Patent & IP news for May 3, 2011

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post image Patents and Intellectual Property on Facebook from

Yesterday, we posted a list of some of our favorite profiles on Twitter.  They included great sources for news, blog articles, and opinion.  The other media source that comes to mind for this type of ...

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post image Taking a view: where Germans and Spanish both go from

The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) has happily announced that trade marks from the French national offices have now been added to the TMview search tool -- the new tool which provides free ...

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After several hours of listening to Lady Gaga,
some Kats are subject to personality changes ...
Within the context of third party liability and the extent, if any, to which internet service providers and hosts should ...

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USPTO Proposes Changes to Streamline Reexamination Proceedings from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice in the Federal Register (76 Fed. Reg. 22854) proposing a number of changes to ex parte and inter partes reexamination ...

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ArQule Challenges Holiday Deduction From Patent Term Adjustment from

In an action that has advanced to the summary judgment stage, ArQule, Inc. is challenging the PTO's practice of charging "applicant delay" when a response is filed on the next business day after a ...

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LG subsidiary Zenith files new ITC complaint and lawsuit against Sony in wider dispute involving 50 patents from

Compared to Apple's huge patent wars with Nokia and more recently with Samsung, the ever-widening Korean-Japanese dispute between LG and Sony gets less attention except on a few occasions such as Sony's ITC ...

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Consumer Survey Evidence Not Tied to Purported Advantages of Patented Invention Must be Excluded from

The court granted defendants' motion to exclude expert testimony on consumer surveys that "quantify the estimated value of consumer preference for internal antennas in cell phones." "While Plaintiff claims that its experts contend that the ...

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RPX IPO Wednesday; Own A Piece Of Patent Monetization For $16 from

This Wednesday, patent aggregator RPX will begin trading on NASDAQ this Wednesday.  Seeking Alpha is reporting that the stock will be priced sometime this evening, but the company’s proposed price values the business at ...

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The Future of Patent Translations: Human or Machine? from

The EPO recently partnered with Google to offer free machine translation of patents into multiple languages on espacenet.  According to an EPO news release from March 24, 2011, “the EPO will use Google Translate technology ...

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EU Announces €600M Euro Plan For ‘Internet Of The Future’ from

With the internet moving beyond connected computers to a new world of mobile-connected machines and objects, it is time to make the internet more capable of handling future data-streams, with increased accuracy, resiliency, and safety ...

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Billups-Rothenberg v. ARUP: Don't File Too Early...Or Too Late from

By Jason Rantanen Billups-Rothenberg, Inc. v. Associated Regional and University Pathologists, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2011) Download 10-1401 Panel: Gajarsa (author), Linn, and Moore Billups is a classic example of the difficulties companies face when engaging ...

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Federal Election 2011: Innovation and Canada’s Future from

Giuseppina D’Agostino is the Director and Founder of IP Osgoode, and a Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. In the Canadian Federal Election yesterday, Canadians voted for change in Ottawa.  Stephen Harper as Prime ...

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USIBC lobbies extensively with the Indian Govt. for increased IP protection from

In an interesting document published on its website, available over here, the U.S. India Business Council (USIBC), a business advocacy organization, has described in detail its lobbying efforts with officials of the Government of ...

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How to launch a slogan: Experience is our trademark. Trademark is our experience from

Our firm recently launched a slogan: Experience is our trademark. Trademark is our experience.SM Since we are constantly working with clients to launch new product names, brands, logos and slogans, it is always a ...

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Patent Drafting: Language Difficulties, Open Mouth Insert Foot from

What I refer to as "experimental language" either explicitly or implicitly suggests that further experimentation is or will be necessary in order to: (1) realize or perfect the invention; or (2) realize or perfect an ...

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Nortel Moves Closer to Selling Patent Portfolio to Google from

The following is excerpted from a May 2, 2011 article by Josh Long published at vision2mobile: Bankrupt Nortel Networks Limited has moved closer to selling its vast portfolio of patents and patent applications. The company ...

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Consumers’ Rights Still Not On Equal Footing With Copyright Owners’, Study Finds from

The newly published third annual Consumers International IP Watchlist shows that most countries offer weak support for consumer interests in access to knowledge and the global copyright system seems ill-equipped to respond to the new ...

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Is RPX Starving Or Feeding Patent Owners? from

Nathan Vardi at Forbes says that RPX’s business is “trying to slay the monster they helped create.” (See RPX IPO Helps Slay Patent Trolls – Nathan Vardi – The Jungle – Forbes.)  The “they helped create” part ...

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Tyson Tattoo Artist Sues for Copyright Infringement from

By: Mark R. Malek In a story that caught my eye, Mike Tyson’s tattoo artist has sued the producers of The Hangover II for copyright infringement.  Before you get any bright ideas – no, we ...

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The Invention of Everything Else from

The Invention of Everything Else, by Samantha Hunt

LoTempio Law Blog Book Review

About the book 

The Invention of Everything Else brings us back to the early 1940's, when Nikola Tesla was living ...

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Changing the Channel from

Cornered for patent infringement, Echostar dropped dime. Big-time dime: $500 million. TiVo settled its suit against EchoStar/Dish Network for a $300 million gratuity now, with another $200 million payable on an installment plan. EchoStar ...

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Impermissible Recapture Rule Curtails Potential for Broadening Reissue from

by Dennis Crouch In re Mostafazadeh (Fed. Cir. 2011) In 2001, National Semiconductor filed a broadening reissue request for its Patent No. 6,034,423 that had issued the year prior. The invention itself is ...

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Protective Orders Put at Risk by New Bill from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Lost in all the hubbub over the America Invents Act (S. 23 and H.R. 1249, collectively "the patent reform bill"), Congress is considering another pair of bills (one in each ...

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