Patent & IP news for December 22, 2010



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post image IPKat competitions: a reminder from

The IPKat currently has two competitions up-and-running, with a third coming shortly ...

As for the first of the two, the prize is complimentary admission to the 2011 Intellectual Property Round-up Conference on 24 January (conference ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies, or a tale of three Lams ... from

Left to right: Lavinia Carey (British Video Association),
IPKat team member Jeremy and ex-IP Minister David Lammy MP
The photo above was taken at the recent All Party Parliamentary IP Group reception at the Dining ...

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post image An Order for the Times: a tenable TM challenge from

The longstanding multi-forum dispute in India between two global newspaper giants The Financial Times Ltd. ('FT') - Bennett Coleman & Co. ('BC') (the people behind The Times of India) is a classic case of using IP as ...

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post image Some recent publications -- and a special offer for IPKat readers from

Hart books: not too
"deer" for IPKat readers
The IPKat is one of a number of people who has a soft spot for Hart Publishing (motto: "Our aim is a simple one: to publish good ...

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post image December/January Edition Of IP-Watch Monthly Reporter Now Available from

The Intellectual Property Watch Monthly Edition features top news on international IP policymaking, the latest on who is coming and going in the international IP community, news briefs and more. The December/January edition is ...

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Tessera designs semiconductors, and thereby manufactures patent litigations. This episode emanates from the ITC, in an action against several parties: Spansion, Freescale, ATI, STMicro, and Qualcomm. Motorola settled. 5,852,326 and 6,433,419 ...

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post image That strange, dysfunctional patent: what shall we call it? from

Looking for a 'tasteful'
image, we found this
Last week the IPKat called for readers to nominate, then vote for, the most appropriate name for the patent that would cover only a number of cooperating ...

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USPTO News Briefs from

By Donald Zuhn -- USPTO Implements New Peer Review Pilot Program In a notice published earlier this month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced the launch of a new one-year pilot program intended to ...

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COMPETES Act reauthorization passes from

Just a little while ago, the House of Representatives agreed to the Senate amendment version of the America COMPETES Act reauthorization (HR 5116) - clearing the bill for the President's signature. The Senate passed the ...

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Hybrid Audio LLC sues Apple, HTC and Dell over allegedly MP3-related patent from

Yesterday I just reported on a patent infringement suit filed by Multimedia Patent Trust, an Alcatel-Lucent subsidiary, against Apple, LG, Canon and TiVo. The four patents-in-suit are related to video codecs. And here's an ...

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Scrivener's Error in Patent Marking Does Not Preclude Finding of Intent to Deceive from

Defendant's motion for Rule 11 sanctions for plaintiffs' filing of a qui tam false marking action was denied despite defendant's arguments that plaintiffs' counsel knew the mismarking was a scrivener's error that ...

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Global Patent Offices Increasingly Share the Work from

Patent Offices around the world are increasing their efforts to share work to reduce work duplication and decrease their backlogs. 

In doing so, Patent Applicants should benefit from quicker and less costly prosecution.  A recent ...

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USPTO pilot program allows applicants to defer patent search and examination fees from

The USPTO recently implemented a pilot program that allows patent applicants to delay payment of certain patent application fees for up to 12 months.  Applicants who take advantage of the program should carefully consider its ...

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Expanding MEPs business model from

In yesterday's posting on the America COMPETES Act, I mentioned that one of the provisions expands the Manufacturing Extension Partnership centers so that they can help companies with new product development. But more can ...

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Liability From Third Party False Marking from

Patent false marking has become an increasingly important issue for patentees.  The typical false marking situation begins with a product manufacturer falsely marking its “own” product with an expired patent number, unrelated patent number, or ...

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Hart Publishing Launches New Titles ! from

Christmas is here! And so are a whole range of fabulous books by Hart Publishing to keep you merry!
The Common Law of Intellectual Property
Essays in Honour of Professor David Vaver
Edited by Catherine ...

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