Patent & IP news for June 11, 2011

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post image Breaking down the basics of the Javed Akhtar-IPRS royalty dispute from

As explained in an earlier post the reason behind the on-going investigation into IPRS was a complaint by Javed Akhtar & Co. against the non-distribution of royalties by IPRS. Although the dispute does appear to be ...

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post image Guest Post: German-published computer programme keeps copyright in India from

Our regular guest blogger Suchita Saigal sends us this post on a copyright infringement suit recently decided by the Delhi High Court, in favour of SAP AG, a Germany-based global IT company with expertise in ...

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post image The story of how IPRS was investigated on the orders of Minister Kapil Sibal from

After 3 months of haggling with the Copyright Office for more information on the Copyright Societies – Indian Performing Rights Societies (IPRS) & Public Performance Ltd. (PPL) under the Right to Information Act, 2005 we have finally ...

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post image AWEA Report Part II: Winergy’s HYBRIDDRIVE Gearbox and Generator Combo from

Winergy is a German company long known for its quality and innovation in gearboxes and drive systems for wind turbines.  At the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Windpower Conference and Expo last month, Winergy introduced ...

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FTA's and TRIPS Flexibilities: An Oxymoronic Safeguard? from

The concept of TRIPS flexibilities is one that has been regurgitated time and again in the literature on IP and development. The most profound pronunciation of this concept can be traced back to the late ...

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Lodsys sues another ten companies including Adidas, Best Buy, Best Western and Black & Decker from

After suing ten large companies (including HP, Samsung and Motorola Mobility) in February and seven little app developers at the end of May, Lodsys filed a new complaint yesterday -- as usual, with the U.S ...

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The future of prior art? from

A blog at the Washington Post includes the text:

Facts once put up a stubborn resistance. You looked them up in books and there they were, unaltered and unalterable, unless someone had vandalized the page ...

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Citigroup credit card security breached from

Citigroup / Citibank acknowledged that names, account numbers and email addresses of 200,000 of its credit card customers were stolen. What you may think is confidential information may not be.

An AP report noted: The ...

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Princeton's "Thomas Sweet" travels to China from

Those in the Princeton area are familiar with "Thomas Sweet" ice cream. Now, folks in China will get a chance.

Interestingly, the ice cream to be consumed in China will be made at Arctic Ice ...

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Peer To Patent In The UK: Lost In Translation? from

Dan Whalen is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. As of June 1, 2011, the UK has become the latest franchise state for Peer to Patent, the online system that allows interested observers ...

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“Pending Lists” Settlement A “Strong Financial Resolution” For Undercompensated Artists from

Nora Sleeth is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On May 30, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved a settlement agreement in a class action between four record companies and thousands of ...

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EU Proposal Seeks To Make Orphan Works Available Online from

Taylor Vanderhelm is a JD candidate at the University of Alberta. The European Commission recently revealed its proposal to overhaul the European Union’s intellectual property law regarding orphan works. The move is seen by ...

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Fryer Forgery: Attempting To Define A Standard For Induced Patent Infringement from

Andrew Baker is an LLB/BCL candidate at McGill University, Faculty of Law. In Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A., the US Supreme Court has clarified an ambiguous standard surrounding induced patent infringement by ...

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My Thoughts On the Relation Between the I4I/Microsoft Supreme Court Decision and The Budget Decisions by Congress from

By: Mark R. Malek This past week, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in the I4I/Microsoft case.  Scott Nyman provided a good summary of the case.  In short, the Supreme Court unanimously ...

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