Patent & IP news for December 28, 2010

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post image Be careful what you use your patents for from

Last month we made reference to the investigation started by the Italian Antitrust Authority to verify possible abuse of dominant position by Pfizer using patent system, artificially extendeding the patent protection of an active principle ...

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post image The rise of the non-profit troll -- Excelsior! from

Now, anyone who's been around patent litigation for even a few years gets used to Marshall, Texas being the center of the universe (check out Bodacious Bar B Que -- you'll thank me) and ...

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post image Studios, Theatres and Premium VOD Contents from

The relationship between the movie studios and the channels for the distribution of their contents has been a leitmotif of the film business from the inception of movies as a commercial activity. There was a ...

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post image Circuit Judge O’Malley Sworn-In from

Professor Hal Wegner has noted in his daily listserv that Judge Kathleen O’Malley has now been sworn-in as a Circuit Judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  You can read ...

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post image Court Reform from

The Supreme Court has a busy docket of deciding patent law in 2011, with issues ranging from: patentability; invalidity burden of proof; prosecution laches; inequitable conduct; extraterritoriality; infringement (inducement, contempt); and several others. This continues ...

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post image Can IP really halt a general election? from

Can IP really halt a general election? Possibly, in Nigeria, says Kingsley Egbuonu (currently reading for a MSc in the Management of Intellectual Property at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Salk Institute for Biological Studies v. Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc et al. 3:10-cv-02649; filed December 22 ...

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Cruisin' for a Bruisin' on Metabolite? from

To many following the application of 35 U.S.C. § 101 to diagnostic and personalized medicine method claims, the Federal Circuit's decisions in Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services seem to be at ...

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INTA - Trademark trailblazers - 12th February, 2010 from

Despite the surge in the domestic economy, home grown brands are slow in registering their trademarks overseas and lack robust brand management strategies. It is important to expose Indian brand owners to international trends in ...

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Attorneys' Fees Determination May Render Patent Unenforceable Despite Earlier Dismissal of Inequitable Conduct Claim from

Plaintiff's motion to dismiss its own claims with prejudice, and defendant's counterclaims without prejudice, was granted but the court gave defendant leave to move for attorneys' fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 ...

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Concurrent Representation of Plaintiff in Patent Suit and Defendant in Reexamination Involving Different Patents Warrants Disqualification from

Defendant's motion to disqualify plaintiff's counsel was granted where counsel represented plaintiff in the current dispute and was subsequently retained by defendant in connection with a reexamination proceeding involving different patents and an ...

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Some of the new ways that brands appeared before us in 2010 from

As I noted recently, brands continue to creep into every nook of our lives. A recent article from Mashable chronicling the Top 10 Digital Advertising Innovations of 2010 highlights some of the new ways that ...

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Nokia vs. Apple battlemap from

Android is plagued by patent infringement suits like no other mobile platform, but in terms of a dispute between two companies, Apple vs. Nokia is the most advanced patent conflict at this stage. It started ...

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Paul Allen's Interval Licensing refiles suit, accuses Android of patent infringement from

It's official: Microsoft founder Paul Allen's Interval Licensing can be added to the long list of patent holders asserting their rights against Google's Android mobile operating system.

In late August I blogged ...

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