Patent & IP news for September 23, 2011

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post image Commissioner Stoll Talks at AOAIOIP from

Yesterday, Commissioner Robert L. Stoll talked about the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act at the 21st All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property here in beautiful, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. While only a cursory review, Stoll went ...

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Cordance sued Amazon for infringing three patents for online transactions that use metadata: 5,862,325; 6,088,717; and 6,757,710. The jury found '710 infringed, but invalid; the others not infringed. Following ...

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post image Plutocratic Courts from

The Federal district courts and CAFC (Corrupt Appeals for Corporations) are destroying small businesses with their bias to the largest corporations. A small business client just called with another matter. In the previous patent matter ...

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post image The Costs of the Trolls from

Boston University researcher James E. Bessen has published a study with the title “The Private and Social Costs of Patent Trolls” on SSRN which evaluates the alleged costs due to lawsuits filed by a particular ...

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post image Can There Be an E-Book Library? from

The recent demise of the Borders book chain reminded this Kat once again of the ambivalent position of the consumer within the ecosystem of the book and magazine industries. Popular wisdom holds that the Borders ...

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post image Top 5: Recent Flying Car Patents from

From Icarus to the Mars missions, flight has been a human fascination since time immemorial.  And although we conquered the Earth’s skies over a century ago (See: US Patent 821,393) there’s a ...

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Biotech/Pharma Docket from

By James DeGiulio -- Validity of Allergan Lumigan Patents Upheld Allergan has successfully defended its patents covering the glaucoma drug Lumigan from an invalidity attack by alleged infringers Teva and Sandoz. In May 2009, Allergan filed ...

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Monsanto Co. v. Bowman (Fed. Cir. 2011) from

Patent Exhaustion Does Not Apply to Genetically Engineered Seed By Kevin E. Noonan -- Yesterday, the Federal Circuit once again upheld a judgment of infringement brought by Monsanto against a farmer who replanted its patented Roundup ...

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What Patent Reform Means To Biotech--My Podcast Interview On The Burrill Report from

I was fortunate to be interviewed for a podcast on The Burrill Report (Life Sciences: Information • Intelligence • Insight), to discuss "What Patent Reform Means To Biotech." You can listen → here.  


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Twombly, Iqbal and Heightened Pleading Standards in Patent Infringement from

Two cases decided last month highlight the somewhat disparate pleading standards in patent infringement actions among districts after Twombly and Iqbal. In The Nielsen Co. v. comScore, Inc., a plaintiff in the Eastern District of ...

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Gene (no)patenting bill going down from

The Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee has, by majority, recommended that the Senate should not pass the Patent Amendment (Human Genes and Biological Materials) Bill 2010. The Bill is a private members’ effort ...

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Best and worst college football conference logos from

The major conferences in college football have been undergoing transformations as they shift members, grow and shrink.  The Bowl Championship Series consists of 11 conferences plus independent Notre Dame. Which of the eleven have great ...

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7 Common Misperceptions About Intellectual Property from

As an aside, and somewhat related to the boring concept, is the idea that intellectual property practitioners are all basement-dwelling nerds. OK, maybe we’re a little nerdy in some ways, but I swear I ...

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Mandamus action in IN RE SHARED MEMORY GRAPHICS LLC from

The order concludes:

The petition is granted. The district court is directed to vacate its order disqualifying Cooper and the Floyd & Buss law firm from further representation in this case.

Judge Newman in dissent:

The ...

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Misrepresenting Necessity of Obtaining Patent Quickly is not Material Misrepresentation Sufficient to Support Inequitable Conduct Claim from

The court granted plaintiff's motion to dismiss defendant's inequitable conduct counterclaim for failure to state a claim. "[Defendant] alleges that [plaintiff] misrepresented the necessity of obtaining the [patent-in-suit] as quickly as possible to ...

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Which firms have been disqualified from representing a party in patent litigation? from

In addition to tracking the litigation history of a patent or party, Docket Navigator also allows you to gather information about law firms and attorneys. Today’s Question of the Day asks about law firms ...

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Solyndra: then and now from

The greenenergyreported stated in July 2010:

Solyndra, the Fremont, Calif., maker of cylindrical solar photovoltaic systems, has hired chip industry executive Brian Harrison as its new president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Task number one ...

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Cordance v. Amazon: No evidence for priority claim from

The CAFC noted as to a disputed priority claim:

Cordance failed to prove that the ’710 Patent was entitled to claim priority to the 1993 conception document. To establish an earlier effective date, Cordance was ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Here's a recap of the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of September 19, 2011:

  • Fee increase: The USPTO has increased the fees associated with the PCT national stage (along with all ...

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Century 21 v. Zoocasa: Contract and Copyright in the Electronic World from

Nora Sleeth is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On September 2, 2011, the Supreme Court of British Columbia passed judgment on Zoocasa’s alleged breach of contract and copyright infringement against Century ...

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USPTO 2011 Trademark Expo, Fun for the Whole Family from

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the 2011 National Trademark Expo on Friday, October 14th, and Saturday, October 15th, at the USPTO’s headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The free two-day event ...

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America Invents Act: What’s My Fee? from

Since the America Invents Act has now passed, a lot of applicants will now qualify for a 75% reduction in certain fees at the US Patent Office.  The Act created a new micro-entity rate.  Now ...

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HTC subsidiary-to-be S3 Graphics sues Apple over two patents in new ITC complaint and federal lawsuit from

Yesterday (Thursday, September 22, 2011), S3 Graphics, a company in the process of being acquired by HTC, filed two new complaints against Apple, further escalating the patent dispute between the "HTC camp" and Apple:

  • an ...

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Five Important Points to Control Intellectual Property Costs from

Dr. D'vorah Graeser of Graeser Associates International was kind enough to share an article that she recently wrote on a topic that we discuss often on the Foreign Filing Blog: cutting IP costs.

Five ...

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American Idol/X Factor Cause Dispute from

By Daniel Davidson It is no secret that reality television has consumed this country.  I think the first indication was that more people voted to crown the “American Idol” than they did the President...


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The Karma Project from

kar·ma/ˈkärmə/ 1. The sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. 2. Destiny or fate, following as effect from cause ...

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Dissents: Judges Newman and Dyk from

After considering the merits of a case, Judges Pauline Newman and Timothy Dyk often arrive at opposite conclusions. As just a sample, I thumbed through all of the precedential patent decisions that involved both judges ...

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35 U.S.C. § 102 (newly amended by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011) from

As a site for referral and contemplation, I wanted to include the text of the newly drafted statute 35 U.S.C. § 102. Sec. 102. Conditions for patentability; novelty Novelty; Prior Art- A person shall ...

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America Invents Act: PTO Fees from

The America Invents Act signed into law last week by Pres. Obama changes a number of things about fees charged by the PTO. 15% Surcharge First, 10 days after the Act’s effective date, certain ...

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August Patents Dashboard Overview from

Guest blog by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Bob Stoll

The Patent Dashboard showing our performance for the month of August has been released and is on our website. We have added several new quality measures ...

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Texas Two-Step: Gaston Kroub Reports on Two Cleantech Events in One Big Energy State from

Cleanovation 2011 Building on the success of an energetic premier conference held last year in Austin, this year’s Cleanovation again promised an interesting dynamic, where Israeli Cleantech startups travel to Texas to pitch for ...

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ACI Conference on Drug and Medical Device Litigation from

American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding its 16th annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation conference on December 5-7, 2011 in New York, NY. The conference will allow attendees to: • Strengthen class action strategies by ...

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