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Patent & IP news for June 29, 2011

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post image New Studies Launched around Intellectual Ventures Patents from info.articleonepartners.com

Patent infringement claims were filed in December 2010 against 9 technology firms based on patents held by Intellectual Ventures, LLC.  Article One Partners has now launched a series of new Studies around 4 of these ...

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Re-thinking Atmel from www.717madisonplace.com

In 1999, the Federal Circuit decided Atmel Corp. v. Information Storage Devices, Inc., 198 F. 3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 1999).  The case stands for the proposition that for purposes of a means plus function claim ...

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The eye of the storm-Nortel speculative progress report from www.tangible-ip.com

All appears quiet on the Nortel auction front with no public news or statements since Monday. Should we be surprised by this-we don’t think so. Our sources state that that there may have been ...

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Samsung files ITC complaint against Apple: long-time partners heading for ugly divorce? from fosspatents.blogspot.com

[DEVELOPING STORY -- will be updated as additional information becomes available today]

The ITC website shows that yesterday Samsung filed complaint no. 337-2804 concerning the follownig types of products:

Mobile Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices ...

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Patent Reform Bill Passes in House by a 304-117 vote from www.postgrant.com

On June 23, 2011, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 1249, also known as the America Invents Act, moving forward a proposed overhaul to U.S. patent law that some consider to ...

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How to obfuscate portions of PDFs containing source code from inventblog.com

The Acrobat for Legal Professionals blog has a post of interest to the readers of this blog:  Code Obfuscation for Patent and Court Filings (how to handle .pdfs of documents like source code you are ...

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In Pleading Inequitable Conduct, Inventor's Citation to Withheld Reference Does Not Establish Knowledge of Reference Sufficient to Satisfy FRCP 9(b) from docketreport.blogspot.com

Plaintiffs' motion to dismiss defendant's inequitable conduct claim for failing to plead with particularity was granted. "[Defendant's] cursory allegations that the inventors were aware of the material aspects of the alleged prior art ...

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IPRS continues to sue with impunity before Delhi High Court from spicyipindia.blogspot.com

Despite the raging controversy and official investigation into the happenings at the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS), its management has been pushing ahead, with mixed success, several suits of copyright infringement before the Delhi High ...

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Patent classifications for green technologies from britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk

Identifying patented inventions in a certain technical field can be very challenging if title words are relied on. An alternative approach is to use the International Patent Classification (IPC)...

(From Steve van Dulken's Patents ...

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Article One Featured Researcher: Chuck Szmanda from info.articleonepartners.com

This week’s featured researcher is Chuck Szmanda, a patent agent from the Boston area.  He has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, and has been performing research in technical ...

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Google Chrome and the USPTO from inventblog.com

Recently, I’ve been having issues with downloading documents from EFS-Web using Google Chrome. I’m not the only one:  Chrome Help Forum – Chrome stopped working to download PDFs from USPTO’s PAIR web site ...

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Patently-O Bits & Bytes by Lawrence Higgins from www.patentlyo.com

Should anyone really be allowed to request Reexamination? Since 1981 there has been over 11,000 ex parte reexam request submitted to the PTO. As you would guess the majority (66%) being filed by a ...

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Court Finds Product is Falsely Marked, However a Factual Dispute Regarding Intent Remains from docketreport.blogspot.com

Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment on defendant's false marking counterclaim was denied where, although the court found the product was marked falsely, there was a factual dispute regarding intent. "[Plaintiff's product] is ...

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Track down articles your colleagues can’t find from intellogist.wordpress.com

When I was new to searching, I sometimes had the habit of deleting seemingly meaningless document identifier numbers out of literature abstracts I found.  Now I know that these numbers play an important role in ...

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New York trademarks – a photo journal from ipelton.wordpress.com

Last week I traveled to New York City. Of course, I took pictures of some of the great and not-so-great brand names, logos and slogans I encountered. Which ones are your favorites? Related posts: Which ...

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Kathrein v. Microondas from patent-damages.com

On May 19, 2011, Judge Geraldine Soat Brown of the Northern District of Illinois sitting in place of Judge Ronald Guzman issued an opinion granting the defendant’s motion to strike plaintiff’s supplemental response ...

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How Can I Correct the Inventors Listed on a Provisional Patent Application? from patents101.com

Listing the correct inventors on your patent application is important. Having an incorrect listing can result in invalidity or unenforceability of your patent, loss of ownership rights, and other serious issues. Determining the correct inventorship ...

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China and India Patent Law Panel from www.infringementupdates.com

The above titled live webinar hosted by The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, ABA-IPL Young Lawyers Action Group, Young Lawyers Division and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education is scheduled for ...

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This Can Only End Well. from tacticalip.com

Danie Roy I know I promised you all some more medical facts, but today, I’m going to take a break from the pharma IP and focus on something slightly less universally loved:  politics. Apparently ...

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