Patent & IP news for November 7, 2011

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post image Book Review Monday: An Associate’s Guide to the Practice of Copyright Law from

James Madison submitted to the framers of the Constitution a provision “to secure to literary authors their copyrights for a limited time.”  ~August 18, 1787 The various forms of intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks, etc ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

Some upcoming events involving Kats and friends. There's such a lot going on these days! If you're in London on the relevant days, here are some of the intellectual property events at which ...

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post image The Mobile Patent Wars – Google, Microsoft and Apple from

Google “[O]ne of the most effective ways to respond to a threatened patent assertion is to be able to assert patents of your own,” says Google’s patent lawyer, Tim Porter. Porter made that ...

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post image Federal Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc for Retractable Technologies v. Becton, Dickinson and Co. from

Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Co. (Fed. Cir. Oct. 31, 2011)

The Federal Circuit has denied Retractable Technologies' petition for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc regarding claim construction issues.  Three members of ...

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post image Katanomics 1: An Economic Perspective on IP: The Social Contract Theory of IP from

Looking attentive in Economics classes
was the easy bit. The big problem was
remembering all those funny terms ...
Who or what is Katanomics? There is no science of that name as yet, but it's ...

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Rash of trademark applications related to “Occupy Wall Street” from

As protests for “Occupy Wall Street” continue to take root and to “occupy” the media’s interest, so too do the trademarks related to the movement. Many news articles and blog posts have covered the ...

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Intrapace's "gastric pacemaker" device from

Intrapace, a Californian company, has been working for years on a "gastric pacemaker", Abiliti®, to help obese people to eat smaller meals. An implant in the stomach sends messages to the vagus nerve...

(From Steve ...

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How to Choose an Article One Study from

When a Researcher visits Article One’s Browse Studies page, he or she is presented with a list of Studies covering several forms of information.  These include a brief Study description, a subject category, and ...

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Failure to Show Underlying Direct Infringement Sinks Indirect Infringement Claim from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment of no indirect infringement of plaintiffs' seed germination patent because plaintiffs failed to establish underlying direct infringement. "Plaintiffs have not pointed to any instance of a ...

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Patent Reform: 5 Ways You Can Expect Patent Litigation to Change from

I was alerted by Larry Bodine (Editor in Chief of at LexisNexis) via LinkedIn to this November 4, 2011 JD Supra Small Business Support post: “The signing into law of the [America Invents ...

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What if the Spouse of Every Inventor Living in a Community Property State has an Undivided Interest in an Invention? from

If you think the title only raises a wild possibility, consider what happened in a recent case decided by the Federal Circuit. After being sued for infringement, the defendant had the ex-wife of the inventor ...

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Internet Governance v Internet Government from

Luca Belli is a PhD candidate at Panthéon-Assas University (PRES Sorbonne Universités), Paris, and a member of the Steering Committee at MediaLaws, The re-posting of this analysis is part of a cross-posting ...

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A Primer On Measuring Music Copyright Infringement from

Guillaume Laroche is an LLM candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School and a Graduate Student Member of IP Osgoode. Prior to entering law, he completed studies in music performance, composition and theory at the University ...

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Digital Media, Freedom Of Expression, And The Evolution Of Journalism from

Sue Gaudi is the Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at The Globe and Mail Inc. She presented the following talk at a lecture to students in IP Osgoode’s internship program, the Intellectual Property ...

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Medicines Patent Pool Responds To Critics Of Gilead Licence from

The Medicines Patent Pool, which aims to increase access to affordable, high-quality medicines for HIV/AIDS patients in low and middle income countries, has issued a response to criticism of its recently announced deal with ...

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Join Me For A Free Webinar On Patent Reform! from

On Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm GMT (11:00 am eastern) I will be speaking on a free webinar on patent reform, organized by Managing IP. Here are the details:Managing IP ...

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KIPO Green Tech Fast Track Inaccessible to Most Applicants from

A recent post discussed the unduly restrictive eligibility requirements for the Korean Intellectual Property Office’s s (KIPO) expedited examination program for green tech patent applications. While the KIPO “super speed” program boasts examination results ...

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Irvine patent hub of OC from

Irvine is the patent hub of Orange County, California. Irvine businesses and resident received about 10 times more patents than their counterparts in the surrounding cities. Moreover, for the past two years, the Irvine patent ...

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