Patent & IP news for December 29, 2009

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post image Its the silly season but this is ridiculous from

This sort of thing reinforces the point made by Seth Godin recently about the abuse of intellectual property.

It's not doing anyone any good.

There's no strategy here.

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post image Stilted from

William Armstrong and Joe Lin got a patent, 5,645,515, for a particular type of stilt used in construction, requiring a "resiliently lined yoke." Each formed a company for selling stilts: Armstrong created Southland ...

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post image "The Digital Economy Bill" - is the consumer footing the bill? from

The Telegraph today reports on the British government’s 'impact assessment document' which examines the likely effects of The Digital Economy Bill ('championed by Lord Mandelson'). Also see the IPKat's earlier report here.

The ...

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Failure to Allege Time Period of Infringement Warrants Dismissal of Infringement Claim from

The magistrate judge recommended granting defendants' motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. "[Plaintiff] claims that defendants’ [product] infringes the patent-in-suit without alleging any facts as to when the infringement began or whether ...

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Urban legends at the Volokh Conspiracy from

In a post titled The Perils of Technology Predictions, Jonathan H. Adler gives his favorite "worst" prediction:

My favorite: “Television won’t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first ...

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"Best job in the world" not so good from

FoxNews reported that the British winner (Ben Southall) of the so-called "Best Job in the World" has been stung by an irukandji jellyfish, which possesses one of the most toxic venoms on the planet. Southall ...

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The power in being the swing vote from

In a post titled Four new kings of the Hill in Washington , Julian E. Zelizer of Princeton begins:

Last month, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, a strong defender of the public option for health care ...

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Must Read Post on Innovation from Blogging Innovation: Steve Shapiro of Innocentive on Three Distinctions of Innovation from

(Happy belated Holidays to readers of the IP Asset Maximizer blog. The dearth of postings on this blog lately is due not only to my hectic holiday schedule, but also the death of my aged ...

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Eco-mark Suit Highlights Struggle to be Noticed in Clean Tech Space from

Adura Technologies, Inc. (Adura) is a San Francisco company that provides energy efficient wireless mesh networking technology for building automation and lighting solutions for retrofitting commercial buildings. Adura owns U.S. Trademark Registration No. 3 ...

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BPAI Rules for Ex Parte Appeals: Request for Comment and Notice of Roundtable from

The USPTO is still considering modifying its rules that govern appeals to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) in ex parte appeals. Before moving forward , the office is “seeking further public comment on ...

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Patent Law Exam: Pioneering Patents from

Here is the ‘policy question’ from my 2009 patent law exam: Essay 3 (15 points) Congressman I. N. Venter has proposed an amendment to the Patent Act that would create a special right known as ...

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