Patent & IP news for May 8, 2011

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post image India's phoney wars are here to stay from

This post covers the basic background of telecom patent litigation and gives reasons why there is so much patent litigation across the globe in this specific domain.  It provides a difference between essential and non-essential ...

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post image BGH on the use of a well-known car maker’s trade mark in advertisements for a garage business from

The German Federal Supreme Court’s (Bundesgerichsthof, “BGH") First Civil Senate on 14 April 2011 (case reference: I ZR 33/10) had to decide on a case concerning the use of a well-known car maker ...

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post image GPB Makes Lexis Top 50 Environmental & Climate Change Blogs from

I am very pleased to announce that Green Patent Blog has been selected as one of the top 50 environmental law and climate change blogs by the LexisNexis Environmental Law & Climate Change Community. It was ...

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"the copyright of patents" from

The Republic of Columbus, Indiana talked about intellectual property at Purdue generally and about the "World Intellectual Property Day":

To hammer that point home, the World Intellectual Property Organization held its 11th annual World Intellectual ...

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Patent marking winner: "I was not victorious in a sense, because it cost me $80,000" from

Sal Herman of Hold Up Suspender won his patent marking case, but he considers the case a holdup:

"I was not victorious in a sense, because it cost me $80,000. My wife calls it ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on May 8, 2011 from

Charles Osgood introduced the stories for May 8. He began with: Happy Mother's Day Mom. The first discussion was about the Bin Laden videos. The cover story was by Jim Axelrod on "happiness," titled ...

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One Grave Problem: Counterfeiting, Piracy and IP Theft from

Criminals are finding that the penalties for intellectual property crimes pale in comparison to the penalties they would receive for trafficking drugs and engaging in other illicit activities. At the same time, the profit margin ...

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Dish Network – The new black box? from

Scott Nyman Do you remember the cable descramblers from years ago that people used to gain access to premium channels that have been scrambled by the cable providers? We never had one in the house ...

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Malpractice: Failure to Thoroughly Advise in Settlement Negotiations from

Viking Corp. v. Van Dyke Gardner (Mich. Ap. Ct. 2011) (VikingMalpracticeOpinion.pdf) First Lawsuit & Settlement: In 2003, Viking and several other fire sprinkler manufacturers were sued for infringing Central Sprinkler's patent rights. In 2005 ...

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"60 Minutes" on May 8: Obama on Bin Laden from

Osama bin Laden changed America. In "Killing bin Laden: the President's Story," Steve Croft gives his Wednesday interview with President Obama. This was circumstantial evidence that he (bin Laden) was going to be there ...

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Small application, streamlined track: copyright licences hit the fast lane from

The first decision on the small applications track in the UK's newly-streamlined Copyright Tribunal was handed down on 3 May 2011 in Archive Media Publishing Ltd v MCPS. The dispute involved the operation of ...

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Collective IP Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The 18th Session of the IGC at WIPO from

Amelia Manera is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. The concept of collective rights of Indigenous Peoples with regards to intellectual property rights is just one of the topics under discussion at the ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

May 18-19, 2011 - Forum on Freedom to Operate (C5) - Munich, Germany May 23-25, 2011 - 6th International Judges Conference on Intellectual Property Law (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - Brussels, Belgium June 2, 2011 - EPO Opposition & Appeals -- 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. Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. et al. v. West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp. 3:11-cv-02276; filed April 21, 2011 in ...

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