Patent & IP news for December 31, 2009

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post image Broken: The USPTO from

This begins a series on what is wrong with patents in this country. The constitutional goal of patents is "to promote the progress of science and useful arts." But patents present irrepressible contradictions of purpose ...

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post image Another Setback for Dr. Reddy’s generic olanzapine from

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has failed to successfully challenge Eli Lilly’s patent on olanzapine (a blockbuster drug) in the Court of Appeal. Click here for the judgment. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories appealed from the ...

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post image Friday Festivities from

As the first IPKat post of the New Year the Kats would like wish their readers a very happy, successful, and safe 2010!

Nokia went a step further last Tuesday in their continuing patent dispute ...

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Off Topic: NUJS Law Review Special Issue on the Naz Foundation Case from

The NUJS law review has just come out with its special volume dedicated to the landmark Naz Foundation judgment that effectively decriminalised same sex activities in India. Pursuant to its tradition of being an ...

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SpicyIP Events: NLSIU invites abstracts for conference on 'Internet Intermediary Liability in India' from

The Law and Technology Committee of the Student Bar Association of the National Law School of India University has invited abstracts for proposed papers that are to be presented at its annual law & tech conference ...

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Why no one is reading this post from

Sometimes its what you don't do that is most important.

But you have to think and choose.  You still have to think.

What are you not doing about intellectual property that you didn't ...

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Patents and Vegetable Crop Diversity from

Much of attention on genetically modified food patents has focused on soybeans and corn. In an interesting study, UGA law professor Paul Heald and anthropology professor Susannah Chapman focus on patents covering vegetables (excluding corn ...

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End of year intellectual property (IP) checks from

  In no particular order, you should have answers for each of the following questions concerning your operations. If you do not, then you should consider talking with your intellectual property attorney to see that all ...

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My Advice for 2010 from

The best book I read in 2009 was Seth Godin’s “The Dip.” If you haven’t read it, DO. In “The Dip,” Godin mentions the following passage from the Declaration of Independence: …all experience ...

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SpicyIP Tidbit: IIM-C with a new IP course. from

Jumping on the IP bandwagon is none other than one of the leading managment institutes of the country. IIM Calcutta (IIM-C) has now introduced "The Business of Intellectual Property" course for their Post Graduate Management ...

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