Patent & IP news for February 17, 2011

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post image An open approach to IP risks from

A posting back in June 2010 flagged a detailed disclaimer in a press release from the parent company of Cambridge nanotech company Owlstone. As noted by one commentator, “the depressing thing is that companies need ...

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post image IAM Magazine Interview with Marshall Phelps, Article One Board Member from

Intellectual Asset Magazine’s Joff Wild recently interviewed Marshall Phelps, a member of the Article One Partners board of directors.  Phelps also works with IP Capital and PWC, but is best known for his past ...

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post image WIPO ADR survey addresses some patent litigators' interests too from

Who's talking about patent disputes? Some
people are even arguing over how to
complete the WIPO online survey
PatLit received this email from WIPO yesterday.  Its contents are self-explanatory.  If you are involved in ...

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Wednesday Shorts - Patents and Politics from

Patent Reform Now Part of Snappy-Sounding Agenda - as part of a rebranding strategy, patent reform is being packaged in the Senate as part of a larger "competitiveness agenda" (or "innovation agenda," depending who you ask ...

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The rise of the machines from

The big story in technology today is that IBM's Watson computer beat two human champions on Jeopardy last night (see NY Times story and analysis, and WSJ story and analysis). The upshot of this ...

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California rules that retailers may not record ZIP codes for credit card transactions; new lawsuits follow from

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that ZIP codes are “personal identification information” under the state’s credit card consumer protection statute.  Accordingly, the Court ruled retailers may not collect and record ZIP codes from ...

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Google asks patent office to reexamine four Oracle patents and wants copyright infringement claims dismissed immediately from

Through an eWEEK article I just became aware of a patent law firm's reexamination alert, according to which Google asked the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) to reexamine four of the seven Java-related patents ...

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Overall PCT Filings Rebound - WIPO Releases 2010 Data from

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently released its 2010 filing statistics and the numbers reflect a slight increase in patent filings compared to those filed in 2009

2009 was a low point for international ...

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Gear Grinder #2: Complaints in the Patent World from

Introductory Note: Welcome back to “Gear Grinder with Danny Rooney,” our newest blog series. We aim to bring this series to you on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Click here for the ...

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Fighting Over Green Patents: How To Appease China & India Without Hurting U.S. Business from

Tomorrow at the Yale Climate & Energy Congress Symposium, I will be presenting on a Comment I published in the Yale Law Journal last May: Addressing the Green Patent Global Deadlock Through Bayh-Dole Reform. (I also ...

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BPAI Examiner overreach limitation anticipation "thermally conductive" from

BPAI says "all materials are thermally conductive" isn't enough to show that POSITA understands the reference as having that characteristic

Takeaway: The Applicant appealed an application directed to semiconductor manufacturing techniques involving plasma. The ...

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