Patent & IP news for May 16, 2010

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post image Demand Bulids for Nortel Patents from

Who Will Make Best Use of IP?

A lot of people are interested in what bankrupt Nortel will do with this valuable patent portfolio. In fact, the company is in the process of soliciting bids ...

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post image Reputations and bottom lines: a new book from

Intangible Capital: Putting Knowledge to Work in the 21st-Century Organization, by Mary Adams (right) and Michael Oleksak, has now been published and is available via Amazon at US$34.95. This is a project from ...

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post image Asics Sues Skechers For Trademark Infringement Over Stripes On Shoes from

Santa Ana, CA – Asics trademark is comprised of two horizontal curved stripes intersected by two parallel vertical stripes, which trademark is registered the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Asics has used the stripe design trademark ...

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post image Pharma Nightmare: Falling off the Patent Cliff from

A press release, dramatically entitled "Pharma Industry Enters Critical Phase as Patent Cliff Looms Large, Hastening Consolidation", paints a bleak picture of confidence in the short-term future of the proprietary pharma sector. The headline news ...

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Ironic turn in Gerald Posner plagiarism manner from

As IPBiz has previously noted, advertising for Gerald Posner's book "Case Closed" on the Kennedy assassination produced various Lanham Act cases for false advertising.

Now, in 2010, Posner has hired Mark Lane to help ...

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Ben Stein's wrong on "not getting into college of your choice" from

On 16 May 2010, Ben Stein presented a commentary on "CBS Sunday Morning" about how not getting into the college of one's choice won't really affect your later life. Ben Stein is a ...

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Does India let politics erode patent protection? from

Roche, the Swiss drug maker, lost its antiviral drug patent for Valcyte in India patent widely used by AIDS patients. The assistant controller of patents and designs, said that the patent covering Valcyte (valganciclovir hydrochloride ...

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Choosing a foreign associate from

When your client files or prosecutes a patent application outside the US, the client probably relies on you to choose the foreign associate that you'll work with. If your current criteria for choosing a ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

May 18, 2010 - "The Role of Patent Agents in Intellectual Property in the Changing Economy" (Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago) - Chicago, IL May 20, 2010 - "The Federal Circuit: A National Court of Appeals: Approaching ...

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Perini appeals dismissed from

In August 2009 PatLit asked "When do you sue a holding company?", the question being as to the circumstances -- if any -- in which one should join as a defendant in patent infringement proceedings a company ...

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Employee inventions and flat-rate compensation in Austria from

An article entitled "Flat-rate compensation for patentable employee inventions", contributed by Ferdinand Graf (Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH) to International Law Office, discusses an Austrian Supreme Court decision in August of last year (9 Ob A ...

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Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co. -- Briefing Schedule Update from

Last month, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided that the appeal in Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co. warranted en banc consideration, and asked the parties to brief ten questions concerning the ...

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