Patent & IP news for October 18, 2010

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post image The chips are down in spud-separator shoot-off from

Hot(ish) off the press, the IPKat brings you news of the Court of Appeal’s (Jacob and Etherton LJJ and Sir David Keene on the Bench) judgment in Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH & Co KG v ...

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post image Boo hoo to you, no new MOU from

The IPKat has discovered, via a circular from Ravindran Associates (Singapore), that the 1995 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) will cease to be operative as ...

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post image Cure for an Ache: Light Years Away from

The IPKat was initially a little suspicious of Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors (PIIPA), since no-one he met had ever heard of it or had anything to do with it.  Was it perhaps the front ...

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post image “New” GAP Logo: Worst Marketing Failure Since New Coke? from

Social media has been growing rapidly in its size and scope and impact for several years.  But just recently it seems to have reached a tipping point: businesses must address and deal with social media ...

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post image SpicyIP Events: Roundup and Calendar from

This is by way of a quick reminder to let you know of the bunch of IP-related events you can be attending across India over the next few weeks, wherever you are --

October 2010

If ...

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Shame on you, Operation Payback. Those many good and honest folk who have tried and failed to get on to the UK Intellectual Property Office's website may by now know that it was because ...

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NVCA Reports 31% Drop in Venture Funding for Third Quarter from

By Donald Zuhn -- On Friday, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the third quarter ...

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Intellectual Property Conclave 2010 by CCH India and Fidus Law Chambers from

CCH India is organizing a one-day Intellectual Property Conclave in collaboration with Fidus Law Chambers on November 12, 2010 in Mumbai. It is for the first time that an IP event has been visualised that ...

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Sharon Wright, mother of invention from

Sharon Wright, who is the inventor of MagnaMole®, which is one of the exhibits in our (free) Inventing the 21st Century exhibition (on until the end of November), has written a very honest and...

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Compliance With Court Order Requiring Election of Claims Does Not Bar Later Assertion of Non-Elected Claims from

The court granted in part plaintiff's motion to sever and stay non-elected claims and rejected defendant's argument that "Plaintiff waived any right to seek severance because Plaintiff did not challenge the requirement in ...

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Patent Models in the Oval Office from

Incoming US Presidents typically redecorate the Oval Office at the White House.  C-span conducted an interview with President Obama recently.  One of the notable changes for readers of this blog is that patent models from ...

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Economic growth - and the need to go beyond the laissez-faire view from

The Economist recently published a special report on the world economy -- specifically a look at how to restart economic growth. In the concluding piece in the report, they lay out the bottom line:

If the ...

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How Complete is the USTPO Patent Database? from

There was an interesting discussion last week on the Intellogist blog about the number of allegedly missing patent documents in the USPTO's PatFT database. Of course, this is an important question for anyone who ...

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Mobile Patent Infringement – A Tangled Web from

By Scott Nyman Recently, I reported on Microsoft’s warnings to mobile phone manufacturers about adopting Google’s Android platform. (link: ) Since that time, the mobile world has exploded into a web of litigation. So ...

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Two New Books On IP In The WTO from

A new two-volume set of books entitled Intellectual Property in the WTO, edited by high-impact academic Carlos Correa, is now available. For a short time, publisher Edward Elgar company is offering a 20 percent discount ...

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Intent Standard for Induced Patent Infringement from

The following is excerpted from an October 15, 2010 Jones Day Alert by Gregory A. Castanias and Brian M. Poissant:

On Tuesday, October 12, 2010, the Supreme Court granted the petition for certiorari in Global-Tech ...

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Harry Potter and the Plagiarist Author? from

Nathan Fan is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School Despite the multi-billion dollar success J.K. Rowling has achieved with her Harry Potter franchise (or perhaps in light of that success), Rowling has ...

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BIO IP Counsels Committee Conference in Boston from

I’m on my way to the BIO IP Counsels Committee Conference.  The 2010 Fall IPCC Conference, in Boston, MA, is scheduled for October 18-20, 2010.  It is an opportunity for BIO members and other ...

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Board Finds IBM Method of Analyzing Genomic Data Is Not Patent-Eligible from

Last week, Dennis Crouch highlighted recent decisions from the Patent Office Board of Appeals and Interferences that evaluated the patent-eligibility of claims under 35 USC § 101. One case with relevance to biotech and pharmaceutical applicants ...

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Copyright Trolls: The Future Of Digital Content Protection? from

Entrepreneurial law firms in the United States and United Kingdom are targeting suspected internet infringers through mass letter-writing and lawsuit campaigns. Are “copyright trolls” the way of the future for protecting digital content? Related Articles ...

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Preambles as Claim Limitations: American Medical Systems, Inc. v. Biolitec, Inc. from

American Medical Systems, Inc. v. Biolitec, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2010) Read/download the decision here Prepared by Lisa E. Stahl, Ph.D. The patent at issue in this case relates to various methods and devices ...

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BPAI own lexicographer argument waives ordinary meaning from

Takeaway: In the ex parte reexamination Ex parte Three-Dimensional Media Group, an Applicant referred to the "own lexicographer" rule in arguing for a narrower meaning of the claim term "3-D image." The Board found that ...

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Digital ‘‘truth’’ can only be comprehensively trumped by hard-copy evidence? from

Gordon Farrer writes:

Never has so much information been available to so many people; but never has so much information been so dodgy. Plagiarised articles, inaccurate information, poorly researched writing, fiction presented as fact, conspiracy ...

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Geron Initiates Human ES Cell Clinical Trial from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, Geron Corp. announced that it had enrolled the first patient in the company's clinical trial of GRNOPC, a human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cell line. The ...

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