Patent & IP news for December 27, 2010



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post image The debate on the Copyright Amendment Bill, 2010 to spill out on the streets of Delhi from

In what must be a first for Copyright Law in India, film producers across the country have announced a one day strike, on the 6th of January, 2011, during which they shall carry out protest ...

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post image Battle of the Golf Bags-- Party at Club Glove! from

Today, two of the titans of golf bag manufacturing -- West Coast Trends (maker of the "Club Glove Last Bag," evidently used by most professional golfers) and Ogio International (who makes golf bags which, according to ...

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post image The PCC Pages: a complete list of posts and links from

Mistakes at the pre-trial stage can be fatal ... This autumn PatLit brought you the PCC Pages, a series of short articles, prepared and supplied by Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) President Alasdair Poore, on ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

The IPKat has been a little disheartened in recent times by the constant stereotyping of the inventor as some sort of impractical, bumbling fool, redeemed from being an imbecile only by the kindness of the ...

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post image Amazon patents method for converting bad gifts to good gifts from

In a move that must have Emily Post spinning in her grave, Amazon has patented a “System and Method For Converting Gifts.” The System allows you to convert that piano scarf Aunt Mildred bought you ...

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post image Getting Started as a New Researcher from

Prior art search can be a daunting task.  Patents often contain very technical language, and the specific requirements within studies can be very detailed.  In an effort to help guide the first steps of our ...

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post image Inventors Hall of Fame: Alexander Graham Bell from

Alexander Graham Bell
Born Mar 3 1847 - Died Aug 2 1922

Telephone / Telegraphy
Patent Number 174,465

Inducted to National Inventors Hall of Fame™ in 1973

Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone grew ...

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Hungary: infringement claim stayed following later patent challenge from

In October the Hungarian Supreme Court ruled that, in patent infringement proceedings, a court must suspend the action if the Hungarian Patent Office has not reached a decision in subsequently-commenced patent revocation proceedings. In this ...

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Sanofi-Aventis v. Sandoz, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2010) from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, in Sanofi-Aventis v. Sandoz, Inc., the Federal Circuit vacated the entry of a consent judgment and an injunction by the District Court for the District of New Jersey, which enjoined ...

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Copyrighting a Wrong and Infusing Fairness into Bollywood from

A Parliamentary Standing Committee recommendation that music composers and lyricists are to get an equal share of all revenues that flow from the commercialisation of film music has stirred a hornet's nest.

Bollywood producers ...

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2010 reading list: Intangible Capital by Mary Adams and Michael Oleksak from

During the holiday break, many professionals look forward to enjoying time to read books and articles that they have collected throughout the year.  An interesting read for those involved in the business of intangible assets ...

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All Things Pros from

BPAI affirms indefiniteness for "remains heat-sealable" because no evidence offered as to duration of the claimed property

Takeaway: In Ex parte Busch, the BPAI rejected arguments about an indefiniteness rejection as mere attorney argument and ...

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China comes to Tennessee to attack California spas from

In what has to be one of the odder patent lawsuits (or at least the one with the most exotic name) filed in the District of Tennessee, Zhongshan Rising Dragon Trading Company has sued Jacuzzi ...

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USPTO announces Extending Missing Parts Pilot Program from

In response to comments on a proposed change to missing parts practice for nonprovisional applications, the USPTO recently announced its Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program. The program is intended to benefit patent applicants by providing ...

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