Patent & IP news for January 15, 2010

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post image The Jackson Review: some responses from

PatLit has spotted quite a few early comments and responses to the Jackson Review, which was published in all its glory yesterday (see earlier post here). A selection of them are featured here.
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post image EP(ME) Patents, at last from

The IPKat was a little premature in announcing last month that Montenegro had become available as an extension state for European patents.  As the EPO has only recently announced, this will in fact not happen ...

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post image Offline infringement and consumer attitudes: turning back the tide or building a new future? from

"Today", says the IPKat, carefully reproducing the words of the SABIP press release he received yesterday, "sees the publication of the first comprehensive review of currently available national and international research into consumers’ attitudes and ...

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post image Federal Circuit Panel Disagrees Regarding Scope of Disclaimer from

Schindler Elevator Corp. v. Otis Elevator Co. (Fed. Cir. Jan. 15, 2010)

In this case, the Federal Circuit, in an opinion by Judge Linn, vacated the district court's grant of summary judgment of noninfringement ...

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post image Okay to split costs where actions are joined, says CA from

Actavis UK Ltd v Eli Lilly & Co. Ltd, 13 January 2010, doesn't seem to have found its way on to BAILII yet, but this ruling of the Court of Appeal for England and Wales ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

Happy Friday, everyone! It's time to check the IPKat's sidebar for forthcoming events, of which there are some choice ones in the pipeline. See you at one of them, perhaps?

Too many proverbs ...

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Post Grant Oppositions Filed in 2009 from

Last year, the Indian Patent Office (IPO) reported filing of eight (8) post-grant opposition applications under section 25 (2) of the Patents Act, 1970. The post-grant opposition can be filed against any granted Indian patent ...

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Prior License of Asserted Patent Does Not Bar Imposition of Permanent Injunction from

Plaintiff was entitled to a permanent injunction even though it previously licensed the asserted patent to a third party to develop a video game based on plaintiff's patented board game. "The defendants insist that ...

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Internet Governance 2010: Future of the IGF, Competition Among Institutions from

The future design of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the role of the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in internet governance and the ability of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ...

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The North Face v. The South Butt from

In case you were not aware, The North Face, a company selling high-end ”outdoor” apparel, sued a teenager in Missouri for, among other things, trademark infringement. The teenager, being of strong entrepreneur mind and spirit ...

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President Obama Calls USPTO Case Management System “Embarrassing”. from

The following quote is from as set of prepared remarks made yesterday afternoon byPresident Obama at the Opening Session of the Forum on Modernizing Government, held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC ...

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Latha Nair on 3 Idiots and Contractual Fairness from

Latha Nair, who has already graced our blog several times in the past, now writes on the "3 Idiots" controversy, which has been debated extensively on this blog here, here and here. In particularly, she ...

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Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section Student Writing Competition from

Virginia State Bar Section on Intellectual Property Law Law Student Writing Competition The Intellectual Property Section of the Virginia State Bar has a total membership of over 1,400, including both lawyers and members of ...

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Patent War Declared: Kodak Sues Apple Over iPhone & Mac from

In news that has already spread across the Internet like a wildfire, Eastman Kodak Company has sued Apple, Inc., alleging that Apple infringes numerous Kodak patents associated with the iPhone, iPod Touch and various Mac ...

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Litigation Not a Viable Revenue Source for Most Inventors from

The ability of an intrepid inventor to strike it rich from a great idea seems to be embedded in the DNA of many Americans. Perhaps this view emanates from the presence of patents in the ...

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Mr van Staveren Strikes Again from

The IPKat reported last June on a rather strange case in which an EPO examining division had refused an application on the grounds that prior art known to the inventor was not mentioned in the ...

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