Patent & IP news for February 7, 2011

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post image Miasolé Fingered in Interconnect Patent Suit from

MiaSolé, a Santa Clara, California, thin-film photovoltaic (PV) company, has been hit with a patent infringement suit involving a patent relating to interconnection structures for PV cells. The complaint, brought by a company called Solannex ...

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post image PCC Page 15: How secret is my technology? from

In this, the 15th in the series of Patents County Court (PCC) Pages, we continue the saga of the litigation between Cautious Co and its arch foe IPOff Ltd, which Cautious accuses of infringing various ...

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The I love NY logo from

The Daily Telegraph on the 5 February had an interesting article on the history of the now iconic logo shown below. It was designed by Milton Glaser for back in 1977. A torn envelope showing ...

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Update: Trademark ‘bullies’ or ‘litigation tactics’ study from

Here is a roundup of recent items related to the USPTO’s study of trademark litigation tactics (‘bullies’): Comments to the USPTO regarding “Trademark Litigation Tactics” are due today, February 7. See USPTO request for ...

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USPTO proposes fast track patent examination for $4000 fee from

Last week, the USPTO published a proposed rule that will allow applicants to speed up the patent examination process in exchange for a substantial fee.  Published in the February 4, 2011 edition edition of the ...

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Spending Spree In Place Post RPX IPO? from

More news about the RPX IPO, as it bidder identities continue to leak from the Nortel patent auction process. (Previous coverage of RPX IPO). RPX may be poised for a spending spree, as the Wall ...

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Consultation on online patent document inspection from

The European Patent Office has a free site where details on correspondence relating to published patent specifications can be looked at by anyone. The UK's Intellectual Property Office wants to...

(From Steve van Dulken ...

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Investing in R&D - two tacks from

It would be easy to take a superficial read of this recent Wall Street Journal story about Pfizer versus Merck. Pfizer's new CEO announces he will cut R&D; spending and the stock goes ...

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New EPO Disclosure Requirements in Effect from

Our good friends at Kilburn & Strode informed us of a recent change to Rule 141 EPC affecting the disclosure of earlier search results conducted in connection with related applications. 

Prior to the rule change, Rule ...

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Barney & Collins-Chase: Empirical Analysis of District Court Claim Construction from

Patent practitioners James R. Barney and Charles T. Collins-Chase have analyzed 211 district court Markman decisions (encompassing 1858 disputed constructions) for their new article, An Empirical Analysis of District Court Claim Construction Decisions, January to ...

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