Patent & IP news for December 28, 2009

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post image New Commercial Courts Bill to bring about radical reform in the adjudication of big ticket IP disputes from

In its recently concluded Winter Session, the lower house of Parliament, the Lok Sabha, passed 'The Commercial Division of High Courts Bill', 2009. The Bill which is based on the recommendations of the 188th Report ...

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post image Federal Circuit Holds that False Marking Statute Applies on a Per Article Basis from

Forest Group, Inc. v. Bon Tool Co. (Fed. Cir. Dec. 28, 2009)

In a decision released today, the Federal Circuit held that penalties associated with violation of 35 U.S.C. § 292, which relates to ...

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Patent Law Trumps Federal Rules of Evidence as to Admissibility of Expert Testimony from

The court granted plaintiffs motion for a new trial on the issue of infringement and validity as to certain asserted patent claims because the jury was not instructed properly concerning unsupported expert testimony. The expert ...

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Compugen's CGEN-671 from

Reuters reports on December 28:

Compugen Ltd announced the discovery and experimental validation of a new drug target for the treatment of a type of cancer, sending its shares up as much as 41 percent ...

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Service by email? from

From a motion to DDC:

As e-mail has become more prevalent, courts have not hesitated to
allow service by e-mail, especially when the defendant lives abroad
and is avoiding service. See, e.g., Rio Properties ...

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Problems at the Patent Office continue from

Note John Farmer's article -- Leading-Edge Law: Congress made patent situation worse -- which includes the text:

At the end of September, there was a backlog of more than 700,000 unexamined patent applications. The average ...

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Patently-O Bits and Bytes No. 308 from

Microsoft has released a patch which it believes brings Word 2007 within compliance of the permanent injunction order issued by the court in i4i v. Microsoft. The patch is “required for the United States” and ...

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New Test Post from

My goal is that as of January 2010, the Daily Dose of IP Blog will be back up and running at full capacity.  You will see that a number of changes have been made, including ...

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