Patent & IP news for February 21, 2011

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post image High Life loyalty scheme: the sky's the limit for damages? from

In "Lawsuit Claims Miller High Life Loyalty Program Infringes Patent", Techdirt features the news that Carlson Marketing Worldwide is suing beermaker MillerCoors over the latter's "Miller High Life Extras Loyalty Program." The US patent ...

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post image PCC 17: Victims of their own success? from

The PatLit PCC Series, kindly supplied by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), seeks to explain how litigation works in the recently-revamped |Patents County Court (PCC) for England and Wales.  In this episode, the ...

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post image Half a million PCC damages cap likely from 14 June from

The PatLit weblog has learned today that the United Kingdom's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published the Government Response to its consultation on limiting the value of claims heard in the Patents County Court ...

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DGTEK v Digiteck II from

For DGTEK v Digiteck I, see here. Non-use Lander J considered that the goods covered by Hills’ registration should be limited as a result of non-use for the statutory period of 3 continuous years under ...

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The world of Disney from

Today I begin a family vacation to Disney World® in Orlando. Of course, I am looking forward to vacation and to watching my children experience Disney World for the first time. But I hope to ...

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John Golden: Innovation Dynamics from

Can fluid mechanics aid our understanding of how patents promote (or impede) innovation? This is the premise of a recent article, Innovation Dynamics, Patents, and Dynamic-Elasticity Tests for the Promotion of Progress (Harv. J.L ...

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Bayer Appeals Claim Construction from

2011-1207 Bayer Healthcare v. Centocor Ortho Biotech D. Mass. 09-cv-113620 Judge F Dennis Saylor IV Bayer appeals from a stipulated judgment of non-infringement following Judge Saylor’s claim construction of U.S. 5,654,407 ...

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Book review: “Rules of Patent Drafting” by Joseph E. Root from

Once upon a time, reading old patents was a major part of the training process for new patent attorneys and agents.  Today, new practitioners who learn the ropes in that manner risk several mistakes.  These ...

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