Patent & IP news for February 23, 2011

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post image District Court Finds False Marking Statute is Unconstitutional from

Unique Product Solutions, Ltd. v. Hy-Grade Valve, Inc. (N.D. Ohio Feb. 23, 2011)

Earlier today, Judge Polster of the Northern District of Ohio found that the false marking statute is unconstitutional under the Take ...

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post image Coulomb and ECOtality Targeted as Sipco Enforcement Expands into EV Charging Systems from

In previous posts here and here, I discussed Atlanta, Georgia, wireless mesh technology company Sipco’s patent infringement suits against utilities and various smart meter and energy management companies. Last month Sipco expanded the scope ...

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post image SNQ Deja Vu from

Not all art submitted to the USPTO will constitute a substantial new question of patentability for ex parte patent reexamination purposes. How are such determinations challenged? Does it make a difference if the SNQ is ...

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post image Visicu Hopes To Resuscitate Its ICU Patents from

2011-1209/10 Cerner Corp. v. Visicu, Inc. W.D. Mo. 04-1033-CV Judge Gary Fenner Cross-appeals from the jury verdict and Judge Fenner’s findings that Visicu’s patents are invalid and not infringed, but also ...

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Recent trademark registrations from

Here is another sampling of recent registrations our clients have received from the USPTO, so readers can see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected [click trademark or logo to open USPTO ...

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Court Sinks Trebor’s Infringement Claims from

2011-1208 Trebor Indus. v. JL Gory, LLC S.D. Fla. 09-60214-CIV Judge William Dimitroulas Plaintiff Trebor appeals from the grant of summary judgment for non-infringement in favor of defendants JL Gory d/b/a The ...

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PCT patent statistics for 2010 from

WIPO has published a press release on PCT patent statistics for 2010. PCT is what many call the World patent. Nearly all large companies, and many medium-sized ones, use the PCT system, and it is ...

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On Wisconsin? from

I find what is happening in the State of Wisconsin right now unsettling. And I don't mean just the protests and counter-protests. And not simply because the move by the Governor to break the ...

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Patent Reformers Favor Corporate Interests Over Inventor’s Rights from

There’s one revision tucked away in S.23 (the Patent Reform Act of 2011) that almost no one is talking about: changes to the procedure for filing without the Inventor’s oath and declaration ...

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Two Minute Drill from

Germany grants injunctions, US debates inducing patent infringement, and patent reform is fast tracked: This morning, IAM Magazine’s Joff Wild is reporting that a German court issued an injunction against Nokia. (Excerpt below the ...

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Inovia to Explore Best Practices at AUTM Annual Meeting from

Justin Simpson, inovia's founder and Australian Patent Attorney, will moderate a panel on 2011 IP trends and best practices at next week’s AUTM 2011 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

While often complicated, costly ...

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Sunyu Mobile Patent Search App from

Need to patent search on the go? Had a thought pop into your head after you’ve settled in to bed and don’t want to leave the warmth under the blanket to enter your ...

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POOF! $1.67B Verdict Overturned by Federal Circuit, Patent Invalidated Over Written Description from

Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc et al v. Abbott Laboratories et al., No. 2010-1144 (Fed. Cir., Feb. 23, 2011) 

In 2009, Johnson & Johnson's biotech unit Centocor was awarded a $1.67B damages award for infringement ...

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IiNet still wins from

Appeal dismissed: Roadshow Films Pty Limited v iiNet Limited [2011] FCAFC 23 SMH report However, Jagot J dissented and Emmett J warned: Even though the Copyright Owners are not entitled to the relief claimed in ...

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