Patent & IP news for August 29, 2010

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post image The Term of Trade Secret Protection: The Dirty Little Secret from

Should trade secret protection be limited in time? On first glance, the correct answer would seem to be-- "no". Don't we teach students that one of the basic trade-offs between patents and trade secrets ...

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post image The Jumpers Orchestra does Duke Island on 29 Aug 2010 from

The Jumpers Orchestra did the last show of the Duke Island Summer Concert Series of 2010 on August 29. [Note the "TM" symbol which appears on their website.]

Katrina and the Waves are not on ...

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IP in Divorce from

Of course it stands to reason, but it was interesting to see in a blog from Indiana (USA) that intellectual property can be considered "as marital property for purposes of dividing property" in divorce cases.

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"CBS Sunday Morning" on August 29, 2010: recycling again, but with a tip to Katrina from

Harry Smith introduced a Martha Teichner story on farmers markets, illustrated with a visit to a Union Square market. The "google doodle" was introduced next. Third, a story on Kitty Kelley by Cynthia Bowers. Fourth ...

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Trademark issues with "Facebook" from

Aaron Greenspan is thinking about opposing some published facebook trademark applications.

PCWorld noted:

Facebook already has bullied around a few companies over its names. Take for example PlaceBook. The travel site was forced to change ...

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Guest Post: Keys to Hiring Newly-Minted Patent Lawyers from

by Thomas G. Field, Jr., Professor, University of New Hampshire (UNH) School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)

There is much ado about generalist and specialty law school rankings, but it is difficult to ...

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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Sues Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Others for Patent Infringement from

Paul Allen On Friday, August 27, 2010, Interval Research Corporation brought a patent infringement lawsuit against a who’s who of tech companies in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington ...

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Compulsory Licensing of Music: An Analysis of the Copyright Board Decision from

We bring you a detailed analysis of the decision in the big ticket copyright compulsory licensing dispute (sound recording companies vs radio stations) by Karthy Nair, a sparkling 4th year student of NUJS. Prashant had ...

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BPAI reexamination estoppel history patent prosecution issued from

In a decision which may greatly impact patentees who find themselves in reexamination, the BPAI held in Ex parte Smith that an Applicant in reexam was estopped from arguing a priority claim based on what ...

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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. Eli Lilly and Company v. Sandoz, Inc. 1:10-cv-01057; filed August 23, 2010 in the Southern ...

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"One man can change the world" from

AP goes after Glenn Beck's "One man can change the world. That man or woman is you. You make the difference." , as being derivatized from Barack Obama.

In turn, Tom Blumer goes after AP ...

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