Patent & IP news for December 20, 2009

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post image Patently-O Bits and Bytes from

A University of Missouri student and entrepreneur was recently sued by the North Face for trademark infringement. The student’s company is called “the South Butt.” On the issue of confusion, the South Butt’s ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat II: Bits 'n' Baubles from

• Microsoft’s Bing Attacked: Bing Information Design, a small Missouri company, filed a trade mark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit against Microsoft in a St. Louis circuit court last week. The design company offers computer-related ...

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post image While India Copies, the Chinese Invent...the Traditional Way from

As we celebrate the efficacy of section 3(d) and our stringent patent opposition mechanism, that inter alia, led to the invalidation of a key patent underlying Tamiflu, the Chinese have taken an alternative route ...

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post image SpicyIP Tidbit: Lok Sabha passes the Trade Mark (Amendment) Bill, 2009 - finally! from

The ET reports that the Lok Sabha, which is the lower house of Parliament, has finally passed the Trademark (Amendment) Bill 2009, on Friday the 18th of December, 2009. Keeping in line with the parliamentary ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat I: Happy Holidays! from

On Friday, after one of the most hectic pre-holiday weeks she has endured and only three hours of sleep, the Amerikat pushed herself out of bed at 4am to peer outside at the blustery snowflakes ...

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SS.105 and 106 of the Patents Act from

The Ram Kumar dual SIM case has been discussed extensively on SpicyIP; a judgment was delivered by the Punjab and Haryana High Court this August involving Ram Kumar’s patent in which a declaratory judgment ...

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What the Board of Patent Appeals Can Learn from the NFL from

The difference between a successful and unsuccessful season for an NFL Football Team often times hinges upon the outcome of a single game. In some cases, a single play of a game can doom a ...

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On securing Ben Nelson's vote from

from the Washington Post:

Nelson also secured full and permanent federal funding for his state to extend Medicaid eligibility to everyone below 133 percent of the federal poverty level. The bill would require all states ...

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Microsoft's 20090309891: truth in avataring? from

Claim 1 of US published application 20090309891:

A method of interacting with a virtual environment, comprising:

accessing a physical characteristic nonvolitionally obtained from a user;
assigning an attribute corresponding to the physical characteristic to an ...

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Derivative plagiarism doesn't fly from

from the Philly Inquirer:

The death of influential, Nobel-winning economist Paul A. Samuelson led us to review his life and ideas. We discovered he was uncle to President Obama's top economic adviser, Lawrence Summers ...

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