Patent & IP news for June 16, 2011

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post image App Developer Community Invited to Join Lodsys Patent Review from

Patent infringement claims were recently filed against 7 companies in the mobile phone application developer community.  These lawsuits have generated widespread media attention focused on the plight of small app development companies who lack the ...

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post image FaceBook face-off continues from

This Kat watched the film The Social Network for the dramatic story of the creation of and ownership claims to FaceBook, the world's most famous social networking site. The film concluded with FaceBook CEO ...

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post image Mean Means from

6,892,861 and 6,935,465 claim elevator "modernizing" devices and methods. Patent owner Inventio sued competitor ThyssenKrupp for infringement. In the claim construction dust-up, the district court's grasp of means-plus-function needed some ...

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post image Fair compensation for private copying: ECJ says someone has to pay ... from

Even if you feel you're being fleeced by having
to pay for private copying, they'll get you in the end ...
Today's the day the Court of Justice of the European Union gave ...

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post image Identifying the Invention as part of the Claims from

by Dennis Crouch I see the above chart is indicative of patent applicants' shift away from filing patent applications that particularly identify the inventive features of the inventions being patented. “Whereby” clauses have traditionally been ...

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post image Summary judgment and costs: come back and argue, says judge from

Sitting in the Patents Court for England and Wales this morning, Mr Justice Floyd gave judgment in Nokia Oyj (Nokia Corporation) v IPCom GmbH & Co Kg [2011] EWHC 1470 (Pat), a fairly long decision but ...

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A better mousetrap blog and book from

Back in February I posted about My favourite patent and invention blogs. I've just discovered a new one: A Better Mousetrap. The blog is packed with interesting material, voiced frustration at the...

(From Steve ...

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Supreme Court Says Willfull Blindness Can Satisfy Knowledge Requirement For Induced Infringment from

The Supreme Court provided additional guidance on the doctrine of induced infringement when it decided Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A., but it still affirmed the Federal Circuit's judgment that the defendant was ...

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Article One Webinar: Best Practices to Avoid Patent Litigation from

On Tuesday, June 28th, Article One will present an exclusive webinar on the “Best Practices to Avoid Patent Litigation.”  The webinar will focus on ways to proactively avoid patent infringement lawsuits in order to ...

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Inventio case on 35 USC 112 from

Of the issue:

Central to this appeal is whether the terms “modern-
izing device” and “computing unit” are means-plus-
function limitations that fall within the ambit of
§ 112, ¶ 6. Because we conclude that the claimed ...

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Expert's Use of Entire Market Value Rule is Economically Justified Even Without Proof as to "the Basis for Customer Demand" if Related from

Licenses Use Entire Value of Products
The court denied in part defendants' motion to exclude expert testimony concerning the entire market value rule. "The defendants argue that [plaintiff's damages expert] cannot apply the 'entire ...

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Recognizing Buyers And Sellers In The Technology Market from

Patenting isn't a numbers game, unless that number is a date. Companies late to the party often get stuck with the check. An examination of the Apple/Nokia outcome was entirely predictable since Nokia ...

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Why can't a copyright be more like a patent -- or vice versa? from

The IPKat's friend Hugh Wright (Brookes Batchellor LLP) has been stirred by the recent publicity next month's Copyright Debate into posing a question which this member of the Kat team is refraining from ...

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US Court Of Appeals Take Inequitable Conduct To The Next Level In Therasense v. BD from

Danny Titolo is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. An en banc US Federal Circuit court recently delivered its opinion on inequitable conduct in Therasense, Inc. v Becton, Dickinoson & Co. The majority opinion ...

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Apple Patents Way To Prevent Concert Piracy from

Amelia Manera is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On June 2, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application made by Apple for infrared technology that would allow the disablement ...

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Plain Packaging For Tobacco Raises IPR Questions At WTO from

At the last session of the World Trade Organization Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Council, the Dominican Republic challenged an Australian draft law requiring plain packaging for tobacco products as being incompatible with ...

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Who is Hal Milton? from

Hal Milton teaches a course in patent application preparation at Wayne
State University Law School. Hal currently manages the Dickinson Wright Intellectual Property
Academy, training the art of patent application preparation ( He ...

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Happy Anniversary from

The 717 Madison Place blog is celebrating its two-year anniversary today.  Thanks for tuning in!  Looking back over the last two years, I think my favorite sound bite comes from the very first post.  If ...

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Apple and Google may be contractually precluded from challenging Lodsys's patents from

I'm still waiting for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to grant Apple's motion for an intervention. More than that, I'm waiting for Apple and Google (that ...

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NDGA strikes a “project-specific” patent license agreement between plaintiff and defendant from

On March 29, 2011, Judge Batten of the Northern District of Georgia granted Defendant Southwest’s motion to strike the project-specific license agreement that it had entered into with Plaintiff Insituform Technologies (“ITI”). Insituform Techs ...

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Oracle is open about wanting billions of dollars from Google from

Yesterday I concluded from a Google filing that Oracle seeks a billion-dollar amount in damages. Today Oracle filed a document that confirms this position in no uncertain terms.

Oracle opposes a Google motion to file ...

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In Re BP Lubricants USA, Inc.: The Federal Circuit Makes Bringing A False Marking Suit A Little Harder from

By Jeffrey J. Zuber and Sarah S. Brooks || In an issue of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit considered whether Fed. R. Civ. P. Rule 9(b)’s particularity ...

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Tactical IP from

Scott Nyman   When speaking with potential clients, I often get asked, “So why shouldn’t I just use a service like LegalZoom?” This is a big question, and requires a big answer. So big, in ...

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Patent Reform Vote Next Week? from

From Hal Wegner: “On Wednesday, June 22, 2011 the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business… and likely begin consideration of H.R. 2021 1249 – America Invents Act.” Of course, we ...

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Inventio v. ThyssenKrupp: Functional Claiming from

By Jason Rantanen Inventio AG v. ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas Corporation (Fed. Cir. 2011) Download 10-1525 Panel: Lourie (author), Prost, Moore Patent claims may be indefinite due to their use of functional language untethered to any ...

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