Patent & IP news for July 8, 2011

Patent Litigations



Patent & IP Blogs

post image Italy implements trade mark registration opposition procedure -- almost! from

STOP PRESS: check the comments posted below and you'll see that the Decree has been published in the Official Gazzette and is in force as of today, 8 July!  The first National Trade Mark ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Phil the Expatriate: How the U.S. is Driving Technical Talent Away from

I met Phil in a restaurant in Belize.  Phil spent the first seven years of his life in Belize, but then moved to California.  He got a degree(s) in biochemistry and worked in a ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Tracking PPL's New Year litigation - Will it continue to repeat itself? from

I’m sure most of us are rather saturated with this blog’s coverage of the happenings IPRS and PPL. But before these issues die the quick death that they are destined to, I would ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image How Strategically Important is IP for China? from

One of things that I like to do in my spare time is follow the various publications that are produced by an energetic local think tank devoted to international relations and strategy. If I am ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image More Friday Fantasies from

A sign of the times? Initial Interest Confusion is the title, and indeed the subject matter, of a half-day seminar to be hosted by barristers' chambers Hardwicke in the lovely setting of Lincoln's Inn ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Court Continues to Struggle with Claim Construction from

Retractable Technologies v. Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) (Fed. Cir. 2011) In 2010, Judge Folsom of the Eastern District of Texas confirmed the jury finding that BD was liable for infringing three of RTI's ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Friday fantasies from

There are lots of fresh events on the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page, specially added for your education, erudition and electrification. Don't forget to check them out here!

The IPKat checks out the acquis ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Introducing new #trademark tool: from

Introducing the beta version of, a free tool for trademark practitioners and owners! contains easy to use searches and links to many USPTO functions and other commonly used tools. ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

post image Goodwill, badwill -- read all about it! from

This is how the News of the World
reported the Max Mosley episode,
which led to this ruling from
the European Court
of Human Rights
After 168 years of continuous publication, News Group's News ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Docs at BIO: Session on IP Challenges for Personalized Medicine from

By Andrew Williams -- On June 29, a panel at the 2011 BIO International Conference discussed the topic of "IP Challenges for Personalized Medicine: Navigating Bilski, Myriad, and Prometheus." This session addressed one of the most ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Non-Communicable Diseases Issue Energises Public Health Policymakers from

Concern over non-communicable diseases - traditionally a more developed-country set of problems like diabetes - is energising the international public health policy community. But representatives of the public interest are still grappling with their response. Related Articles ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

UN Body Addresses Problems With IP Rights Within Europe from

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is holding a two-day meeting to increase awareness of intellectual property rights throughout the region. Related Articles:

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook


Apple's patent application begins:


[0002] When an individual performs an action in a real world, physical environment, the individual experiences various physical phenomenon that indicates that the task is being performed or has ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Top 5: Water Activity Patents from

As the middle of summer approaches (for the Northern hemisphere, at least), the next couple months will be among the hottest of the year.  In the spirit of staying cool, here are the Top 5 ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Request For Sales And Customer Information For Accused Product Creates Actual Controversy Sufficient To Support Declaratory Relief Claim from

The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's declaratory relief claim for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Defendant's CFO wrote a letter to plaintiff stating in part: "[I]t would appear that ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Patently-O Bits & Bytes by Lawrence Higgins from

District Courts Selected for Patent Pilot Program Fourteen federal district courts have been selected to participate in a 10-year pilot project designed to enhance expertise in patent cases. To be eligible to participate, courts had ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

June employment from

Are we seeing an economy that has essentially stalled? The news from BLS this morning's on the employment situation is not good: Nonfarm payroll employment was essentially unchanged in June (+18,000), and the ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Oracle fights to keep its Java patent claims alive from

Yesterday's big news concerning Oracle v. Google was this article, which cites Deutsche Bank analyst Jonathan Goldberg as the source for Oracle approaching Android device makers, demanding royalties between $15 and $20 per unit ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

WIPO Ventures Into Global Debate On Climate Change from

The World Intellectual Property Organization is continuing its push to become involved in some of the biggest policy questions of the day with an international conference on climate change next week. This follows recent efforts ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

America Invents Act: Qui tam provision and virtual patent marking from

As part of the House version of the patent reform bill now known as the America Invents Act, the false marking statute has been amended to remove the qui tam provision. This provision allowed any ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Copyright Controversy: Senate bill S.978 – Big Brother Subscribing to Your YouTube Videos from

John Frazier, Jr., Guest Author There is a bill being considered by the Senate that could have unintended secondary effects. Senate bill S.978, sponsored by Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar, intends to “amend the criminal ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

First two app developers must file answer to Lodsys's complaint on or before July 21 from

Three weeks after Lodsys sued seven (mostly very small) app developers on May 31, the court issued a summons to all seven defendants. A summons is a formal you-have-been-sued notice.

Today the court records show ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Here's a recap of the patent/foreign filing news from this week:

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Wanted: Prior Art to Invalidate Lodsys Patents from

Article One Partners is at it again, this time with four patents in the cross-hairs owned by the company suing Apple App Developers for patent infringement — Lodsys. Article One Partners has made a name for ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Watson Confirms Favorable Appeals Court Decision in Mucinex(R) Patent Suit from

The following is excerpted from a July 7, 2011 Watson press release published at PR Newswire: Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today confirmed that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Patent Reform: House Passes America Invents Act from

On June 23, 2011, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted 304-117 to pass H.R. 1249, a bill sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), also known as the America Invents Act, to ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Some content © 2007–2014 RPX Corporation.
Terms of Service & Privacy Policy
For DMCA requests contact