be conducted by Neil Wilkof ...

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post image Indo-US TKDL bilateral, and TK 'possibilities' from

Some months after India's access-sharing with the European Patent Office (EPO) on the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), the impact of which we had reported recently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO ...

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post image Some recent books from

A Defense Of Intellectual Property Rights, by Richard A. Spinello and Maria Bottis, is that rare creature these days -- a book on intellectual property rights that is not predicated by the considerations of economics and ...

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post image Mystery Canon case: can anyone help? from

The IPKat wonders if any readers can help him. Information has just been posted on the Curia website concerning Case C-181/09 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha v IPN Bulgaria OOD, a reference for a preliminary ruling ...

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post image Sherwin-Williams IP from

How many U.S. patents & patent apps for Cleveland-based Sherwin-Williams?


See them here.

Since its founding by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company has not only grown to be the ...

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post image Guest Post: The Power to Suspend the Operation of a Patent from

We bring yet another guest post by Mathews P. George, a fourth year student of NUJS.

As posted by Prof. Shamnad Basheer, IPAB has again stayed the operation of Ramkumar's patent covering dual SIM ...

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Indian Company bears the brunt of Section 3(d) from

After a series of overseas pharmaceutical companies, it is now the turn of an Indian pharmaceutical company to bear the brunt of Section 3(d). The relevant patent relates to Clopidogrel Bisulfate claimed by Cadila ...

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BRCA Gene Patents Lawsuit Lives On from

George Nathanael is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Earlier this month a United States District Court denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought forth against the USPTO, Myriad Genetics, and directors ...

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They Invented What? (No. 154) from

U.S. Pat. No. 5,896,810: Poultry frying apparatus. JW Note: Wishing you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving 2009! I claim: 1. A poultry frying apparatus comprising: a liquid retaining vessel having a bottom ...

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Lower Standard of Review by PTO Does Not Warrant Denial of Stay Pending Reexamination from

Defendant's motion to stay pending reexamination was granted. "[Plaintiff's] contentions regarding the lower standard of review on reexamination and the possibility that it will create a binding record in that proceeding are inapposite ...

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Why Are Drugs Expensive in the US? Because Other Countries Just Decide to Pay Less from

Pfizer is continuing its fight with generic drug manufacturer United Laboratories, Inc. (Unilab)in the Philippines over the issue of the validity of the patent on Lipitor (atorvastatin) as Unilab tries to have the patent ...

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Biodiversity Negotiations Need To Allow For Flexibility In Business, Industry Says from

Aspects of a legally-binding international agreement on access and benefit-sharing under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity may harm business interests and also fail to reach its objectives of protecting and preserving biodiversity, said members ...

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Best Gifts for Patent Attorneys 2009 from

We’re back again this year with a list of the best gifts for patent geeks and entrepreneurs. We thought that No. 1 on our list would be the Apple Mystery Tablet but it’s ...

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Happy Thanksgiving – Thanksgiving and Turkey Patents from

It is that time of the year for Americans to give thanks for all the many things we have and enjoy — family, friends, country and of course patents! Here is hoping that everyone has a ...

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