Patent & IP news for December 22, 2009

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post image India Frees Up Foreign Payment of Royalties from

When I began my career in tech transfer in the 1980s, one of the most challenging aspects was the restriction placed on the payment of royalties and the like. In particular, many countries, particularly in ...

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post image Appellate Court Enforces Permanent Injunction against Microsoft Word from

By Dennis Crouch i4i Limited Partnership v. Microsoft Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2009) (Judges Schall, Prost, & Moore; opinion by Judge Prost) The i4i district court decision created some turmoil this past summer when the Eastern District ...

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post image Three minds, but one opinion as court dismisses Dr Reddy's appeal from

The existence of last week's ruling of the Court of Appeal for England and Wales (Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury MR, Jacob LJ and Richards LJ) in Dr Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Limited v Eli ...

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post image Free is good but is it best? from

Free stuff comes with other stuff - maybe more problems than the price warranted?

Another thought provoking post from Mitch Joel over at Six Pixels of Separation: The problem with Free.  People don't value what ...

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post image Injunction granted in i4i dispute over XML patent from

According to breaking news in Times Online, software company Microsoft has been barred by the US Federal Circuit Court from selling its word processing Word software in the United States and must pay US$290 ...

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post image "Now is the time for all good representatives to come to the aid of the party ..." from

Come to the Firecraft party -- but be sure to bring your professional representative. That's because there's a new Tribunal Practice Notice, fresh today from the United Kingdom's Intellectual Property Office. It's ...

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WTO Appellate Body Report On US-China Dispute from

The World Intellectual Property Organization’s dispute-settling Appellate Body has issued its report on a complaint made by the United States against China on “Measures Affecting Trading Rights and Distribution Services for Certain Publications and ...

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The ignored duty to disseminate patent- and trademark-related information to the public from

Despite its massive size, budget and complex regulatory framework, the Patent and Trademark Office has only two statutorily defined duties. According to 35 U.S.C. §2, the Office: “(1) shall be responsible for the ...

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Mylan sued by Schering over Simvastatin from

In a Hatch-Waxman action, Mylan has been sued by Schering Corporation and MSP Singapore Company in connection with Mylan's filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) [with a paragraph IV certification] with the ...

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NLJ on patent reform from

Note the article by Sheri Qualters titled IP War's Latest Volley: Groups Seek Changes in Patent Reform Bill.

The discussion about post-grant review and first to file is more of a big guy/little ...

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Miscalculation of Deadline Due to Intervening Holiday Does Not Excuse Late Filing from

Defendants' motion for attorneys' fees under Section 285 was stricken as untimely because defendants filed the motion one day late and failed to establish excusable neglect for their delay. "Defendants argue that their delay was ...

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Big Step Forward On Treaty For The Visually Impaired At WIPO from

Over ninety-five percent of printed works are in formats inaccessible to people with visual impairments, representatives of the visually impaired said last week at the World Intellectual Property Organization. An agreement to allow exceptions in ...

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Winner – 2009 The Marty Schwimmer Best Practice-Specific Blog from

I was shocked to find out this morning that this blog won (along with Patrick Lamb’s In Search of Perfect Client Service blog) one of Dennis Kennedy’s 2009 Law-related Blogging Awards (”The Blawggies ...

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Injunction Against Microsoft Word Affirmed from

This summer, a district court in the Eastern District of Texas issued a permanent injunction against Microsoft ordering it to stop selling versions of Word that include an XML editor. Needless to say, this created ...

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CAFC Puts Coal in Microsoft’s Stocking by Affirming $240 Million Damage Award and Permanent Injunction from

Microsoft has lived a charmed life in the “mega award” world of patent infringement litigation. For example, Microsoft recently dodged a $357 million jury award bullet in Lucent Technologies, Inc. v. Gateway, Inc. But it ...

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Improving the Trademark Registration Process through the Use of Private Actors from

Irina D. Manta is an Assistant Professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. It is a common misconception in the United States that while applications for patent registration suffer delays, problems with ...

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