Patent & IP news for January 27, 2011

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post image How to Investigate Patent Information on Google: A Case Study from

Last week I profiled how to use Google Scholar to research legal opinions. This week I’ll show how I used Google Scholar (in conjunction with Google Patents) to do some practical research using the ...

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post image On my way to “Keep Austin Weird” from

Weather permitted, I’ll be flying out this morning to Austin, Texas to participate in the Cyberspace Institute of the American Bar Association Business Law Section. I’ll be speaking on Friday morning on Trademark ...

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Claim Construction and the Microsoft Computer Dictionary from

Have you ever wondered if Microsoft’s computer dictionary has been used against it in patent litigation to construe patent claim terms?  Apparently, at the district court level in Uniloc v. Microsoft an argument was ...

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Compulsory License for Patented Seeds? from

Congresswoman Kaptur (D-Ohio) renewed her efforts to allow farmers to harvest and replant seeds obtained from plants derived from patented seeds, by introducing the Seed Availability and Competition Act of 2011 (H.R. 307). Agricultural ...

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Mistake #6 when arguing at the BPAI: Arguing the TSM test for obviousness from

This post continues with my series of "Top 10 Mistakes in Arguing on Appeal to the BPAI." Today I'll discuss Mistake #6: Arguing the Teaching, Suggestion or Motivation test for obviousness.

More than three ...

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A “Polite Request” For One Billion Dollars – Analysis Of A Pro Se Patent Infringement Complaint from

Samy Gharb is on a mission.  Since November, he has been suing for infringement of his patent (USP 6,552,654) relating to mobile phones and security.  Most recently, he sued Rockwell Automation, along with ...

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CAFC Note on Incorporating Information By Reference from

Fifth Generation Computer Corp. v. IBM, No. 2010-1201 (Fed. Cir., January 26, 2011) (nonprecedential)

On appeal, 5th Generation and IBM tussled over the the construction of the term "root bus controller" in a patent directed ...

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Dun & Bradstreet and the intangible of reputation from

Here is an interesting tidbit from BusinessWeek about the future plans for D&B;. The credit reporting part of the business has been spun off as Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. The CEO, Jeff Stibel, want ...

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Changing nature of innovation - business executive's view from

The GE Global Innovation Barometer 2011 - a survey of business executives - is out with some interesting findings:

The "GE Global Innovation Barometer" found that 95 percent of respondents believe innovation is the main lever for ...

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USPTO to Expand Work Sharing with Australia and Finland from

The United States Patent Office (USPTO) and IP Australia (IPAU) recently extended the existing Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program between the two offices.  Originally scheduled to expire this year, this agreement extends the PPH program ...

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Stop Me If You’ve Heard This Before…There’s a Patent Reform Act of 2011 from

Senators Patrick Leahy, Orrin Hatch, and Chuck Grassley introduced The Patent Reform Act of 2011, which has been placed on the Judiciary Committee’s agenda for their first executive business meeting. The provisions and language ...

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100 years of innovation and 100k+ patents: IBM from

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Is it possible for an old technology company to put together what is essentially a 13-minute commercial describing their contributions to society and make it compelling and engrossing? Yes ...

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USPTO Backlog and President Obama’s Call For Innovation. from

This recent article by Paula Reid, CBS Evening News Online Contributor, highlights the backlog in patent applications at the USPTO relative to the recent State of the Union speech.

In his State of the Union ...

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