Patent & IP news for July 18, 2010

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post image You can brand anything… even a city from

Creative markers can brand anything, and so can you. Any product or service can feature a catchy name, slogan and/or logo.

As I traveled last week to Dallas to speak about trademarks at the ...

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post image SpicyIP Resources: Submissions to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Copyright Amendment Bill, 2010 from

As reported earlier on this blog, the Copyright Amendment Bill, 2010 was referred to the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resources Development (HRD) headed by Shri Oscar Fernandes, Member of Parliament. Image from ...

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post image The Business Method Patent Art Units from

By Dennis Crouch

In prior posts, I noted that the USPTO is issuing patents at an all-time-high-rate.  This increase is perhaps most dramatic in the art units that examine applications classified by the USPTO as ...

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post image Former cast members from Jersey Boys at Duke Island Park on 18 July 2010 from

Former members from the cast of Jersey Boys performed at Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, NJ on July 18, 2010.

But if you were wondering how "tribute" bands and the like work out, note the following ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat I: Bilski, Baby! (Justice Stevens -On the Majority's musings and UK patent law) from

A couple of weeks ago, the AmeriKat wrote about Justice Kennedy's majority opinion in the much-awaited Supreme Court case of Bilski v Kappos. A report on Justice Steven's epic concurring opinion was promised ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat II: Bilski, Baby (Justice Stevens - American Patent Law) from

The birth of American Patent Law
During the Constitutional Convention (picture, left) in 1787, the Founders gave Congress a patent power so that it might "promote the Progress of...useful Arts" (aka the Patent Clause ...

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post image In Search Of a Definition for the term “Patent Troll” from

Over the last several weeks “patent trolls” have been back in the news. The mother of all patent trolls, NTP, which won over $600 million from Research in Motion as the result of a successful ...

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post image Valuation: an art, a science or an outcome? from

"Brand Value: What is Your Company Really Worth?" is the title of a short article penned by Kelvin King (Senior Director, Valuation Consulting) for ACID (Anti Copying in Design) and published last month. In the ...

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post image On to IPXI and In Pursuit of Standards, Efficiency and Transparency in the IP Marketplace from

Please forgive my temporary hiatus from IP Prospective updates, for the last two weeks have been hectic.  In the last two weeks, I have made the decision to leave the private practice of intellectual property ...

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The US Navy and patents during World War I from

In an earlier IPBiz post, the relationship of then Assistant Navy Secretary Roosevelt to the airplane patent pool was discussed:

n 1917, as a result of a recommendation of a committee formed by the Assistant ...

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Clooney: "Don't crush my lawyers." from

George Clooney testified in Italy in a case wherein several Italians were using his image, without permission, to sell various products.

The AP managed to include some IP language in it coverage: Maintaining his trademark ...

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Plagiarism flap among lawyers in Vermont from

During the discussion of the plagiarism by Laurence Tribe of work by a professor at the University of Virginia, fellow Harvard Law professor Allan Dershowitz presented a defense, maintaining there was a “cultural difference” between ...

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"CBS Sunday Morning" on July 18, 2010: complete recycling from the past? from

The previews given for CBS Sunday Morning on July 18, 2010 all reflected stories which had previously reappeared. The broadcast thus appears to be one of complete recycling. The cover story was "size matters" by ...

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Output of Kanzius invention: research papers from

The conclusion of a post by Madhubanti Rudra titled Kanzius Cancer-Killing Device Achieves Significant Breakthrough is the following:

Curley and fellow researcher Evan Glazer, M.D., have published an article in the July issue of ...

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Reducing IDS paperwork from

The new patent blog PharmaPatents has an interesting post here called "Three Easy Solutions to the McKesson Problem." This post suggests several steps which the PTO could implement to reduce the burden of filing IDSes ...

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Challenge PTA Wyeth v. Kappos from

Earlier this year, the Federal Circuit ruled in Wyeth v. Kappos that the PTO had been miscalcuating patent term adjustment (PTA) under 35 U.S.C. § 154(b).  In response, the PTO announced that it ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

July 19-20, 2010 - Hatch-Waxman Boot Camp*** (American Conference Institute) - Boston, MA July 21, 2010 - "Bilski v. Kappos: When Is a 'Process' Patentable?" (American Bar Association & ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law) - 12:30 - 2:00 ...

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Facts, Perhaps the Antidote to the Anti-gene Patenting Plague from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- It is apparent that the facts are often at risk or ignored by opponents of gene patenting. Indeed, the various forms of fact-twisting or outright falsehood ("corporations own your genes") suggests ...

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