Patent & IP news for December 8, 2009

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Source Search Technologies (SST) sued LendingTree over 5,758,328, which claims an online vending system employing request for quote (RFQ) posting to select potential vendors, to which the vendors respond. "The '328 patent claims ...

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By Dennis Crouch Global Findability v. Summit Entertainment (D.D.C. 2009) In an earlier post, I reported on an odd complaint that charges Summit Entertainment with patent infringement based on that company's making ...

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post image Retainers and Trademark Practice: How Are the Changes Being Felt? from

An apology to readers of the blog--I have been on the road with virtually no access to the staples of modern on-line communication. That said, I take this brief opportunity to raise an issue that ...

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Mismatch On Traditional Knowledge Treaty Text, Negotiating Sessions At WIPO from

The Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge, and Folklore (IGC) at the World Intellectual Property Organization began its first meeting under a newly-minted mandate yesterday, though it seems matters of procedure ...

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USPTO to fast track patent applications covering “green” technologies from

The USPTO recently announced that it will launch a program to speed up examination of certain patent applications covering “green” technologies. According to the USPTO, the current wait time for review of patent applications covering ...

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Determination Of Commercial Offer For On-Sale Bar Does Not Include Course of Dealing or Industry Practice from

The court granted Honeywell's motion for summary judgment of invalidity based on the on-sale bar. In doing so, the court rejected Honeywell's argument that its Proposal submitted in response to Boeing's Request ...

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Accelerating Green Innovation from

Yesterday I participated in a press conference with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to unveil an exciting new initiative that will drive innovation in the green technology sector ...

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Feminism and Intellectual Property Law from

Munyonzwe Hamalengwa is a Ph.D candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School and is taking the Intellectual Property Theory course. Feminism along with marxist, critical legal studies and critical race theories have mounted serious challenges ...

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USPTO to Accelerate Examination of Green Technology Patent Applications. from

Per this press release at the USPTO yesterday: U.S. Commerce Department’s Patent and Trademark Office to Accelerate Review of Green Technology Patents to Speed Deployment to Marketplace WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Department ...

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Patent Office to Accelerate Green Technology Patents from

Yesterday the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced the creation of a pilot program to accelerate the examination of certain green technology patent applications. The announcement was short on details, which will apparently be ...

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IP5 Launch Website; Trilateral Offices Meet On Trademarks from

The world’s five “major” intellectual property offices, the so-called “IP5,” have launched a website to detail their joint projects, the European Patent Office reported today. In particular, the website will document progress on ten ...

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Cool tool for GoogleApps/Gmail users: Gboard from

If your office uses GoogleApps, one slick $20 device that would make it considerably easier to efficiently use Gmail would be Gboard. Gboard is a USB number pad configured for linking directly to the keyboard ...

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Is There Any Limit Left on Declaratory Judgment Jurisdiction? from

Last week, the Federal Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a declaratory judgment complaint against a patent holding company in Hewlett-Packard Co. v. Acceleron LLC. Declaratory Judgment A party may file a “declaratory ...

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CAFC Rules Claim Terms Must Be Construed in Context from

The meaning of words often depends on the context in which they appear. That principle is also true of terms which appear in patent claims. In Ultimax Cement Manufacturing Corp. v. CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp ...

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Symposium on E-Health to be held on 28 January 2010 from

There’s been much talk about poor leadership and wasteful spending with respect to eHealth in Ontario, but there has been little discussion about the fundamental issues associated with e-Health. Do you know who owns ...

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