Patent & IP news for October 14, 2011

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post image Top 5: Non-US Universities for PCT Patent Applications from

PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) applications allow applicants to seek broad international documentation for an invention before actually submitting a patent application.  PCT application approval applies to the 144 PCT member countries and can help to ...

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post image Evolution, Economics, and Patent Law from

The study of economics would be the same thing as the study of evolution of humans if humans did not invent.  Without invention there is no reason for trade.  Why would we trade my berries ...

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post image Unitary Patent: the Spanish view from

In an interview published last week, Mr. Alberto Casado, Director of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, has insisted in the arguments for the Spanish opposition:

“The Spanish position is favorable to have a Community ...

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post image The daylight-saving data dispute from

Astronomical clock at St Mark's, Venice Astrologers believe that the exact position of celestial bodies at a given instant, such as when a baby is born, is a predictor of the future; while computer ...

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post image Life's good for BMW and Audi in Korea? from

As recently reported e.g. in the Guardian, Korean electronics company LG has sued German car companies BMW and Audi for importation into Korea of cars incorporating LED lights that allegedly infringe LG's patents ...

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post image Friday Frippery from

Friday is the day, as all who regularly read this blog will know, when the IPKat reminds readers to check out the forthcoming events page, which is festooned with fabulous fancies for the IP community ...

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Copyright safe harbour scheme from

Links to the Consulatation Paper on the Copyright safe harbour scheme for carriage service providers. Broadly, the safe harbour schemes provide some protection from some remedies for carriage service providers: Category A – acting as a ...

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FDA Approval of Biologics under 505(b)(2) Expected to Increase from

By James DeGiulio -- Choosing the appropriate regulatory pathway for biologics drug approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has historically not been a strategic decision to be made by drugmakers. In most cases ...

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Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington’s trademark applications from

Ron Washington is the Manager of the Texas Rangers, who are currently in the A.L. Championship Series and one win away from a second straight appearance in the World Series. He is also the ...

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New California Law Imposes Supply Chain Disclosure Obligations on Retailers and Manufacturers from

A new California law imposes a variety of supply-chain disclosure obligations on large retailers and manufacturers who do business in California.  As summarized in a recent article by my partner Jane Luxton: [P]oised to ...

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Trading Knowledge As A Public Good: A Proposal For The WTO from

Years of deadlock in the Doha Round of trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) has prompted some to question the institution’s effectiveness, and even, its relevance. But for others, the stalemate seems ...

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BPAI non analogous art contact lens floor covering from

Takeaway: In a chemical composition application, the BPAI found that a reference in the field of floor coverings was not analogous art to the other two references related to contact lenses. The Examiner argued that ...

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Samsung loses Dutch case against Apple over 3G patents as court gives meaning to FRAND from

Regardless of whatever Google's CEO may say in an effort to assuage investors' concerns, this week may very well go down in history as the one in which Apple's intellectual property enforcement against ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Here's a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of October 10, 2011:

  • inovia and several of our foreign associates have been ranked top PCT filers by Managing IP.
  • We ...

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Failure to File Motion Requesting Testimony at Markman Hearing Bars Submission of Expert Declaration in Support of Markman Briefing from

The court granted defendants' motion to strike an expert declaration submitted in connection with plaintiff's claim construction briefing. "[T]he Court stated that the parties would not be permitted to call witnesses or present ...

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Could Magellan Patents Navigate Delaware Court Toward Restoring Sanity In Patent Enforcement? from

Recent changes to US Patent laws (ala H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act) demonstrated an apparent congressional preference for more complexity in industry-wide patent licensing.  As pointed out previously on Gametime IP (See The ...

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Study on the worldwide use of FRAND-committed patents from

Many of my consulting projects over the last few years have related to FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) licensing obligations. The purpose of FRAND licensing commitments is to ensure access to intellectual property. It also ...

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New Intematix LED Patent Has its Customers Covered from

Intematix, a Fremont, California, company, has developed LED lighting technology that involves separating the LED chips from their complementary phosphors.  This approach differs from that of conventional LEDs in which the phosphor is incorporated in ...

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IPLAC Patent Law Symposium 2011 from

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago will be holding its Patent Law Symposium 2011 from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm on November 4, 2011 at the Union League Club of Chicago. The ...

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