Patent & IP news for December 15, 2010

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post image Long Live The EU Patent - But A New EU Patent Court System Is Dead? from

Today I was able to gain access to EU Commission Document COM(210) 790 final - kudos to @EUpexian on Twitter. The paper is titled Proposal for a Council Decision authorising enhanced cooperation in the area ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

More fun with functionality. The IPKat has received a prod from one of his regular comment-posters, who emailed him to praise the high quality of the readers' comments on this weblog [Merpel notes sourly: the ...

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post image Patent Citation Visualizations from

Patent citation visualizations are a hot feature in the patent search world. Most major systems have some variation on a feature that allows users to view a tree, web, or map-like structure detailing the forward ...

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post image Call for Papers: The Incentive to Invent from

The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Intellectual Property Law Journal seeks articles for its Spring 2011 symposium issue.  The symposium’s theme is: “The Incentive to Invent: Intellectual Property Protection and the U ...

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post image Genuine-fake data and legal compendium: the WCO gets busy from

The partnership between Customs
and Business, symbolised by a piece
of red tape which may twist
and change colour but
is never broken
The World Customs Organization (WCO) doesn't often get a mention on ...

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post image Brands will be everywhere. Will anyone notice? from

I remember going to Red Sox games in my youth when the ‘Green Monster’ was bare of advertisements. And the pitching changes, pre-game show, broadcast booth, and line up announcements during the TV and radio ...

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post image Latitude from

ColorQuick sued VistaPrint and OfficeMax for patent infringement in the Eastern District of Texas. Defendants wanted a transfer to Massachusetts. Denied. Petition to the CAFC for a writ of mandamus, to overturn, failed. "In sum ...

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post image They Invented What? (No. 191) from

U.S. Pat. Appl. Pub. No. 2002/0128081: Santa’s reindeer food.

JW Note:  Wishing a Happy Holidays to all!  See you in 2011!

What is claimed is:

1. A kit for supplying reindeer food ...

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post image SMEIA grabs the headlines -- but fails the "Merpel" test from

If the IPKat ever had to do any lobbying, this is his dream lobby First to send this link to the IPKat for his perusal was stalwart patent practitioner and early riser Ron Camp (Kilburn ...

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Court Report - Part III from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Anticancer, Inc. v. Cellsight Technologies, Inc. et al. 3:10-cv-02515; filed December 8, 2010 in the ...

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AMP v. USPTO -- Briefing Update from

By Donald Zuhn -- On October 22, Defendants-Appellants Myriad Genetics, Inc. and ten Directors of the University of Utah Research Foundation filed their brief in Association of Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ...

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The Relevance of Patent Exhaustion in the Myriad Genetics Case from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- One of the arguments advanced by the plaintiffs in Association of Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("Myriad") is that a pernicious effect of permitting patents on genes ...

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Indian IP Owner' Convention from

Intellectual Property Owners hold a vital stake in driving innovation and promoting intellectual property in a nation’s Innovation ecosystem. IP Owners of India represent a Global Community. From MNCs to Traditional Artisan, it represents ...

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Calls At UN For An International Body To Prevent Internet Control from

Opinions were divided in a United Nations consultation yesterday in New York on enhanced cooperation of public policy issues pertaining to the internet, whether two bodies on the issue are needed. Discussions reflected that the ...

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Still no copyright in (telephone) directories DownUnder from

The Full Court (Keane CJ, Perram and Yates JJ) have dismissed Telstra’s appeal in the Phone Directories case.

First impressions.

Given the (arguably) disparate reasoning in the 2 judgments in IceTV, the Chief ...

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Claim Differentiation: The Weakest Link? from

The recent Federal Circuit decision in ERBE Elektromedizin GMBH v. Canady Technology LLC serves as a reminder that the doctrine of claim differentiation generally will not be useful to support a claim interpretation that is ...

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CAFC Prematurely Ends “Bilski” Hunting Season from

Was it over before it started? Anti-patent advocates have been watching court filings closely, looking for situations where the Supreme Court’s recent case on patentability of abstract ideas could be used broadly against a ...

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SpicyIP Tidbit: RTI Application on Foreign Film Shooting in India from

One of our readers, Arpan Banerjee sent us this interesting bit of information concerning foreign films shot in India, which could be useful to lawyers working in the field of entertainment law.

Arpan has a ...

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The Federal Circuit Further Loosens the Eastern District of Texas' Iron Grip from

In Re Acer America Corp. is the latest in a growing body of opinions authored by the Federal Circuit finding that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has abused its ...

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Security interests in IP: a new article from

Available online, though not yet in print, is an article "Security interests over intellectual property", by up-and-coming IP expert Andrea Tosato.  Currently a doctoral candidate in Intellectual Property law at the University of Pavia, Andrea ...

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No Divided Infringement Where Step Performed by Third Party is Part of Non-Limiting Preamble from

The court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment of noninfringement on the basis of divided infringement because the method step allegedly performed by a third party was part of a preamble and therefore not ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Another Patent Case: David v. Goliath? from

Two weeks ago, the United States Supreme Court decided to hear another patent case[1] – marking only the ninth time during the Chief Justice Roberts era that Court has decided to do so.  The popular ...

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Today's CEO summit from

This morning, President Obama is meeting with a number of business leaders to discuss the economy. Billed as a "CEO Summit" I suspect the agenda will be the standard rhetoric of cut taxes and cut ...

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One Step Closer to a Single European Patent from

Creation of a single European patent came to a screeching halt when EU member countries were unable to reach the necessary unanimous agreement during talks held in Brussels earlier this fall.  Deadlocked for the past ...

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