Patent & IP news for December 3, 2010

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post image Guest Post: Exciting Innovations from the Second Annual i3 Awards from

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Alvina Lopez, a writer on topics relating to accredited online schools, brings forth the following tid-bit post for the readers of Spicy IP:

The India Innovation Initiative (i3) Awards ceremony took ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

The calendar year is nearly at an end, but 2011 already boasts a fine selection of intellectual property events for you to attend.  Check them out here on the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page.

It ...

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post image Article One Launches Studies on NTP Patents from

Article One just launched three new Studies on the NTP patents. NTP 670 ($10,000), NTP 946 ($10,000) and NTP 960 ($15,000) all relate to methods, devices, and systems for providing access to ...

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post image "Win Without Fighting" Patent Quality Webinar Recording Available from

On November 18th, Article One hosted a webinar that discussed how to avoid patent litigation through patent quality.


This webinar is now available for viewing here


The webinar explores how companies have responded to challenges ...

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post image Best Mascots: NCAA Edition from

I just found out about a fun contest to determine who has the best college mascot. See Of course, it would be more fun if the contest was not a corporate promotion ...

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post image A Winter's Tale: if you can't take the heat, keep away from the Kitchin from

Saucy attempt by Catchup fails to cut the mustard.  ITV Broadcasting Ltd and others v TV Catch Up Ltd  [2010] EWHC 3063 (Ch) was another of last week's Chancery Division decisions for England and ...

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post image IPAB Technical Member: Parmar vs Rengaswamy from

A little birdie informs me that the government will soon be filling up the "technical member" slot at the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). And that the key contenders to this prized position are two ...

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post image Madras High Court 'stays' the 'Compulsory Licensing Order' of the Copyright Board against SIMCA & Super Audio from

The Madras High Court today followed in the footsteps of the Delhi High Court today by passing an interim stay on the the Copyright Board compulsory licensing order with respect to the South Indian Music ...

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post image Use hyperlinks, frustrated Kat urges European bureaucrats from

The IPKat is staring at his computer screen, face-to-face with Commission Regulation 1108/2010 of 30 November 2010 approving a non-minor amendment to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations ...

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post image IMPRS-CI invites Applications for Doctoral Programme from

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Interested readers of Spicy IP may be pleased to know that the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation - Legal and Economic Determinants (IMPRS-CI) has announced the opening of ...

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post image NBA and MoEF's (non)working un-CAGed from

The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), established for the regulation, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources has recently come under the scanner for its failure in notifying important regulations dealing with access to biodiversity, transfer ...

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How Hard Should It Be To Invalidate A Patent? from

On Monday, November 29, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Limited Partnership. Microsoft's petition for certiorari asked the Court to consider whether it requires "clear and convincing ...

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EMA Publishes Guidelines for Biosimilar Antibodies – Part II from

By James DeGiulio -- On November 23, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) published guidelines for biosimilar monoclonal antibodies (mAb). Earlier this week, we reported on the clinical and non-clinical study portion of the guidelines (see "EMA ...

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The 2010 ABA Journal Blawg 100 from

Welcome to the fourth annual ABA Journal Blawg 100—the best legal blogs as selected by the Journal's editors.

Each year, we scour the Web to bring you the best and brightest law bloggers ...

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The UK's Independent Review of IP and Growth from

The British Government has launched an Independent Review of IP and Growth, which will report on recommendations in April 2011. The Review has its own website. Its remit is to see how the IP system ...

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New Multilingual URLs: The Next Internet Revolution Will Not Be In English from

This year marks the first time a website address may exist fully in Chinese, Russian, Arabic, or other non-Latin scripts. Ten years from now, the percentage of English content could easily drop below 25 percent ...

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Pet door inventions from

Today's free Metro had a story titled Fat cat flap invented for overweight moggies. It seems that TV vet Joe Inglis has come up with an the "Cat flap of the future". It is ...

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False Marking Intent to Deceive may be Alleged Generally Under FRCP 9(b), Regardless of the Deceived "Public's" Sophistication from

Defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's qui tam false marking action for failing to plead intent to deceive with particularity was denied. "[Plaintiff's] allegations of deceptive intent are sufficient under Rule 9(b ...

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November employment from

Bad news today on the economy. BLS data on employment for November showed both slower than anticipated private sector job growth (only 50,000) and a rise in the unemployment rate from 9.6% to ...

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Patent Connections – Life After Death: Liquidation Of Corporate Assets Can Generate Significant Post-Bankruptcy Revenue from

My second installment of Patent Connections is available here and discusses bankruptcy liquidation leading to patent litigation, which is also a topic I touched on with respect to the Silicon Graphics litigation.  My column actually ...

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Studies Inform WIPO Enforcement Meeting As Development Issues Debated from

Development Agenda coordination again topped the agenda this week at the latest World Intellectual Property Organization meeting - this time, in the Advisory Committee on Enforcement. Also causing discussion was how to proceed with the group ...

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The failure of leadership from

Here is a part of Henry Mintzberg's take on How the enterprises trashed the economy and how most economists and analysts don't get it, including on intangible assets:

Get it about the mass ...

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Put Them On ICE – U.S. Government Takes Down 80+ Allegedly Copyright Infringing Websites from

By Scott Nyman Recently, U.S. governmental agencies have seized over 80 domains accused of selling copyright infringing products. The U.S. Department and Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) and the U ...

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Groupon Faces New Patent Infringement Suit While Negotiating Sale to Google from

The following is excerpted from a December 3, 2010articleby Victoria Slind-Flor published by Bloomberg:

Groupon Inc., a daily coupon website with more than 35 million users, was sued by a Florida company that ...

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Enablement Rejections from

Enablement Rejections (35 USC 112, First Paragraph)

This article provides: 1) a framework for traversing an enablement rejection (35 USC 112, first paragraph) received during the patent prosecution phase of a patent application (with ...

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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to review burden of proof required to challenge validity of a patent from

The United States Supreme Court has accepted for review a new patent case that will determine what burden of proof is required to challenging a patent’s validity in court. 

On November 29, 2010, the ...

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The Federal Circuit Affirms in AstraZeneca v. Apotex, Finding Induced Infringement Based On Use of FDA-Mandated Labeling from

The Federal Circuit’s recent decision in AstraZeneca LP v. Apotex Inc. illustrates the tension that generic drug manufacturers may face between complying with FDA labeling requirements and avoiding trespassing on others’ patent rights. In ...

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Facebook’s Trademark in “Face” from

Leslie Chong is a J.D. Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School Following the “notice of allowance” that Facebook recently received for its FACE trademark application, many have criticized the U.S. Patent and Trademark ...

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Three Years On, a New Look for GPB from

Today is the third anniversary of Green Patent Blog (GPB), and I’m using this milestone as a convenient excuse to switch from the staid, default WordPress template to a new, more modern format.  Still ...

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