Patent & IP news for November 12, 2010

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post image Nostalgic Brands: Can They Be Auctioned? from

The title of an 8 November article that appeared in the New York Times, under the byline of Stuart Elliot here, caught my eye--"Vintage Brand and Corporate Names to Be Auctioned." For some time ...

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"Abraxis markets the drug Naropin® as a local or regional anesthetic indicated for use in surgery and for acute pain management." 4,870,086, 5,670,524, and 5,834,489 apply. So when Navinta ...

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post image Sham Patent Reexamination Dispute Before CAFC from

A Case for Suing the Wrong Lawyers

Last March, a guest post opined on the impact of fraudulent patent reexamination requests. The post primarily focused on a dispute originating from the California state court, Lockwood ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

Tired of using the same old
PowerPoints, Arthur thought
he'd try a different approach
to the use of visual aids
Reminder: the IPKat's Forthcoming events list has relocated from the side-bar on the ...

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post image UK: Mr Ian Hargreaves To Lead Independent Review Into How IP System Can Better Drive Growth And Innovation from

Mr Ian HargreavesOn November 11, 2010, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) has announced that Professor Ian Hargreaves will lead an independent review into how the intellectual property system can better drive growth and innovation ...

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Biotech/Pharma Docket from

By James DeGiulio -- Roche Succeeds in Blocking Release of Cobalt's Generic Boniva Hoffman-La Roche successfully secured a preliminary injunction against Cobalt Pharmaceuticals in the patent suit over the bone-loss drug Boniva, thus preventing Cobalt ...

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Will The Federal Circuit's Therasense Decision Solve The McKesson Problem? from

This week the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in its en banc rehearing of Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co. As reflected in the en banc order, the court took this case en banc in ...

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Global Copyright Reform: A View From The South In Response To Lessig from

"Given that global copyright rules have acquired such a pervasive impact in many facets of our lives, their reform needs to take place through an open, inclusive and participatory consultation process where ‘all of us ...

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Failing of Free Market Theory from

I went to an excellent talk by Professor Gary Wolfram, of Hillsdale College, at the Pikes Peak Economic Club last night.  He explained that free market capitalism is associated with the wealthiest nations in the ...

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WIPO Copyright Committee In Fight To Overcome Differences On Exceptions, Limitations from

On the World Intellectual Property Organization committee on copyright’s final day of weeklong negotiations, the hopes of visually impaired readers and others - librarians, schools - looking for an agreement on copyright exceptions and limitations hang ...

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"Unreasonable," "Excessive," and Wasteful Litigation Tactics do not Warrant Award of Attorneys' Fees from

Defendant's motion for attorneys' fees under 28 U.S.C. § 1927 following summary judgment was denied. "While plaintiff’s conduct at times may have seemed unreasonable, 'carelessly, negligently, or unreasonably multiplying the proceedings is ...

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ACI "Paragraph IV Disputes" Conference, San Francisco, December 8-9 from

American Conference Institute will hold its popular "Paragraph IV Disputes" conference in San Francisco on December 8th and 9th.

Paul Berghoff, one of the founding partners of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, will be presenting ...

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Negotiations Over Single EU Patent End Without Agreement from

Unfortunately for those who support a single European patent, negotiations broke down on Wednesday evening and the status quo will remain. According to the Financial Times the sticking point was with respect to languages that ...

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The USPTO Enhanced Examination Timing Control Initiative: Part 1 from

Earlier this year, USPTO Director David Kappos proposed a three-track program initiative, intended to meet the Patent and Trademark Office's strategic goal of reducing patent pendency and backlogs. The proposal, officially entitled the Enhanced ...

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Obviousness Rejections from

Obviousness Rejections (35 USC 103)

This article provides a framework for traversing an obviousness rejection(s) during the patent prosecution phase of a patent application and highlights the 2010 USPTO KSR Guidelines.

Background | Supreme ...

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Ex parte James Richard Colthurst. from

 BPAI Reverses an Examiner’s Rejection of a Razor Head for Shaving Invention as Anticipated Over Pizza Cutter Art.

(BPAI 2010, Appeal 2009-013331)

JW Note:  Many thanks to former patent examiner Eric Pico for bringing ...

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