Patent & IP news for May 9, 2010

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post image 9th Circuit: Post Purchase Confusion Defeats “First Sale” Trademark Defense - Appeal from

The Ninth Circuit affirmed (copy here) the district court’s trademark infringement ruling in favor of Volkswagon by denying Auto Gold’s “first sale” defense. Auto Gold purchased genuine VW badges from Volkswagon and then ...

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post image The Defensive Patent License: A Clash Between Protection and Open Source from

I read an interesting article today in Network World titled “The Defensive Patent License makes patents less evil for open source”.  The article describes the efforts of two law professors and directors of UC Berkeley ...

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post image Daniel Closa et al.: "Patent Law for Computer Scientists" from

Four patent examiners from the European Patent Office (EPO) have jointly launched a book titled "Patent Law for Computer Scientists - Steps to Protect Computer-Implemented Inventions". The 1st edition of the book, XV, 194 p ...

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post image In Search of Technology Transfer Best Practices: A Conversation with UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi from

Linda Katehi, Chancellor of the Univeristy of California (Davis)

Last week while at the 2010 BIO International Convention, I attended the Tech Transfer Symposium, which was held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at the Hyatt ...

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Scientific ghostwriting as a career option? from

Within an article titled Manage Your Career that appears in Chronicle of Higher Education, one finds the following:

For scientists who love to write, several types of positions allow you to get out from behind ...

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Inventor's regret from

See the inventor's comments in an article by Josh Loposer in Paw Nation:

Despite millions of labradoodle owners across the planet who are convinced their pups are the greatest thing since sliced bread, the ...

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Different takes on patent reform from

In an article titled Backlog of patents still stifling potential jobs, director says , John Schmid writes on patent issues from the BIO meeting in Chicago, including text:

The Journal Sentinel last year documented the deep ...

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Donald Chisum: Ariad (2010) and the Overlooked Invention Priority Principle from

In a new essay for the Patently-O Patent Law Journal, Donald Chisum considers the "invention priority principle" and its role in the written description analysis. 

There may be a solution: application of an established patent ...

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Prosecution History Estoppel Disclaimer from

Many practitioners use the term "prosecution history estoppel" to refer to any limits on claim scope that arise from actions taken during prosecution. It turns out that, strictly speaking, the doctrine is more narrow than ...

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New area for genetic research? from

Richard Walker, a professor at the University of South Florida School of Medicine, is heading research into the DNA of Brooke Greenberg who, at 17, is old enough to drive a car and next year ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

May 11, 2010 - Law Symposium on Intellectual Property (George Washington University Law School, Howrey LLP & Cornerstone Research) - Washington, DC May 18, 2010 - "The Role of Patent Agents in Intellectual Property in the Changing Economy" (Intellectual ...

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USPTO and Korean IP Office to Exapnd Patent Prosecution Highway Agreement from

By Sarah Fendrick -- In a press release published on April 16, 2010, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) announced the expansion of their existing bilateral Patent ...

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