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Patent & IP news for May 7, 2010

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post image Book Review: "Patent Law for Computer Scientists" from ipkitten.blogspot.com

How much information does a patent application have to disclose for it to be patentable? Usually this question is about whether an invention is sufficiently 'enabled', i.e. whether it provides enough information for a ...

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post image Political Posturing & Patent Reform from www.patentspostgrant.com

With the Senate momentum on Patent Reform Bill S.515 seemingly leading to a vote before Memorial Day, House members seeking a voice in the final bill have focused opposition efforts on the PTO funding ...

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post image In Hybrid Patent Case Toyota Argues Preclusion to Avoid Exclusion from greenpatentblog.com

 

In previous posts (here, here and here), I’ve discussed the patent litigation between hybrid vehicle technology company Paice and Japanese automaker Toyota in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

This case centers on ...

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post image Swept Away from www.patenthawk.com

Rolls-Royce's 6,071,077 and United Technologies (UTC) reissue application 09/874,931 had a head-on collision in the PTO that bounced into court under 35 U.S.C. § 146. The patents go to ...

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post image Diary: Reporting Live from the 2010 BIO International Convention from www.ipwatchdog.com

Exhibit Hall at BIO International Convention; showing about 5% of the square footage.

On Sunday, May 2, 2010, I left home for Dulles International Airport, abbreviation IAD.  It has always seemed strange to me that ...

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post image Can Craftsman, Diehard and Kenmore Come to the Rescue? from ipkitten.blogspot.com

It is always engaging to observe the strategic role that trade marks play for a struggling company. A particularly notable example is the changing strategic role of trade marks owned by Sears, the giant U ...

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post image Friday fantasies from ipkitten.blogspot.com

The IPKat's side bar contains news of lots of forthcoming events, so please remember to check them out! One such event is the 24th Annual MARQUES Conference in Berlin, which is now open for ...

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post image IP valuation courses: a reader asks ... from ipfinance.blogspot.com

A reader has emailed IP Finance to ask if it knows of any courses on intellectual property valuation that are (i) general, in the sense of not being specific to any one type of IP ...

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post image Delhi HC rules in favour of Havells India - finds Asian Electronic's patent to be anticipated and lacking in an inventive step from spicyipindia.blogspot.com

The Delhi High Court in a crisp, well reasoned, 13 page Order dated 19th April, 2010, has dismissed an interim injunction application in a patent infringement suit filed by Asian Electronics Ltd. v. Havells India ...

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post image Have a Pending Patent Application? There’s Never Been a Better Time to Make a Deal with the Patent Office from ipassetmaximizerblog.com

The US Patent Office is in a deal-making mood.

The US Patent Office is in a deal-making mood.  Really.  Ever since Director Kappos told his examiners last Fall that “patent quality does not equal rejection ...

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USPTO to Hold Roundtables on Patent Quality from www.patentdocs.org

By Sarah Fendrick -- Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice in the Federal Register (75 Fed. Reg. 22120) regarding two roundtables that the Office will be holding to obtain public ...

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"M. Allison Hart": universal lawyer? from ipbiz.blogspot.com

The "M. Allison Hart" character on NCIS, initially introduced as a patent lawyer, reappeared on May 4 in the "Obsessed" episode, as a temporary employee of NCIS representing a Mexican drug agency. This patent lawyer ...

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Killer Klown, not from Outer Space from ipbiz.blogspot.com

Previews of the Mentalist episode "18-5-4", which aired May 6, suggested a possible link to the classic movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space [which included Royal Dano], but the clown/outer space connection was not ...

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Affirms Trial Court in Hemphill v. Kimberly-Clark and Proctor & Gamble from www.infringementupdates.com

The following is excerpted from the May 4, 2010 decision: Allegra D. Hemphill appeals from an order issued by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia enjoining her from filing any new ...

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Fee diversion: don't get fooled again from ipbiz.blogspot.com

In a post on govexec.com on May 5, 2010, we see that the House is not going along passively with S.515:

During a hearing on the PTO, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. John ...

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IP.com Global Patent Search from www.lotempiolaw.com

What Inventors Need to Know...

The "IP.com Global Patent Search"  tool may be your answer if you're looking for a free and easy way to search for prior art patents.

IP.com offers ...

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Inovia Adds Icelandic Agent to Global Network for European Validation from info.inoviaip.com

We are pleased to welcome the law firm of Arnason Faktor as our new Icelandic agent, expanding our global agent network to 63 countries now.

Sigurour Ingvarsson of Arnason Faktor said, "We are delighted to ...

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WIPO Traditional Knowledge Committee Moving Toward Legal Agreement from www.ip-watch.org

A World Intellectual Property Organization committee tasked with finding an international instrument to prevent the misappropriation of traditional knowledge, folklore, and genetic resources has begun in earnest text-based discussions and is now working to find ...

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April employment from www.athenaalliance.org

For the second month in a row, the news from the BLS on employment was basically good news. Employment increased by 290,000. Economist has expected job growth of 180,000 (according to the Dow ...

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Climatologist to test Canada’s defamation laws from www.iposgoode.ca

Nathan Fan is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Andrew Weaver, a prominent University of Victoria climate researcher, has claimed that he has been defamed in a series of articles published by The ...

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American Cancer Society criticizes guv report from ipbiz.blogspot.com

The New York Times notes that the American Cancer Society has criticized the recent federal government report on cancer risks:

Dr. Michael Thun, an epidemiologist from the ACS, said in an online statement that the ...

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Apple obtains ‘iPad’ trademark from Fujitsu from patentlyyours.co.cc

Just before the launch of the product, Apple successfully acquired the rights to the ‘iPad’ trademark from Fujitsu. The USPTO Assignment database shows recording a change of ownership of the trademark to Apple through a ...

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They Invented What? (No. 168) from anticipatethis.wordpress.com

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27. The method according to claim 25, further comprising the step of controlling an alcohol concentration in the beverage by adjusting a yeast fermentable fraction remaining after lactic acid fermentation.

28. The method according to ...

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Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke on Patent Law Reform. from anticipatethis.wordpress.com

There is an interesting article at Politico by Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce, on the reasons that patent law reform should be enacted.  Most notable, in our opinion, are the portions of the current reform ...

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Divisional of a Divisional: Avoid Terminal Disclaimers from www.patentlyo.com

Boehringer Ingelheim International GMBH v. Barr Laboratories, Inc.(Fed. Cir. 2010) (denial of en banc rehearing)

In January 2010, the Federal Circuit expanded the scope of the safe-harbor created by 35 USC 121 against double ...

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WIPO Traditional Knowledge Committee Agrees To Intensify Text-Based Negotiations from www.ip-watch.org

A meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization committee on traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions and genetic resources drew to a close today with an unusual ending: applause, and an agreement. Related Articles:

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A Tale of Two Orders…and One Exceptionally High Fee Request from eyesonip.blogspot.com

For patent defendant Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, it was the best of times on March 30, when it read the opening paragraph of a district court order granting its request for a fee award: “When ...

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Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution Seminar from www.patentdocs.org

Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding its Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2010: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing seminar on June 16-18, 2010 in New York, NY and on July 7-9, 2010 ...

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