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Patent & IP news for August 11, 2010

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post image New Article on IP Insurance: Changing the Economics of the IP Litigation Landscape from www.ipprospective.com

You may want to be apprised of the opportunities provided by IP insurance.  You may also want to simply be aware that the other side  might have IP insurance.

I have published an article in ...

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post image Software Patents as Stalking Horses for the Patent System from ipkitten.blogspot.com

For those of you who like your discussion about the intersection between IP and innovation/ commercialization/ entrepeneurship laden with rhetorical spice, you cannot beat the commentary of Vivek Wadhwa. Just his current set of affiliations ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from ipkitten.blogspot.com

It's all happening in the Balkans. Having reported on Monday that Serbia's new Trade Law comes into force on 1 January 2o11, the IPKat is now being informed from various good folk that ...

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post image Some summary summer for Ricoh, while Jones groans from ipkitten.blogspot.com

It's a good week for sorting out confidentiality cases. Only yesterday the IPKat finally sorted out the awesome decision in Imerman v Tchenguiz (here), and now he's catching up on Robert Andrew Jones ...

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post image A Trademark Justification for Design Patent Rights from www.patentlyo.com

I have posted a new draft-article to SSRN entitled A Trademark Justification for Design Patent Rights. The article is currently in the editing process and will hopefully be published later this year in the Harvard ...

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post image The Equities of an Injunction Concurrent with Patent Reexamination from www.patentspostgrant.com

Monsanto Co. v. Geerston Seed Farms

In the recent Supreme Court case of Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, the Court shed some additional light on how district courts should assess the factors required to ...

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post image 'The Complete Man' just got split in Two! Raymonds Ltd. loses Trademark Battle from spicyipindia.blogspot.com



(Image taken from here)
A
recent decision of the Bombay High Court appears to have highlighted the intricacies of Section 29 of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 to a considerable extent. In the case of ...

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post image Want To Hear Me Speak At SXSW? from blawgit.com

If you are planning on attending South by Southwest next year, and want to hear me talk, be sure to let the SXSW folks know. Here is a link, to the voting and here is ...

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post image Welcome, IAN the Intellectual Asset Network from ipfinance.blogspot.com

The Intangible Assets Network ("Helping the public sector make the most of their intangible assets") is a new initiative from the UK's Intellectual Property Office, an initiative which -- if it can be developed and ...

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Intervet Inc. v. Merial Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2010) from www.patentdocs.org

Claim Construction of DNA-reciting Claims By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit considered claims to isolated DNA sequences encoding portions of the genome of a porcine circovirus in Intervet Inc. v. Merial Ltd. last week ...

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Off Topic : Call for Papers : Socio-Legal Review from spicyipindia.blogspot.com


The Socio-Legal Review (SLR) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published annually by the Law and Society Committee of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. The Journal aims to be a forum that ...

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To Slow RCE Churning, Turn Off This Motor from www.pharmapatentsblog.com

A patent applicant will file a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) after a final Office Action in order to continue prosecution before the examiner, such as to make claim amendments and/or submit evidence that ...

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Better Late Than Never: Major Media Tunes Into Patent Crisis from www.ipwatchdog.com

Straight from the "it's about time" department comes breaking word that the so-called popular press are finally identifying the most under reported news story of this recession. The United States Patent and Trademark Office ...

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“It’s Not a Phase" from ipbiz.blogspot.com

In a post Pulling an All-Nighter for the College Application, the New York Times discusses aspects of the
common application to college.

In light of problems with copying of standard admissions essays, the common ap ...

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Mucinex case: what's an equivalent? from ipbiz.blogspot.com

The bottom line in Adams v. Perrigno was a vacate and remand:

Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc. (Adams) ap-
peals the judgment of the district court that the guaifene-
sin product described in Perrigo Co.’s ...

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June trade in intangibles from www.athenaalliance.org

June's trade data released this morning was not good news -- unless you really like the huge trade deficits of old days of the last decade. In fact, the news is horrible. The trade deficit ...

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South Korea Launches "Largest-Ever" Antitrust Probe on Patent Abuse from 271patent.blogspot.com

From Mobile Business Briefing:
South Korea’s antitrust body has launched an extensive investigation into possible patent-related abuses by a range of local and foreign-owned IT and telecoms firms, the government said this week. According ...

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Roald Dahl's involvement with inventions from britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk

Roald Dahl’s 1964 book Charlie and the chocolate factory is a fantasy with an Inventing Room for chocolate inventions. Once though, Dahl helped inspire a patented invention that helped many small...

(From Steve van ...

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Not transformative from www.athenaalliance.org

I have long argued that the economic stimulus spending need to be more than a short term boost -- it needs to be transformative. Education is a transformative investment. Thus I support additional funding to state ...

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Court will revisit and reconsider the standing issue in False Marking case from docketreport.blogspot.com

"ORDER REGARDING PLAINTIFF’S STANDING
UNDER 35 U.S.C. SECTION 292

In United States of America ex rel. FLFMC, LLC v. Wham-O Inc., Civil Action No. 10-435, this Court issued a Memorandum Opinion (Doc ...

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Plaintiff's Prior Settlement Agreements/Licenses Concerning its Patented Drug are Discoverable as Relevant to Secondary Considerations and Misuse from docketreport.blogspot.com

The court granted in part defendant's motion to compel the production of prior settlement agreements concerning plaintiff's drug, Lipitor®, but not documents relating to such agreements. The settlement agreements were relevant to secondary ...

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Private: Derwent World Patents Index First View Retired from intellogist.wordpress.com

You may not have noticed it, but Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) First View went gently into that good night at the end of July 2010. The First View file has integrated into the main ...

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Pair of District Courts Grant Motions to Dismiss for Lack of Standing in False Marking Cases from www.grayonclaims.com

Shizzle Pop, LLC v. Aviva Sports, Inc. (C.D. Cal. Aug. 5, 2010); FLFMC, LLC v. Wham-O, Inc. (W.D. Pa. Aug. 3, 2010)

Last week, a pair of district courts granted motions to dismiss ...

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Bill Signed to Authorize USPTO to Spend an Additional $129 Million. from anticipatethis.wordpress.com

Per a media advisory from the USPTO, released yesterday.

President Obama Signs Bill to Provide USPTO Authority to Spend an Additional $129 Million of FY 2010 Fee Collections

Washington – On Tuesday, August 10, President Barack ...

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The Michael Vaughn thing from ipbiz.blogspot.com

Yahoo.sports has a story about Michael Vaughn's claim that he played for the Dallas Cowboys. Once exposed, Vaughn tried a variety of tricks. As yahoo describes -->

Since McKenna's report went out last ...

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They Invented What? (No. 179) from anticipatethis.wordpress.com

U.S. Pat. Appl. Pub. No. 2009/0188617:  Dog nose art.

JW Note:  You gotta love dogs .  I wonder if my daughter’s recently demolished flip-flops. courtesy of our dog Charlie “van Gogh” Ward, could ...

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Drugmakers Get Broader Protection From Generics After Court Says “A” Means “Any” from www.patentbaristas.com

Caraco Pharmaceutical Labs and Sun Pharmaceutical Ind. tried to get a rehearing en banc regarding the counterclaim provision of the Hatch-Waxman Act (HWA).  Novo Nordisk A/S v. Caraco Pharmaceutical Labs and Sun Pharmaceutical Ind ...

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President Obama Signs Bill to Provide USPTO Authority to Spend an Additional $129 Million of FY 2010 Fee Collections from www.ipwatchdog.com

On Tuesday, August 10, President Barack Obama signed into law P.L. 111-224 that gives the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the authority to spend an additional $129 million of the fees the ...

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Critique of the IPRI reports from spicyipindia.blogspot.com

Bibek Debroy from the Indian Express recently carried an article on the International Property Rights Index (IPRI) and India's retreat from reforms. While the IPRI 2010 report came out a while ago, I only ...

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Which is more valuable: trade secrets or patents? from ipspotlight.com

This month’s issue of the American Bar Association’s Landslide magazine includes a thought-provoking article about this topic.  In the article, R. Mark Halligan points out that patents have limited lifespans, are costly to ...

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