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post image Top 5: Recession-Proof European Patent Fields from

During the global recession in 2008, the number of global patent applications declined sharply.  The European Patent Office was no exception: the EPO’s 134,542 applications in 2009 represented an 8.3% decrease from ...

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post image Susan B. Komen foundation’s “pinking of america” from

Charitable causes can be worth a lot of money. Sunday’s New York Times contained an article about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) and the prevalence of pink in the NFL and many other ...

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post image Westinghouse ITC Complaint Against Zep Shines Light on Past Litigation from

Previous posts (here and here) discussed the patent litigation pending in federal court between solar installation competitors Akeena Solar (now Westinghouse Solar) and Zep Solar (Zep) involving two Westinghouse patents, U.S. Patents Nos. 7 ...

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post image Patents Cause Economic Growth: Another Academic Study Shows from

Two Singapore professor show patents result in significant economic growth.  Their paper, Patent Rights and Economic Growth: Evidence from Cross-Country Panels of Manufacturing Industries concludes “the effect of strengthening patent rights on economic growth was ...

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post image Whither Copyright: In the Year 2525 from

There is much talk about whether the on-line, digital world threatens the copyright system. The emphasis here is on the ease of copying and distribution of such contents--as David Nimmer pithily observed over a decade ...

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AIA Overview: Post-grant Review Provisions from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- For the first time in U.S. patent law, the AIA provides a mechanism for post-grant review of U.S. patents that is capable of considering reasons for unpatentability other than ...

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USPTO to Host Inventor Symposium at Smithsonian Oct. 27-28 from

Whenever I write about USPTO conferences, symposia and events for independent inventors I say: "Simply stated, if you are a serious inventor you need to go to this Conference." I really do believe that is ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

This week's roundup comes live from the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  If you're at AIPLA, please stop by our booth (#7) to say hello.

Here's a look at the ...

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How To Respond To A Cease & Desist Letter from

US companies are generally known to be much more litigious than non-US companies. Thus, if you are a non-US company looking to enter the US market, it is prudent to understand the nuances of responding ...

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Lack of Factual Basis for Counsel's Representations to the Court Warrants Sanctions Under 28 U.S.C. § 1927 from

Plaintiffs' motion for sanctions under 28 U.S.C. § 1927 was granted based on statements made by defendant's president and counsel during a TRO hearing. "Counsel for [defendant] represented to the Court that nothing ...

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Mark Your Calendars: Pharmaceutical Management Studies Program, October 27-28 from

Gibbons P.C. will once again sponsor lunch at the upcoming Rutgers University/Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center for Pharmaceutical Management Studies Program on Thursday, October 27, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at Rutgers ...

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RIM’s Trademark Move: Incompetence from

Is RIM trying to make itself a laughingstock? Its new smartphone, called the “BBX” apparently (allegedly) infringes on a trademark held by software company BASIS, which has registered its “BBx”...


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Mylan's Dey Pharma Successfully Obtains Patent Reexamination Certificates for Two Perforomist® Patents from

The following is excerpted from an October 20, 2011 Mylan press release available on its website: Dey Pharma L.P., a subsidiary of Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL), today confirmed that the U.S. Patent and ...

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ITC staff dismisses public interest concerns over possible ban of HTC Android devices from

Are Apple and Android engaged in a battle to death, and who will go down? That's the big discussion topic du jour.

The Associated Press published excerpts from Steve Jobs's biography according to ...

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is Hiring Patent Examiners from

The fiscal year 2011 results are now in and the backlog of untouched patent applications as of the end of FY 2011 was 669,625, so there is plenty of work to be done and ...

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ACI "Advanced Forum on Biotech Patents" Conference, Boston, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 from

American Conference Institute will be holding its 13th Advanced Forum on Biotech Patents conference at the Omni Parker House hotel in Boston, MA, November 30th to December 1st. ACI subtitles this conference, "practical strategies for ...

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HTC asks ITC to drop patent from investigation after Apple allegedly narrowed its scope from

The December 6, 2011 target date for a decision on Apple's first ITC complaint (of two) against HTC is nearing. In my previous post I wrote about the ITC staff's statement according to ...

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Palestinian Membership In UNESCO Could Raise Questions For US, WIPO from

Members of the Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) are preparing to vote to allow Palestine to become a member, according to sources. If this happens, it could create uncertainty about United ...

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BIO IPCC Fall Conference from

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will be holding its Intellectual Property Counsels Committee (IPCC) Fall Conference & Meeting on November 2-4, 2011 in New York, NY. The semi-annual IPCC conference will once again be open to ...

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