Patent & IP news for April 3, 2011

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post image Confidentiality Cancer from

Sanofi-Aventis sued Sun Pharmaceutical for its generic mimic of a cancer treatment drug, oxaliplatin. They supposedly settled, with a complex license agreement. But then it got complicated. And discreet. Too discreet. The ghost of Richard ...

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Heidi Williams: IP on Genes from

How does intellectual property protection for human genes influence the development of products based on these genes? A few weeks ago, Heidi Williams (NBER fellow and incoming MIT econ prof) presented to the Yale Law ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on April 3, 2011 from

Charles Osgood previewed the stories on Sunday Morning for April 3, 2011. The Labor Dept. reported on Friday +216,000 jobs. The cover story by Tracey Smith is on hard core unemployment. The tough job ...

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CIPO: Keep up your IP Data Management System from

Running a Corporate IP Department There are a range of systems available to help manage the running of any Corporate IP Department and to help the IP personnel and others involved in the IP processes ...

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KV Pharma's Makena ( 17P ) from

The litigationandtrial blog gives some background on the Makena (17P) mess. One sees that patent rights on the composition had long expired and that an off-label use was involved.

Various medical researchers suspected that 17P ...

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Tactical IP from

By Scott Nyman Almost everybody has heard the term “patent pending,” but a good majority of people do not know exactly what that term entails. So what exactly does “patent pending” mean? Once a patent ...

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"60 Minutes" on April 3, 2011 from

The first preview was about "mortgage lines." Scott Pelley reported on some fast dealing by banks in mortgage foreclosures. The second preview was about gospel singing.

"The Next Housing Shock" was about the huge number ...

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Salt Lake Tribune on DoJ position in Myriad appeal to CAFC from

The Salt Lake Tribune writes of the DoJ brief in Myriad:

In its brief, the Justice Department argues that the judge correctly held “that genomic DNA that has merely been isolated from the human body ...

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World Health Day 2011: Thoughts on Drug Resistance and Health Privacy from

Matt Lonsdale is a JD candidate at Dalhousie University. April 7th, 2011, will be the 11th annual World Health Day. This year the World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging organizations to host events focusing on ...

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Blog Posts with Interesting Questions from

Blog Posts that pose obscure but interesting questions:

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America Invents Act Will Increase Patent Application Backlog and Will Not Encourage Innovation or Job Creation! from

This is a Press Release from American Innovators for Patent Reform and Eight Other Organizations Send Letter to Congress Stating Objections to House Version of America Invents Act:   New York, N.Y. − April 1, 2011 ...

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The ARCEP, Skype and National Security from

Giovanni Maria Riccio is an IP Osgoode research affiliate, a professor of private comparative law at the University of Salerno, and an associate at Mazzetti Rossi e Associate. According to a recent post of a ...

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Supreme Court Patent Case of the Week: Keplinger v. De Young (1825) from

23 U.S. 358 (1825) 10 Wheat. 358 KEPLINGER v. DE YOUNG. Supreme Court of United States. 359*359 This cause was argued by Mr. Webster and Mr. Sergeant, for the plaintiff, and by the ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

April 5-6, 2011 - International Patent Forum 2011 (Managing Intellectual Property) - London, UK April 6-9, 2011 - 26th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference (American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law) - Arlington, VA April 7, 2011 - "The ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Senju Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. et al. v. Lupin Ltd. et al. 1:11-cv-00271; filed March 31 ...

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