Patent & IP news for June 4, 2010

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post image Patent Maintenance Fee Data from

Over 30% of USPTO revenue is derived from maintenance fees that are paid by patent holders.  Under the current fee structure, three post-grant maintenance fees must be paid in order to keep a patent from ...

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post image Spicy IP Tid-bit: WIPO launches Global On-line Resource from

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In yet another move bound to please IP enthusiasts the world over, the very first day of June, 2010 saw WIPO come up with WIPO GOLD, a free, on-line global IP ...

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post image USPTO: 33 Questions for Comment; Announces Public Meeting from

Earlier today the official notice promised regarding the introduction of a Three-Track patent processing initiative was published in the Federal Register. It was not exactly what I expected, and perhaps I jumped the gun a ...

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post image More on PTO’s Proposed Three-Track System from

The PTO provided slightly more details on yesterday’s Wall Street Journal story with its own press release.

The PTO is referring to the fast track as “prioritized” examination.  Under this regime, the PTO is ...

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Lots of new bits and pieces have been added to the IPKat's Forthcoming Events side bar over the past week, so do take the time to check it out. Thanks!

WIPO GOLD. Here's ...

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A press release today from the UK's Intellectual Property Office informs the IPKat that the new database of fast-tracked green inventions, designed to help the development of environmentally-friendly technology, was launched today by new ...

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Beginning its enforcement campaign with the beginning of the alphabet, Silicon Graphics sued ATI and AMD, ultimately for infringing 6,650,327, which claims pipelined floating point graphics calculations. Two other patents had been asserted ...

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USPTO Director Announces New Examination Options from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Undersecretary of Commerce and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director David Kappos today announced a three tiered patent prosecution regime, termed "Three Track" to be instituted in the Office. The ...

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Wind power from kites and balloons from

The BBC site has an article titled Wind turbines take to the skies which discusses methods of using wind energy not with ground-based turbines but rather by using airborne turbines, hanging from...

(From Steve van ...

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EU Generics Producers’ Plan For Market Access from

“Increasing generic medicine market penetration is the fastest way towards considerable and sustainable savings for healthcare systems in Europe” was the message of European Generics Association President Didier Barret to delegates at the group’s ...

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USPTO proposes three-track patent examination process from

On June 3, 2010, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced a proposal to revise the patent examination process in a potentially significant manner.  Under the new proposal, patent applicants can choose one of ...

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What are your assignee searches missing? from

The Intellogist team often gets questions about how to perform comprehensive searches on all patents owned by a particular company.  We often refer these folks to our wiki Best Practices article on Assignee Searching, because ...

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Stay Pending Reexam Lifted Prior to Issuance of Reexam Certificate from

Plaintiff's motion to lift a stay following the PTO's Notice of Intent to Issue Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate was granted. "Defendant is correct that the patent remains under review by the PTO until ...

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Google May Face New Scrutiny For Privacy Violations In Switzerland from

Legally speaking, there is "little doubt" that Google's collection of WiFi data by its roving Street View vehicles violates the Swiss Data Protection Act, and the company is likely to come under new scrutiny ...

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Ex-Kirkland patent litigation lawyer flips to NPE from

The ABA Journal is reporting (via Bloomberg) that a former partner at law firm Kirkland and Ellis has purchased 4,500 patents. John Desmarais is a “Billion Dollar Lawyer” (according to Bloomberg) who practiced (what ...

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Copyright Modernization Week(s!) from

Professor Giuseppina D’Agostino is the Founder and Director of IP Osgoode. Over the next couple of weeks, our IPilogue editors will be posting blogs covering various aspects of the Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-32 ...

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Google Books and Privacy from

Michael Perry is a graduate from the School of Information at University of Michigan specializing in the field of Information Policy. Google Books was first introduced in late 2003.  The project’s goal was to ...

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May employment from

This morning BLS on employment announced that employment increased by 431,000 in May. The good news was tempered by the fact that much of this increase was 411,000 temporary Census workers. The unemployment ...

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New ITU Development Roadmap Doesn’t Develop Content from

UN members today announced a roadmap for global information and communications technology development with an emphasis on access to broadband high-speed internet and a range of online public services. But it appeared to steer clear ...

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Des Moines Patent Attorney Changes Jobs from

According to Rush On Business, effective June 1, 2010, patent attorney Brian Laurenzo has left his position as head of Dorsey & Whitney’s Des Moines intellectual property practice group, to accept a shareholder position with ...

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Worning Named Acting Head Of WHO IP Division from

Anne Marie Worning, executive director of the director general’s office at the World Health Organization, will be adding direction of the WHO Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property (PHI) division to her list of ...

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Enforcing Patents in the Toy and Game Industry from

Susan Perng Pan, Partner at Sughrue Mion PLLC, wrote the article titled, "Patents in the Toy and Game Industry: Part 3 - Determining the Balance Point in Enforcing Patent Rights" in the June 2010 Issue of ...

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