Patent & IP news for December 24, 2009

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post image Friday fantasies from

The IPKat, Merpel and the AmeriKat (not to mention Annsley, Birgit, David, Jeremy and Mark) wish all their readers a peaceful, pleasant and prosperous season of winter festivities and look forward to continuing to serve ...

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post image Pawns & Prawns from

Two films about alien relocation reveal a stark difference in maturity - of their respective creators. James Cameron created cinema's most expensive cliché with Avatar, a juvenile cartoon sketch that won't go down as ...

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France Reins In Google Digitisation Project from

US internet search engine company Google was sentenced by a French tribunal to pay a €300,000 euro fine to French publishing company La Martinière on 18 December but plans to appeal, according to sources ...

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New USTR Report On China WTO Compliance from

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has released today a report to the US Congress concerning China’s compliance with its obligations under the World Trade Organization. It is available here. The report ...

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Plagiarism vs. aliasing from

Dennis Wyatt of the Manteca Bulletin writes:

Plagiarism is inexcusable but it is no better than people trying to submit letters using aliases. As ironic as it may sound, at one point one reader addressing ...

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Indian Copyright Amendments Procure Cabinet Approval from

The government issued a press release announcing that the much awaited and controversial copyright amendment bill has now cleared "cabinet", a group of senior ministers that represent the highest decision making body of the government ...

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Software Patent Statistics from

Philip Brooks’ Patent Infringement Updates recently posted some useful statistics about the USPTO’s issuance of software patents, along with how frequently courts have declared software patents invalid over the last few years. Interesting nuggets ...

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USPTO to Rehire Former Patent Examiners to Attack Backlog from

Christmas is coming early for inventors, innovative companies, patent attorneys and anyone in the technology/innovation industry that relies upon patent protection. Faced with a growing backlog and long patent pendency periods in a difficult ...

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Biotech Provisions in Senate Health Care Bill Promotes Innovation from

WASHINGTON, DC (December 24, 2009) – Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on today’s vote by the Senate to pass The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of ...

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Does there lie an Appeal from S.21 of the Patents Act? from

Is abandonment of an application under Section 21 of the Patents Act an appealable decision under Section 117A of the Act? This was the question that arose before the IPAB in Accenture Global Services GmBH ...

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