Patent & IP news for August 19, 2011

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post image The Great Patent Debate: The Untold Story from

There are zillions of stories complaining about how some innocent multinational company is being sued for patent infringement by some evil company that does not even make a product.  However, you never hear of the ...

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post image Top 5: Millionth U.S. Patents from

This week, the USPTO issued its 8 millionth patent.  This milestone comes just five and a half years after the 7 millionth, the shortest amount of time between millionth patents in history.  In fact, it ...

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post image Friday IP Round-Up: Legal Rebel Edition from

Is Google Gearing Up for a Patent Fight? Alan Wan, at Patently-O, looks at the recently recorded assignment of 1029 patents from IBM to Google – which more than doubles the number of U.S. patents ...

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Anatomy of a TTAB hearing from

Upon motion for an oral hearing, the Trademark Trial and Appeal will hear arguments in cases before it. Our firm has appeared before the judges of the TTAB in many cases. Being local, I have ...

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Follow Friday: IP Tweeters You Should Follow on Twitter from

If you are a user of Twitter you have probably seen more than a few tweets using "#FF" followed by a number of names. #FF stands for "Follow Friday." On Fridays many Twitter users will ...

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Anheuser-Busch seeking trademarks for telephone “area code” beers from

Last month’s news that Anheuser-Busch Inc. has applied for sixteen USPTO trademark registrations covering major city area codes not only suggests that the company has plans to market “local” brews , it also sheds light ...

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Biotech/Pharma Docket from

By James DeGiulio -- Medicis and Nycomed Settle Vanos Patent Dispute Medicis and Nycomed have reached a licensing agreement to settle a patent dispute over a generic version of the psoriasis treatment Vanos. In May 2010 ...

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By Rene Dial A spokeperson for Eddie Bauer contacted me via email earlier this week with regard to my last post. Last week I wrote about First Descents filing suit against Eddie Bauer over the ...

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Ontario Court of Appeal Rules In Tucows v. Renner: Domain Names Are Personal Property from

Matt Lonsdale is a graduate of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. It’s no secret that domain names have value on the secondary market, with desirable domain names fetching upwards of $1 ...

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Unpatentable Subject Matter (mental processes) from


  • Mental processes are not patent-eligible subject matter because the application of only human intelligence to the solution of practical problems is no more than a claim to a fundamental ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Here's a recap of the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of August 15:

  • The USPTO issued its 8 millionth patent on Tuesday.  The patent was awarded to Second Sight Medical Products ...

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Proper Patent Valuation is Critical in Today's Market from

$12.5 billion for 17,000 patents! $4.5 billion for 6,500 patents! These purchases by Google and a group spearheaded by Microsoft and Apple represent a shift in the value of respective patents ...

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University of Utah prof fired for plagiarism from

From the Salt Lake Tribune:

"Plagiarism — holding out the work of another as one’s own — strikes at the very core of academic integrity. In my view, the sanctions proposed by the CHC do not ...

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Cook Medical Remains Resolute in Pursuit of Infringement Action Against Endologix Following Markman Ruling from

The following is excerpted from an August 18, 2011 Cook Medical press release published at Business Wire: Cook Incorporated, a global leader in endovascular technologies, announced today that Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the United ...

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