Patent & IP news for January 13, 2010

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post image The Long Tail, fashion design and collectables from

I don't make a point of cross-referring my own posts, but there's very little overlap between the readerships of IP Finance and Fashionista-at-law, and my piece there this morning ("Does my Long Tail ...

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post image Obama-ization of the Special 301 Report from

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is holding public hearings with respect to this year’s Special 301 Report. This hearing will allow interested persons to testify before the interagency IPR team. Interested parties including ...

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post image BPAI Rejects Claims Under In re Nuijten from

Ex parte Wahlbin (BPAI Jan. 13, 2010)

Today the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences ("BPAI"), in a decision by Administrative Patent Judge Lorin, affirmed a rejection of claims related to a "computer implemented method ...

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post image The future of trade marks in the EU: OHIM speaks from

One minute ago, at exactly 3pm Central European Time, corresponding to 2pm in snowy old England, the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market published its Contribution to the Study on the Overall Functioning of ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

Forthcoming attractions. Despite changing their names last year, the European Union's top courts (the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court) can't put the IPKat off the scent of ...

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Microsoft Ordered to "Explain the Need" for Counterclaims Seeking Declarations of Noninfringement and Invalidity from

Where defendant asserted counterclaims for declarations of noninfringement and invalidity, the court sua sponte ordered defendant "to either explain the need for the present counterclaim or to file an amended pleading to take its place ...

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How to Keep those Customers Coming Back: Patents in a Consumer World from

Amanda Carpenter is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. In a recent Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice article, Jeremy Phillips writes about how a ‘repeat order’ is one of the most ...

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Patent Term Adjustment Statistics from

The Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) procedure operates to lengthen the patent term of a utility patent based on delays during patent prosecution. The current backlog of applications at the PTO suggests that most newly issued ...

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Patently-O Bits and Bytes No. 310: On TV from

New on NBC: “Kindreds,” created by Emmy Award winner David E. Kelley (“Boston Legal,” “The Practice,” “L.A. Law”), follows a curmudgeonly ex-patent lawyer and his group of misfit associates as their lives come together ...

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"The Tonight Show" controversy: do trademarks have a temporal dimension? from

In a post titled Conan O'Brien Swings at NBC , SHEILA MARIKAR and BRIAN BRAIKER include text of Conan's comments about being told to move "The Tonight Show" to 12:05am:

Six years ago ...

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PTA Adjustments: How Hard to Fight from

Many recently issued patents should receive a further extension of their patent terms based on the USPTO’s miscalculations of PTA and the Federal Circuit’s decision in Wyeth v. Kappos. To receive that those ...

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Director's Response: SPE PAP – Award Task Force from

My thanks to everyone for their thoughtful comments on my recent SPE – PAP/Award Task Force Blog. The responses touched a number of important themes that I would like to address. First, I want to ...

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FTC Pushes to Ensure Health Care Reform Legislation Eliminates Reverse Payment Settlements from

On January 13, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Chairman Jon Leibowitz held a press conference with Congressional members Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Bobby Rush (D-IL), and Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH) arguing that health care reform ...

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