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Patent & IP news for July 6, 2011

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post image If you think this is big, you should've seen the one that got away... MedImmune v Novartis [2011] EWHC 1669 from ipkitten.blogspot.com

…Call me Ishmael. Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on TV, I thought I would commence reading some patent ...

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post image Article One Featured Researcher: GB Clark II from info.articleonepartners.com

This week’s featured researcher is GB Clark II.  Mr. Clark is a Network Systems Architect from Phoenix, Arizona.  Although he has little prior experience with patent research, he is a successful Researcher based on ...

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post image China's Demonstration Zone for IP Financing and Investment: something we can all copy? from ipfinance.blogspot.com

Via IP Finance's friend and founder-member of the blogging team Eva Lehnert (thanks, Eva!) comes a link to this piece in the China Daily.  The item concerns the Nanhai district government, Foshan, which has ...

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post image IP and competition: some recent publications from ipkitten.blogspot.com

Intellectual Property and Competition is the title of a collection of contributions edited by the affable Michael Carrier (Rutgers School of Law-Camden, US).  This volume belongs to the Critical Concepts in Intellectual Property Law series ...

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post image New book, with sample chapter on patent infringement from patlit.blogspot.com

Note: this book notice substantially reproduces the content of a post earlier this morning on The SPC Blog here, since its subject matter is of interest to readers of PatLit too.  Apologies are offered to ...

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post image The car might zoom, but the mark limps along ... from ipkitten.blogspot.com

TDI: "Total Design for Infants"? The trouble with registering a set of initials as a trade mark is that sometimes they stand for something. Knowing nothing of motor cars, this Kat would not have instantly ...

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post image Behind the Scenes at the Nortel Auction from www.tangible-ip.com

For anyone who may have been away from an internet connection for the past couple of weeks, the auction was held last week in New York to sell off the now bankrupt Nortel’s 6000 ...

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post image Tales from the shadows from ipkitten.blogspot.com

Shadows may require
hands-on responses
While the IPKat, like any good feline, is inherently territorial in outlook, he is conscious of the need to keep an eye on things a little further afield than his ...

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Lobbying for a Patent Term Extension from www.patentlyo.com

Medicines Company (MDCO) v. Kappos (Fed. Cir. 2011) The FDA approved the new drug application (NDA) for MDCO's blockbuster drug Angiomax (bivalirudin) on December 15, 2000. As it turns out, it is important that ...

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The Wicab BrainPort: using the tongue to "see" from britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk

The July issue of Saga has an article by Roger Highfield called "Suck it and see" about a device named BrainPort, where placing a "lollipop" on the tongue, linked by wire to a video camera ...

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USPTO and Partner Offices Agree to Test New Framework for Patent Prosecution Highway from tacticalip.com

By: Mark R. Malek In a press release issued last week, the USPTO announced its participation in a pilot program to test an enhanced framework for the Patent Prosecution Highway.  Under the provisions of the ...

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Eagle Harbor sues Ford over Sync from ipbiz.blogspot.com

Eagle Harbor Holdings and subsidiary MediusTech have brought a patent infringement suit against Ford, alleging that Ford products such as Active Park Assist, Blind-Spot Identification System with Cross Traffic Alert, Integrated Control System for Stability ...

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Past Conduct That "Shaped The Market" And Resulted In Long-Term Customer Loss Is Not Irreparable Harm Warranting Permanent Injunction from docketreport.blogspot.com

Defendant's motion for a permanent injunction following a jury trial was denied. "While the [eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C., 547 U.S. 388 (2006)] standard establishes that past harm is relevant to ...

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Why information on worker re-training is important - and what we should do with it from www.athenaalliance.org

Data and information is the life blood of the I-Cubed Economy. Yet, in the Federal government data collection is often treated as a lonely step-child. When Congress looks to cut, studies and data are one ...

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Examiner Interviews from inventivestep.net

Oral communication is often more effective than written communication. Once I’ve been through a round of written responses with a patent examiner, if I feel that the examiner is not being receptive to my ...

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America Invents Act: "Micro-Entity" Fee Reductions from www.postgrant.com

Among the changes proposed in the America Invents Act, which was passed by the Senate in March and by the House in June of this year, is the creation of a "micro-entity" class that will ...

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Patent Reexamination Statistics from www.infringementupdates.com

The following is excerpted from a July 6, 2011 post by Jason Witten at his Intellectual Property Solicitor blog: The USPTO recently released statistics on patent reexaminations going back to 1982 [through March 31, 2011 ...

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Bar Code trademarks from ipelton.wordpress.com

As I have noted often on these pages, almost anything can serve as a trademark. Uniforms, shapes, smells, textures, moving images, and much more. I recently came across an article about creative bar code designs ...

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Parsing Therasense v. Becton from gordononpatentcases.blogspot.com

When it comes to undisclosed prior art, the Federal Circuit’s new standard outlined in THERASENSE, INC. V. BECTON, DICKINSON AND CO. for inequitable conduct, which was and intended to diminish the importance of inequitable ...

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Wednesday whimsies from ipkitten.blogspot.com


We're all getting twitchily excited in European trade mark circles (remember: a circle is something you go round and round in, notes Merpel) about Case C‑324/09 L’Oréal SA and others v ...

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Apple's ITC complaint against Samsung: 5 technical and 7 patents against 6 phones and 2 tablets from fosspatents.blogspot.com

[DEVELOPING STORY -- will add more detail and an updated battlemap shortly, so be sure to come back soon]

Bloomberg was first to report today on Apple's ITC complaint against Samsung. It was filed yesterday ...

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Inter Partes Reexam: Under Utilized Patent Litigation Defense from ipwatchdog.com

Earlier today Scott Daniels of Westerman Hattori Daniels & Adrian wrote on his Reexamination Alert™ blog about his review of 100 requests for inter partes reexamination filed between December 2010 and the end of March 2011 ...

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UNAIDS Praises India’s Vow Not To Negotiate Away Generics from www.ip-watch.org

The joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today praised the commitment made by India's Commerce Minister not to negotiate stronger intellectual property rights provisions that could undermine India's global leadership in ...

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Microsoft Academic Search: An Introduction from intellogist.wordpress.com

Microsoft Academic Search is an intriguing search system from (you guessed it) Microsoft that allows users to (you guessed it) search academic literature. The most obvious comparison is to Google Scholar search engine, but there ...

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Circuit Judge Reyna’s First Oral Argument from www.717madisonplace.com

Judge Reyna heard his first oral argument at the Federal Circuit today.  While he previously took part in the Therasense en banc decision, that case was argued before he was sworn in to the bench ...

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Copyright Committee Crowdsources Policy Research from www.iposgoode.ca

Kalen Lumsden is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. The Committee on the Impact of Copyright Policy on Innovation in the Digital Era is using some of the innovations of the digital era ...

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EU Aims To Harmonize Contract Law Across Member States from www.iposgoode.ca

Matt Lonsdale is a graduate of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. European Union contract law may receive a shot in the arm next October, if EU Justice Commissioner and Vice-President of the ...

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Nortel Patent Sale Could Have Major Impact On Apple, Google And Microsoft from www.iposgoode.ca

Brent Randall is a JD candidate at the University of Ottawa. In the biggest sale of technology patents in history, a consortium of Apple, Research In Motion, Microsoft, Ericsson, Sony and EMC was the highest ...

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Significant Progress On US Legislative Change To Protect Fashion Designs from www.iposgoode.ca

Ashlee Froese is a branding lawyer and trade-mark agent at Keyser Mason Ball LLP. You can follow her on twitter @brandfashionlaw or via her blog at www.canadafashionlaw.com. In June 2011, the Council of ...

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BPAI reissue cannot remove terminal disclaimer from allthingspros.blogspot.com

BPAI holds that reissue cannot be used to remove a terminal disclaimer

Takeaway
A patentee filed a reissue in order to remove a terminal disclaimer. The patentee appealed the Examiner's decision that removal of ...

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IPilogue Teams Up With MediaLaws With First Cross-Post On “Spooner And Constitutions 2.0″ from www.iposgoode.ca

Pauline Wong is the Assistant Director of IP Osgoode and Taylor Vanderhelm is a JD candidate at the University of Alberta. We, at IP Osgoode, are pleased to announce our new partnership with our friends ...

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Two-way Declaratory Judgment: Court rejects "competing patent" theory of jurisdiction from www.patentlyo.com

Creative Compounds v. Starmark Labs (Fed. Cir. 2011). Creative and Starmark compete in manufacturing and selling the body-building supplement dicreatine malate. Both also hold patents that cover aspects of the supplement. Starmark's Patent No ...

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