Patent & IP news for February 14, 2011

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post image BP-DuPont Biofuels JV Takes Gevo to Court from

Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Butamax) is a Delaware-based joint venture between BP and DuPont formed in 2009 to develop biobutanol.  Biobutanol is an advanced biofuel which has some important advantages over ethanol, including an energy content ...

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post image USPTO Utility Patent Application Process Resource from

Utility Patent Application Process | USPTO Resource The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides an informative webpage which details the “Process for Obtaining a Utility Patent.” Although the reader is encouraged to visit the ...

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post image Royalty-free MPEG video coding standard ups the ante for Google's WebM/VP8 from

Amid all the debate whether Google's WebM video codec VP8 is truly patent-unencumbered and a valid alternative to the market-leading video codec (AVC/H.264), a very interesting project nearly went unnoticed: the development ...

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Wild Geese survive Wild Turkey attack from

Anita Brown, over at IPanz, reports on Cowdrey J’s exercise of discretion to leave the Wild Geese trade mark for whiskey on the Registrar, even though non-use throughout the relevant statutory period was proved ...

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New plastics design competition from

The My Plastic Idea site has launched its Design Competition 2011. Entrants must use polypropylene in their designs. There are three categories: product, packaging and POS or promotional incentive....

(From Steve van Dulken's Patents ...

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TPAC Quarterly Meeting Summary – February 2011 from

Last Friday, February 11,  I attended the quarterly public meeting of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee at the USPTO’s main campus. The following is a summary of key points discussed: Three new appointments to ...

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3D printing inventions from

The Economist's 12 February issue has coverage (pages 75-77) of 3D printing and how it is changing manufacturing. Perhaps seven years ago I visited the East London Inventors Club and saw a machine...

(From ...

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New Examination Guidelines for Definiteness and Functional Language from

The PTO has released new Examination Guidelines for Definiteness under 112 Second and for "Computer Implemented Functional Claim Limitations." You can find the Guidelines here.

PharmaPatents blog has a summary of the guidelines here, along ...

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Empirical Study on Willfulness Post-Seagate - The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same from

When the In re Seagate decision was issued by the Federal Circuit in 2007, the court set a higher threshold for demonstrating willful infringement in patent cases and introduced a two-part test for willfulness:
[T ...

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Is Patent Aggregation A Good Investment For The Shareholder? Analyzing the RPX IPO from

Continuing in my series of articles about the RPX IPO, I finally had some time to take a look at the audited financials, attached to the S-1. I was curious how a company that spent ...

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President's FY2012 budget proposal from

Today is budget day in Washington, when the administration releases the President's FY 2012 budget proposal. I stress proposal since it is the Congress that finally allocated the funds. And that is still a ...

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PCT National Phase Entry into India from

As one of the "BRIC" countries (the others being Brazil, Russia and China), India has experienced positive changes in both its market size and technological capabilities in recent years.  Consequently, foreign patent applications filed in ...

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Keith Richard’s Bio Details Lost Rights to Early Works from

Stones’ Costly Music (Biz) Lesson I just finished the Keith Richards’ bio, Life, and am wondering how my sailing buddy Paul, a road manager and advance man for such groups as the Rolling Stones, Beatles ...

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Mistake #7 when arguing at the BPAI: Using attorney argument when evidence is required from

This post continues with my series of "Top 10 Mistakes in Arguing on Appeal to the BPAI." (Complete list here.) Today I'll discuss Mistake #7: Using attorney argument when evidence is required.

The MPEP ...

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