Patent & IP news for October 9, 2011

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post image Cropping the truth: patents, National Geographic and pernicious myths from

"Oh no", said Old Mother Hubbard, "someone's
been eating all our genetic vegetable stock again"
The brain of the Kat's ever-productive friend Professor Paul J. Heald (University of Illinois College of Law; University ...

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post image TP Tops Despatch as Court Rules Up is Not Down from

A previous post discussed a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Despatch Industries (Despatch) against TP Solar (TP) involving manufacturing equipment used for heat-treating silicon wafers for solar cells. The asserted patent is U.S. Patent ...

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post image Standard (US) for determining obviousness in chemical cases from

This post provides an overview of the Federal Circuit's decision in UnigeneLabs. and Upsher-Smith Labs v. Apotex (Fed.Cir. 2011) with respectto determination of an inventive step.  Long post follows.

Summary: Unigene reflects the ...

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post image Abundance of Sources: thoughts on terminology and change in copyright law from

In the olden days, the penalty
for unauthorised file-sharing
was quite drastic
If ever you see anything with a title as long as "Abundance of Sources – the True Meaning of the Terms 'Copy' and 'Original ...

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Lemley Responds: Defending the Myth of the Sole Inventor from

If you actually read my article you will find that I simply don’t say the things they claim I say. The basic refrain of the Howells-Katznelson paper is that (1) I think Edison and ...

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Statistical Country Profiles from WIPO from

Statistical country profiles for more than one hundred countries are now available on the WIPO website. Each profile provides information on patents, utility models, trademarks and industrial designs from 1995 to the present. Patent applications ...

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An Apple History: Remembering Apple CEO Steve Jobs from

Steve Jobs, the visionary founder and leader of Apple Computer Corporation, died Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the age of 56 after an 8-year battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Jobs, who is ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

October 11, 2011 - America Invents Act: Patent Reform 2011 (Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago) - 11:30 am to 1:45 pm (CT) October 13, 2011 - Patent Reform: Prior Art under the AIA (Intellectual Property ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Pfizer Inc. et al. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. 1:11-cv-00914; filed October 6, 2011 ...

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