Patent & IP news for July 5, 2010

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post image The case of unnecessary confusion and the seemingly innocent Notification! from

This post by Sumathi about a seemingly innocent notification expanding the classification of trademarks has attracted a lot of attention on the blog, with practitioners pointing out several operational repercussions that have neither been considered ...

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post image Why Open Source Stalls Innovation and Patents Advance It from

Over the last couple weeks I have been giving more thought to open source software and what, if any role it has to play with respect to the economic future of both start-up companies and ...

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post image EPO implicated in Golden Balls dispute from

There must have been some mighty celebrations in the pubs of North West London tonight following the news, reported by the Telegraph ("Golden Balls dispute ends as couple win legal victory over Ballon D'Or ...

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Pharmaceutical Law Summer School from

IBC Legal will be holding its 7th Annual Pharmaceutical Law Summer School on September 1-2, 2010 in London. IBC faculty will offer presentations on the following topics: • Deal-making in the pharmaceutical industry -- The state of ...

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IPO 2010 Annual Meeting from

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will be holding its 2010 Annual Meeting on September 12-14, 2010 in Atlanta, GA. Among the presentations being offered at the annual meeting are: • Major recent updates impacting patent ...

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PLI Developments in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law Seminar from

Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding a seminar entitled "Developments in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law 2010" on September 16, 2010 in New York, NY. Groupcasts of the New York session will also be ...

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"Irrelevant confusion?" from

FIFA has received a lot of bad press lately, including the incredibly dumb idea to censor replays inside stadiums, so fans can’t analyze for themselves whether or not a call was bad. To avoid ...

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BIO giddy? from

Chris O'Brien of the San Jose Mercury News wrote of Bilski:

The counterargument is made by the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Biotechnology Industry Organization [BIO]. The latter is still giddy from ...

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Monday miscellany from

The June edition of the IPso Jure podcast is now available here. Subjects covered are last week's US Supreme Court decision in Bilski (on which, please also see PatLit here and the AmeriKat here ...

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Novartis & Bayer appeals to be heard by the Supreme Court in the next 30 days from

Over the next 1 month, the Supreme Court of India, is scheduled to hear two key appeals by foreign pharmaceutical companies in regards Indian patent laws.

The first is the appeal by Novartis (Appeal No ...

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Trademark Ownership: The Legitimacy of the “Free-Rider” Argument and its Significance in Canadian Jurisprudence from

Vincent Doré is a JD/MBA Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business. Professors Mark A. Lemley and Mark P. McKenna have identified an area of American trademark law that has ...

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Help Intellectual Property Watch! from

In five short years, Intellectual Property Watch has made its mark as the leading independent reporting service on international IP policymaking, respected for its timely and informed content by readers from international organizations, industry, NGOs ...

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Validation Costs Of European Patents And The Languages Issue from

(Source: 11805/10 / SEC(2010) 796)

The EU Council recently has published

  • Document 11805/10: Proposal for a Council Regulation on the translation arrangements for the European Union patent. This is merely a wrap-up of ...

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Pto federal circuit after bilski from

In Bilski v. Kappos, the Supreme Court told us that the machine-or-transformation test is not an exclusive test for § 101, and that business methods are not categorically prohibited by § 101. But Bilski v. Kappos also ...

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CBS News does MakerBot from

On 5 July 2010, CBS Nightly News did a story on the MakerBot, a robot that makes things, in plastic [ABS, HDPE, PLA].

See Welcome to the MakerBot Wiki

From blog.makerbot:

Mr. Pettis started ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

July 7, 2010 - Prior Art & Obviousness 2010: Current Trends in Sections 102 & 103 (Practising Law Institute) - New York, NY July 7-9, 2010 - Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2010: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing ...

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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. Genzyme Corp. v. Impax Laboratories, Inc. 1:10-cv-01791; filed July 1, 2010 in the District Court ...

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