Patent & IP news for April 23, 2011

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post image Can Post Grant Review Enhance Patent Quality? from

We have all heard about the new post grant review (PGR) aspect of the patent reform legislation.  It is supposed to provide a mechanism for review of the patent initiated in the first year of ...

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post image Patented Bloat from

5,411,474 has bloat down to a science. "To create more working space during laparoscopic procedures, surgeons inflate the abdominal cavity with gas... The claimed apparatus aims to deliver gas 'within 2°C of ...

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post image Not Fruitful from

John Larry Sanders got a couple fertilizer patents. 6,210,459, asserted against Mosaic and Cargill, is child of 6,132,485. Oddly, in two seperate instances, different claim terms were construed to be the ...

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post image Something rotten in the Copyright Office? from

Over the last year we have been filing multiple applications under the Right to Information Act, 2005 with several Central Government Ministries. Some of the Central Government ministries like the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Department ...

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Conference on Accelerating IP and Innovation in South Africa from

As Nelson Mandela wisely said: "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." IP specialists and creators are among the brightest people in commerce, and we all know innovation is the ...

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Proterro’s Kasdin at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference from

Biofuels Digest on Proterro’s Kasdin at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference :

For example, take Proterro’s cyanobacteria, which naturally detects an increase in the salt concentration in water – such as those evolutionary moments when ...

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Good evening, Baltimore... from

There are a variety of reports on a customer being beaten at a McDonalds in Rosedale, Maryland, near Baltimore, on April 18, 2011 around 8pm. Various internet postings put different "spins" on the incident. One ...

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IP Securitization – the case for Belgium from

In the rapidly changing economy of today, the tangible property of a company is becoming less important than an intangible property which is very often a company’s most important, if not the only, valuable ...

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Plagiarism costs New Hampshire lawyer from

See the 23 April 2011 story by Maddie Hanna in the Concord Monitor.

An unsuccessful argument by the attorney was that -- "rewriting" articles "was a widely approved practice." --.

And the usual "gotcha"--> "Even typographical errors ...

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Samsung sues Apple, its number #2 customer! from

A week after Apple sued Samsung, Samsung, on 22 April 2011, sued Apple. But Apple is supposedly Samsung's number two customer!

In addition to a suit in ND Ca, Samsung has also filed infringement ...

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“I AGREE”: Informed Consent and the Ethics of Third Party Access to Game Player Data from

Suzanne de Castell is the Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. How many users out there would click “I Agree” to play an online game if the ...

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World Intellectual Property Day 2011 from

Mark Kohras is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. This Tuesday, April 26th marks the 11th annual World Intellectual Property Day. The observance day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO ...

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IPBiz from

Over at ReexamLink , one might get the idea that post-grant review is some kind of exercise for the benefit of prosecutors and litigators:

If you are a prosecutor, think of all of the time and ...

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Swatch Slips Up in Trademark Battle from

Aaron Thalwitzer Swiss watchmaker Swatch AG has sued in Federal court to prevent a Louisiana company from trademarking its line of ‘Swap’ watches. Swatch is seeking review of a final decision made by the Trademark ...

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