Patent & IP news for October 19, 2010

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post image The PCC Page, no.2: "PCC Tips: Is the PCC my cup of tea?" from

In this, the second in the series of regular Tuesday features on the new regime for litigation before the recently revamped Patents County Court (PCC) for England and Wales, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA ...

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post image How does your patent search system compare? from

Note: If you followed last week’s post on gaps in patent search systems, be sure to go check out the very active comments section! There were a number of great points made that we ...

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post image Buffalo Law Journal/ Business First "Who's Who in Law" from

I would like to thank the Buffalo, New York legal community for selecting me as one of the “Who’s Who in Law" in the 2010 edition of the award published by the Buffalo Law ...

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post image Sign of the Times: Topps' Method of Trading Baseball Cards from

The small pharmacy a mile from my childhood house was a frequent summer bicycle destination for me growing up. That's where my friends and I would go to buy packs and packs of Topps ...

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post image Rooney: will his image rights income wax or wayne? from

Impressed by Wayne Rooney's
 pay packet, the IPKat and Merpel
get into training
In "It never Waynes but it scores" the IPKat commented on this summer's Queen's Bench (England and Wales) ruling ...

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post image Nancy Pelosi: Theft Creates Jobs – A Modest Proposal from

Nancy Pelosi says that the fastest way to create jobs is to expand food stamps and unemployment insurance.  She further stated that food stamps have a 1.84 multiplier effect.  Let’s examine how food ...

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post image Is IP Ultimately Not About Rights But About Trust? from

The challenge of weaving IP into an MBA class is two-fold. First one must distill IP down to workable didactic components that are both compact and student-usable. Secondly the course must take great care to ...

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post image "A picture's worth a thousand words ..." Really? from

The British Journal of Photography reports that Getty Images is pursuing a copyright claim against the campaigns of US Senate candidates Sharron Angle and David Vitter, alleging that they used one of its photographic images ...

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post image IP cartoon in need of explanation or repair, please! from

At risk of appearing to have no sense of humour at all -- and felines are not noted for this particular attribute -- the IPKat reproduces here another cartoon sequence which, his instincts tell him, may have ...

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post image Curing Infringement Issues Through Patent Reexamination? from

Ideally, patent infringement is proven by analyzing a patent’s claims to the products and/or processes of a single infringer. However, often times, patent claims are written in such a way that there is ...

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Using Social Media to Show Expertise and Build Credibility from

One of the biggest myths surrounding Expertise is that in order to be considered an expert, you need to know more than everyone else about the topic at hand. In reality, you just need to ...

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US Attorney General In China Talks Tough, Blurs Line, On IP from

United States Attorney General Eric Holder today called on other governments to join in intensifying the fight against intellectual property infringement, on the theme that, “intellectual property crimes are not victimless.” But his law enforcement ...

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Invention competition for students from

The IEEE has announced its 2011 competition is open to applications, the "Presidents' Change the World Competition". It was new to me. $10,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to San Francisco is the...

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Prosecution Counsel's Knowledge of Related Litigation and Timing of Disclosure Justify Inference of Intent to Deceive at Summary Judgment from

The court denied plaintiff's motion for summary judgment of no inequitable conduct in light of evidence that plaintiff failed to disclose information concerning the litigation of a related patent. "[Plaintiff's counsel] had actual ...

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Peer To Patent Launches New Public Review of Patent Applications from

A founding belief at Article One Partners is that by increasing the quality of patents, we can encourage further innovation.  Our platform to review already-issued patents is one way to examine quality.  However, there are ...

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Canada: No Safe Haven for Internet Spammers from

Dan Whalen is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School Earlier this month, a Québec court upheld a 2008 US judgment ordering self-styled “online marketer” Adam Guerbuez to pay over $1-billion (CAD) to Facebook ...

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UN Conference Delegates See Protocol Preventing Biopiracy Within Reach from

NAGOYA, JAPAN - Prospects for completing and approving a protocol protecting natural resources from biopiracy and providing equitable sharing of benefits derived from the commercial use of those resources are promising, according to delegates, although hard ...

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Somaxon Pharmaceuticals Announces Paragraph IV ANDA Filing for Silenor from

The following is excerpted from an October 18, 2010 Somaxonpress releasepublished at Business Wire:

Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOMX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the in-licensing, development and commercialization of proprietary branded ...

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WHO Moves IP, Innovation Out Of Director General’s Office from

The World Health Organization has moved responsibility for intellectual property and innovation issues out of the direct control of the WHO director general and into the company of information, evidence and research, according to sources ...

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Medicines Patent Pool Seeks Business Director from

The Medicines Patent Pool, recently established with the support of drug-purchasing mechanism UNITAID, is searching for a new business director to manage relationships with current and potential new licensors and licensees of medicine-related patents. The ...

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Reckitt Benckiser (India) Ltd. v. Wyeth Ltd - A War 'designed' to be prolonged further? from

A decision pronounced by a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court comprising of Justices Sanjay Kishen Kaul and Valmiki J. Mehta appears to have had a significant impact in the world of designs and ...

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Management as an intangible from

Good management is one of those intangible assets that is often taken for granted. But it shouldn't be -- since good management makes a big difference in the performance of an organization (and conversely bad ...

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Taking Steps to Improve Patent Quality from

Last month, I asked both USPTO staff and our external stakeholders to provide input on what USPTO management could do to help examiners conduct high quality examinations. The response was phenomenal and I thank you ...

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Kinetic Concepts [KCI] takes a whipping in WD Texas from

On 18 Oct 2010, a judge in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled claims of two Kinetic Concepts patents invalid. The inventions themselves came from Wake Forest University.

As to ...

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Beware of Third Party Facebook Application Security Risks from

You've seen it all over the place... Privacy Concerns, Security Issues, Identity Stolen, Dangers of Social Networking, Social Media Threats, Personal Information Sold. All too often Facebook is the culprit; notorious for breaching the ...

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Interview Sequel: Chief Judge Paul Michel from

In July 2010 I had the privilege of interviewing Chief Judge Paul Michel of the Federal Circuit, who had just recently retired from the Court effective May 31, 2010. Chief Judge Michel spoke with me ...

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Victoria Police use Facebook to serve intervention order from

The Police’s own press release.

All papers, including the interim intervention order, the extract, explanation and contacts were transcribed was typed out into private messages and sent to the respondents account.   A video was ...

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Toyota Tends Gardner with Hybrid Vehicle Patent Win from

In a previous post, I wrote about patent attorney-inventor Conrad O. Gardner’s infringement suit against Toyota in which he accused the automaker of infringing U.S. Patent No. 7,290,627 (’627 patent). 

In ...

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