Patent & IP news for January 14, 2011

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post image Harry Potter and the Winning Entry from

The IPKat has been so busy sorting through entries to his Harry Potter competition that he has only just got round to posting the winning one. To remind readers: author JK Rowling seeks your advice ...

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post image Accuracy of IPTO Data: Bidding Tata to Reliance? from

Responding to Sumathi's post announcing the latest transparency drive by the IPTO, wherein registered trademarks are now freely searchable via an online database, a commentator rightly expressed concern at the accuracy of data entries ...

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post image Delhi High Court orders the Secretary, DIPP to investigate missing files in the Trade Mark Office from

Thanks to Devanshu Jain, a practising advocate, we have news of yet another petition before Justice Murlidhar of the Delhi High Court regarding missing files at the Intellectual Property Office of the Government of India ...

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post image IPAB knocks down 12 patents of Dr. Alloy Wobbens; Major victory for Enercon India from

Over the last few months we have carried a few posts on a massive patent battle between Enercon India and its JV partner Enercon GmBH, one of the largest players in the wind-turbine market. The ...

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Hi. My name is Steve, and I’m a double spacer. I admit it.

I learned to type on an old IBM Selectric® typewriter (the vibrations of which I was sure would make me sterile ...

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New House Judiciary Chairman Outlines Resolutions from

By Donald Zuhn -- In an opinion piece published on POLITICO last week, the new Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) (at right), laid out Congress' resolutions for 2011 ("Judiciary panel's ...

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New Pendency Measures and an Update on Our Green Tech Program from

Special Guest Blog by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Bob Stoll

In July, I wrote about RCE filings in response to applicant concerns and discussed in detail the whys and hows of RCE filing.  I realized ...

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USPTO Takes the MPEP to the Wikisphere from

As the USPTO begins the process of updating the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) and the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP), it is inviting public comment on specific sections through new "online discussion ...

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USPTO Warns Practitioners on Abusive Filings in Patent Reexamination from

Petition Filings Soar in Patent Reexamination

This past Monday, I co-chaired PLI’s Reissue & Reexamination Strategies and Tactics with Concurrent Litigation 2011. As previously noted here, Mr. Kenneth Schor, Senior Legal Adviser of the USPTO ...

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The power of a good name extends to… legislative bills! from

An article in the Wall Street Journal this week indicates that in recent years members of Congress have paid more attention to creating attractive names and acronyms for legislative bills they sponsor. Every little bit ...

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Google’s PageRank Patent – How Much Would They Pay? from

Over at SEO Roundtable, Barry Schwartz writes:

Some time in 2011 Google’s PageRank patent will become non-exclusive. And then in 2017 the patent will expire completely.

via Google’s PageRank Patent Becomes Non-Exclusive In ...

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Acacia acquires flash memory patent portfolio from

from a news release on January 14, 2011:

Acacia Research Corp. Friday, January 14, 2011 said that its subsidiary acquired a patent portfolio for flash memory technology from a major technology company.

Of itself, Acacia ...

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Apple's US 20110007021: TOUCH AND HOVER SENSING from

The first claim of Apple's published US application 20110007021 states:

A capacitive touch and hover sensing apparatus comprising:

a cover surface;a sensor array substantially adjacent to the cover surface;a touch and hover ...

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Tax reform includes intangibles? from

Today, Treasury Secretary Geithner sits down to talk taxes with corporate CEOs. According to a story in today's Wall Street Journal, intangibles are already on the table:

More-targeted changes have also been floated recently ...

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Formation of Company to Prosecute False Marking Claims does not Manipulate Venue from

The court denied defendants' motion to transfer venue of plaintiff's qui tam false marking action. "Although [plaintiff] was incorporated three days before [it] filed its first false marking suit, [plaintiff] was not formed to ...

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