Patent & IP news for December 4, 2009

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post image Introducing CLaM: Democratizing Law Making Through Open and Collaborative Participation from

I'm extremely happy to announce that after months of planning and designing, we've finally managed to execute our collaborative law-making platform, titled CLaM. Yes, this is the very same CLIPP model that we ...

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post image HIV medicines and patent-pooling: Making it Happen? from

The Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines run by the Médecins Sans Frontières charity is currently running a "Make It Happen Campaign". According to its website,
"The cost of HIV medicines is rising all the ...

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post image Google Creates Its Own Dictionary: Will it Be Used by Patent Practitioners? from

As reported this morning by Mashable, Google "has offered word definition via the define:word search query for quite some time now" but now has "quietly rolled out" its own dictionary, which can be found ...

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post image Mann interprets vegislation in blood-test patent appeal from

'Who is that person?' was the question before the court in Shanks v Unilever plc and others [2009] EWHC 3164 (Ch), a decision of Mr Justice Mann in the Patents Court, England and Wales, yesterday ...

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Disclosing “Related Cases” at the Federal Circuit: Eli Lilly’s Written Description “Secret” from

Guest Post by Ted Sichelman, University of San Diego School of Law As any diligent reader of Patently-O would know, the Federal Circuit is considering en banc whether to retain the written description requirement—and ...

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Friday fantasies from

Friday again -- and there aren't so many 2009 activities listed in the Forthcoming Events side bar. The 2010 conferences, talks and seminars are however building up nicely. Don't forget to check them out ...

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Defendants' Website, Marketing Activities, and Single $29.95 Sale of Accused Service Warrant Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction from

"Defendants have sold at least one allegedly infringing product, provided two samples of the allegedly infringing product free of charge, maintain an ongoing license with at least one district member, have contacted members to solicit ...

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USPTO: small entity patent applicants have opportunity to move up in the queue from

On November 27, 2009, the USPTO announced a plan to reduce its backlog of pending patent applications filed by small entities. Under the new plan, a patent applicant who both (a) qualifies for small entity ...

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New Child Pornography Legislation Criticized: Burdensome, Infringes Privacy and Ineffectual from

Brandon Evenson is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On Tuesday, November 24th, the federal government tabled legislation mandating all ISPs to report child pornography. Bill C-58 requires that Internet Service Providers (ISPs ...

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False Metaphors And Sinking Ships: Patry On Copyright In Geneva from

“In international law we like metaphors,” said William Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel at Google and author of the recent book Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars. One of the most pervasive of these is “a ...

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Sneak Peek of Interview with David Kappos from

Mike Drummond, the Editor of Inventors Digest, sat down for an interview with David Kappos a few weeks ago while he was in Alexandria, Virginia, attending the Independent Inventors Conference. As has probably become apparent ...

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