Patent & IP news for January 7, 2011

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post image No problems for patent enforcement in Europe? It seems so ... from

It was just before Christmas, on 22 December, that the Report from the Commission on the Application of Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 29 April 2004 on the ...

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post image Patent Application Costs: You Get What You Pay For from

Inventors and entrepreneurs who shop around find that if they take their invention to a number of different patent attorneys they are likely to get a number of different quotes for services ranging from patent ...

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post image DuMont and Reyna Renominated to Federal Circuit from

The Senate confirmed 19 Federal judges in its lame duck session, including Judge O’Malley to the Federal Circuit.  There were 19 other nominees confirmed by the Judiciary Committee that did not receive a vote ...

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post image Sigram Schindler Appeal in Patent Reexamination Fails from

Dispute with USPTO Ripens for District Court?

As some may recall, in 2009 patent owner Sigram Schindler pursued a declaratory judgment action against the USPTO in the Eastern District of Virginia. (EDVA). The DJ action ...

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post image Eastern District Of Texas – Leveling The Playing Field from

If you read about, get involved in, or otherwise pay attention to patent litigation, then you’ve heard of Marshall, Texas.  For instance, Marshall is on the radar screen of judges in Washington, DC, as ...

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post image Monster Cable Files Numerous Trademark Lawsuits Against eBay Sellers Of Monster Electronic Products from

Los Angeles, CA – Trademark bully Monster Cable, as it has been anointed by others here and here, seems to be on a trademark infringement lawsuit rampage against eBay sellers of monster products. Maybe the slew ...

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post image Atari vs. RapidShare: Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf decides from

Several German websites report (here, here, here) that Swiss file- and share-hosting service RapidShare has been victiorious in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by video game maker Atari before the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf ...

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post image NFL Playoffs 2011 – Battle of the Logos from

Which is the best logo and brand among the teams vying for the NFL championship? The playoffs will culminate in the Super Bowl, one of the most well-known, valuable and well-protected trademarks in the US ...

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EPO Exempts Some Applicants from Submitting Search Results under Rule 141(1) EPC from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, the European Patent Office (EPO) announced that in some circumstances, applicants would be exempted from filing a copy of search results under amended Rule 141(1) EPC. Prior to the ...

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In re Glatt Air Techniques, Inc.: Single Embodiment Commercial Success from

By Jason Rantanen

In re Glatt Air Techniques, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2011)
Panel: Newman, Prost (author), Moore

Glatt Air Techniques involves the reexamination of Patent No. 5,236,503, relating to an improvement to an ...

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Microsoft loses a patent case, but benefits from the tossing out of the 25% rule from

Ivy Tsui is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. In Uniloc v. Microsoft, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit restored a jury verdict from April 2009 that Microsoft infringed ...

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December employment from

The December employment numbers released by BLS this morning showed a glimmer of hope. The unemployment rate dropped to 9.4% from 9.8% in November with the gain in employment of 103,000. The ...

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Great AP headline: Sisters who will share kidney released from prison from

Here's the AP headline about the story on the release from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility of the Scott sisters:

Sisters who will share kidney released from prison

Also within the story was text ...

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Changes to White House economic policymaking from

This morning President Obama is expected to name Gene Sperling as head of the White House's National Economic Council (NEC) -- replacing Larry Summers. For those of you who don't remember, Gene was a ...

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Will you be able to answer the questions asked at your next job interview? from reposted material titled The 25 Weirdest Interview Questions of 2010 from Glassdoor. The interview questions were notable for having nothing to do with factual background of the applicant OR with the sought-after job ...

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Evidence of Lump Sum Settlements Lacking Per-Unit Royalty is Inadmissible from

The court granted plaintiff's motion to limit testimony from defendants' damages expert to the extent such testimony was premised on lump sum settlements. "[L]ump sum settlements, which do not in themselves provide any ...

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Friday fantasies from

Cat wedding stickers,
from Zazzle here Have you been trying to book a place to attend the conference on "The Royal Wedding and British Business: Intellectual Property Perspectives on Major Events", billed for 8 February ...

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Where’S The Love – Twitter Based Lawsuit from

By Daniel Davidson There is no denying that Courtney Love has caused, to be modest, a stir in the media with her red carpet appearances and fall on the floor, reveal the white cottons to ...

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Article One Patent Research Year-In-Review from

Article One is growing faster than ever, and we want to share our progress since the last update in March 2010.  We have rewarded almost $400,000 since that update. Of course, we could not ...

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The intersection of electronic lab notebooks [ELN] and intellectual property from

An article titled New Debates over Intellectual Property Protection and ELN gets to some issues with the use of electronic lab notebooks [ELN]:

It is interesting to note the majority of large pharmaceutical companies do ...

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The Top Legal IP Issues In The United States In 2011 from

The year 2010 was a turbulent year for intellectual property law in the United States, and 2011 promises more of the same. The following are some of the top US IP developments to watch in ...

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Conference on Patents, Innovation & Job Creation from

The Innovation Alliance will be sponsoring a conference on "Patents, Innovation and Job Creation: A Virtuous Circle" on Friday, January 21, 2011 from 9:00 am to 1:35 pm at The Newseum, located at ...

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