Patent & IP news for December 23, 2010

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post image Akrotiri and Dhekelia: IP curiosities? from

Getting the planes past Customs into Akrotiri was the easy bit.
 Now the lads had to find some cash customers pretty quickly
Have you ever wondered how intellectual property rights work in Cyprus? It's ...

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post image Interface, in-yer-face: Court of Justice rules on Czech GUIs from

Here's a little copyright case which, the IPKat thinks, may just be wrongly decided. The Court of Justice of the European Union has just delivered its ruling in Case C‑393/09, Bezpečnostní softwarová ...

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post image Article One Rewards $140,000 in Three Weeks! from

In this holiday season, where conversation is often dominated by spending, we want to step back and express our gratitude to our community of Researchers.   Our community has grown tremendously, both in size and expertise ...

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post image Court upholds Dutch claim to Bavaria from

Solving the name problem is
the easy bit: but how can I get
the top off the bottle?
Fancy a beer? You can ask for a 'Bavaria' and be sure of getting ... a brew of ...

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Want to create, edit and send your own photo greetings, all online ...

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BIO Sends Letter to DOJ on "Clear and Convincing Evidence" Question Raised in Microsoft v. i4i from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) sent a letter today to Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. and Acting Solicitor General Neal K. Kaytal regarding the Supreme Court's request for the ...

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Hopewell Culture & Design sues Apple, top four Android device makers, Nokia, Adobe, Palm, Opera and Quickoffice over a user interface patent from

Oh well, Hopewell: a company named Hopewell Culture & Design just filed one of those one-patent-against-many-defendants type of suits. The company -- about which Google hasn't indexed anything except for a few references to this patent ...

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False Marking Fine for Christmas Tree Stands Exceeds Selling Price for Certain Units from

In calculating a false marking fine upon plaintiffs' motion for default judgment, the court applied a fine that was greater than the selling price of some falsely marked products (Christmas tree stands). "Defendant falsely marked ...

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Lawsuit Alleging Infringement of Canine Genotyping Patent Raise Interesting Patent Eligibility Issues from

On December 17 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its licensees (Argus Genetics and Mars, Inc.) sued MMI Genomics for infringement of a patent directed towards methods of using genetic testing to identify the breed ...

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Federal Circuit: Joint patent infringement requires agency relationship or contractual obligation from

In Akamai Technologies v Limelight Networks (Fed. Cir. No. 2009-1372, Dec. 20, 1010), the Court addressed the issue of when two parties may be considered to be jointly infringing a patent.  It concluded that joint ...

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US Industrial Policies, R&D, And The WTO’s Definition Of Non-Actionable Subsidies from

The US organizes a sophisticated industrial policy regime by exploiting an exception in the World Trade Organization agreement that allows governments to subsidize research and development carried out by private firms, writes Professor Fred Block ...

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Top Foreign Filing Blog Articles for 2010 from

We're now officially entering that "List" time of the year, when everyone is counting down something.  As such, we've put together a handy reference post to direct you to our most-read foreign filing ...

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