Patent & IP news for January 23, 2011

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post image Don’t Steal My Avatar! Challenges of Social Networking Patents from

What do you think of my jumping buddy over there?  Pretty cool, huh?  Let’s call him “George”.

George is just one example of the enormous number of inventions being made to serve our newly ...

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post image Reissue Patent Pendency from

The reissue process has continued to rise in popularity. At the same time, the process has continued to remain slow — with an average reissue pendency of just under 5 years.

A patent holder can initiate ...

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Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights Workshop at CIPRS from

SpicyIP is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for students interested in IP to participate in the first annual workshop on Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights, organised by the Inter-University Centre for IPR studies in association ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on January 23, 2010 from

Charles Osgood introduced the stories for January 23, 2010. School children studied the 3Rs. Tracey Smith : singing off. on penmanship. Second was "Jan's Story," on early onset Alzeimher's (recycled). Third, was Mo Rocca ...

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ACTA Inconsistent With European Law, Legal Experts Say from

The recently completed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is not fully consistent with European Union law and goes beyond international law in some of its aspects, concluded a group of intellectual property law experts from universities ...

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Kappos on patent application backlog before Innovation Alliance on 21 Jan 2011 from

David Kappos before Innovation Alliance on January 21: "As our country seeks to regain the 8 million jobs lost during the recent recession, the USPTO is a great place to start. Countless inventions that can ...

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"How will this play in the polls?" from

Bob Schieffer concluded "Face the Nation" on January 23, 2011 with some remarks on Obama's Tucson speech. "How will this play in polls?" is the usual question, but the better one is how it ...

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Teva and AstraZeneca's EP patent on Seroquel from

Reuters reports: Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched a High Court action in London to revoke the European patent for Seroquel, an anti-depressant [used in cases of schizophrenia and bipolar] developed by AstraZeneca

The ...

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Android device makers distribute Oracle code online (Motorola, LG, Samsung) from

In the previous post I talked about 43 files that Oracle might present to the court as examples of copyright-infringing material in the Android codebase, in addition to the example shown in Exhibit J to ...

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Fair Dealing Fine-Tuned: Artmob Pilots New Initiative from

Mark Kohras is a J.D. candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On 13 January 2011 , the Artmob research project hosted a demonstration of the beta version of their software. Members of the IP Osgoode ...

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Federal Circuit joint infringement Akamai v. Limelight from

Blog posts on Federal Circuit's joint infringement opinion Akamai v. Limelight
Direct infringement generally requires a single infringer, though joint infringement is a theoretical possibility. Joint infringement has always been a tough theory to ...

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