Patent & IP news for December 24, 2010

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Over a third of district court patent decisions are overturned, at least in part, on appeal. That's a lot of mulligan stew. Claim construction, requiring a rather intricate reading of ingredients, seems particularly vexing ...

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Ramanuj Mukherjee is a fifth year student of NUJS, Kolkata. He is the founder of iPleaders Legal Risk Management Services which works with start-ups. He blogs at A First Taste of Law .

Start-ups are ventures ...

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An 11th-hour confirmation in the lame duck 111th Congressional session: Northern District of Ohio Judge Kate O'Malley fills a vacant slot on the CAFC. Her honor is the only district court judge in U ...

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Lazare Kaplan International owns patents claiming laser microinscribing of gemstones. Two of them, 6,476,351 and descendant 7,010,938, were asserted against PhotoScribe and others. Claim construction resulted in a summary judgment of ...

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Biotech/Pharma Docket from

By James DeGiulio -- Roche Dodges Cobalt Invalidity Contention in Boniva Patent Suit In a decision handed down earlier this week, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey rejected Cobalt Pharmaceuticals' attempt ...

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Citation to Wikipedia Articles by Trademark Office from

You know what “PHONECASTING” is don’t you?    I have to admit that I didn’t have a clue what “PHONECASTING” was until I listened to the oral argument of In re Sharp.  Never having ...

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Gene patents from

The Commonwealth Senate’s Community Affairs committee tabled its report into the patenting of genes towards the end of last month.

After commenting on the still continuing cases (in both the USA and here), the ...

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A different take on originality (to IceTV and its progeny?) from

(Apparently) unlike its Australian counterpart, the High Court in England has reportedly found copyright in newspaper headlines (here and here).

In a variation on the theme, the Court of Appeal has referred a number of ...

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Patenting Green Technology: What You Need to Know from

There are a number of new “green” technologies making there way to the market. The US is even cutting a year off of the 40 month time period for approval of patents, just for new ...

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The fee for using music in gyms from

Back in May, the Copyright Tribunal bumped up the fee payable for using recorded music in gym classes to $15 a class or $1 per attendee.

The Full Court has an allowed an “appeal” from ...

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Summer daze from

IPwars has headed off for the summer sun.

Thank you for reading during the year, I hope you found something interesting and informative.

In the meantime, I wish you the compliments of the season and ...

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Microsoft versus Motorola: both parties filed new assertions, now 35 patents-in-suit -- new visualization from

This week I got the impression that high tech companies -- especially if they're in the smartphone business -- now send each other patent suits instead of Christmas cards. Yesterday (23 December 2010) was particularly eventful ...

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Nations Closer To Pandemic Vaccine Framework, Key Negotiator Says from

There could be some good news in 2011 for poor populations concerned about the impact of devastating pandemic diseases. Nations last week reached some breakthroughs behind closed doors in the sensitive international negotiations on finding ...

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Friday fantasies from

The Forthcoming Events list for 2011 is building up nicely, so please don't forget to check it out!

Full speed ahead -- but will
he get his submission in by
the 1 March cut-off date ...

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