Patent & IP news for July 4, 2010

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post image From Virtual Goods to Virtual Brands? from

I must confess, for a long time, I had failed to appreciate the commercial potential of virtual goods, and the virtual currency to buy them. That changed recently, when I found myself involved in a ...

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post image What can we patent? from

Chris O'Brien, news columnist at the Silicon Valley Mercury News, who surely never squeezed a patentable invention out of his pea brain, asks the title question about the SCOTUS Bilski decision. "How crazy is ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat II: Bilski, Baby! (Justice Kennedy) from

Machine-or-Transformation Test

Again, the Court of Appeals stated that a process is only patentable if it is (1) tied to a particular machine or apparatus, or (2) it transforms a particular article into a different ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat I: Bilski, Baby! (Justice Kennedy) from

The AmeriKat would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Fourth of July!
Like many people when the AmeriKat is expecting to hear from someone or about something every e-mail inbox alert and ...

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CBS "Sunday Morning" on July 4, 2010 from

The cover story on CBS Sunday Morning (234th anniversary of July 4, 1776) was on "striking the right note", about sending musicians to other countries to convey American values. The 2nd acvertised story related to ...

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Whining about Bilski from

IPBiz has discussed some fantasies brought to you from the MIT Technology Review [eg,
MIT Tech Rev boosting battery re-charging method

In Bummed Out About Bilski, Brad Feld wrote on July 1:

I’ve been ...

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Microsoft Requests Extension to File Writ of Certiorari in i4i v. Microsoft case from

It appears that on June 8, 2010 Microsoft applied for an extension of time within which to file its Writ of Certiorari in the i4i v. Microsoft, 589 F.3d 1246 (Fed. Cir. 2009) case ...

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Viacom v. YouTube: U.S. District Court sides with YouTube from

Nathan Fan is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. The Southern District Court of New York has sided with YouTube in a decision released on 23 June 2010. In his summary judgment, Judge ...

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