Patent & IP news for January 20, 2010

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post image Solution: Patent Expiration challenge from

In the wake of the Federal Circuit’s Forest Group decision and with Solo Cup being briefed, I have found myself in collegial discussions constantly encountering the position that it is a simple matter to ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

Happy Wednesday! The weekend will soon be in sight ...

An anxious reader has been chivvying the IPKat for news of Nokia v Her Majesty's Revenue and Excise, that horrendous decision in which the trial ...

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post image Collaboration and IP Rights: But What About Those Transaction Costs? from

Surely one of the main themes of the past decade has been the rise of collaboration in R&D; and innovation. Whatever one's slogan--"You collectively is smarter than you individually" or "No more ...

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post image BPAI Finds Particular Machine from

Providing yet another data point for Bilski evaluations, the BPAI today decided Ex Parte Moyer, finding the following claim a) to be tied to a machine; and b) that the machine was "particular." 1. In ...

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post image ICANN rapid response consultation: don't be caught out from

The IPKat's friend Edward Smith writes to ask him to alert his trade mark-owning readers (and their advisers) to a matter which requires their urgent attention. He writes:
"ICANN has published a couple of ...

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post image Patent Litigation Weekly: Shutter Closing on Massive Photo-Sharing Patent Suit from

FotoMedia is a patent-holding company that claims just about every photo-sharing website you can imagine infringes its three patents. Its lawsuits, covered by TPA last May and June, are notable not just for the audacity ...

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Expert's Conversion of Google Stock to Running Royalty was not Excluded for Employing Unreliable Methodology from

The court denied plaintiff's motion to exclude testimony from defendant's damages expert which "converts Google’s grant of equity (2% of its stock) into a running royalty." "Although [defendant's expert] admits that ...

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Design Patents from

When one thinks of filing a patent application, one usually thinks of an application for a utility patent. Another option that an inventor may choose to consider is applying for a design patent. Utility patents ...

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Canadian Privacy Commissioner to Consult on Social Networking and Profiling from

The Toronto Sun has recently reported that Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, will be offering a series of consultations available to the public specifically addressing how social networks function as repositories for data collectors ...

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Social Media and Law Blogs 101 from

Links to two of my recent articles written for lawyers: Law Blogs 101, The Idaho Law Report, January 19, 2010. Social Media Opens Up a Variety of New Professional Connections, The Advocate (Official Publication of ...

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"Son of HIPAA" from

HealthBlawg notes that state attorneys general will be becoming involved in enforcing "son of HIPAA" legislation:

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal entered a brave new world yesterday, as the first state AG to file a ...

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GSK “Open Innovation Agenda,” Possible Malaria Vaccine from

CEO Andrew Witty of UK pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline today announced the launch of an agenda on “open innovation,” through which it promises increased flexibility over its intellectual property as well as partnerships in which its ...

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Report: District Courts With the Most Patent Filings 2009 from

LegalMetric, an IP research and analysis company, published its annual list of district courts in which the most patent cases were filed in 2009.  The list is as follows:

1. Central District of California
2 ...

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From Preclusion to Exclusion? ITC Staff Supports Paice Summary Judgment Motion from

In two previous posts (here and here) I discussed the patent infringement case between hybrid drivetrain technology company Paice LLC (Paice) and Toyota in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). In September of last ...

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Indian pharma starts 2010 with infringement lawsuits in the United States from

Indian pharma companies started New Year with at least two patent infringement lawsuits filed against them in the United States . First case was filed on 6th day of the year 2010 by Teva Women ...

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They Invented What? (No. 158) from

U.S. Pat. No. 6,045,281: Writing implement attachment. What is claimed is: 1. A premanufactured accessory for a premanufactured writing implement, the premanufactured writing implement comprising at least one member selected from the ...

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