Patent & IP news for October 23, 2011

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Federal judges travel around the world on all-expense paid trips by sponsors. CAFC Chief Judge Randall Rader: "This is not pleasure-tripping. I work very hard on these trips." Sponsors are often law firms, law schools ...

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According to the paper, Korea’s Patent Policy and Its Impact on Economic Development: A Model for Emerging Countries?, a strong patent system is a positive part of encouraging economic growth for emerging economies.  The ...

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Moshi Monsters Reported in the news last week -- but still sufficiently fresh for this blog to investigate further -- was the interim injunction won by pop star extraordinaire Lady GaGa over cartoon character ‘Lady Goo Goo ...

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In this, the second in a series of three posts commissioned from leading US intellectual property practice Faegre & Benson on the recently-enacted America Invents Act (AIA), Jason Kraus and Walt Linder examine the impact of ...

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Thanks go to Chris Torrero for spotting, via beSpacific, "The Private and Social Costs of Patent Trolls", a research paper by James E. Bessen, Michael J. Meurer and Jennifer ...

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All Kats are now reporting for duty Back again! IPKat team member Jeremy is back from his winter break, and bouncing with enthusiasm for the Michaelmas blogging season. Pausing only to thank his colleagues for ...

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WTO IP Committee To Address Medicines Access, Plain-Packaged Tobacco, ACTA from

The World Trade Organization committee responsible for intellectual property rights issues is meeting this week and will address several items of potential debate, including a nearly unused 2003 provision for compulsory-licensed medicines exports to poor ...

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Judicial Economy from

I am always amazed when I look at this 2008 statistic cited by Chief Justice Roberts: the Federal Judiciary accounts for 0.2% of the United States’ budget. In his annual report in 2008, Chief ...

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Beware Background Pitfalls When Preparing a Patent Application from

The best thing to do is explain why your invention solves problems and/or is important for the relevant consumer audience. In order to accomplish this you do not explain what else available to consumers ...

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Speed Bumps Emerge on KIPO Green Tech Fast Track from

In a previous post I wrote about the Korean Intellectual Property Office’s (KIPO) expedited examination program for green technology patent applications.  According to KIPO, the “super speed” program is supposed to provide examination results ...

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