Patent & IP news for January 27, 2010

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

If you are in Central London this Thursday, 28 January, and aren't too far from Holborn, various members of the IPKat blogging team will be having a refreshing drink at the Melton Mowbray pub ...

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post image Premature appeal gets buried from

While the substantive grounds of this morning's decision of Mr Justice Kitchin in Medeva BV v The Comptroller General of Patents [2010] EWHC 68 (Pat) are likely to be discussed elsewhere (a comment is ...

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post image NSF on high value patents from

Joff Wild at IAM has a post titled Looking at another American century which begins:

The National Science Foundation in the US has published its Science and Engineering Indicators 2010. This is a substantial piece ...

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post image Jury Wrong on Anticipation; But Claims are Obvious as a Matter of Law from

Therasense, Inc. (Abbott) v. Becton, Dickinson and Co. (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Case No. 2009-1008) The Abbott patent covers a glucose meter designed with an additional sensor that ensures that a sufficient blood sample is obtained ...

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post image Claiming Under the Influence (of Bilski) from

In this blog's early days, you could throw a dart at the weekly Class 705 issuances and easily hit a patent that likely "failed" Bilski. Not so, anymore. As the contours of the machine-or-transformation ...

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post image PCT Coverage in Public Patent Databases from

How the data in a database or search engine is structured is as important (or more so) as the data itself.

I was reminded of this old rule-of-thumb a couple of weeks ago when I ...

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The Indian Bayh Dole Bill: A Critique and Some Suggestions from

In my last post, I lamented the pitiable state of affairs that informed and continues to inform the passage of India's notorious "Bayh Dole" bill. In particular, I referred to a TOI piece, which ...

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Better at inventing stuff than making money ? from

The phrase "better at inventing stuff than making money " might have been used to describe Xerox, post-Chester Carlson.
In fact, it appears in the good-bye memo of Scott McNealy to his staff at Sun Microsystems ...

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Will tutorials prevent student plagiarism? from

There is a report on a study by Brian Jacob, a professor at the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and Thomas Dee, an economics professor at Swarthmore College suggesting that ...

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WIPO Orders Transfer of 1,519 Domain Names to Hotel Operators from

In what may be the world’s largest domain name dispute to date, a WIPO arbitration panel recently ordered that 1,519 domain names be transferred to Six Continents Hotels, Inc. and Inter-Continental Hotels Corporation ...

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Temodar® Patent Unenforceable due to Prosecution Laches and Inequitable Conduct from

Following a bench trial, the court found plaintiff's patent for the brain cancer drug Temodar® unenforceable due to prosecution laches and inequitable conduct. "[T]he 'ends' - commercialization of a very successful cancer drug - do ...

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PwC Releases 2009 Patent Litigation Study from

Each year PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC)conducts studies on patents and patent litigation, where the organization analyzes statistics relating to "hot" topics of patent law.  This year PwC looked at nonpracticing entities (NPEs - companies that do not ...

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CIPO Now Offering Trade-mark News Via E-Mail Subscription from

Last week, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office ("CIPO") announced that it is now offering an e-mail subscription service to its Trade-mark News offering. As noted within the CIPO’s What’s New webpage (link available ...

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WIPO Patent Committee Prepares To Discuss Future Work Programme from

Discussions at the World Intellectual Property Organization patent committee this week are focussed on a series of new studies, though one of the more difficult issues on the table - exceptions and limitations to patent law ...

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IPWatchdog Defense Fund re: InventHelp Lawsuit from

As many undoubtedly know, Invention Submission Corporation has sued IPWatchdog, me personally and my wife Renee. I learned moments ago that they have filed paperwork requesting a preliminary injunction and filed a Motion for Summary ...

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IPWatchdog Sued by Invention Submission Corporation (dba InventHelp). from

Per this post at the IPWatchdog last week, patent law blogger Gene Quinn is being sued by Invention Submission Corporation (ISC), an invention promotion company that currently does business as “InventHelp®”. A copy of the ...

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Mitsubishi Powers Past GE in ITC Wind Turbine Case from

Mitsubishi has pulled off a come-from-behind victory in a wind turbine patent case against General Electric (GE) in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). In a Notice issued on January 8th, the ITC terminated ...

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The Concept of Life and Neocolonialism from

Jasdeep Singh Bal is a J.D. candidate (2011) at Osgoode Hall and is taking the Patent Law course. There is a disconnect between patent laws, which are reflective of Western Industrial and commercial theories ...

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