Patent & IP news for November 30, 2010

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post image Management of IP in sustainable agri-development: essential or irrelevant? from

Digging for sustainable development ... IPKat team member Jeremy had a fascinating discussion with Kay Chapman a couple of months ago.  Kay is  Communications and Information Specialist, CAS-IP (that's the Central Advisory Service on Intellectual ...

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post image Walker Digital v. Facebook from

A good friend pointed this case out as an example of why software patents do not result in innovation.  Here is my response:

Let’s unravel a number of issues:

1) Is this lawsuit frivolous ...

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post image BREAKING NEWS: judge ejects Virgin chair patent suit from

Are you sitting comfortably? Have you fastened your safety belts?  Yes? Then here we go! This morning in Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd v Delta Airways Inc [2010] EWHC 3094 (Pat) Mr Justice Arnold, sitting in ...

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post image European Patent Office improves access with Google translations from

On November 30, the European Patent Office (EPO) announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Google.

Under the agreement, the EPO will use Google’s machine translation technology to translate patents into the ...

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post image The PCC Page no.8: Last chance to make your voice heard! from

The PCC Pages is a series of Tuesday features on the new regime for litigation before the recently revamped Patents County Court (PCC) for England and Wales, hosted by PatLit but furnished by the Chartered ...

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post image A Mini Case Study: The Matter of Skyhook Wireless from

I face a constant challenge in trying to find case study materials that are appropriate for my MBA course on IP Management and Strategy. Rarely to never do I find materials that are ideally suited ...

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Mikkilineni v. Stoll (Fed. Cir. 2010) from

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, the Federal Circuit, in Mikkilineni v. Stoll, affirmed a decision of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia dismissing Mikkilineni's challenge of the U.S. Patent ...

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IP Healthcheck from

The UK Intellectual Property Office has launched an IP Healthcheck page. It is free but you have to register. Many companies are poorly informed about the intellectual property owned by the company....

(From Steve van ...

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow from

London's first snowfall of the winter is falling as I type. The snowflakes are showing up well against the red brick of St Pancras station. We don't normally have snow this early, and ...

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Google to negotiate digital rights for Miramax Film archives from

Nathan Fan is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Web TV is the new place to be, so it seems. Google is currently in talks with Filmyard Holdings to license the digital rights ...

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Deficits and investment: part 2 from

Yesterday, I discussed my concerns over the deficit reduction plan of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. I should have noted that this is but one of a number of plans that have ...

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False Marking Affirmative Defenses -- Laches & Unclean Hands Are In, Advice Of Counsel Is Out from

The court granted plaintiff's motion to amend its answer to defendant's false marking claim to include laches and unclean hands defenses and rejected defendant's argument that equitable defenses may not be invoked ...

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Zies Widerman & Malek Attorneys Show Support for March of Dimes from

By: Mark R. Malek This really has nothing to do with intellectual property, but last week, the attorneys of Zies Widerman & Malek supported the local chapter of the March of Dimes at their Signature Chef ...

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Education, the GOP and competitiveness from

Ed Glaeser's advice to the GOP:

Today, human -- not physical -- capital determines economic success. If we want to make sure that our children are wealthier than the Chinese, we will have to make sure ...

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Tuesday Shorts from

UK Announces "Patent Box" Tax Cut - The UK government has published a new paper outlining details of its corporate tax reform program. The reforms are designed to increase the tax competitiveness of the UK by ...

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ONEL/OMEL: the questions start to crystallise from

The ONEL/OMEL trade mark dispute, born in the Dutch corner of the Benelux (see for example earlier IPKat posts here, here and here) is now set for export to the Luxembourg portion of it ...

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When the seas change from

There is an interesting sound bite from back in 2007 during the oral argument of Maurice Mitchell Innovations, L.P. v. Intel Corp., 2007-1108 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 24, 2007).   The patent at issue had been ...

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