Patent & IP news for March 2, 2011

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post image Article One Featured Researcher: Nitin Agarwal from

Pursuing a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication from the Indian Institute of Technology, Nitin Agarwal is this week’s Featured Researcher. First learning about Article One online, Nitin, a native of India, decided ...

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Patent reform bill – will it hurt small businesses? from

Congress is reviewing a patent reform bill this week.  According to this Wall Street Journal article, “The bill, a bi-partisan effort sponsored by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) and Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) and Chuck ...

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Convergence Review: Let the bun fight(s) begin from

Over at Lawfont, Sarah reports that the terms of the Convergence Review have been announced. This is not just about ‘regulatory’ matters. From the preamble: …. At the same time, the globalising effect of the internet ...

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Mothers of Invention event at the British Library from

The British Library is hosting the Mothers of Invention event on the 16 March. This is one of our evening "Inspiring Entrepreneurs" series, and I hope to attend it, as I have many others. It ...

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Banks Buy Another Patent Reform Amendment from

Yesterday, the Senate made further modifications to S.23, now called America Invents Act, which present a slight gain from what the bill originally represented. Unfortunately, the insidious and problematic ‘first-to-file’ provisions remain, and yet ...

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By now, Google has put in reexamination requests for all seven Oracle patents-in-suit from

In mid-February Google filed reexamination requests with the US Patent & Trademark Office for five of Oracle's seven patents-in-suit. Scott Daniels, an experienced patent litigator and partner of the law firm of Westerman Hattori Daniels ...

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Dreyfuss & Evans: Bilski and Gene Patents from

Does Bilski bar patents on genetic diagnostics? All the Justices in Bilski agreed that patents may not "preempt" (or "pre-empt") something, but what does "preempt" mean? Is a gene patent that can't be designed ...

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Sony’s Playstation 3 stopped at the European Border from

The ultimate weapon for a patent strategy is the injunction. Patents are negative rights which means that at the end of the day a patent holder can stop another company from selling, using, offering for ...

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Computer Software Patents in the US from

“To patent or not to patent” was the question that the US Supreme Court faced back last year when reviewing the so-called Bilski case. The Court has started to hear a number of patent cases ...

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Patent Reform Act moves closer to passage in Senate from

On Tuesday, the Senate moved closer towards an agreement to overhaul the federal patent system, adopting a manager's amendment (Patent Reform Bill S.23) offered by Judiciary Chairman Leahy (D-VT) by a 97-2 vote ...

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New study: Global patent filing trends from

A new study reports that U.S. companies trimmed their foreign patent filings in 2010, and they also changed the countries in which they typically file. inovia LLC, a provider of foreign patent filing platforms ...

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Mistake #7.5 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 finish my discussion of Mistake #7: Using attorney argument when evidence is ...

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