Patent & IP news for January 11, 2010

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post image A book of substantial gravity ... from

Let no-one assert that the IPKat's reading preferences are so blinkered that he's only interested in books that deal purely with intellectual property. He also sometimes takes a look at books that only ...

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post image Trade Dress Regsistration Rejected Out of Habit from

The Foundation for a Christian Civilization, Inc. v. Mary Queen of the Third Millenium, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2010) If nothing else, the caption of this case is interesting. In 2009, the Trademark Trial and Appeal ...

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post image NUJS I(P)DEATE Series: Graham Dutfield on Traditional Medicines and IP from

The NUJS IP Chair and IPTLS present the first IP speaker in the "I(P)DEATE" series this year. Yes, owing to protests from certain quarters of engendering a classist bias, we've changed the ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

Happy new week, everyone, from the IPKat, Merpel and the AmeriKat!

The IPKat's not sure why, but he discovers that the United States Library of Congress has selected his website for inclusion in its ...

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TXED Denies Stays Pending Ex Parte and Inter Partes Reexam from

Defendant's motion to stay pending inter partes reexamination was denied based upon "the [trial setting in 10 months] and timing of the request for reexamination."

Zapmedia Services, Inc. v. Apple, Inc., 2-08-cv-00104 (TXED January ...

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Does The Status And Character Of The Litigant Or Litigant-Related Participant Influence Judicial Decision Making And Therefore The Result? from

Munyonzwe Hamalengwa is a Ph.D candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. There are millions of words that have been written both by conservative and progressive judges, lawyers, scholars, political scientists, social scientists, historians and ...

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Requesting Deadline Extension on BPAI Rules of Practice from

On January 20, 2010, the Patent Office is hosting a 3-hour “roundtable” to discuss the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. USPTO published ...

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Helping Independent Inventors Find a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent from

I occasionally receive requests from independent inventors and very small companies (or their non-patent attorney representatives) looking for patent prosecution representation from someone qualified, inexpensive, and open to a fixed-budget who will honest, quality work ...

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Patent Litigation Weekly: So What Do E.D. Texas Jurors Really Think? from

This week: The Prior Art returns after its winter blogging break. As Microsoft gets set to scrap software found to infringe a Canadian company's software, The Prior Art discusses the case with three of ...

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Courts Reluctant to Stay Patent Litigation Pending Reexam from

Over the last several months large law firms have opened Reexamination Practice Groups and even starting blogs dedicated solely or in part to exploring the issues presented by Reexamination. And as I am writing, PLI ...

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