Patent & IP news for February 22, 2010

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post image When does an Ordinary Order become a Preliminary Injunction? from

Duhn Oil Tool, Inc. v. Cooper Cameron Corp (Fed. Cir. 2010) (nonprecedential) In a rare appeal from the Eastern District of California, the Federal Circuit has vacated the lower court's order of preliminary injunctive ...

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post image Exploring a New Angle in the TRIPS and Drug Patents Debate from

Many of us are familiar with drug patents and its contentious impact on public health.

But how many of us know that more drugs can lead to more patents? I chanced upon the history of ...

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post image The IPI, QMIPRI and a new MoU from

The IPKat is excited to read breaking news of a Memorandum of Understanding which has been signed between the Intellectual Property Institute (IPI) and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University ...

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post image Watch out for the patent that never was! from

The IPKat's friend Jenny Sunderland (Wragge & Co LLP) has written to him with a truly amazing proposition: "Question: When does a patent that does not exist exist? Answer: when the European Patent Office says ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

If you liked the Ten Helpful Hints for IP Writers which appeared here on the jiplp weblog on Friday 12 February, you may want to check out last Friday's sequel, Ten More Tips for ...

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SpicyIP Tidbit: Fee Refund in Patents from

It was recently brought to our notice that the under Article 11 of the new European Patent Office (EPO) Rules for examination which come into force from April 1, 2010, the examination fee will be ...

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Defendant's Actions Toward Plaintiff's Customers did not Create Substantial Controversy Between Plaintiff and Defendant from

Defendant's motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction was granted. "[Plaintiff is] basing its arguments in support of this court’s jurisdiction on the defendant’s actions directed towards [its] customer, rather ...

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DOJ to Combat the Rise in Intellectual Property-Related Crimes from

The following is excerpted from a February 16, 2010 Morgan Lewis litigation lawflash: On February 12, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the creation of an Intellectual Property Task Force (Task Force) to ...

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Negotiating With Cybersquatters and Domain Name Dispute Resolution from

I recently filmed this video as a podcast for LegalRiver. It is a sequel to this video and addresses what you can do about cybersquatters once you discover that they have registered domain names similar ...

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New Study Reinforces Value of Patents in Venture Capital Investment from

Regular readers of the IP Asset Maximizer Blog will know that I am a strong advocate of the use of IP analytics by venture capital investors, as well as others. Clearly, VC’s need better ...

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USPTO Revised Count System Takes Effect from

The USPTO announced on Thursday, February 18, 2010, that its planned examiner count system revisions announced September 30, 2009, have taken effect. According to the USPTO Press Release (available HERE), "[t]he count system is ...

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Patent Job Vacancies in Bangalore from

Two excellent positions at a leading law firm in Bangalore as listed below. If you're interested, please drop an email to spicyipjob [at] with your CV.

Firm Profile: One of India’s ...

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New regime for use claims (dosage regimes) before the European Patent office (EPO) from

Guest Post by Paul Cole, visiting professor of IP law at Bournemouth University Dosage Regime/ABBOTT RESPIRATORY G 0002/08 – 19 Feburary 2010 Patentability of the present application was governed by EPC 2000 rather than ...

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Just a Reminder: EPO Fees Increase April 1 from

The European Patent Office (“EPO”) recently announced that most of its fees will increase by between 5 and 8 per cent from April 1, 2010. A summary of the new fees is shown here. What ...

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New USPTO magazine for independent inventors from

The USPTO has released it’s first issue of the “Inventors Eye,” the USPTO’s bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. The first issue includes articles on: Patent Reform – An Open Letter Protect Your ...

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Rebutting the Myth that Patents Last Too Long from

One of the main criticisms of patents by those who are not intimately familiar with patent law, or on the periphery of the industry, is that patents last too long. The reality, if any generalizations ...

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What Can a Worldwide Patent Community Do For Me? from

I choose the theme for this week’s update post, “What Can a Worldwide Patent Community Do for Me?” because I know some of you who have laughed out loud at my weekly updates while ...

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WIPO statistics – how useful are they? from

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva published its “World Intellectual Property Indicators 2009”. It provides – among others – statistics on how many patent applications have been filed via WIPO’s PCT. The Patent Cooperation ...

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