Patent & IP news for November 4, 2011

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post image Friday fantasies from

It's Friday again, time to check the IPKat's fabled Forthcoming Events page. There's so much exciting stuff on offer. Be there!

After a few fits and starts, arrangements for the IPKat's ...

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post image Linkage of marketing and legal theories for secondary pharma patents: seminar report from

Azithromycin: a case in point Yesterday's IPKat seminar on "Linkages between legal and marketing theories regarding secondary patents for pharmaceuticals" was a very special event for all those who were privileged to attend it ...

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post image Does a Sole License Have a Legal Soul? from

One of the more interesting aspects of IP licensing is the presence of basic contractual constructs that have no, or little, direct anchor in the law. Sublicensing is one such example, but this Kat will ...

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BPAI prior art standard version burden from

Takeaway: In an inter partes reexamination proceeding, the Examiner relied on a product safety standard (UL 588) as a reference. The standard included several different copyright dates, the latest of which was in 2001, after ...

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Model Order on E-Discovery Adopted in Case Involving Competitors from

In response to the parties' submission of a Joint Case Management Statement in accordance with FRCP 26(f), the court entered an Order Re Parties' Production of Electronic Documents "adopting a version of the Model ...

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The Eureka Method: How to Think Like an Inventor from

In my experience, the passion to invent is stirred by two things: dissatisfaction with an existing product or service (i.e., too large, too slow, too expensive, too difficult to use), or a dream and ...

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USPTO Announces First Allowed Application Under New Prioritized Examination (Track 1) Program from

Before a joint meeting of the Pauline Newman IP American Inn of Court and the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, Director Dave Kappos announced that the USPTO has allowed an application under the ...

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‘Symbols of Despotism’: The Refusal to Register a Trademark in the EU from

Courtney Doagoo is a doctoral student at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. On September 20, 2011, the General Court of the European Union released its decision to refuse the registration of a Community ...

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Top 5: IP Professional Organizations from

The issue of patent quality continues to affect nearly every industry in the global economy, as we discussed in our post on the subject this week.  As patent application numbers rise, the USPTO and other ...

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WHO Board Backs Reform Plan For UN Agency from

The UN World Health Organization Executive Board today approved a set of proposals for reform put forward by WHO Director General Margaret Chan and member states, authorising her to take immediate action. The WHO is ...

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IP Enforcement in Iceland from

Gunnar Örn Hardarson and Asdis Magnusdottir (of inovia agent Arnason Faktor) recently shared important information regarding IP enforcement in Iceland for Intellectual Asset Management.  Below are some highlights from the article:

What are the most ...

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REGISTER NOW: NJIPLA's First Annual Electronics, Telecom and Software Patent Practice Update from

The New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (“NJIPLA”) will be hosting its first annual "Electronics, Telecom and Software Patent Practice Update" next Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 12:00-5:15 pm at the New Brunswick ...

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Continuing Infringement Justifies Award Of Supplemental Damages from

The following is excerpted from a November 4, 2011 article by Stanley M. Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP published by Mondaq: ActiveVideo filed a patent infringement action against several Verizon entities asserting that ...

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US Secretary Clinton: No Contradiction In Online Enforcement, Free Speech from

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is undertaking to explain the apparent contradiction in the strong enforcement of intellectual property rights and efforts to ensure freedom of expression on the internet. And she said ...

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Taiwan Supremes Affirm Revocation of Nichia Design Patent from

In previous posts (e.g., here, here and here) I’ve written about Nichia’s LED patent enforcement activity, including a now-settled global patent war with its Korean rival Seoul Semiconductor. Another long-standing dispute with ...

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