Patent & IP news for October 27, 2010



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post image Licensing Rates in the Telecommunications Industry from

Over the years we've reported on a number of licensing deals in the telecommunications industry. I've just been reading a highly interesting article by Eric Stasik of the Avvika company based in Stockholm ...

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post image Green Patent Policies & Initiatives: From CIPO to WIPO to Infinity from

There has been a flurry of activity on the green patent policy front in recent weeks, including a new green patent database, a green patent study, a green patent bank and a proposed new green ...

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post image Paul the octopus from

Paul the pundit, prince of prediction. Paul the octopus, who made a name for himself during this year's football World Cup by correctly predicted the outcome of eight matches, passed away yesterday in an ...

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post image SpicyIP Guest Post: High Level Committee recommends a 'three-strike policy' and other measures to curb piracy from

Thanks to Sai Vinod Nayani, our serial guest blogger, we have this very interesting post on a recent report by a High Level Committee on Piracy. Apparently this committee has recommended that India adopt a ...

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Appellees File Reply Brief in Therasense v. Becton Dickinson from

Appellees Becton, Dickinson & Co. and Nova Biomedical Corp. filed their responsive brief in Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co. on October 8th. While addressing the Federal Circuit's questions generally directed to its application of ...

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Patent Litigation – Risks and Rewards from

The following is excerpted from anarticleby Jacqueline E. Hartt Ph.D. of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. posted on October 26, 2010 at The National Law Review:

A patent affords its ...

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Patents from China from

This is the fourth in a series on Asian patenting (see my initial survey, Japan and Korea posts). In 2000 China made up 780, or 0.8% of the total, of published WO “World” patent ...

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The Not So Special Pendency of Narrowing Patent Reissue Applications from

Narrowing Reissue Applications Seem to Fare No Better than Regular Applications

Last week I explained the disappointing state of broadening reissue application pendency over the first 5 years. As shown in the charts above (click ...

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What makes a good trademark? from

Great trademarks are all around us. What makes them great?

Here are some of the attributes of an excellent brand name and trademark:

  • unique in the industry;
  • creative;
  • suggestive of the services or products sold ...

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Avoiding Ambiguity in Patent License Agreements from

Recent publications indicate that intangible assets account for between 70 percent and 80 percent of the overall value of United States companies.  For companies that are involved in intellectual property licensing, a significant portion of ...

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Enrile speaks out on del Castillo plagiarism matter from

Of the recent development in the Del Castillo matter, Philippine Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile noted:

“I respectfully submit that the Supreme Court's independence, honor and integrity were not besmirched by the release of ...

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The end of Sony's Walkman® personal stereo from

It has been announced that Sony stopped production of its Walkman® personal stereo in April 2010, after over 200 million had been made. When it was introduced in 1979, this audio cassette device...

(From Steve ...

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Termination of Patentee's Status as Business Entity does not Eliminate Capacity to Assert Patent Infringement in Federal Court from

The magistrate judge recommended denying defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's infringement claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction on the basis that plaintiff's "status as a limited partnership [had been] terminated by the ...

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Federal Circuit Caseload – FY2010 from

The Federal Circuit has provided a statistical update on its caseload through the end of the 2010 fiscal year.  Here’s a brief rundown.

There were 399 appeals filed in patent infringement cases from district ...

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Commerce Dept. Continues to Drop Hints on Establishing Regional Patent Offices from

Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke was in Detroit for an export conference this week and participated in a roundtable discussion with local small business owners at the Detroit Regional Chamber.  Just prior to leaving, Locke ...

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Ministers Arrive To Help Reach Outcome At UN Convention On Biodiversity from

As ministers arrived in Nagoya, Japan, for the high-level segment of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity today, negotiators kept trying to reach consensus on remaining agenda items, such as a strategic plan, or an ...

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Google Aims to Curtail Indian Music Piracy from

Leslie Chong is a J.D. Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School Google has launched a new music service that aims to curtail music piracy in India. By teaming up with three digital music providers ...

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UN And Internet Governance, Next Four Years: Better Cooperation Or Bigger Role? from

After three weeks of negotiations, member countries and the secretariat of the United Nations International Telecommunication Union hailed the consensus and success of the 2010 Plenipotentiary Conference, which sets the ITU work programme for the ...

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Patent Quantity over Quality in the SIPO? from

Thomson Reuters recently released a study entitled “Patented in China II: The Present and Future State of Innovation in China”, which predicts that China is poised to become a global patent power in terms of ...

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AIPLA Honors Chief Judge Paul Michel with Board of Directors’ Excellence Award from

At 7:30, Friday evening, many of the attendees of the AIPLA annual meeting gathered outside of the ball room where a black tie preferred dinner was to be served.  It was a very well ...

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USPTO to Host 15th Annual Independent Inventors Conference from

Like other years, the agenda is filled with great educational programs, such as commercializing intellectual property through licensing, claim drafting for beginners, advanced claim drafting, why file a provisional patent application, licensing vs. direct marketing ...

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