Patent & IP news for January 31, 2010

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post image How genuine is OMEL/ONEL? from

The IPKat has caught the distant sound of Dutch trade mark personalities discussing the recent and still controversial OMEL/ONEL case, in which use of a Community trade mark in just one of the 27 ...

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post image SpicyIP Tidbit: 'Victory' against Biopiracy in the Pelargonium Patent case from

Our older readers will remember Aysha having blogged about the Pelargonium patent case in 2008. Almost two years later, in what is being hailed as a victory against bio-piracy, the patent granted to German based ...

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post image Madras High Court mulls the not so glittery tale of "Thangam" from

The High Court of Madras has in this judgment (the cause title of which I absolutely cannot locate!), decided the application for interim injunction seeking restrain against an alleged case of copyright infringement with a ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat I: Putting the iP in iPad from

Yesterday afternoon the AmeriKat was searching her closet in vain for some snazzy little number to wear to a party. The dress she had deemed worthy of such an occasion –- a frilly black number -- had ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat II: bits 'n bobs from

Poster poser faces a criminal investigation: Last year the AmeriKat wrote briefly about the Shepard Fairey copyright case, involving the creator’s famous tri-toned “Obama Hope” poster. In February 2008 Fairey brought a pre-emptive claim ...

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Time to Act on ACTA from

The shroud of secrecy around the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has arguably become a little more transparent during the past 2 years of negotiation, albeit due more to leaks more than positive acts towards transparency ...

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Worth investing in: IP services from

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has now acquired a significant minority stake in legal information and services operation CPA Gobal. The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. According to the available information,
"Founded in Jersey ...

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On "innovation-less" endings from

Recalling the three mentions of "innovation" in the State of the Union speech on 28 Jan 2010, remember the text on the demise of Howard Johnson's: "The Case of Howard Johnson's Restaurant Chain ...

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Ironic use by IPCC's Pachauri of term "voodoo science" from

Back around 2000, Bob Park had a book titled Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud which had much to say, among other things, about Joe Newman's perpetual motion machine. An editorial review ...

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No, "open innovation" isn't the answer from

Back in March 2009, IPBiz discussed "Promoting Intellectual Discovery: Patents Versus Markets", written by Debrah Meloso, Jerney Copic, and Peter Bossaerts.

Flash forward to 28 Jan 2010, and Jeffrey H. Toney writes in blog.nj ...

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