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Patent & IP news for October 5, 2010

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post image Wednesday whimsies from ipkitten.blogspot.com

Of all the polls the IPKat and his friends have ever run, none has generated so very little interest as the IP Finance poll to find the best IP begging letter -- the sort of thing ...

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post image No kidding -- a mark to get your goat! from ipkitten.blogspot.com



The wonderful trade mark depicted above, and recently unearthed by the Trademark Blog, sparked off a sudden thought: could it be registered in Europe as a Community trade mark or a national mark?  The Kat ...

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post image Court Decision Could Bring Windmill Kite Patent Back Down to Earth from greenpatentblog.com

Sky Windpower (Sky) is a California company that markets high altitude wind capture technology.  Sky is the exclusive licensee of U.S. Patent No. 6,781,254 (’254 Patent), which is entitled “Windmill kite” and ...

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post image Apple Found Liable For Patent Infringement to The Tune of $625 million from blawgit.com

Last Friday, a Tyler Texas jury found Apple liable for infringing three patents, awarding the patent owner, Mirror World, $208.5 million for each violation. Mirror World’s patents cover document stream technology for organizing ...

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Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine Awarded to Robert G. Edwards from www.patentdocs.org

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Karolinska Institute announced today that the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to Robert G. Edwards for his work in developing in vitro fertilization (IVF) in humans. The ...

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Guidelines for Biosimilar Antibodies in Europe Due in November from www.patentdocs.org

By James DeGiulio -- As the Food and Drug Administration begins gathering information on how to implement the new biosimilar approval pathway of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (see "FDA Planning to Hold Public ...

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New WIPO tool helps users search for patent applications relating to green technologies from ipspotlight.com

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently launched the IPC Green Inventory, an online tool that helps users search for patent information relating to green technologies. The tool uses the International Patent Classification (IPC) system ...

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Obvious to try from ipwars.com

IP Australia (for present purposes, the Commissioner of Patents) has been exploring ways to improve the quality of patents by, amongst other things, raising the threshold of inventiveness. (Consultation Paper, November 2009 (pdf) see section ...

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Star Scientific Avoids Termination of Patent Reexaminations from www.patentspostgrant.com

While living dangerously, Star Scientific seems to have somehow avoided disaster. Although the petition decisions have not yet been posted to PAIR, a press release issued yesterday noted that the USPTO had revoked the NIRCs ...

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The Chippendale Cuffs and Bowtie are not Inherently Distinctive??? from tacticalip.com

by Mark Malek Imagine my surprise when I received my daily IP update from Patently-O and read an article noting that the Chippendale Cuffs and Bowtie were not worthy of incontestable trade dress status.  (Incidentally ...

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Apple ordered to pay $625.5 M over patent infringement from www.iposgoode.ca

Stuart Freen is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School A U.S. federal jury awarded damages amounting to $625.5 million against Apple on Oct 1 for infringing three patents relating to their ...

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Workshop on the Reinvention of Technologies for Sustainability from britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk

I've just come back from a workshop called "Reinvention of Technologies for Sustainability". It was held at the Dana Centre in South Kensington. About twenty of us listened to talks about what was...

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Does GM Now Have a "Pass" to Use IP From Other Car Makers? from 271patent.blogspot.com

From the abstract of Adam Mossoff's latest essay:


"This essay explains how a 2006 court decision arising from the manufacture of the F-22 Raptor fighter jet paves the way for government-owned General Motors to ...

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Microsoft Sues Motorola for Patent Infringement Over Droid 2 from ipwatchdog.com

What Motorola should do is file a motion to dismiss with prejudice. These types of complaints are an embarrassment and must be stopped. They should simultaneously file a Declaratory Judgment Action seeking a determination of ...

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Apple bushwhacked in Texas! from ipbiz.blogspot.com

AP notes that a federal jury in Tyler, Texas (ED Texas) has ordered Apple to pay $625.5 million to Mirror Worlds, a company founded by David Gelernter of Yale University concerning patent infringement related ...

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Software Providers do not Infringe Method Claims Requiring Action by End Users from docketreport.blogspot.com

Defendants who provided website services and software for use with cell phones were granted summary judgment of noninfringement because plaintiff could not establish joint infringement as to certain method claims requiring actions by end users ...

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What is red sludge? from ipbiz.blogspot.com

AP noted: Hungary declared a state of emergency in three counties Tuesday [5 Oct 10] after a flood of toxic red sludge from an alumina plant engulfed several towns and burned people through their clothes ...

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Retailers localize from www.athenaalliance.org

One of the hallmarks of the industrial age was standardization of mass production/mass consumption. In the retail sector, this meant consolidation of stores into giant chains. Starting with the Sears stores and catalogs, shoppers ...

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US Seeks Comments on Internet and Copyright from www.ip-watch.org

The Internet Policy Task Force of the United States Commerce Department today issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking comment from any interested stakeholders – including rights holders, internet service providers, and consumers – on the “protection ...

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The COICA: A Proposed Online Infringement “Crack Down” from www.iposgoode.ca

Nathan Fan is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School “Few things are more important to the future of the American economy and job creation than protecting our intellectual property”, said Senator Patrick J ...

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The “Unconventionality” of Sound Marks from www.iposgoode.ca

Ivy Tsui is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School Granting trade-marks to outré elements such as sound, smell, shape, taste, and texture has long been considered unconventional. However, as Professor David Vaver has ...

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Section 107A(b): Does It Really Endorse International Exhaustion?- II from spicyipindia.blogspot.com

In the last post, I had attempted to make sense of Section 107A(b) from a legal standpoint without being coloured by any politico-economic arguments. This does not necessarily mean that one is blind to ...

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Texas jury orders Apple to pay $625.5M for infringement of three patents from www.postgrant.com

On October 1, 2010, a federal jury ordered Apple, Inc. to pay $208.5 million per patent for infringement of three patents belonging to Mirror Worlds, a company founded by Yale University computer science professor ...

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Whether a pre-grant patent caution notice is appropriate? from spicyipindia.blogspot.com

A regular reader of our blog recently forwarded to us a copy of a "Patent Caution Notice" related to Indian patent application number 1254/MUM/2007 that appeared in the TOI, Chennai edition on September ...

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