Patent & IP news for December 30, 2010

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post image Trade marks, AdWords and the location of harmful events: some brain-teasers from

Without the facts, the IPKat isn't even sure
if this is the right Wintersteiger
Now here's a good IP question or two for the Court of Justice of the European Union -- it's ...

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post image A tale for our time: Princess Ilonka and the Landeshauptmann from

Until very recently the IPKat had never heard of Ilonka Sayn-Wittgenstein.  Now he thinks she's heading to be a household name, either as described above or, as she would prefer it, as Ilonka Fürstin ...

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post image The BGH and the photographs of Prussian castles from

The IPKat almost missed these three "copyright-related" cases, which were decided by 5th Civil senate of German Bundesgerichtshof, which is the senate that is, inter alia, responsible for property law.

On 17 December 2010, the ...

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post image The BGH, the "circulation" of images and a "psychogram of a murderer" from

In a decision of 7 December 2010, the German Bundesgerichtshof has decided that an image archive agency which provides images from its archives to an (external) press outlet has no duty to examine the lawfulness ...

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post image Progress(?) in international effort to tackle pandemics from

The  'Open Ended Working Group" on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness recently completed its 2nd meeting and has resulted in some breakthroughs in the long standing effort by nations to prepare a framework for tackling pandemics, especially ...

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post image Top 10 Posts for 2010, Ways to Follow Gray on Claims, and New Features from

The following are the top 10 most popular Gray on Claims posts for 2010:

  1. "Patent Marking Police" Out in Full Force (link)
  2. False Marking - Senate Proposes to End False Marking Onslaught (link)
  3. The New Patent ...

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Legislation to Enhance Patent Case Expertise Among District Judges Awaits President's Signature from

By Donald Zuhn -- On Tuesday, the House of Representatives sent H.R. 628, which would establish a pilot program in certain U.S. district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district ...

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The Importance of IP Relationship Management from

One of the most essential elements in supporting a global intellectual property (IP) portfolio is the network of IP agents and associates spanning the globe that represent and advise you and your organization – locally within ...

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Access to confidential patent-litigation settlements from

A couple weeks ago, Jeremy made reference to the decision of Mr Justice Floyd granting the application to obtain copies of documents from the court file by a third party (here).

We now read in ...

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Failure to Show Subjective Bad Faith Sinks Request for Attorneys' Fees for Alleged Frivolous Lawsuit from

The court denied defendant's motion for attorneys' fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 following summary judgment based on plaintiff's alleged filing of a frivolous lawsuit. "Unless the request for attorneys’ fees is ...

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