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Patent & IP news for September 7, 2011

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post image Moore Dissent in Classen from www.patentbaristas.com

In Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. v. Biogen IDEC, Circuit Judge Moore dissented to just about everything: I believe that the claims at issue are to a fundamental scientific principle so basic and abstract as to be ...

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post image Shocker for Android OEMs: Google document proposes giving Motorola time-to-market advantage to build Android "lead devices" from fosspatents.blogspot.com

This is the third of three posts today on information gleaned from last night's filings in Oracle v. Google. I previously blogged about Sun's proposal to create a Red Hat-style Android distribution with ...

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post image Love it or leave it: University of Colorado at Boulder’s $780,000 logo change from www.erikpelton.com

Somehow this news passed me by earlier in the year when it was announced: the University of Colorado announced a new logo…. and the change cost $780,000!  Of course, logos and brands are extremely ...

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post image ChicoBag Responds to Plastic Bag Makers in Reverse Greenwash Suit from www.greenpatentblog.com

A previous post discussed a recently-filed lawsuit in which plastic bag manufacturers Hilex Poly Company, Superbag, and API Enterprises took issue with certain statements made by ChicoBag, the popular reusable bag maker. The accusations could ...

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post image Sun proposed Red Hat-style Android distribution with open source Java from fosspatents.blogspot.com

Oracle's patent and copyright infringement lawsuit against Google continues to bring very interesting information about Google's Android strategy (and its approach to other companies' intellectual property) to light. This is the first of ...

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post image America Invents Act Update: Senate Passes Cloture Vote from hallingblog.com

The Senate passed the cloture vote on the America Invents Act by 93-5 with two senators abstaining.  The nay votes were cast by Coburn (R-OK), DeMint (R-SC), Johnson (R-WI), Lee (R-UT), and Paul (R-KY).  It ...

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post image Congress About to Pass the ‘Leahy-Smith Trade Secret Protection Act of 2011′ from hallingblog.com

GUEST POST by Neil Thomas, Esq. Silver Spring, MD 20902 On September 6, 100 U.S. Senators began final voting on the ‘Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011′ which will stifle U.S. innovation, growth ...

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Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. v. Biogen IDEC (Fed. Cir. 2011) -- Judge Moore's Dissent from www.patentdocs.org

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit majority decision in Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. v. Biogen IDEC engendered a strong dissent from Judge Moore on almost every aspect of that decision. Judge Moore disagreed with the ...

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Senate Votes to Invoke Cloture on H.R. 1249 from www.patentdocs.org

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier today, the Senate voted 93-5 to invoke cloture on a motion to proceed to H.R. 1249, the House version of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Opposing the motion were Senators ...

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Classen Gets Another Shot at Patentability for Vaccination Regimens from www.patentbaristas.com

In the never-ending battle for truth, justice and invalidating methods on natural phenomenon the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has once again taken up the burden to review the case of ...

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Cloture Vote on Patent Reform Act; Public Collectively Reaches for Dictionary from www.patentbaristas.com

clo·ture.  noun /ˈklōCHər/  (in a legislative assembly) A procedure for ending a debate and taking a vote; a cloture motion. The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, H.R. 1249 passed the House in June by ...

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Tivo v. Echostar: Shifting Focus on Contempt Charges and Little Tolerance for Injunction Non-Compliance from www.lawupdates.com

By Olivier A. Taillieu and Sarah S. Brooks || An en banc panel of the Federal Circuit recently modified contempt examinations in patent infringement injunction cases. In Tivo, Inc. v. Echostar Corp., No. 2009-1374, 2011 U ...

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Are non-compete agreements legal in Virginia? from www.athenaalliance.org

Non-compete agreements are seen as a standard tool for protecting intangible assets. Under these agreements -- which are a form of contract law -- an employee (or someone selling a business) agrees not to compete against their ...

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Some Hope for the Patent Reforms from www.patentlyo.com

by Dennis Crouch Patent Law Persists: At this point, it appears very likely that the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (H.R. 1249) will become law later this month. In my patent law course yesterday, we ...

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Patent Reform Act of 2011 on the Horizon from www.iplawalert.com

On Tuesday, September 6, 2011, the Senate will vote on whether to invoke cloture on H.R. 1249, also known as the America Invents Act. There is a strong likelihood H.R. 1249 will be ...

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What is the target of your entrepreneurship policy? from www.athenaalliance.org

Here is a great blog posting by Steven Blank -- "Why governments don't get startups". He makes a point that I heartily agree with (and have been trying to articulate) -- there are different types of ...

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Deep Thoughts by Chief Judge Rader from www.patentbaristas.com

To me, it’s a good idea to always carry two sacks of something when you walk around. That way, if anybody says, “Hey, can you give me a hand?” You can say, “Sorry, got ...

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Have Google’s spam filtering tools ever been accused of infringing a patent? from docketreport.blogspot.com

Yes. Google’s spam filtering tools have been accused of infringing a patent in at least two different lawsuits.

Interval Licensing LLC v. Google Inc., 2-11-cv-00711 (WAWD)
and
InNova v. 3Com Corporation et al., 2-10-cv-00251 ...

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Term "Patent Troll" Is "Commonly Used And Understood In Patent Litigation" And Need Not Be Stricken From Pleadings from docketreport.blogspot.com

The court denied defendant's motion to strike the phrase, "patent troll" from plaintiff's pleadings despite defendant's argument that "'[d]escribing the opposing party as a 'troll' – an ugly, mythical cave-dwelling being – is ...

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RCD-Online Design Search – Free European Design Searching from intellogist.wordpress.com

Do you have a design search that needs a great search resource? Have you ever just wondered if a certain design was out there, and wanted to look for free? Today we’ll take a ...

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Elpida Memory Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Nanya Technology in U.S. Court from www.infringementupdates.com

The following is excerpted from a September 7, 2011 Elpida press release available on its website: Elpida Memory, Inc. ("Elpida", TOKYO: 6665 JP), the world's third largest Japanese Dynamic Random Access Memory ("DRAM") maker ...

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Oracle President Safra Catz ready to talk settlement with Google in court -- Google wants to send Andy Rubin from fosspatents.blogspot.com

Shortly before the holiday weekened, Judge William Alsup, the federal judge presiding over Oracle's patent and copyright infringement lawsuit against Google, communicated his inclination to order "the top executive officers" of Oracle and Google ...

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These are the patents Google gave to HTC to assert against Apple from fosspatents.blogspot.com

Bloomberg was first to report today that HTC is now asserting nine patents against Apple that Google assigned to HTC last week.

I published some quick first comments on Google+, and meanwhile I've obtained ...

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Patently-O Bits & Bytes by Lawrence Higgins from www.patentlyo.com

U.S. IP Brokers: No Ethical Regulations and No Standards In a blog post by Raymond Millien of the Washington D.C. Intellectual Property Attorney Blog, he poses the question, What professional and ethical regulations ...

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