Patent & IP news for January 4, 2010

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post image Monday miscellany from

Back online after his bereavement, IPKat team member Jeremy would like to thank the many readers who have written to offer him their condolences, including some whom he has not yet had the chance to ...

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post image Does Manufacture Have a Place for Small Country Hi-Tech? from

Can small countries with a dynamic tech sector successfully translate technological prowess into commercial success? The question bedevils all of us who live in such locales and who are engaged in the local high tech ...

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post image Top Ten Posts From 2009 from

Below are the ten most-viewed Gray on Claims posts from 2009.  Popular posts from the last year include my joint study with Hal Wegner concerning increasing domination of the patent system and posts summarizing local ...

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SpicyIP Tidbit: Innovation Universities to Be Set up in India from

According to news reports, some of the best known Ivy League universities – MIT, Yale, Harvard and Princeton have approached the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource and Development) to collaborate in the proposed setting up of ...

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Back to work, so here's an IP blogroll from

Various members of the IPKat blogging team also contribute to other weblogs with intellectual property content, and every few months the IPKat posts a note to draw the attention of recent readers to their existence ...

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Excessive Objections Warrant Extension of 30(b)(6) Deposition from

Defendant's motion to compel a continued deposition of plaintiff's 30(b)(6) witness was granted where "in 74 minutes [of deposition], there are 92 objections. Either one party can’t ask questions or ...

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Concerning lists of blogging tips from

Lists are always a big item on the internet, like "100 movies to see before you die." An item titled Blogging Tips For Business included a warning about plagiarism:

Plagiarize- do not plagiarize. This is ...

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Slashdot post rips IBM's US 7,640,233 from

A post on Slashdot notes of US 7,640,233 to IBM : USPTO records indicate the patent filing was made more than a year after Big Blue called on the industry to stop what it ...

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Resolve to be an Advisor from

RULE 2.1: ADVISOR In representing a client, a lawyer shall exercise independent professional judgment and render candid advice. In rendering advice, a lawyer may refer not only to law but to other considerations such ...

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(Not So Much of a) Happy New Year For The USPTO from

While patent practitioners look for signs of hope and support for an improved USPTO in 2010, Congress is making clear that they won't be doing any favors for the agency this year.  John Schmid ...

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How long does patent and trademark prosecution take? (Fiscal year 2009 update) from

Each year on this blog I’ve addressed a question that is commonly posed by patent and trademark applicants: “how long will it take for my application to grant?” The USPTO recently released statistics for ...

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New BPAI Rules Raised Again from

Several weeks ago, the PTO published a notice in the Federal Register regarding the previously delayed final rules regarding procedures at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). Many of the most controversial provisions ...

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False Marking: Calculating Damages Part I from

The Forest Group, Inc. v. Bon Tool Co. (Fed. Cir. 2009). The false marking statute provides for a fine of "not more than $500 for every … offense." 35 U.S.C. 292. Past cases have ...

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One Reason Why Improving Patent Quality Won't Solve the "Troll Problem" from

From Timo Fisher and Joachim Henkel's paper, titled "Patent Trolls on Markets for Technology - An Empirical Analysis of Trolls' Patent Acquisition":
Patent trolls appropriate profits from innovation solely by enforcing patents against infringers. They ...

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