Patent & IP news for December 2, 2010

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post image Will cloud computing radically change patent search products? from

First, let me say that I think “patents on the cloud” is a radical idea, and something that may create some changes in patent information products.  Read on for a summary of Alexandria, a new ...

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post image Summary judgment "rarely appropriate" in patent trials, judge reminds us from

In case you missed it,  in this week's big patent case, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd v Delta Airways Inc [2010] EWHC 3094 (Pat)Mr Justice Arnold summarised the principles applicable to summary judgments in ...

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post image Public domain donors wanted! from

We know all about blood donors, those excellent people who give their plasma, plus a selection of interesting corpuscles and other matter, for the good of those in need of a fresh infusion of the ...

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post image Article One Featured Researcher: Babak921 from

Researcher Babak921 is one of the Winning Researchers for SCA 065 (Systems for Chilling Inlet Air for Gas Turbines).  For winning this Study, Babak921 will receive $3,500.

Babak921 became an Article One Researcher in ...

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post image Delhi High Court Rules on Copyright Dispute Between Heavy Vehicle Manufacturers from

In a brief but interesting order Justice Ravindra Bhat of the Delhi High Court has vacated a year old ex-parte interim injunction in a copyright infringement suit filed by ‘Babbar Wreckers’ against Ashok Leyland and ...

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post image Regulatory Bill of Rights from

As the regulatory state has increased the rights of citizens have been ignored.  The regulatory state avoids the limitations of the Bill of Rights by categorizing the regulations as civil laws, as opposed to criminal ...

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post image Saints, sinners and 'disgrace' insurance from

Can you guarantee that your celebrity
remains a Saint till the brand endorsement
deal comes to an end?
In "Celebs Behaving Badly? Brands Turn to Disgrace Insurance", posted here last month on Brandchannel, Barry Silverstein ...

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Patenting Information from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Diagnostic method claims, especially medical diagnostic method claims, have come under increased scrutiny ever since Justice Breyer (joined by since-retired Justices Souter and Stevens) dissented from dismissal of certiorari as improvidently ...

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United States Cracks Down on Websites Selling Counterfeit Goods from

Stuart Freen is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency confirmed on Monday that it seized 82 domain names belonging to websites that were allegedly ...

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Regents of the University of California Pursue New Patent Reexamination in District Court from

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before – Hotel California

Back in 2005, a third party requested ex parte patent ...

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Trade Secret Exception to Section 16600 from

California has a strong public policy that allows employees to change jobs, seek employment, or otherwise practice their trade or skill.  This policy is embodied in Business and Professions Code Section 16600 (“Section 16600”).  Under ...

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IP and Business Growth from

In 1999, the London-based Equity Research Unit of investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston issued a report entitled “Technology Licensing – Intellectual Property Rights and Wrongs”. The report considered the prospects for long-term growth of five ...

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High Volume of Sales During Holiday Shopping Season Creates Irreparable Injury Sufficient for TRO from

Plaintiff's motion for a temporary restraining order precluding defendants from selling certain handbags was granted. "[Plaintiff] has built a significant reputation in the handbag industry for designing and manufacturing snaps for high-end makers of ...

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Gametime IP Report from

A Weekly Collection of Notable IP-Related Stories December 1, 2010

(Cross-Posted at

  1. Apple Opens Its Wallet To Pursue/Defend Patent Claims
  2. Wordlogic CEO Threatens Patents Are “potentially infringed by hundreds of ...

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Pirated Patents? from

In an interesting twist last week, patent owners are being accused of stealing inventions (rather than having their inventions “stolen” by others vis-a-vis infringement).  In a article, IBM and Tandberg are both accused ...

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Upcoming Pennsylvania CLE courses to cover the law of social media from

This month I’m involved in two Pennsylvania Bar Institute continuing legal education courses that may interest IP Spotlight readers: 

E-Commerce:  Legal and Practical Issues:  Seminar topics will include e-contracting, legal issues associated with mixing ...

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EPO and Google Partner Up on Patent Translations from

On November 30, 2010, the European Patent Office (EPO) and Google signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand and improve upon translations of European patents.

Specifically, the EPO will use Google’s machine translation tool ...

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