Patent & IP news for December 1, 2009

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post image ABA Journal's Top 100 Legal Blogs from

For the third-year running, the ABA Journal has selected Patently-O as one of the top 100 legal weblogs — “the best legal blogs as selected by the Journal's editors.” Last year, readers also voted Patently-O ...

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post image Holiday gifts for the IP geek from

What to give an IP geek for Christmas or Hanukkah? A book, yes, always a good idea. But maybe something a bit lighter than Trademark License Agreements Line by Line: A Detailed Look at Trademark ...

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post image IP Valuation - keep it simple, focus instead on creating value from

So said Ruud Peters (Phillips) at the CIP Forum in Sweden earlier this year.

Typical of Ruud, it sounds simple, but there's a lot more detail in there than you think.

I've just ...

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post image Cancúnterfeit conference opens from

Now's the time for all enterprising counterfeiters to get busy with their felonious craft, since so many of the world's experts in dealing with them are in Cancún, Mexico, for a midwinter break ...

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post image Skype not Joltid from its licence from

The IPKat is playing catch-up at the moment, since so many big decisions have popped out of the courts without his having had the chance to savour them. One such decision is Skype Technologies SA ...

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Blocking Attorneys from Both Litigating and Prosecuting Patents from

In re Deutsche Bank Trust (Fed. Cir. 2009) (on motion for stay of order) Island IP and its corporate parent Double Rock sued Deutsche Bank and others for infringement of their patent covering a bank ...

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Standard of Proof in Determining Accessibility of Online Prior Art from

Alex Gloor is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School A recent decision regarding a UK patent application by Ranger Services Ltd raised an interesting issue regarding the accessibility of online documents for prior ...

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Divided Infringement: Outsourcing Accused System Warrants a Finding of Noninfringement as to Both System and Method Claims from

Defendant's "natural language interactive voice response system" did not infringe the asserted system and method claims of plaintiff's speech recognition patents because defendant outsourced its voice response system to a vendor who "without ...

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Three Canadian Patent Decisions You Need To Know from

In Canada, linkage regulations similar to the Hatch-Waxman Act in the U.S. ensure that generics manufacturers have to address relevant patents listed on the Patent Register (the analog to the Orange Book) if they ...

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The Curious Case of the Actor’s Performance (Part Two) from

Bob Tarantino is a lawyer in the Entertainment Law Group of Heenan Blaikie LLP. He holds graduate degrees in law from Osgoode Hall and the University of Oxford. This is the second part of Bob ...

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Scientists as three card monte dealers? from

Within AmericanThinker:

The concept of unblemished scientific integrity is now one with the scholastic monasteries and the academy at Athens. Scientists today are well on their way to becoming an amalgam of the cheap politician ...

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More Settlements In and Out of Court for Litigious LED Professor from

In previous posts (e.g., here and here), I’ve written about Columbia Professor Emeritus and LED innovator Gertrude Neumark Rothschild’s string of successful settlement agreements and patent licensing deals. Earlier this month, Mitsubishi ...

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Outdated Multilateral Trade System Challenged By Climate Change, Regionalisation, Speakers Say from

Climate change measures might impact competitiveness and the multilateral trade system in its current form might not be equipped to address the issue, according to speakers at a parallel event to the World Trade Organization ...

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Pharmaceutical Patents In The Pool from

Several non-governmental organisations used the World Aids Day to promote the patent pool initiative underway at UNITAID that is expected by proponents to enhance access to second line HIV/AIDS drugs. Action Against AIDS, a ...

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IPWatchdog Selected as Top 100 Blog by ABA Journal from

I am pleased to let everyone know that the ABA Journal has selected the IPWatchdog Blog as one of the top 100 best websites by lawyers, for lawyers. Late yesterday I received the e-mail from ...

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World AIDS Day: Make It Happen from

On World AIDS Day, 15 organizations — including the Stop Aids Campaign, Médecins Sans Frontières, Unicef and Christian Aid — are calling on nine drug companies to join a patent pool being put together by Unitaid, which ...

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Mac vs. PC: A Simplistic Yet Effective Marketing Strategy from

Apple’s Mac Vs PC ad campaign has been on the air waves since May of 2006 and features John Hodgeman of the Daily Show as “PC” and Justin Long from Dodge ball and Herbie ...

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The World Intellectual Property Office (“WIPO”) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. October 12, 2009 marked the 10th anniversary of WIPO’s significant new role in domain name disputes — in particular, the Uniform ...

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Howrey found to violate RPC 1.7 from

Henry Gottlieb reports in the New Jersey Law Journal on the issue of Howrey violating RPC 1.7 in two cases in the stent wars, wherein Boston Scientific is a plaintiff in the District of ...

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