Patent & IP news for June 23, 2011

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post image UK university student wanted -- by the US authorities from

This Kat is speechless, both from the anonymous person in Waitrose who gave her a throat lurgie and from the attempts by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to extradite a UK university student ...

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post image Conference Report: IBIL's Annual Hugh Laddie Lecture from

The AmeriKat gets a twinge of nostalgia whenever she walks up Gower Street to UCL, returning to her LL.M alma matter and the scene of her first sturdy paw prints into her career in ...

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post image White Light / White Heat: Osram, LG and Samsung Kick Off Global LED Patent War from

In a major new global LED patent war, Osram has sued Samsung and LG in several forums around the world, including the U.S. International Trade Commission, Delaware and California federal courts, Germany, and (against ...

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post image Featured Resource: PubMed from

Today, we look at PubMed, which compiles citations for biomedical literature. PubMed is run by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.  It contains citations for over 20 ...

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USPTO Expands First Action Interview Program from

The First Action Interview Pilot Program permits an applicant to conduct an interview with the examiner before the first Action on the merits is issued. Previous pilot programs were limited to applications with certain filing ...

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Will unsuccessful opponents be estopped? from

As noted previously, the “Raising the Bar” bill aims to change the standard of proof required for acceptance of a patent application and for successful opposition from the prevailing “practically certain” or “clear” standard to ...

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Round Rock’s John Desmarais Admits Every Great Idea He Had Was Actually Someone Else’s from

Joff Wild has already thoroughly covered this story (See: It was Micron’s idea to create an NPE to monetise its patents, Round Rock founder reveals), but I just wanted to confirm (as if there ...

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House takes up patent reform at 10am on June 23, 2011 from

From The Hill:

The House meets at 10 a.m. for speeches and at noon to continue work on H.R. 1246 [sic: 1249], the America Invents Act.

Members on Thursday debated one of 15 ...

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Mexican Senate Rejects ACTA from

The Mexican Senate this week approved a resolution rejecting the secretly negotiated Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, citing absence of inclusion in the negotiations, potential negative impact on internet users’ access to knowledge, freedom of expression and ...

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The Nortel Auction House Rules from

The auction of Nortel’s patent portfolio was due to be held last Monday but was postponed for one week due to the huge amount of interest from potential bidders (according to Nortel). Coincidentally, there ...

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An Insulting Proposed “Compromise” To Patent Office Funding Amendment from

Imagine this scenario: every morning as you leave your house, the same person accosts you, punches you in the nose and takes $10 from your wallet. Eventually, you get in touch with someone in charge ...

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Three Copyright Assets Available For Purchase From Gametime IP from

After careful consideration, I have decided to part with the rights to three different Gametime IP articles.  While I am offering these as three separate lots, interested parties may inquire about purchasing all three together ...

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USPTO Launches Three Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programs from

As discussed in previous posts, the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is a work-sharing program designed to improve the efficiency of prosecution among international patent offices and help reduce workload and backlog.  Recently, the USPTO announced ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook Pursues Business Method Patent At The Federal Court Of Appeal from

Nora Sleeth is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On June 21, 2011, appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal responding to an appeal of the Federal Court’s decision that ...

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Get Double Points for Referring a Friend through July from

Joining a community can be a lot of fun, whether researching new technology, winning Studies, or learning from other experts.  To make the community even more fun, many of our Researchers have referred dozens of ...

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SSRN Patent Professor Rankings from

Which patent law professors had the most SSRN downloads in the past year? While there are certainly many problems with using SSRN downloads for rankings, it can still be an informative metric, so I am ...

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WIPO Members Advance Draft Texts On Copyright Exceptions, AV Protection from

After a week of substantive discussions about potential international instruments on the protection of broadcasting and audiovisual rights, and on providing limitations and exceptions to copyright for visually impaired people, pressure is building at the ...

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The Big Government Patent Bill: Guest Essay By John Duffy from

Posted by Jason Rantanen There are many sophisticated and nuanced reasons to oppose H.R. 1249, the 140-page patent bill currently pending before the House of Representatives, but the clearest reason for opposition can be ...

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Eastman Kodak v. Apple and RIM: today's the target date for the ITC's decision from

Later today the ITC will issue its decision in the investigation it instituted last year at Eastman Kodak's request against Apple and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM). The investigation's official title is ...

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A Living Library? Springer Introduces New Reference Website from

Physical libraries are constrained to the real-world process of information dissemination: research, review, publishing, and shipping of reference works. One advantage of the Internet is the instantaneous delivery of information, but this instant gratification goes ...

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US Supreme Court Grants Cert for the Second Time in Prometheus v. Mayo Case on Patent-Eligible Subject Matter from

The following is excerpted from the June 21, 2011 above-titled Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP Patent Litigation Alert by Charles R. Macedo and Michael J. Kasdan: The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari for the ...

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Sorrell v. IMS on First Amendment from

The issue was the conflict between a Vermont state law and the process of detailing:

Pharmaceutical manufacturers promote their drugs to doctors through
a process called “detailing.” Pharmacies receive “prescriber-
identifying information” when processing prescriptions ...

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ICANN will expand top-level domain name offerings from

This week, ICANN, the organization that coordinates and controls internet domain names, has announced that in 2012, it will introduce new general top-level domains (gTLDs). Presently, only 22 gTLDs are in use, such as .com ...

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Twelve More Nations, EU, Sign Nagoya Protocol from

Twelve more countries and the European Union have signed the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing. Related Articles:

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US Patent Reform Advances Furthest In Congress In 10 Years from

The US House of Representatives this evening passed HR 1249 – the closest action patent reform has come to being enacted into law in the past 10 years. But there were some changes made to the ...

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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Patent Reform Bill from

It appears that U.S. patent law amendments may actually happen this year.  On June 23, 2011 the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1249 (the America Invents Act).  The House bill contains ...

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Third Party Software Add-In Cannot be Used as Proxy for Valuing Patented Software Component from

The court granted defendant's motion in limine to exclude evidence of a third party software add-in as a proxy for the value of the patented technology. "[I]f [plaintiff] intends to use an add-in ...

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HR 1249 passes 304-117; Sixty-seven Republicans and 50 Democrats vote no from

Bloomberg reported:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, urged colleagues to reject the measure, saying elements of the bill would hurt small businesses and independent inventors.

Representative Don Manzullo, an Illinois Republican who ...

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