Patent & IP news for July 30, 2011

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post image Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) on Patents/Inventions from

There has been a lot of confusion about Ayn Rand’s position on patents and intellectual property among her fans.  I have written about this before in Ayn Rand on Intellectual Property.  However, I thought ...

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EU-India Agreement In WTO Dispute Raises Bar For EU Drug Seizures from

India and the European Union yesterday announced a written agreement that puts more conditions on EU customs authorities before they can stop shipments of generic pharmaceuticals passing through Europe. No longer is the existence of ...

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Dashboard Update: Office of Policy and External Affairs from

Guest blog by Al Tramposch, OPEA Administrator

Although the USPTO campus is located in Alexandria, Virginia, its voice is heard around the world. The Office of Policy and External Affairs (OPEA) of the USPTO has ...

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Senior Judge Glenn Archer (1929-2011) from

Senior Judge Glenn Archer, Jr. passed away on July 27th. The Federal Circuit posted this announcement on its web site: The Honorable Glenn L. Archer, Jr., died at Friendship Village’s Hospice of the Valley ...

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PayPal’s Progressive Movement against Internet Copyright Infringement from

John Frazier Jr, Guest Author Internet copyright infringement is a growing concern. PayPal, an online payment service, is trying to do their part to halt copyright infringers. PayPal is vastly popular among those who use ...

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Lodsys dismisses another app developer -- Chicago court lets four defendants depose Mark Small from

On Wednesday I reported on Lodsys's opposition to Apple's motion for an intervention. Lodsys's lawyers clearly put a lot of effort into that pleading, which some others described as a sign of ...

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ACLU Responds to Myriad’s Letter Challenging Standing of Dr. Osterer from

On Thursday I posted a letter from Myriad's attorneys to the Federal Circuit judges pointing out that the key plaintiff in the case (Dr. Osterer, the only plaintiff found to have standing in yesterday ...

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Federal Circuit Issues Mixed Decision On Myriad Claims from

On July 29, 2011, the Federal Circuit issued its decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO, also known as the ACLU/Myriad "gene patenting" case. In a mixed decision, the court held that "isolated ...

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