Patent & IP news for August 18, 2011

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post image Featured Resource: QPAT - Questel Patent Search from

QPAT is a patent search system run by Questel-Orbit, a well-known and respected patent information service.  The organizational system behind QPAT has existed ever since the first ORBIT search engine in 1972, and QPAT has ...

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post image Coca Cola and Air Brakes from

The recipe for Coca Cola has famously been kept confidential since its initial formulation in 1886. An example of the long-term value of confidential information in engineering comes from a recent dispute between Faiveley and ...

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post image INTA Discussion on Trademark Litigation and Pre-Enforcement Strategies from

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The followers of Spicy IP may be pleased to know that the International Trademark Association (INTA), that has organized a host of significant and informative discussions and programs in the past ...

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Federal Circuit Splits Over Claim Construction from

In Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Company, the Federal Circuit affirmed-in-part and reversed-in-part the district court’s finding that two of Becton, Dickinson’s retractable syringes infringed Retractable’s patents. The Federal Circuit ...

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Google acquires Motorola Mobility and its 17,000 patents from

Recently, Google made an interesting acquisition that could have far-reaching impacts on both the mobile technology sector and the patent world.On Monday, August 15, 2011, Google announced that it would be purchasing Motorola Mobility ...

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Eight MILLION Patents! from

Danie Roy Yesterday, the USPTO announced the issuance of patent number 8,000,000: a prosthesis that helps to enhance visual perception. In short, that’s one step closer to making the blind see again ...

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Free Trial of BolivenPRO from

I have offered Boliven's search service of over 100 million peer-reviewed documents spanning patents, journal articles, press releases and other data sources on this blog for some time (see lower left column). ...

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An Overview of the PCT International Patent Process from

A PCT application doesn't automatically lead to global patent protection. Instead, you eventually need to apply for patents in each of the countries and regions where you wish to pursue patent protection. This involves ...

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USPTO Clarifies Criteria for Reissue Error from

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office made a change in policy based on the recent decision of In re Tanaka. Basically, the PTO has said that in a reissue application, the addition of claims ...

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Pharmaceutically Speaking, Part 5.5: Stem Cell Patent Update from

Danie Roy Just the other day I wrote about the granting of a patent to Kyoto University regarding induced pluripotent stem cells. To save you the reference click, pluripotent stem cells are stem cells that ...

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Cruisin’ Car Patents from

Summer is ending. The time to kick back, drink caipirinhas and listen to Will Smith is almost over. In my hometown of Detroit, we have a tradition of ending the summer by driving classic cars ...

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New Foreign Filing Resources Available at from

There are some new resources available at

  • Our PCT national phase entry e-kit contains helpful resources for applicants looking to pursue international patent protection via the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). 
  • If you have ...

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Ashton Kutcher: conflict of interest from

Within a post on Details, Ashton Kutcher champions a bevy of media companies but fails to point out that he is an investor in many of them.

Reuters: That is a clear conflict of interest ...

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Yamanaka US patent application on iPS allowed from

A US patent application by Shinya Yamanaka (12/086,479) has received a notice of allowance. Two other inventors, Takahashi and Okita, were added.

Among other things, originally dependent claims 58, 65, 67-69, and 71 ...

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