Patent & IP news for May 23, 2010

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post image Consilience 2010 from

A National Conference on Internet intermediary liability in India – organized by the Law and Technology Committee of the National Law School of India University.

Date: 29th and 30th May 2010

Venue: Taj Residency, Bangalore, India ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat I - Trade Secrets and Pie from

This past weekend the AmeriKat escaped the chaotically twirling streets of London to the south coast. Besides the golden sun warming her whiskers, the rise of temperatures indicated that summer is finally here and with ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat II: Bits 'n Bobs from

Viacom v YouTube gets ******** ugly : The AmeriKat has previously reported on the amazingly brutal mudfight between Viacom and YouTube here, but the documents that were disclosed last Friday have been the cherry on the litigation ...

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It's not a Miscellany but a Monologue today, since it's all about just one thing: INTA. This member of the IPKat team, somewhat jetlagged and disoriented, has now arrived in Boston for this ...

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In what some have characterized as the first step toward a "new industrial revolution," American scientists have created a synthetic genome -- resulting in the first man-made, self-reproducing, living cell.

The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI ...

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Nevada IP holding company Patent Rights sued "out-of-state gaming companies" on its home turf, for infringing 6,475,087 and 6,860,814, which claim "casino-style gaming machines." The Nevada courts dismissed the cases for ...

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Tivo 5-Year Stock Price

I’ve been curious whether there is any indication that institutional investors follow the oral arguments of patent cases at the Federal Circuit. The litigation between Tivo and Echostar finally presented ...

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The Third Act in Apple vs. Nokia from

The Nokia vs. Apple patent dispute entered a new stage. Nokia recently brought up a fresh patent infringement action against Apple, alleging that Apple’s new iPad product infringes five Nokia patents. At a first ...

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Raising the bar for post-grant oppositions: Lessons on procedure and evidence post the Valcyte 'post-grant opposition' from

The recent decision of the Patent Office in the post-grant opposition against Roche's patent for Valcyte has spurred some interesting discussions on this blog. Most of these discussions, however, have centred on an analysis ...

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PLI Patent Bar Review Summer Tour 2010 from

And now a message from the shameless commerce division, brought to you by the #1 Patent Bar Review Course in the Nation... the PLI Patent Bar Review Course. PLI is offering a 20% discount for ...

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Suggestions invited by the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 by the Standing Committee on HRD from

In a rather welcome move, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development has extended an invitation to all to make constructive and useful suggestions to be considered for incorporation in the Copyright (Amendment) Bill ...

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"CBS Sunday Morning" does innovation from

"CBS Sunday Morning" on 23 May 2010 had many scenes shot from San Simeon and many stories touching on innovation. One story was about refrigerators, and included General Electric's "Monitor" refrigerator, which used sulfur ...

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Flooding Germany with Software Patents? from

There’s a blog entry over on the FOSS patents blog from software patent campaigner Florian Müller in which he comments on the German Federal Court of Justice’s (Bundesgerichtshof)Dynamische Dokumentengenerierung” (=dynamic document generation ...

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Lesley Stahl does phthalates from

Lesley Stahl took on phthalates on "60 Minutes" on 23 May 2010.

Lesley Stahl should not do science topics.

See also

"60 Minutes" on Kanzius: We don’t want to be in a position to ...

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Tesla: "We look forward to learning and benefiting from Toyota's legendary engineering" from

Tesla, with a $50 million investment from Toyota, will make its cars in a factory that Toyota and General Motors Co. formerly operated in Fremont, California.

California has many state regulations (eg, note recent problems ...

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Google Pac-Man Game. from

Many of our readers had undoubtably  noticed that the Google “doodle” this past week was a playable Pac-Man game.  The purpose of the doodle was to honor the Pac-Man arcade game’s 30th anniversary.

Although ...

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PTO has new Ombudsman program from

Do you have an application in which you can't get an answer from the Examiner or his SPE? Consider trying out the new PTO Ombudsman pilot program. You can find the announcement about the ...

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Filing when EFS has an unscheduled outage from

The PTO's Electronic Business Center has announced a backup system which allows e-filing during an unscheduled outage of the primary portal to EFS-Web. This backup system works like EFS for Unregistered Filers – no certificate ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

May 24-25, 2010 - Hatch-Waxman Boot Camp*** (American Conference Institute) - San Diego, CA May 24-26, 2010 - Pharmaceutical & Biotech Patent Litigation Strategies*** (Pharma IQ) - London, England May 25, 2010 - "The Gene Uncertainty: What to Do After Myriad ...

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