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Patent & IP news for November 1, 2011

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post image What Inventors Need to Know About The New Patent Law from blawgit.com

Touted as a boon for inventors, the “Leahy-Smith America Invents Act,” (AIA) the largest patent overhaul in over a century, is looking more and more like a boon for patent lawyers. So what are the ...

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post image Sarbanes Oxley: Relief May Be on the Way from hallingblog.com

I wrote about the damaging effects of Sarbanes Oxley in my book, The Decline and Fall of the American Entrepreneur.  It appears that the Republican presidential candidates have read my book.  See this video, J ...

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post image How Many Doritos Sub-Brands Can You Name? from ipkitten.blogspot.com


Trade marks have often been viewed more ambivalently than the other traditional categories of IP rights. This Kat's recollection is that, prior to the enactment of the earliest trade mark legislation in England in ...

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post image Hybrid Thin Film Solar Cells by the Startup Formerly Known as Sierra from www.greenpatentblog.com

Silevo, the solar startup formerly known as Sierra Solar Power (Sierra), has developed a “hybrid cell,” so called because it is a combination of three materials:  crystalline silicon n-type substrates, thin-film passivation (non-reactive) layers that ...

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post image Germans win on penalties again! from ipkitten.blogspot.com

One of the great sorrows of the English relates to their football team's fabled inability to win soccer matches when, when the scores are level at the end of extra time, go to a ...

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post image IP5 Group Forges International Collaboration from info.articleonepartners.com

The IP5 is a forum of the five largest patent and trademark offices in the world, established in 2007.  The European Patent Office (EPO), Japan Patent Office (JPO), Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), United States ...

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post image Europe's Unified Patent Court: where will it be? from ipkitten.blogspot.com

Utopia: sadly, not part of the EU,
and quite lacking in any
experience of patent litigation
In moments of idle of speculation (usually while waiting for web pages to download -- that's about the only ...

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post image IP, economics and the rest of the world: it's all happening! from ipkitten.blogspot.com

Herding Kats is easy --
but teaching them
economics requires
real magic  ...
In "The Economic Impact of IP: whatever happened to the rest of the world?" (here) this member of the IPKat team observed that, for ...

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Maybe (Just Maybe) President Obama Is Beginning to Get It Regarding Technology Policy from www.patentdocs.org

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Despite achieving a legislative accomplishment that had been frustrated for over a generation (i.e., healthcare reform), the Obama Administration's technology policies have left even the President's supporters perplexed ...

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Federal Circuit Permits Post-Filing Date Unexpected Results To Support Non-Obviousness from www.pharmapatentsblog.com

The Federal Circuit decision in Genetics Institute, LLC v. Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics, Inc. is interesting in several respects. In this article, I look at the court's decision to permit unexpected results discovered after the ...

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Tech Industry Sees Harm To Internet In US “Rogue Website” Bill from www.ip-watch.org

Trade associations representing US technology industry interests this week attacked a new House of Representatives bill aimed at fighting so-called "rogue" websites, calling it "an alarming step backwards in internet policy" that would create "a ...

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Award of Attorneys' Fees Inappropriate Where Infringement Was Determined by Claim Construction from docketreport.blogspot.com

Defendant's motion for attorneys' fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 following summary judgment was denied. "[Plaintiff] could not have determined noninfringement from examination of the samples, even aided by demonstrations and discussions with ...

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US Copyright Office Issues Analysis Of Mass Digitisation Of Books from www.ip-watch.org

The United States Copyright Office has released a preliminary analysis and discussion document on the intersection of copyright law and the mass digitization of books. “The purpose of the Analysis is to facilitate further discussions ...

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Semantic Searching and Metadata with Sophia from intellogist.wordpress.com

Semantic searching is nothing new: many patent (like TotalPatent) and non-patent literature (like ProQuest Dialog) search systems provide some form of semantic search tool which allows users to find relevant documents based on the contextual ...

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Cybor Attack Foiled — For Now from www.717madisonplace.com

The denial of en banc review yesterday in Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Co. is a good example of how oral arguments can foreshadow issues at the Federal Circuit.  In this previous post ...

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WHO Group Agrees On New Mechanism To Fight Poor-Quality Medicines from www.ip-watch.org

The World Health Organization-led working group of member states addressing “substandard/spurious/falsely-labelled/falsified/counterfeit” (SSFFC) medical products has reached consensus on a new mechanism to prevent and control SSFFC medical products and associated activities ...

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Roundup Ready® Soybeans: Patent Exhaustion in Self-Replicating Biotechnologies from www.iposgoode.ca

Kalen Lumsden is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School.  In Monsanto v. Bowman, No. 2010-1068 , Fed. Cir. 2011., decided September 21, 2011, a farmer appeals an adverse judgment after Monsanto had sued him ...

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Halliburton Decision Widens Patentability Of Computer Related Inventions In The UK from www.iposgoode.ca

Amanda MacNaughton is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, and is currently enrolled in Professor Ikechi Mgbeoji’s Patents class, in Fall 2011. As part of the course requirements, students are asked to ...

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Apple vs. Samsung: Tech Giants Continue To Trade Jabs In Patent War from www.iposgoode.ca

Alexander Melfi is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, and is currently enrolled in Professor Ikechi Mgbeoji’s Patents class, in Fall 2011. As part of the course requirements, students are asked to ...

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HTC Attempts To Speed Through Patent War With Apple from www.iposgoode.ca

Nora Sleeth is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On September 19, 2011, the England and Wales High Court (Patents Court) rendered its decision related to proceedings launched by Apple against HTC in ...

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Wellbutrin Maker Settles Class Action for $49 Million from www.infringementupdates.com

The following is excerpted from an October 31, 2011 article by Zack Needles of The Legal Intelligencer published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: British drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline has reached a $49 million settlement agreement with a class ...

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WHO’s Chan Pitches UN Agency’s “Staying Power,” Unique Role from www.ip-watch.org

World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan today made a strident pitch to WHO member governments to invest in the well-known United Nations agency, citing several unique and essential aspects of the organisation. The WHO ...

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U.S. News Ranks Top Patent, Copryight & Trademark Law Firms from ipwatchdog.com

Of course, these lists never give any love to the small or mid-size firms that provide high quality legal work at a reasonable cost to clients. But that is only one of the things that ...

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Engineering The Future At York University from www.iposgoode.ca

Pauline Wong is the Assistant Director of IP Osgoode. On November 1, 2011, at an event titled, “Engineering The Future”, York University President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri announced a $25-million dollar transformative donation from Pierre Lassonde ...

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A Matter Of Timing? On Innovation, Patent Trolls And Litigation from www.iposgoode.ca

Brian Chau is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Brian J. Love, a teaching fellow from the Stanford Law School, conducted an empirical analysis of litigation by various classes of patentees in a ...

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Plagues, Pandemics And Patents: Legality And Morality[1] And Even Movies[2] from www.iposgoode.ca

A. Samuel Oddi is a professor of Intellectual Property at the University of Akron School of Law. In prior articles,[3] I have tried to point out that developing countries, and particularly the least developed ...

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