Patent & IP news for February 5, 2010

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post image Friday Folderols from

Blackberry-maker RIM have won another case at the High Court (judgment available on BAILII here), this time against another company in the business of making mobile phones.  Motorola's European patent EP0818009 has been found ...

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post image Patent Litigation Weekly: A Closer Look at a New Patent Study from

Two years after Richard Frenkel—at the time an in-house Cisco Systems, Inc., lawyer and now of counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati—outed himself as the until-then-anonymous author of the controversial patent litigation blog ...

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post image Exceptional Case Based On Inequitable Conduct During Prosecution from

2010-1135 B-K Lighting v. Fresno Valves CD/CA 06-cv-2825 Judge Margaret M. Morrow Patentee B-K appeals from the order of Judge Margaret Morrow declaring the case exceptional under § 285 and awarding attorneys' fees. The award ...

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post image Patent Examiner Experience Levels from

The US Patent Office has announced a “targeted effort to recruit patent examiners.” In particular, the Office is hoping to lure former examiners back to the office. The office is hopeful that experienced examiners can ...

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BIO Comes out Swinging against SACGHS Report from

By Donald Zuhn -- In a press conference held earlier today, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) expressed concern about recommendations to be issued on Friday with a report on gene patents. The report, entitled "Gene Patents ...

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How to elect a new EPO President - some suggestions from

The IPKat had plenty of comments on his brief post earlier this week about the continued failure of the EPO's Administrative Council to elect a new President.  To add to the pot of comments ...

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Biotech/Pharma Docket from

By Suresh Pillai -- Settlement Announced in Focalin® Infringement Suit XX Celgene, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and Teva Pharmaceuticals have filed three separate stipulations in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey that will ...

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Maize as Cultural Heritage from

Peter Waldkirch is a second year LL.B. student at the University of Ottawa., a website providing “news, views and information about science, technology and the developing world” recently covered a move by ...

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The News is Out: We Now Have an Intangible Asset-Based Corporate Economy from

(Ed. Note: A family emergency has been keeping me away from the office. The good news is that I have been catching up on my RSS feeds and reading some really interesting stuff, albeit a ...

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"Confidential" Accusation Creates Substantial Controversy Sufficient to Exercise Subject Matter Jurisdiction from

The magistrate judge recommended denying defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's declaratory relief action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction where plaintiff's suit was based upon an allegedly confidential email between defendant and ...

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Most Popular Patently-O Posts for January 2010 from

Wyeth v. Kappos: Appellate Panel Confirms that PTO Is Miscalculating (Undercalculating) Delays in Prosecution and the Corresponding Patent Term Adjustment USPTO To Begin Re Calculating Patent Term Reconsidering Divided Infringement Dropping: Average Number of Claims ...

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Konami and Upper Deck Settle IP Lawsuit Regarding Counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards from

It was announced last week that gaming company Konami and trading card manufacturer Upper Deck have settled their dispute regarding counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. Last year Konami sued Upper Deck after learning that Upper Deck had ...

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Men at Work's "Down Under" stolen from Australian teacher from

Reuters notes:

But Australia's Federal Court ruled on 4 Feb 2010 that part of the song's melody came from the children's ditty "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree," written 70 years ...

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Raising Capital: Is Intellectual Property Addressed in Your Business Plan? from

It is an obvious fact that the ability to raise capital is vital to many small (especially “high-tech”) businesses. In doing so, small business founders and other entrepreneurs spend a significant amount of time drafting ...

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Woodshedding Witnesses from

The ABA's Section of Litigation presents a live audio webcast and teleconference on Tuesday, February 9, 2010: This session will discuss how far is too far when it comes to coaching witnesses for deposition ...

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eSolar and Penglai Electric Co. Enter Master Licensing Agreement for Solar Thermal Power in China from

eSolar is a Pasadena, California solar thermal startup that makes solar power plants using flat mirrors, or heliostats, to concentrate sunlight onto a centrally located water tank suspended on a tower. This type of structure ...

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Biggest Problem Facing College Sports: Not BCS, It’s Video Games from

In May 5, 2009, Sam Keller, a former quarterback at Arizona State and Nebraska University, filed a complaint against Electronic Arts (EA Sports), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC ...

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