Patent & IP news for December 3, 2009

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post image More Jaywalking from

In yesterday's post, I commented briefly about whether the nominal use of a "processor" suffices to pass Bilski's machine prong. Today, I present you the latest patent from Jay Walker: U.S. Patent ...

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It's not every day that the IPKat starts to peruse a judgment and finds himself reading a set of FAQs, but today was that day, in Sun Microsystems Inc v M-Tech Data Ltd and ...

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post image Federal Circuit Finds Specific Case Where Claims Need Not be Construed Before Determining Validity from

Perfect Web Techs., Inc. v. InfoUSA, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Dec. 2, 2009)

In this case, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's summary judgment order regarding obviousness.  The patent at issue related to methods ...

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Howrey Disqualified From Representing Boston Scientific In New Jersey, But Not Delaware from

The court granted plaintiff's motion to disqualify Howrey as defense counsel even though another court denied a parallel motion in a case involving the same parties and counsel. "Judge Robinson held that even though ...

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Facilitating Development of the Law from

I recently gave a speech at the George Washington University School of Law about the USPTO’s important role in facilitating the development of IP law.  In the wake of decisions such as KSR and ...

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Australia to keep parallel import restrictions from

Billy Barnes is a JD Candidate at the University of Toronto. The Australian government recently rejected a recommendation by the Productivity Commission to repeal the Copyright Act’s parallel import restrictions. Parallel import restrictions, which ...

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How Much Does a Copyright Cost? from

Technically, Copyrights Themselves Are Free Copyrights protect your creative works, such as books and other texts, recorded music, pictures and photographs, and movies and other audiovisual recordings. The owner of the copyright to a creative ...

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Patently-O Bits and Bytes No. 304 from

Next Monday (December 7, 2009) at 2:00 P.M. in Room 201, the Federal Circuit will hear en banc arguments in the case of Ariad Pharmaceutical v. Eli Lilly. The case questions whether Section ...

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California soot researcher lied about his Ph.D. from

AP has reported:

A member of the California Air Resources Board wants to suspend new diesel emissions rules for trucks and buses after learning that a researcher whose work contributed to the rules falsified his ...

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TabletMac from

Over the past year endless tech. articles have speculated the release of and Apple Tablet PC. Conjecture as to its amenities, size, and release date has run rampant. Now, Apple fanatics have new news to ...

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Say NO to Patent Sharing in Wake of Global Warming Fraud from

The debate regarding global warming and whether it is man-made, a natural phenomenon or something in between is heating up dramatically in advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, which begins December ...

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Spicy IP Jobs: Research position at Neuchatel University from

As part of the EU-funded Access to Pharmaceuticals (ATP) consortium, The Institute of Health Law at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland is seeking to fill a position of a Scientific Collaborator in an international research ...

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Vote: Blawg 100 Law Blogs from

The ABA Journal has released third annual Blawg 100 – the best legal blogs as selected by the Journal’s editors. This year’s list includes 40 blawgs that are new to the list. In general ...

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