Patent & IP news for July 31, 2011

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post image And all that (Pakistani) jazz ... from

This Kat has been busily keeping pace with the numerous copyright judgments handed down by the English courts in recent days and she has learnt an awful lot about the finer points of Star Wars ...

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post image Fear & Loathing from

"An assortment of medical organizations, researchers, genetic counselors, and patients" filed a declaratory judgment action against 15 claims of seven Myriad patents. The claims covered "isolated" human genes "associated with a predisposition to breast and ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat: Green light for Red or Green Chile? from

The AmeriKat is planning a much-needed vacation to her homeland in the next couple of weeks. Travelling from the high mountains of northern New Mexico (Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque) south on I-25 you will pass ...

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An Overview of the U.S. Patent Process from

For example, does a hair dryer with integrated radio, beer bottle opener, shaving cream dispenser that floats sound marketable? Perhaps as a gag gift maybe, but the addition of random features for the sake of ...

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BPAI method manfufacturing drawing finished product from

BPAI reverses anticipation for method of manufacturing a plastic syringe "free of flash lines" based on drawing of finished syringe with no flash lines
Takeaway: In Ex parte Bouchiere, the Applicant claimed a method of ...

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Reverse Bifurcation in Practice from

By Jason Rantanen Patent litigation can be particularly frustrating and inefficient when litigation costs far exceed the potential damages resulting from an infringement. This issue is particularly problematic when the patent holder's expected litigation ...

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Federal Circuit Confirms that Isolated DNA May Be Patented from

Assoc. for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, No. 2010-1426 (Fed. Cir. 2011) by Nabeela Rasheed In a unanimous opinion last Friday, the Federal Circuit confirmed that isolated DNA may be patented. Judge Lourie brought his ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

August 4-7, 2011 - 2011 Annual Meeting (American Bar Association) - Toronto, Ontario August 15-19, 2011 - Intellectual Property Law Summer School 2011 (IBC Legal) - Cambridge, UK August 16-18, 2011 - The Bilski Impact: Procuring & Enforcing Software, Business Methods ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Pfizer Inc. et al. v. Hetero Drugs Ltd. et al. 1:11-cv-05135; filed July 26, 2011 ...

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