Patent & IP news for August 3, 2011

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post image A Startup Company’s Experiences with Open Innovation-Part 2: Adventures of a Chief Frog Kisser from

In the past few months, I have been continually surprised at the number of people who actively seek me out to discuss my start up company’s breakthrough battery fast charging technology.  Many of these ...

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post image Excluded Subject Matter American Style - Association of Molecular Pathology v Myriad (CAFC, 2011) from

Important patent things have been happening ‘across the pond’ from the muggy and badly-ventilated London sweathouse that this particular Kat’s office has become over the past few days. (Readers will appreciate that this is ...

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post image Kurt Cobain Bridge? Amy Winehouse Corner?: History vs 'celebrity' in the naming of town places from

One thing this Kat loves about living in London is the constant history around her, such as through the naming of streets, monuments or buildings throughout the capital. For instance, everyday when scampering to the ...

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post image PCC Page 35: rowing against the tide of expert enthusiasm from

Extravagantly elucidated by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), the PCC Pages seek to explain how litigation works in the recently-revamped Patents County Court (PCC) for England and Wales, taking as its theme a ...

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post image Indian patent enforcement and the chemical arts from

The Royal Society of Chemistry's Law Subject Group is holding a symposium, "Indian Patent Enforcement in the Chemical Arts", on Monday 26 September 2011 in the Common Room, The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane ...

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post image Litigate patents in Northern Ireland? Yes, it can be done from

This weblog is indebted to PLC for bringing its attention to a most unusual event: the litigation of a patent infringement claim before the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland (Chancery Division).  The judgment ...

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post image False Marking - New Case Update from

Since the Federal Circuit's decision in Forest Group, we have seen close to 1000 new false marking cases filed in district courts throughout the country.  But, since the BP Lubricants decision, there has been ...

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AMP v. USPTO: Judge Moore's Concurring Opinion from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- In the Federal Circuit's decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (the Myriad case), Judge Kimberly Moore wrote a separate opinion in which she ...

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Hargreaves Review recommendations are accepted from

The Hargreaves review of the intellectual property scene in the UK, particularly as affected by digital technology, which I earlier posted on, has had its ten recommendations accepted by the...

(From Steve van Dulken's ...

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Another get up not made out from

Mitre 10 has been refused an interlocutory injunction to stop “Masters” using a blue, white and grey get-up for a hardware store. Macaulay J was not persuaded there was a serious question to be tried ...

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Apple v Samsung DownUnder from

At (Foss Patents‘) last count, the war between Apple and Samsung now ranges across 4 continents and 11 different courts in 9 countries. (For the start of the war, start here.) As of yesterday, one ...

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US Senate Vote On Patent Reform Expected In September from

The United States Senate is expected to hold a vote on a bill to modify US patent law, in part making it more closely aligned with international practices, according to Senate sources. Related Articles:

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Big G Buys About 1,000 Big Blue Patents from

Scott Nyman   By now, nearly everyone is aware of the plethora of lawsuits involving Google or its Android mobile operating system. Perhaps a defensive move, or perhaps a call to arms, Google has just recently ...

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"This is the biggest transfer of wealth in terms of intellectual property in history" from

Dmitri Alperovitch of McAfee commenting on Operation Shady RAT:

"Companies and government agencies are getting raped and pillaged every day. They are losing economic advantage and national secrets to unscrupulous competitors." AND

"This is the ...

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Patentable Subject Matter and the Supreme Court's Myriad Preview from

Myriad's patent claims are directed, inter alia, to several isolated human DNA molecules that represent the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. These gene mutations are associated with an increased risk of developing breast and/or ...

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Patent Reform 2011: Compromise Bill Coming to the Senate in September from

In the immediate wake of the debt crisis “solution.” President Obama talked about the nexts steps for Congress. High on his agenda: Patent Reform: Through patent reform, we can cut the red tape that stops ...

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"A casual observer certainly might conclude that the wheels just fell off the recovery wagon" from

John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, commenting on the high level of layoffs in July 2011, including at Merck & Co., Borders, Cisco Systems, Lockheed Martin and Boston Scientific: A casual observer ...

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Senate to Take Up House Patent Reform Bill After August Recess from

Now that Congress has finally resolved the crisis over the debt ceiling, it’s time for them to go on their annual month-long vacation.  When they return, they plan to take up the House patent ...

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Leave Patent Licensing To The Professionals from

Another chapter in the ongoing Eon-Net saga closed last month with the CAFC, in a rare move, upholding the sanctions issued against the patent owner. We'll have to wait and see if this has ...

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Gametimeip's "Leave Patent Licensing To The Professionals" from

gametimeip has to a post on Eon-Net titled Leave Patent Licensing To The Professionals , which concludes with the text:

Professionalism and competence cannot be underestimated. One place you absolutely cannot cut corners is in patent ...

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Correction of Inventorship Case Filed Against RIM for PageMail from

Per the Complaint available at PriorSmart, Tahir Mahmood filed a case against Research In Motion Ltd. on August 1, 2011 in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Civil Action 11 CIV 5345 ...

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Twombly and Iqbal do not Apply to Counterclaims and Affirmative Defenses from

The court denied in part plaintiff's motion to dismiss defendant's invalidity counterclaims for failure to state a claim. "No federal court of appeals has considered how the [Bell Atlantic Corporation v. Twombly, 550 ...

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Article One Featured Researcher: Vivek from

This week’s featured researcher is Vivek.  Vivek is an analyst from New Delhi, with a strong background in patent research.  This greatly eases the process of discovering and then submitting relevant prior art.  He ...

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The Give Investors Time to Exit US Investments Act from

In an earlier posting, I worried that the debt ceiling deal was simply a stop-gap that will allow investors time to exit US investments. A story in today's Wall Street Journal (Washington's Haggling ...

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Patent Reform Back to Senate After Labor Day from

Cloture is the only procedure by which the Senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter, and thereby overcome a filibuster. Under the cloture rule (Rule XXII ...

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They Invented What? (No. 207) from

U.S. Pat. No. 6,080,436: Bread refreshing method. JW Note:  This patent was mentioned in the recent TAL report as an example of a patent that should never have been allowed.  What are ...

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Apple's favorite make-Android-awkward patent (with videos) from

In its lawsuits against the three leading Android device makers, Apple asserts a variety of patents ranging from mid-1990s Macintosh patents (such as the two HTC was found, on a preliminary basis, to infringe) to ...

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Interview with Marla Grossman: The Future of Patent Information from

Today we’re proud to bring you an extensive and fascinating interview with Marla Grossman, the Executive Director of the Coalition for Patent and Trademark Information Dissemination. We discuss a range of topics related to ...

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Wednesday whimsies from

Around the blogs.  The IPKat's keen pursuit of fresh news in the continuing saga of the Red Soles, with Louboutin lining up against Yves St Laurent, has brought him to Charles Colman's Law ...

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