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post image Shedding Light on Green Patents: EPO and UKIPO Launch Clean Tech Patent Databases from


In attempts to ease the burden of obtaining information on green patents, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) each recently unveiled a clean technology patent database.

According to this ...

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post image USTO Seeking Changes in Examiner Performance Standards from

The PTO issued a press release last week that seeks to revise patent examiner performance standards for the first time in 25 years.  The press release is short on specifics, but seeks to better align ...

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post image "Football and Technology" - on the DPMA website from

The Football World Cup, there is no escape at the moment, not even on this blog. The sport, the excitement, the drama and... the IP?!

On its website, the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA ...

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post image Colleen Chien: Government's brief will dictate Bilski result from

If Professor Colleen Chien is correct, the Supreme Court will take the advice of its friend the U.S. government in deciding the outcome of Bilski v. Kappos. Recently Chien, of the Santa Clara University ...

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post image PLI Presents Bilski v. Kappos Program With CLE from

Eventually we are going to have a decision from the Supreme Court in Bilski v. Kappos, or we will know that the case will be held over until the next term of the Court, which ...

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post image Mariano Rivera at the Federal Circuit from

Chief Judge Rader was questioning appellant’s counsel about the issue of deceptive intent to deceive the public during the oral argument of Pequignot v. Solo Cup Co., 2009-1547 (Fed. Cir. June 10, 2010) when ...

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

Last week while the AmeriKat was finishing her final LPC exams and looking forward to escaping the six years of law school shackles, the rest of the world was gearing up for summer World Cup ...

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IPBC-what am I looking forward to? from

Well here we are at IPBC (the IP Business Conference) 2010 in Munuch at the (it has to be said) very very nice Bayerischer Hof hotel. Perhaps a touch on the pricey side for Brits ...

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IP themes on "CBS Sunday Morning" on June 20, 2010 from

The "CBS Sunday Morning" cover story on 20 June 2010 concerned Ken Feinberg, who is now in charge of the $20 billion BP fund for the oil spill. An overall theme was how Feinberg, a ...

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John T. 'Jack' Downey from

AP has a story titled Lessons from failed Cold War spy mission in China detailing the story related to STAROMA.

One of the captured CIA operatives was John Downey, a graduate of Choate and Yale ...

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The CAA of the DOA from

On June 20, 2010, "60 Minutes" recycled its story of September 27, 2009
titled How Celebs Make A Living After Death Within the story was the text:

"We're a business agent for about 250 ...

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Television and the movie Rebecca (1940) from

At the 2 hour point in the movie Rebecca (released April 12, 1940), as the players enter the office of Dr. Baker (Leo G. Carroll), there is a sign outside describing a "Radio and Television ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

June 21-22, 2010 - Follow-on Biologics (American Conference Institute) - New York, NY June 20-22, 2010 - IP Business Congress (Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine) - Munich, Germany June 23, 2010 - Regulatory and Intellectual Property Opportunities and Challenges for ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Pfizer Inc. et al. v. Mylan Inc. et al. 1:10-cv-00528; filed June 16, 2010 in ...

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USPTO Signs Memorandums of Understanding with Rospatent and SIPO from

By Sarah Fendrick -- On June 2, 2010, Sharon Barner, Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and Boris Simonov, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademark (Rospatent ...

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