Patent & IP news for October 30, 2010

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post image Black Eyed Peas Sued For Copyright Infringement – They Gotta Feeling from

David Guetta, the Black Eyed Peas, individual members of the band, their publishers and record companies were sued for copyright infringement, claiming that the band’s “I Gotta Feeling” hit-song was based on Bryan Pringle ...

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In May 2009, the ACLU and PUBPAT filed suit to overturn DNA patents: claims to both isolated DNA and methods of isolating DNA. In March 2010, NY Southern District Judge Sweet soured on isolated DNA ...

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post image U.S. Reverses Policy – DOJ Argues Genes Should Not be Eligible for Patent Protection from

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As reported in the New York Times, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is maintaining its position that modified genes should be patentable, but pulled a 180 Friday regarding naturally occurring, unmodified ...

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post image Zynga: Social Media Games In, Computer Games Out? from

The headline in the October 26, 2010 edition of here speaks for itself: "Zynga's Value Tops Electronic Arts As Virtual-Goods Sales Surge." In a word, according to SharesPost.Inc. here, in an ...

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post image T 784/06 - "technical effect" reaches bioinformatics from

The IPKat has been prompted by the EPLAW Patent Blog to read a recent EPO decision, who in turn have been prompted by none other than Stefan Steinbrener.  This name will be familiar to all ...

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