Patent & IP news for December 14, 2009

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Here's a little news of enlightened self-interest. The World Intellectual Property Organization has happily announced that Italy has given it an extra-budgetary contribution of €1 million, to cement good relations between the UN agency ...

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Restoration Of French Philosopher’s Work Online In Argentina Seen As An Opening from

An Argentinean judge’s recent decision to drop charges against a philosophy professor for alleged copyright infringement is being seen as a stepping stone to drawing attention to copyright issues in Latin America, according to ...

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WIPO Traditional Knowledge Meeting Stalls, But Begins To Breach ‘Trust Gap’ from

After an auspicious beginning on substantive issues, the World Intellectual Property Organization traditional knowledge committee stalled on matters of procedure at the end of its meeting last week. With no mandate, a committee working group ...

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IAM blog on permanent fee hikes at the USPTO from

In a piece titled Bleak times at the USPTO make big fee hikes more likely , the IAM Blog paints a dark future for the US Patent Office.

IAM notes:

On top of the 2.3 ...

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Apple Strikes Back from

In late October, Nokia sued Apple for alleged infringement of ten patents related to mobile phone technology. Last Friday, Apple filed its answer, defenses, and counterclaim, containing the usual denials and defenses and the claim ...

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Kappos on patent reform – legislation will absolutely reduce application pendency from

Looking at the recent decline in patent applications from US businesses, this CNNMoney article claims that innovation is the latest victim of the recession. The article examines several peripheral issues related to the decline in ...

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Interpreting claim terms from

One recalls the words of the CAFC in Chef America v. Lamb-Weston: "a nonsensical result does not require the court to redraft the claims of the patent."

In ULTIMAX, the CAFC noted of anhydrous calcium ...

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Holiday Gift Ideas from The Innovation Insider from

I’m traveling around the country showcasing some fun holiday gift ideas. First up, if you hate plugging in all of your tech toys to their chargers every night, then check out Duracell myGrid Smart ...

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Cases where Written Description is Satisfied, but Enablement is Lacking from

In Ariad, an en banc Federal Circuit is set to determine whether (and how) the written description requirement is separate and distinct from enablement. The questions presented read as follows: 1. Whether 35 U.S ...

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IP News: Global Copyrights, Innovation, and Do Patents Matter? from

Some good, thought-provoking reads from the IP blogs: Over at IP Watchdog, Stephon Sharon discusses the future of global copyrights. Sharon looks at the challenging issues presented by an increasingly global, networked economy. What does ...

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Holiday Patents: Hanukkah, Chanukah Patents from

The holiday season is already upon us, and early this year. Hanukkah, or Chanukah as it is sometimes spelled, began at sundown on Friday, December 11, 2009 and will run through Saturday, December 19, 2009 ...

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