Patent & IP news for April 23, 2010

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post image What Does Open Source Have to Say about Cloud Computing? from

"I've looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down, and still somehow, it's cloud illusions I recall, I really don't know clouds at all" (Joni Mitchell, Both Sides Now ...

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post image Restasis royalty dispute finally settles from

In August 2008 ("Grit in the eye for Allergan? The Restasis licence refuses to go quietly") IP Finance reported on the dispute between Renee L. Kaswan and the University of Georgia over the terms -- and ...

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post image PLI Patent Bar Review New Live Course at Santa Clara May 24-28 from

PLI is pleased to announce a new live course added to the schedule in conjunction with the Santa Clara University School of Law’s High Tech Law Institute. This course was specifically requested by the ...

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post image What if a patent settlement agreement risks being illegal? from

Several weeks ago, I came across an exciting article by Frances Murphy and Francesco Liberatore of Jones Day’s London office, that I wanted to blog about, but did not get around to. By pure ...

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post image Vertically challenged? Watch for changes ... from

The text has been adopted for a new Commission Regulation on the application of Article 101(3) [formerly Article 81(3)] of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to categories of vertical ...

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post image Patent Litigation Weekly: MobileMedia's Unusual Patent Infringement Campaign from

This week: A closer at the holding company behind recent suits against smartphone makers Research in Motion, HTC, and, most interestingly, Apple.

MobileMedia Ideas LLCdidn't create a big stir when it launched in ...

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post image Patent Law Reform Act of 2010: Interview with Congressman Lee from

What is happening with regard to the Patent Reform Act of 2010?

Recently I asked this and other questions to first term Congressman Chris Lee, who represents New York's 26th Congressional District.

I think ...

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post image Robert’s Rules of Innovation: Book Review from

This book is a well laid out, logical book on how to ensure that your company continues to innovate.  This is not a touchy feely book or a feel good cheerleader book like so many ...

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USPTO White Paper Supports Patent Reform Proposals from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- On April 13th, the Department of Commerce released a White Paper entitled "Patent Reform: Unleashing Innovation, Promoting Economic Growth & Producing High-Paying Jobs." All admirable goals, but unfortunately the paper is more ...

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Panellists See Critical Moment For International Policy On Biodiversity And Trade from

Negotiations to protect and preserve biodiversity are in a delicate place, as proponents of stronger protection attempt to navigate parallel discussions at different intergovernmental agencies. Related Articles:

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New Faces On IP, Innovation At WHO; Matsoso Named South Africa Health Director from

The World Health Organization’s team on issues of intellectual property and innovation in public health is seeing changes in key personnel, as implementation of the UN health agency’s plan on IP and innovation ...

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International: Malta announces tax exemption for patent royalties from

The Maltese Government approved a number of changes to their tax laws on 16th April 2010 – of particular interest on IP is the news that, with immediate effect, royalty and similar income derived from qualifying ...

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Invention Analysis and Claiming Seminar from

Based on Ronald Slusky's widely praised book, theInvention Analysis and Claiming Seminarteaches a comprehensive approach to analyzing inventions and capturing them in a sophisticated set of patent claims.  Through this interactive seminar ...

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Boise Lawyer Spotlighted by 37 Signals from

Boise Lawyer Chuck Petersen is spotlighted on 37 Signals Product blog today:  Criminal Defense Lawyer Keeps Clients Informed with Basecamp, pointing to Chuck’s post: There’s a Message for Lawyers in REWORK.

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Underreporting of royalties from

Joff Wild at the IAM blog has a posting on a new study on royalty reporting. The report It's Just Not Fair: Unintended and Unforeseen Interpretations of License Agreement Language by the IP consulting ...

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Commerce Department report on patent reform bill from

And one more item on patents. The Commerce Department recently published a new paper on patent reform:
Stimulating economic growth and creating high-paying jobs are key priorities for the Obama Administration. This paper provides data ...

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Brazil, US Signed Memorandum On Cotton Dispute from

On 20 April, Brazil and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a fund that “will transfer resources to benefit the cotton sector in Brazil,” according to a Brazilian government press release ...

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IP Leaders Gather in Boston May 19-21 for LES Spring Meeting from

Hundreds of intellectual property (IP) business leaders will attend the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada) Spring Meeting May 19-21 in Boston. Themed, IP for Entrepreneurs and Universities, the meeting is uniquely designed for entrepreneurs, start-ups ...

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Shareholders In 3G Mobile Patent Company Seek US Investigation Of Nokia, Ericsson from

Two shareholders in a Pennsylvania company with patents key to third generation (3G) mobile communications want the US Department of Justice to investigate European mobile phone manufacturers Nokia and Ericsson and others for failing to ...

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Electrovaya’s SuperPolymer is Ram Tough from

Electrovaya is an Ontario, Canada company that makes advanced batteries and battery systems.

Last month Electrovaya announced that it was selected by Chrysler as the battery supplier for the carmaker’s Ram plug-in hybrid electric ...

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Trolling the Customer Base from

Today we blog on a topic that was already old when our grandparents were young, namely, the Kessler doctrine, named for a 103–year–old U.S. Supreme Court opinion (Kessler v. Eldred). Recently, the ...

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NJ jury smokes Teva on Protonix (pantoprazole ) from

On April 23, 2010, a New Jersey jury found claims of a Pfizer patent covering the Protonix acid reflux drug (pantoprazole ) valid and infringed by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

See previous IPBiz post:

Wyeth undercuts Teva ...

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IP Business Congress from

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine will be hosting its next IP Business Congress on June 20-22, 2010 in Munich, Germany. The IP Business Congress is designed to meet the needs of senior business executives responsible ...

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Corporate Intellectual Property Law Conference from

The Law Bulletin Publishing Company will be holding its Corporate Intellectual Property Law Conference on May 25, 2010 in Chicago, IL. The conference will address the following topics: • General Session -- A discussion of conflicts and ...

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