Patent & IP news for October 31, 2010

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post image The Grass Gets Greener: USPTO To Extend and Expand Green Patent Fast Track Program from


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued a Notice requesting comments on its plan to extend and expand the Green Technology Pilot Program, which provides accelerated examination for patent applications relating to ...

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post image We’re Measuring the Wrong Things: Inventiveness and Patents Do Not Equal Innovation from

Thinking that invention means innovation means that we're giving the wrong advice.

Few things infuriate me more than supposed experts who make statements along the lines of “patents are critical to innovation.”  I have ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat: Happy Halloween! from

The AmeriKat adores the fall holidays. For those who know her Thanksgiving is by far the AmeriKat's favorite holiday, but running a close second is Halloween. Although she has begun noticing a growth in ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on October 31, 2010 from

Charles Osgood introduced the All Hallows Eve show, with the cover story on nightmares. "Your worst nightmare." The second story was by Martha Teichner on Houdinin who died on Halloween. The third story was by ...

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Apple's US application 20100273538 on nitride layers from

The first claim of published US application 20100273538 :

A process for providing a nitrided SUS 316L stainless steel component suitable for use in the assembly of a portable consumer electronic product, comprising:heating a nitrogen ...

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Happy Anniversary from

If you felt a shot of adrenalin coursing through your veins this morning, it just might have been your sympathetic nervous system celebrating the third anniversary of Judge Cacheris preliminarily enjoining the PTO continuation rules ...

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

The Executive Director of the AIPLA, Q. Todd Dickinson, then took the stage to introduce a video that was dedicated to this year's AIPLA Board of Directors' Excellence Award. This year the award was ...

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CSI Miami does datura pods from

CSI: Miami on 31 Oct. 2010 obliquely presented, but did not resolve, an interesting legal issue. Can one go down for attempted murder when the "attempt" cannot possibly result in murder?

Here, a wife contacted ...

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Interviews with Chief Judge Rader and former Chief Judge Michel from

Earlier this year, the IPWatchdog blog ran a series of interviews with Federal Circuit Chief Judge Rader (here) and former Chief Judge Michel (here). Last week, IPWatchdog ran a follow-up interview with C.J. Michel ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

November 3, 2010 - "Whole-Genome Sequencing v. Gene Patents: The Coming Showdown" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 PM (ET) November 8, 2010 - Advanced Patent Licensing 2010: Current Developments and Best Practices (Practising Law Institute) - New ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Eli Lilly and Company 3:10-cv-05584; filed October 27, 2010 in ...

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