Patent & IP news for December 29, 2010

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post image USPTO Announce First Satellite Office from

I have been an advocate of satellite patent offices.  The USPTO just announced that it will be opening an satellite office in Detroit in 2011.  Here is what I have said earlier about satellite patent ...

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post image Federal Circuit Finds Plaintiff Waived Claim Construction Argument at Trial from

Lazare Kaplan International, Inc. v. Photoscribe Technologies, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Dec. 22, 2010)

In this case, the Federal Circuit Found that the plaintiff waived its claim construction argument at trial where the parties had agreed ...

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post image Gradient Enterprises v. Skype: The Geek's Revenge? from

Last week was a bad week for Skype, it's true. A full day outage caused angry worldwide anguish ("What do you mean, my free international telephone system isn't working!?!?"). And they were sued ...

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post image Infoblox figures out how to skin a Bluecat from

On Monday, one of the largest companies in the network infrastructure field, Infoblox, sued one of its smaller competitors, Bluecat Networks .for infringing its "Domain Name Service Server" patent. Evidently, Bluecat has been competing with ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

Loz Kaye and the IPKat may not share
the same political and legal outlook,
but they are united in their affection
for little woolly hats
The Pirate Party UK has declared its hand with regard ...

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post image Exclusion from

WiAV Solutions sued mobile phone companies for infringing nine patents related to signal transmission (encoding) and reception (decoding), including seven patents owned by Mindspeed Technologies. The Mindspeed patents went through ownership gyrations: assignment, corporate spin-off ...

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post image If innovation is the tonic, what's the gin? from

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) has issued today its "scorecard" for the UK's coalition government. According to CIPA's media release, "The coalition government has been putting money – what little it can ...

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Patent Eligibility and In re Grams from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- In its recent decision in Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, the Federal Circuit cited and distinguished its earlier decision in In re Grams, 888 F.2d 835 (Fed. Cir ...

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Bpai grammar claim construction from

Takeaway: Today I look at a few BPAI decisions where grammar was at issue. Claims involve a lot of phrases and modifiers, and it's challenging to write a claim so that it's clear ...

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Instructions to an Arms Length Business Partner do not Constitute "Control or Direction" for Joint Infringement from

In granting defendants' motions for summary judgment of no literal infringement, the court rejected plaintiff's joint infringement theory based on defendants' alleged control of certain third parties. "[E]ven if [plaintiff] had argued and ...

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USPTO now offers email patent and TM news subscriptions from

 Twitter |  digg it |   delicious |   StumbleUpon |  reddit 

For years, I have been banging the drum to try to get the USPTO to better broadcast news items via email and RSS. In the 21st century, we have ...

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Top IP-Watch Stories Of 2010: Copyright Fights, ACTA, Medicines Access from

At Intellectual Property Watch, a list of the top 25 posts of 2010 reveals your - our readers’ - top interests and tells the tale of the past year. It also is a reminder that quality reporting ...

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