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Patent & IP news for December 15, 2009

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post image New blog on the block! from patlit.blogspot.com

PatLit sends its warmest wishes to the EPLAW Patent Blog, which went live yesterday. To explain briefly,
"EPLAW was formed in the year 2001 as a non-profit making corporation with a view to promote the ...

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post image Judge versus Jury (Again): Who Should Decide the Question of Obviousness? from www.patentlyo.com

Acushnet Co. v. Callaway Golf Co . (on petition for certiorari 2009) The Supreme Court recently rejected Medela's petition for certiorari arguing that the conclusion of obviousness should be made by a judge rather than ...

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post image "I wouldn't want to be starting from here ..." from ipkitten.blogspot.com

The IPKat warmly salutes the World Intellectual Property Organization's decision to place the whole of the inaugural issue of The WIPO Journal online for the delectation of interested readers and, presumably, to act as ...

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post image Northern District of California Invalidates 3D Computer Graphics Claims Under Bilski, Prometheus from www.grayonclaims.com

Fuzzysharp Techs. Inc. v. 3D Labs Inc., No. C 07-5948 SBA (N.D. Cal. Dec. 11, 2009)

The Northern District of California, in an opinion by Judge Armstrong, has invalidated various claims of two patents ...

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How many lawyers can one planet take? from duncanbucknell.com

The number of lawyers, particularly in China and India is growing at an incredible rate.  Here's a quick video from global professional services consulting firm, Beaton.

 

 

If you match the growth in lawyers with ...

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That (es)citalopram patent yet again from ipkitten.blogspot.com

The IPKat seems to somehow have missed the latest installment in the series "is Lundbeck's escitalopram patent valid?" (it should be properly called by now "are the SPCs based on that patent valid?", as ...

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International Policy Network: Fake Scare About Fake Drugs from www.ip-watch.org

Recent customs seizures by some European Union members of Indian-made generic drugs en route to Latin America have caused uproar amongst development NGOs like Oxfam. They claim the EU is using the problem of counterfeit ...

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Gobsmacked! from ipbiz.blogspot.com

In a patent context, the term "gobsmacked" was related to the patents of BlackBoard:

Michael Feldstein is translating Backboard's patents into plain English and will post the results soon; "When you see what they ...

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3D Computer Graphics Patents Deemed Invalid Under In re Bilski from docketreport.blogspot.com

Patents "directed to improving 3D computer graphics 'through provision of an improved method for performing visibility calculations'" were invalid under In re Bilski, 545 F.3d 943 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (en banc), cert. granted, --- U ...

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More Patents Bite the Dust Thanks to CAFC Bilski Decision from www.ipwatchdog.com

On Friday, December 11, 2009, two more patents bit the dust thanks to the ruling of the United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of California. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong granted Summary ...

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Madrid Protocol: Challenges Facing Trademark Filers from www.uspto.gov

Switching gears this week to the “T” in USPTO, one issue trademark practitioners will be dealing with soon is the filing of affidavits for a registered extension of protection under the Madrid Protocol . The first ...

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Microsoft's Juku Plurk'd in China from ipbiz.blogspot.com

Reuters reports that Microsoft has taken down its MSN Juku site after complaints from Plurk that about 80 percent of the client and product codebase for Microsoft's Juku appears to be a copy of ...

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Upcoming Conference: ITC Litigation & Enforcement from 271patent.blogspot.com

The American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding its 2nd Expert Forum on ITC Litigation & Enforcement Wednesday, February 24 to Thursday, February 25, 2010 in New York.  The conference provides inside, in-depth guidance on this ...

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The PTO predicament – keeping up with constant change on a grand scale from promotetheprogress.com

While practitioners struggle to stay current with constant changes in patent law, we have to acknowledge that the Office has an additional challenge in its efforts to do the same: volume. Related posts:
  1. Google’s ...

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Are seeds really computer chips? from www.iposgoode.ca

Denis Borges Barbosa is a Lawyer in Rio de Janeiro, and Intellectual Property Law Professor at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Marcus Lessa (Institute of Economics, UFRJ, Brazil) is a Partner at Denis ...

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"You don’t mess with US lawyers" from ipbiz.blogspot.com

In a post titled Climategate: the lawyers move in – those scientists are toast!, James Delingpole writes of ClimateGate issues:

God bless America and – can I really be saying this? – God bless the legal profession! Despite ...

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US Senate Votes to Leave Patent Office Underfunded for 2010 from www.ipwatchdog.com

Congress convened in a rare session last Sunday. On that sleepy news day, the U.S. Senate passed an appropriations bill leaving the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office funding for 2010 essentially the same ...

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CBS copies "Law & Order," again from ipbiz.blogspot.com

Back on October 11, IPBiz noted that the CBS show "Cold Case" had knocked off a plotline from Law & Order.
See
Oct. 11 "Cold Case" a knock-off of Law & Order SVU
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In the December 15 ...

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