Patent & IP news for October 15, 2010

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post image So which non-UK patent jurisdictions are "leading"? from

This morning the Court of Appeal gave judgment in Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG v Derek Scott (trading as Scotts Potato Machinery) [2010] EWCA 1110 Civ, an appeal against the decision of Mr Justice Floyd ...

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post image They Invented What? (No. 185) from

U.S. Pat. No. 6,241,575: Brassiere having integrated inflatable bladders for the holding of comestible liquids.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, useful, and non-obvious and, accordingly, secure by ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

Coy? Not any more! "There's so much in the pipeline,
There's so much to enjoy.
So check the sources feline --
Then sign up, don't be coy"

The list of Forthcoming IP Events ...

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post image Stapled from

Richard F. Schwemberger filed an application for a surgical stapler which the patent office found an obvious combination of two prior art references. We're talking pre-KSR obvious (not that the PTO or CAFC ...

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post image Private: Blog Action Day 2010 from

Today we’re dedicating a post to Blog Action Day 2010. This event takes place every October 15th, uniting bloggers around the world to dedicate a post to the same topic, and trigger discussion about ...

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post image Apple's "Sexting" Patent: Parental Protection or Tool of Tyranny? from

Apple has gotten a lot of publicity over the last few days for a patent which many have applauded as supposedly enabling parents to prevent "sexting" by their children. This patent, US. Patent No 7 ...

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post image Recent trademark registrations from

Here is another sampling of recent registrations our clients have received from the USPTO, so readers can see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected [click trademark or logo to open USPTO ...

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Biotech/Pharma Docket from

By James DeGiulio -- Impax Settles Amrix Patent Suit with Cephalon Impax and Cephalon have reached an agreement to settle the suit over Impax's generic version of Cephalon's muscle relaxant drug Amrix. Impax filed ...

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New False Marking Bill Introduced in the House from

By Donald Zuhn -- On September 29, Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH) (at right) introduced a bill in the House (H.R. 6352) that would amend Title 35 to modify the penalty for false marking, as well ...

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Para IV: Warner Settles Patent Dispute with Lupin from

Warner Chilcott has announced to settle pending patent lawsuits against Lupin Limited over Warner’s oral contraceptive drugs Loestrin 24 FE and Femcon FE. Under the settlement agreement, Lupin agreed it will not sell generic ...

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Can one in a single instance plagiarize AND misrepresent an author? from

One of the more interesting aspects of the Philippine Supreme Court decision on the Del Castillo plagiarism business was the response to the charge that Del Castillo had twisted the meaning of the copied law ...

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Justice absolved in Supreme Court plagiarism case; MS Word blamed! from

The Philippine Supreme Court absolved Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo of charges of plagiarism associated with the decision in the World War II comfort women case ["Vinuya, et al. vs. Executive Secretary" ].

Part of the ...

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Brief in Global-Tech v. SEB from

Within the amicus brief authored by Professor Lemley:

By proffering a culpable mental state requirement
for section 271(b) as low as the negligence construct of
"deliberate indifference" in SEB, the Federal Circuit
blurs the ...

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Workshop On Innovation, Creativity And Ip Policy from

After the Bayh Dole Conference last year and the provocative discussions that it engendered, the NUJS IP Chair is collaborating this year with the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law.

A ...

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WTO TRIPS Consultations Tomorrow from

World Trade Organization members will convene tomorrow morning for an open-ended informal session of the WTO negotiations on geographical indications, in the run-up to next week's meeting of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of ...

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Fiscal Year 2010 – Increase in Allowance Rate Over Fiscal Year 2009. from

Below is an excerpt from a recent post at the Director’s Forum:  David Kappos’ Public Blog, which commented on the hard work being done at the USPTO to improve patent quality and increase work ...

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End of FY2010 PTO Numbers from

Earlier this week, Director Kappos referred to the PTO’s performance at the end of FY2010 in a blog post.  It’s time to refer back to the Data Visualization Center to see the results ...

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Increasing funds for green manufacturing from

In the earlier posting on energy technologies, I commented that we need to do more than research to make sure that new energy technologies are manufactured and deployed in the US. One of my favorite ...

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One click patent redux: Canadian Federal Court determines Amazons 'one click' method is patentable from

After spending a decade+ battle at the Canadian patent office and a patent review panel, the  Canadian Federal Court has overturned a patent commissioner’s ruling that could not patent its “one-click” order ...

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Intellectual Ventures to Webvention to ED Texas from

Joe Mullin in a post titled NPE Makes Offer Some Companies Can Refuse discusses current litigation over US Patent 5,251,294, which was obtained by Webvention LLC from Intellectual Ventures [IV].

The Webvention website ...

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As Negotiators Launch Talks On Biodiversity, Industry Requests IP Protection from

This week, global attention will be focussed on hopes to reach an international agreement aimed at giving the world a better chance to reduce the loss of biodiversity and ensure benefits are being shared. Intellectual ...

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Keeping a Good Invention Notebook from

Keeping an invention notebook or other invention record is an extremely wise thing to do, and in fact should be done by every inventor. As with so many things in life, however, there are a ...

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U.S. Federal Trade Commission Targets LED Lamp Maker for Alleged Greenwashing from


Legal responses to greenwashing - making false or misleading claims about purportedly environmentally friendly products, services or practices - come in two common varieties.

The first is a private lawsuit brought by a consumer or group of ...

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Privilege and Property: Essays on the History of Copyright from

Lionel Bentley, the Herschel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge, and a member of IP Osgoode’s International Advisory ...

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Bergen Record: New Jersey is in the toilet bowl from

More than four years ago, IPBiz commented on the Vai Sikahema op-ed piece "Rutgers is Wrong," which piece is not to be found anywhere in the archives of KYW-3. Sikahema criticized Rutgers spending money on ...

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WIPO Returns To Substantive Patent Law Talks After 5 Years, With Balance from

Member governments of the World Intellectual Property Organization today agreed on the first work programme for the committee on patent law in nearly five years. The delicate accord, reached after a long week of mostly ...

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