Patent & IP news for October 1, 2011

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post image ACTA signing begins from

Today, a ceremony in Tokyo saw the first few countries start to sign the very controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Though 11 countries took part in the final negotiations last year, 8 of them actually ...

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IPLAC Panel Discussion on Therasense from

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) will be offering a panel discussion entitled "Therasense: Will the Tide Finally Turn in the Plague of Dubious Inequitable Conduct Claims and Reference Flooding?" on October 6 ...

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CLE Events on Leahy-Smith America Invents Act from

A number of CLE events addressing the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act have been scheduled for the next few weeks. These events include: The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will be offering a web-based program ...

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Court accepts Verizon's and T-Mobile's briefs in support of Samsung against Apple from

On Friday (September 30, 2011), Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered an order ruling on multiple motions of a procedural nature:

  • Verizon's and T-Mobile ...

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USPTO Hiring and Paying More for Administrative Judges from

The USPTO’s new Patent Trial and Appeal Board is taking over a backlog of over 24,000 pending ex parte appeals. The Board has had some difficulty in hiring and retaining top administrative patent ...

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The Korea Times got Samsung's unofficial position on the Microsoft agreement right from

The day after Microsoft and Samsung announced an Android-related patent license agreement, the Korea Times published this article on Samsung's strategic motives behind the deal. It goes without saying that the Korea Times has ...

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Apple is Still Trying to Trademark Generic Terms? from

By Rene Dial Recently Apple was denied trademark registration for the term “Multi-Touch” for being generic.  Let’s see you operate the product by multiple fingers touching the product.  Sounds...


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