Patent & IP news for August 17, 2011

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post image Court Fraud from

CyberSource got 6,029,154 for an online credit card fraud prevention invention. '154 prevents fraud by correlating the Internet address used for the online purchase. CyperSource asserted '154 against Retail Decisions, who initiated an ...

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post image A Challenge to Color Trademarks in the Field of Fashion: Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent America from

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York’s August 10, 2011 decision in Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent America, Inc., questions whether a single color may serve ...

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post image Google, Motorola Mobility and the Patent Wars from

Google agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.  Most people believe the main motivation for Google was to acquire Motorola’s patent portfolio of over 17,000 patents and patent applications.  The comments ...

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post image Recent trademark registrations XXVI from

Here is another sampling of recent registrations our clients have received from the USPTO, so readers can see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected: bioepic – Genealogy research; Hosting of digital content ...

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Modular straw bales for construction from

I have often watched, on television shows like Grand Designs, self-builders taking a lot of time packing straw bales to make walls, and then rounding them off with chain saws. ModCell is a company...

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Villanova Law School censured by ABA from

Blogs.wsj has a post ABA Censures Villanova Law School for “Reprehensible” Conduct.

Villanova’s average admissions test scores were padded by two to three points between 2005 and 2009 in reports made to the ...

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Oracle v. Google update: summary judgment pressure and Motorola Java license fallacy from

Over the last couple of days, a number of new documents have been filed in Oracle v. Google. I'll take a look at the most important ones of those. The two key issues here ...

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USPTO issues 8,000,000th patent from

United States Patent #8,000,000 issued on August 16th, 2011. The patent is directed towards a "visual prosthesis" that is configured to provide neural stimulation to a user's retina for creating artificial vision ...

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Subtle changes to challenging design patents in China from

From John Wu of Rouse China comes a note of subtle changes to the approach to challenging design patents in China...

According to the current Chinese patent law that took effect on 1 October 2009 ...

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Article One Featured Researcher: Shazia Khan from

This week’s featured researcher is Shazia Khan, from India.  Shazia recently completed her PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry, and she is looking to use her experiences as an Article One researcher to guide ...

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Overview of Australian Innovation Patents from

In a recent article on the Australian innovation patent system, our friends at Shelston IP discussed how Dyson is using the system to protect against infringers of its latest technology, the Air MultiplierTM bladeless ...

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Google-we really really hope that you know what you are doing! from

Google’s widely reported acquisition of Motorola Mobility is continuing the run of the prominence of IP and specifically patent reporting in the financial press. The FT runs a very good insights piece here, though ...

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Intellectual Property Owners Association Annual Meeting - September 11-13, 2011 from

The following is excerpted from the invitation by Douglas K. Norman, IPO President, in the program brochure: It is my pleasure to invite you to the 2011 IPO Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott in ...

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Turning Your Small Business Into Big Business from

Having a small business means having many challenges, especially in the earliest phases of development. Faced with challenges such as letting people know about your new business, establishing and augmenting your brand, creating a website ...

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They Invented What? (No. 208) from

U.S. Pat. No. 5,214,873:  Electrofishing pole. I claim: 1. A submersible barrier for shielding a portable manually manipulatable anode electrode of a pair of anode and cathode electrodes used with portable electrofishing ...

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PTO Issues U.S. Patent No. 8,000,000 from

Yesterday, the PTO issued U.S. Patent No. 8,000,000.  The Patent for “Visual Prosthesis” was issued to Second Sight Medical Products of Sylmar, California.  The application was originally filed in October 2007 and ...

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Search Tidbit Roundup and Trial Offer for Intellogist Blog Readers from

There are so many neat things out there in the world of search that it’s not always possible (or necessary) to cover everything in-depth here on the Intellogist® Blog. Today I’ll bring you ...

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Method of Detecting Fetal Down Syndrome Passes Muster Under Bilski's Machine-or-Transformation Test from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that its patent for a method for detecting fetal Down syndrome was not invalid for lack of patentable subject matter. "The Court concludes that the claimed ...

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London MP Seeks To Quell Rioting Through Surveillance Of BlackBerry Messages from

Michael Gilburt is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, has called for the suspension and surveillance of the BlackBerry Messenger (“BBM”) service after evidence indicated that ...

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Oracle to Google: 'Damning facts are still facts.' from

Judging by the tone of its latest filing, Oracle is tired of Google's desperate and endless attempts to withhold from the jury a key document -- an email described as "damning" (for Google) in media ...

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US Patent 8,000,000 from

On Tuesday, August 16, the USPTO issued patent no. 8,000,000 to Second Sight Medical Products for a visual prosthesis apparatus. The provisional application was filed on Oct. 19, 2006. Second Sight's patent ...

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Miami court deals huge setback to Motorola Mobility's defense against Microsoft from

Motorola Mobility's defense strategy against Microsoft's patent infringement lawsuit just suffered a major setback. The best defense in patent disputes is a good offense, but after an order issued today, it's clear ...

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New Federal Circuit decision affects patent eligibility of “computer readable medium” claims from

This week Federal Circuit issued an important decision relating to software patents.  In Cybersource Corp. v Retail Decisions Inc. (No. 2009-1358, Fed. Cir. Aug. 16, 2011),  the Court held that a Beauregard-style claim is not ...

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BPAI reverse Examiner failed to give any motivation combine from

Takeaway: In Ex parte Kucharczyk, the BPAI reversed an obviousness rejection because the Examiner failed to provide any reason whatsoever to combine.


Ex parte Kucharczyk
Appeal 2010002564; Appl. No. 10/444,884; Tech. Center ...

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