Patent & IP news for August 23, 2010

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post image EU Patent: Advocates General Suggesting To 'Rise The Bar' In a Different Way from

Only now I have stumbled upon Opinion 01/09 - Statement by the Advocates General of the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the European Patent and the Community Patent Court as planned by ...

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post image Tarnishment by association: a new twist from

It is well known that fashion labels send celebrities free samples of their wares in the hope that the celebrity will wear the piece in public, be photographed in the process and hopefully inspire others ...

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post image Before you litigate that patent in India, read this from

From the ever-fertile keyboard of Spicy IP blogger Prashant Reddy comes "A Beginner's Guide to Patent Litigation Before Indian Courts and the Indian Patent Office" (here), an entertaining and thought-provoking piece in which ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

"How to Write an Effective IP Press Release". There's a choice of two dates for this IPKat seminar -- Tuesday 7 September 2010 (hosted by Collyer Bristow) and Tuesday 5 October (hosted by Olswang LLP ...

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post image Backgrounds of Registered Patent Practitioners from

Tom Field and his co-authors have been kind enough to make their patent practitioner background database available to the public [Download 5mb database]. Their data is based on the registration applications that hopeful patent attorneys ...

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post image Best Logos – MLS edition from

It has been quite some time since I went to an MLS soccer game – although the games in D.C. are well attended and the team was a recurring contender in the first years of ...

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post image Turning Off an Inter Partes Patent Reexamination from

Can an Ongoing Patent Reexamination be Stopped?

With most patent reexaminations now being conducted concurrent to a district court or ITC proceeding, a common question of such plaintiffs is “what becomes of the patent reexamination ...

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post image Advocate General says "non" to proposed new European patent plan from

The IPKat says a big "thank-you" to some very public-spirited soul at London solicitors Bristows for getting a press release out this morning on the 34-page Opinion of the Advocate General on Case 1/09 ...

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AMP v. USPTO -- Briefing Schedule Update from

By Donald Zuhn -- In June, Myriad Genetics and ten Directors of the University of Utah Research Foundation filed a Notice of Appeal in Association for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, seeking ...

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PhRMA Files Amicus Brief in Therasense Case from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, Chapter 1, first line The several amicus curiae briefs that have been filed ...

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What Should Bilski Mean To Examiners? from

Shortly after the Supreme Court issued its decision, the USPTO published "Interim Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility for Process Claims in View of Bilski v. Kappos." The guidance is to be used by examiners ...

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The Advocate General's Opinion: thumbs down for the proposed Court from

Here, courtesy of Kevin Mooney (Simmons & Simmons) is an English translation of Advocate General Juliane Kokott's Opinion, on behalf of all the Advocate General, in Case 1/09 on the legality of the proposed ...

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The Righthaven matter: copyright infringement and bloggers from

Righthaven LLC is bringing copyright infringement actions against people who post content obtained from the Las Vegas Review- Journal. In a post titled Could The Legality Of Google's Cache Kill Righthaven's Copyright Claims ...

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German patent funds in trouble? from

In our report last year Maximizing Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets: Case Studies in Intangible Asset Finance, we mentioned the patent fund partnership between Deutsche Bank (DB) and IP Bewertungs AG which manages three funds ...

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Ingenious Britons event from

There are two weeks to go before the British Library's Inventing the 21st Century exhibition opens in the Folio Society Gallery in our London site. That's free, while modestly priced at £10 (£7 ...

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Did the lack of software savvy patent attorneys cause a decline in patent quality? from

The abstract for a paper by Clifford, Field and Cavicchi titled A Statistical Analysis of the Patent Bar: Where are the Software-Savvy Patent Attorneys? states:

Among the many factors that impact the declining quality of ...

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US Internet Neutrality Flare-Up Resonates Across International Front from

A network neutrality policy proposed recently by industry giants Google and Verizon not only sparked controversy here in the United States, but the news is making waves internationally as well. Related Articles:

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That valuation question from

You may have heard that HP and Dell are in a bidding war for a company called 3PAR. Here is the latest update from the Wall Street Journal:

H-P's $24-a-share bid is one-third higher ...

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Survey: Why Patent Law from

The following survey is designed primarily for patent law professionals and asks why you became a patent law professional rather than staying within your technical area of expertise and working as an engineer, scientist, developer ...

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Assigning Monetary Value to Past Infringement Does Not Undermine Plaintiff's Request for Permanent Injunction from

The court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment as to plaintiff's request for permanent injunctive relief. "[T]he mere fact that Plaintiffs have assigned a monetary value to past infringement, does not mean ...

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Perrigo Announces Patent Infringement Lawsuit by Galderma from

The following is excerpted from an August 22, 2010 press release found

Perrigo Company announced its filing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application ...

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Breaking news: Whistle blower researcher arrested after disclosing problems with voting machines from

Breaking news:  Whistle blower researcher arrested after disclosing problems with voting machines:

Amongst others, Wired, NDTV India, The Register UK, and PC World have disclosed that a security researcher, Hari Prasad has been arrested after ...

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Judge Lamberth enjoins Obama stem cell guidelines on ESC from

CNN reports:

A U.S. district judge granted a preliminary injunction [23 August 2010] to stop federal funding of embryonic stem cell research that he said destroys embryos, ruling it went against the will of ...

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USPTO and Russia Begin Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot from

The Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks of the Russian Federation (ROSPATENT) have agreed to partner in establishing a Patent Prosecution ...

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Reference found enabling for high level claim from

Takeaway: In the reexamination appeal Ex parte Given Imaging Ltd., the Applicant argued that a reference with a short description and one figure wasn't enabling and thus wasn't anticipatory. Despite the presence of ...

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Ramifications of a Cease and Desist Letter from

After patent issuance, the patentee has enforceable rights in that he/she can sue another entity for damages and/or an injunction to stop that entity from making, using, selling, offering for sale or importing ...

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Webster tit-for-tat citation study criticized from

The punchline by Philip Davis:

So there you have it. The simple association between reference length and citations is spurious, confounded by such other simple explanations such as the length of the paper and the ...

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National Law Journal Editorial Questions USPTO Three-Track Examination Proposal from

By James DeGiulio -- Earlier this summer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director David Kappos announced a proposal for a three-tiered patent prosecution regime that could be instituted in the Office (see "USPTO Director Announces ...

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Sundrop’s Solar Gasification Uses Total Concentration from

Sundrop Fuels (Sundrop) is a Colorado company that combines concentrated solar power (CSP) technology with biofuels production processes. 

While most biomass-to-biofuels systems burn the feedstocks as the first step in biofuel production, Sundrop uses concentrated ...

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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. Cephalon, Inc. et al. v. Apotex Corp. et al. 1:10-cv-22997; filed August 19, 2010 in ...

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