Patent & IP news for May 2, 2011



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post image Dir. Kappos Brings in New Chief Judge: James D. Smith from

The USPTO has announced a new Chief Administrative Patent Judge to lead the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). James Donald Smith will be leaving his role as Chief IP Counsel for Baxter International ...

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post image It’s Green Patent Night at the San Diego World Affairs Council from

I will be speaking at a San Diego World Affairs Council seminar this Thursday, May 5, 2011.  My presentation is entitled “The Global Green Patent Divide:  Debating the Role of IPRs in International Climate Change ...

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post image Copyright Infringement Claim Against Gillette and EA Sports Should Be an Idea Submission Claim from

San Diego, CA – Ron Voss is suing Gillette and EA Sports for copyright infringement and unfair competition, but judging from the facts of the case, he should have asserted an idea submission or an implied ...

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post image Copyright infringing maps: "remove absolutely everything" from

Several German websites report on an interesting case decided by the District Court of Munich (AG München, case reference 161 C 15642/09 of 31 March 2011). According to the court’s helpful press release ...

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post image Unlike a Virgin: it's an open-and-shut Casey from

... but not like
Always anxious about how the small guys cope in battles against the big guys which, in his opinion, should never be fought, the IPKat was delighted to see the ...

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post image Can Western Multi-Brand Retail Giants Prosper in India? from

It has been 20 years since India reversed its statist focus in favour of an open-market approach. The move from post-independence socialism to a unique form of market economy is surely one of the great ...

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post image Patents and Intellectual Property on Twitter from

Twitter is currently one of the best ways to receive information.  This is especially true of intellectual property and patent news.  While the biggest stories are first posted by large publications, such as The Wall ...

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post image Bled Dry from

5,674,681 & 6,355,425 claim methods to identify hemochromatosis, a genetically vectored blood iron disorder. Owner Billups-Rothenberg sued Associated Regional and University Pathologists (ARUP) and Bio-Rad Laboratories for infringement. The assertion was bled ...

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post image Stem Cells Are Back! Is It All Semantics? from

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has lifted the injunction on federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research. The ban was set last year by a federal judge who said all ...

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Ann Cathcart Chaplin profiled in Minneapolis Star Tribune from

from the article:

Cathcart Chaplin is in charge of nearly 200 litigators for Boston-based Fish & Richardson, the largest intellectual property law firm in the country. It's an appointment she received in late March. The ...

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Area Man’s Show of Pride Stymied by IP Law from

Aaron Thalwitzer Sometimes IP news hits close to home. For me, home is Melbourne, Florida, a beautiful, medium-sized city along Florida’s Space Coast. I have a lot of pride for my city, and so ...

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Another Court Upholds Constitutionality of False Marking Statute from

The court denied defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that the false marking statute was unconstitutional. "[T]the government maintains a sufficient level of control over qui tam actions brought under Section 292 ...

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Sarah Tran on Expediting Green Patents from

The PTO's Green Technology Pilot Program, which expedites review of green patents, "looks far greener than it actually is," argues Sarah Tran (SMU Law) in Expediting Innovation: The Quest for a New Sputnik Moment ...

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WHO Calls For Proposals To Finance R&D For Diseases Affecting Developing World from

A call for proposals was launched today by the World Health Organization expert group in charge of making recommendations on ways to encourage and finance research and development for diseases that mostly affect developing countries ...

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ENG4000 Competition Winners! from

The annual ENG4000 Competition was held on April 21, 2011. The School of Engineering at York University, under the organizational leadership of by Professor G. Zhu, runs the competition.  Teams of fourth-year students competed for ...

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DISH Reaches Favorable TiVo Settlement from

The following is a May 2, 2011 article by Michael Hodel of Morningstar published at the Toronto Star: DISH Network DISH reached a favorable settlement in its long-running legal battle with TiVo TIVO and reported ...

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I recently found, a simple site with a simple purpose: calculating the cost of a phone call with your attorney(s) by the second based on the number of attorneys and the hourly ...

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Federal Circuit Provides New Rules for Post Injunction Contempt Proceedings in TiVo v. EchoStar from

On April 20, 2011, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed down an en banc decision in TiVo, Inc. v. EchoStar Corp. that outlines new rules for contempt proceedings against a new or ...

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WIPO Audit Division Seeks Consultants To Assess IP In Kenya from

The World Intellectual Property Organization Internal Oversight and Audit Division is seeking expressions of interest from consultants to conduct an evaluation and analysis of Kenya’s performance with intellectual property rights during the years 2005 ...

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TiVo, DISH and EchoStar, The $500 Million Patent Settlement from

Just 12 days ago the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its ruling in TiVo v. EchoStar, largely handing TiVo a victory in the epic saga between the two satellite TV ...

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TiVo To Get $500 Million In Patent Settlement from

Rather than incur the wrath of Judge Folsom, Echostar agreed to pay half a billion dollars for rights to use (and continue to use) TiVo’s patented time-warping methods. The past several years represent millions ...

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District Court Dismisses Mylan's Complaint Against FDA Concerning Generic Lipitor from

Mylan Pharms. v. FDA and Ranbaxy Labs., No. 11-566-JEB (D.D.C. 2011) In an Opinion released earlier today, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed Mylan's lawsuit that sought ...

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