Patent & IP news for April 17, 2011

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post image Letter from AmeriKat: From Sea to Shining Sea from

The AmeriKat was travelling again this past week. Irrespective of the past 25 years of frequent flying transatlantic-ally, continentally, transpacific-ally, and more, she is always surprised to find herself in a completely new location after ...

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post image The Patent Cliff: A Coda from

As a coda to today's post, attention is drawn to the attached article here that appeared in Bloomberg News with a by-line date of April 15th ("Drugmakers Posed to Report Biggest Decline Since 2006 ...

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post image Guest post: Multiple litigations regarding 'Thank you' movie from

Suchita Saigal has sent us this very interesting post on the various disputes surrounding the recent Bollywood movie 'Thank You'.

Three Dirty Doggies surrounded by controversy
by Suchita Saigal

Is movie mein action hain, drama ...

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post image What To Do in the Face of a Patent Cliff: A View from Medium Pharma from

Once again, a potential substantial takeover in the pharma business has hit the headlines. And once again, the motivations for the proposed acquisition raise questions about how Big (and Medium) Pharma see the future of ...

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The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Recommendations to the International Trade Commission (ITC): Unsound, Unmeasured, and Unauthoritative from

In March 2011, the FTC issued a Report entitled “The Evolving IP Marketplace: Aligning Patent Notice and Remedies with Competition.” In that report, the FTC recommended that the ITC adopt the view that “only those ...

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Copyright Compulsory Licensing Disputes: Copyright Board lacks Jurisdiction from

In this post, I will cover two decisions that deal with the question of whether the Copyright Board has the power to grant an interim compulsory license based on interim royalty rates.

In this case ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on April 17, 2011 from

Charles Osgood introduced the stories for Sunday Morning on April 17, 2011. These are taxing times. The cover story is by Seth Doane relates to turmoil over taxes, understanding America's tax code. The second ...

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Top 10 Reasons to Take the PLI Patent Bar Review Course from

Effective April 12, 2011, the USPTO has dramatically updated the patent bar examination. As a result, the PLI Patent Bar Review Course has been completely updated – overhauled really. We had already been working on updates ...

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On the accuracy of “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson from

"60 Minutes" on April 17 raises some issues concerning the accuracy of items in “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson.
In response to these allegations of inaccuracy, AP notes in a statement issued Saturday ...

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Facebook is at it Again – Trademark Lawsuit Filed Over “FriendFinder” from

By: Mark R. Malek Although I do not have much information about it yet, a recent article indicated that Facebook has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Friend Finder and Adult Friend Finder.  Apparently, the ...

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IJIEL: Special issue on Space Law and IEL from

I'm happy to announce on behalf of Abhimanyu George Jain, Chief Editor of IJIEL, student of the graduating batch at the NLSIU and a living example of the religious diversity of India, the release ...

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An Interview with Manny Schecter, IBM Chief Patent Counsel from

On April 4, 2011, I had the honor to interview Manny Schecter, the Chief Patent Counsel for IBM Corporation. I met Manny in October 2010 when I did a CLE presentation at IBM's offices ...

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Does Microsoft v. i4i Matter? from

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Microsoft v. i4i Limited Partnership, which examines whether the invalidity defense of 35 U.S.C. § 282 must always be proved by clear and convincing evidence ...

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Federal Circuit In re Jung prima facie rejection from

Recent Federal Circuit decisions

Federal Circuit decides In re Jung and declines to change requirements for a prima facie rejection

In re Jung
No. 2010-1019
(Fed. Cir. Mar. 28, 2011) 

At issue in this case ...

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CSI: Miami's "Paint it black" from

The punch line for the story: the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing, literally.

CSI: Miami gets into "cognitive deficit." Ideopathic memory loss. Finally, the CSIs get to dissociative identity disorder ...

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Protecting the Public Domain: WIPO Study on Copyright and the Public Domain from

Pauline Wong is Assistant Director of IP Osgoode. The WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) has released a “Scoping Study on Copyright and Related Rights and the Public Domain”, prepared by Professor Séverine ...

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VentureLAB: Go-To Innovation Centre for Up-And-Coming York Region Businesses from

ventureLAB, a member of the Ontario Network of Excellence, announces:  A new Regional Innovation Centre has been launched to help up-and-coming York Region companies reach the next level of growth.  Called ventureLAB, the centre – which ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

April 27, 2011 - 27th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar (Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Associations) - New York, NY April 29, 2011 - Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law (John ...

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Microsoft v. i4i Oral Argument - Monday, April 18 from

by Jason Rantanen Tomorrow, Monday April 18th, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Microsoft v. i4i, which presents the question whether proving invalidity requires clear and convincing evidence when the prior art on ...

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More Patent Nonsense from the New York Times from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The New York Times is at it again, proselytizing on its OpEd page about patents and how bad they are. This time the topic is the Supreme Court's upcoming argument ...

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