Patent & IP news for May 15, 2011

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post image Pilot Error: Sarah Tran Critiques the USPTO Green Tech Pilot Program from

In a new article, Sarah Tran, a professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law, provides the first (to my knowledge) academic review and critique of the USPTO’s Green Technology Pilot Program (GTPP). Entitled ...

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post image Louis Vuitton vs. Nadja Plesner: Court lifts ex parte injunction against the artist from

The IPKat has reported briefly on the latest verdict in the dispute between Louis Vuitton and the artist Nadja Plesner over the incorporation of a Community design-protected pattern owned by Louis Vuitton into a painting ...

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Dick Moves: Disney Trademarks “Seal Team 6″ from

Aaron Thalwitzer In a move that cannot end well, Walt Disney Company has trademarked “Seal Team 6”, a/k/a the Navy Seal team that killed Osama Bin Laden. The bad press is imminent, and ...

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New EU-Industry Agreement Against Counterfeits from

The European Commission recently signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at boosting cooperation between rights holders and internet platforms in the fight against counterfeit products sold online. Related Articles:

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CBS Sunday Morning on May 15, 2011 from

Charles Osgood introduced the stories beginning with a feeling of "been there before." Do we learn from past lives? Susan Spencer to give the cover story on reincarnation, in "second time around." The 2nd story ...

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Happy 5th Anniversary: The Impact of eBay v. MercExchange from

Since the Supreme Court's decision in eBay v. MercExchange there have been 131 cases where a permanent injunction has issued and 43 cases where a permanent injunction has been denied. Some have tried to ...

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Sounding The Alarm: Return Of US Legislation Against Global “Rogue” Websites from

Intellectual property rights holders, access to knowledge proponents, presumably online scam artists, and possibly governments and international organisations interested in internet governance heard the call of the introduction this week of the “Protect IP Act ...

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GIPI3: how do you rate? from

Recently this Kat was fortunate to attend the launch of the Third Report of the General Intellectual Property Index (GIPI) at the London office of European law firm Taylor Wessing. After a ...

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Another case study in trademark mismanagement: Google Chrome from

Google this week unveiled a plan to sell and rent laptops. Sound like a great idea in my opinion as it promotes their browser/OS and promotes their vision of a cloud based world with ...

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Sovereign Citizens on "60 Minutes" from

The story of Jerry Kane, began the "sovereign citizen" segment on "60 Minutes" on May 15, 2011

On May 20, 2010, Kane was pulled over on I-40 in Arkansas. The son Joe shot two officers ...

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Elections, Media, and Breaking the Law from

Jeffrey O’Brien is a JD candidate at the University of Alberta. On election day many voters discussed results before the polls closed, but broadcasting such conversations to the public would violate s. 329 of ...

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WIPO Reports on Draft Treaties on Audiovisual Performances and on Broadcasting Organizations from

Pauline Wong is the Assistant Director of IP Osgoode. The Chair of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights of the WIPO recently issued reports on two copyright treaties that are currently being negotiated ...

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Feminists@law: A New Open Access Journal of Feminist Legal Scholarship from

feminists@law is a new, peer-reviewed, online, open access journal of feminist legal scholarship. All are invited to visit the website at and to pass it ...

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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. Elan Corp. et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. 1:11-cv-00367; filed April 25, 2011 in ...

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Mylan Launches Generic Amrix; Cephalon Files Motion for TRO from

In Re: Cyclobenzaprine Hyldrochloride Extended-Release Capsule Patent Litigation, No. 9-md-2118-SLR (D. Del. 2011) Last Thursday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware invalidated the asserted claims of two patents protecting Amrix (cyclobenzaprine ...

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Michael Carrier on the Patent-Antitrust Paradox from

Studying for my antitrust exam made me think about the intersection of patents and antitrust—something we only had time to touch on briefly during the class. I've already blogged about the chapters my ...

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