Patent & IP news for November 5, 2010

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Talk about a plaintiff's dream. Finjin sued Secure Computing and Webwasher for infringing anti-malware scanning software patents 6,092,194; 6,804,780; and 7,058,822. Defendants counterclaimed 6,357,010 and 7 ...

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post image Patent Reform Still on the Table from

Bipartisan support and economic spin keep hope alive.

With all of the change brought by last Tuesday’s elections, the mandate to Congress has been made quite clear. Namely, the American public is expecting less ...

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post image Diamonds Are Forever, But Are Trade Secrets? from

Once again, let's talk about trade secret licensing, this time about the provision in a trade secret licence that sets out the duration for which the licensee undertakes to maintain the secrecy of the ...

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Biotech/Pharma Docket from

By James DeGiulio -- Sanofi and BMS Awarded $442M in Plavix Patent Suit Apotex has been ordered to pay $442.2 million in damages to sanofi-aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. for infringing their patent covering the ...

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Sharing US Drug Patents with Neglected Patients: A Scientist’s View from

In 1998, while working at the National Cancer Institute of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), my colleagues and I discovered and patented a class of compounds for the treatment of drug-resistant HIV-infections. It ...

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DFAT ACTA information sessions from

DFAT is holding “information sessions” on the published ACTA text:

  • on 12 November in Canberra
  • on 18 November in Sydney
  • on 24 November in Melbourne.

For the email link to RSVP and further details, including ...

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India: a follow-up from

Just when you thought it couldn’t get more confusing … Following on from the previous post on the Microsoft shrink-wrap case, I came across a Advance Ruling given to GeoQuest Systems BV (a Dutch ...

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Is Pleading Intent to Deceive upon "Information and Belief" Sufficient to State a Claim for False Marking? from

Yes -- Defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's qui tam false marking action for failure to state a claim was denied. "[Defendant] challenges the adequacy of the complaint, in part, based on its recurrent use ...

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Ph.D Scholarship at IPR Centre, CUSAT from

Spicy IP is pleased to announce the establishment of the Inter University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS) a centre of excellence in Intellectual Property Rights at the Cochin University of Science and Technology.

The main ...

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Lessig Calls For WIPO To Lead Overhaul Of Copyright System from

Influential copyright scholar Larry Lessig yesterday issued a call for the World Intellectual Property Organization to lead an overhaul of the copyright system which he says does not and never will make sense in the ...

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New USPTO warnings to trademark filers from

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office made some tweaks this week to its website for online trademark filers using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS).  Online trademark filers are now greeted by the warning ...

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October employment from

This morning's BLS data on employment for October showed some good news. While the unemployment rate remained steady at 9.6%, employment grew by 151,000 jobs. Economist had expected only 60,000 new ...

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Copying, Stealing and Medieval Writings from

It is undisputed that the Internet has radically changed the idea of copy-protection, given the relative ease with which one can make prefect digital copies of a copyrightable piece of work. But who would have ...

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Inventing the 21st Century exhibition and YouTube from

The British Library's free Inventing the 21st Century exhibition closes on the 28 November. We've all very been pleased to see so many people looking around it. It's not normal that we ...

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Finjan hoses WebWasher at CAFC from

Defendants sued by Finjan included WebWasher and DOES 1 THROUGH 100. In a mixed decision, plaintiff won on the device claims, but not on the method claims.

In one of the more interesting parts of ...

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Olbermann suspended by MSNBC from

In a post titled MSNBC suspends Olbermann over political contributions, notes

Olbermann, a liberal commentator, gives his opinions each night on the air. But NBC News editorial staffers -- like journalists at most news ...

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Bed bugs invade New York City schools from

An article in the New York Daily News included text:

"I think it's an epidemic. Bedbugs are everywhere," said Anna Shter, 37, whose son is a kindergartner at Brooklyn's Public School 200, where ...

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“I Gotta Feeling” The Black Eyed Peas May Get “Boom Boom Powed” For Copyright Infringement from

By Daniel Davidson I would first like to apologize for the possibility of having a song be stuck in your head that may cause you to act irrationally. I know the feeling, it just happened ...

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Superficial Appeal of DOJ Brief Proves Illusory from

I can understand why many people find the position advanced by the US government (DOJ) in AMP v. PTO quite appealing. On its face, it seems to offer a reasonable compromise: patent eligibility for "engineered ...

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United Technologies/Pratt goes after Rolls-Royce from

The U.S. federal court case is United Technologies v. Rolls-Royce, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, No. 10-01523, and yes, part of the case is the engine of the Airbus 380 (the Trent ...

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Computer Games and Virtual Worlds: A New Frontier in Intellectual Property Law from

The above-titled publication (Ross A. Dannenberg, Steve Mortinger, Roxanne Christ, Chrissie Scelsi, Farnaz Alemi, Editors) is available at the American Bar AssociationWeb Store.

As the uses and ubiquity of video games and virtual worlds ...

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CSI: NY does "NY alert" from

The perp on CSI: NY on Nov. 5, 2010 was snagged by NY Alert.

In the storyline, the perp was using bullets filled with nitroglycerine [ C3H5N3O9 ]. One might ask why the bullets didn't explode ...

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