Patent & IP news for July 4, 2011

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post image When Edge is on the brink ... from

Overwhelmed by the sheer excitement of living-- and by the pile of examination scripts which piteously mew "let me pass, let me pass!" -- this Kat has only just got round to writing up the decision ...

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post image USPTO Patent Grant Forecast for 2011 from

In early 2011, the USPTO appeared to be on pace to issue a record number of patents for the year. That changed when Congress cut $100 million from USPTO’s remaining fiscal year budget. That ...

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post image Tacori Loses Crescent Jewelry Design Preliminary Injunction Bid Against Scott Kay from

Tacori suffered another loss in its continuing copyright and trade dress infringement lawsuit against rival jewelry designer Scott Kay. The Court previously denied Tacori’s ex-parte application for a temporary restraining order, but that did ...

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CLE on Therasense Decision from

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar on "Inequitable Conduct after Therasense" on Thursday, July 7, 2011 beginning at 2:00 PM (ET). The IPO webinar will bring three different perspectives ...

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ACI FDA Boot Camp from

American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding the Boston edition of its FDA Boot Camp conference on September 22-23, 2011 in Boston, MA. ACI faculty will help attendees: • Master the basics of the application and ...

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Scope of disclosure in an innovation patent from

Patentology has a nice summary of the innovation patentee’s successful appeal in Seafood Innovations Pty Ltd v Richard Bass Pty Ltd [2011] FCAFC 83. One point: it seems like the disclosure in the body ...

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Nortel: And the winner is… from

Last Thursday Nortel announced the Winning Bidder of its Patent Portfolio for a Purchase Price of US$4.5 Billion (here)

As Nortel informs, “After a multi-day auction, a consortium emerged as the winning bidder ...

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BPAI ignores Applicant arguments about commercial embodiment when not clear that embodiment actually corresponds to reference from

Takeaway: In fighting an anticipation rejection based on a issued patent, the Applicant introduced evidence of a commercial embodiment of the system shown in the reference patent. The Applicant used this evidence to argue that ...

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USPTO Updates Patent Dashboard from

In the fall of 2010, the Patent and Trademark Office introduced the Patents Dashboard, a Flash-based visualization of data related to patent pendency, allowance rate, and the application backlog at the USPTO. The goal of ...

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Wi-LAN settles with Texas Instruments from

Canada-based Wi-LAN settled with TI, and its stock price went up.

The Winnipeg Free Press noted: WiLan is a relatively small company that specializes in managing a portfolio of patents and collecting licence fees from ...

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July 4th themed trademarks from

  As we celebrate our nation’s birthday today, here are a few fun trademarks related to the July 4th themes: [click trademarks/images for USPTO records] UNCLE SAM – breakfast cereal - Clothing, namely, jackets, jeans, pants ...

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Demise of Sri. N. R. Subbaram, former Controller of Patents and Design from

SpicyIP is sad to report the demise of Sri. N. R. Subbaram, former Controller of Patents and Design and former head Intellectual Property Management Division, CSIR. He passed away on June 27, 2011 after a ...

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