Patent & IP news for November 8, 2011

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post image After-the-event design registration won't spare defendant from infringement claim, says AG from

It can't be a very important case, since the Advocate General's Opinion this morning has only been published in 11 of the European Union's official languages, and certainly not in English, but ...

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post image Valuing IP in Smartphones and LTE from

Is this where we'd
still be without
FRAND ...?
In "Valuing IP in Smartphones and LTE", the eighth in the series of guest posts authored by Keith Mallinson (WiseHarbor), Keith observes that extensive IP litigation ...

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post image Developing IP Economies: Brazil from

With patent data available for no less than 184 WIPO member states, trends in IP can be found all over the world.  The largest patent offices often receive the most attention, but many smaller patent ...

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post image Recent trademark registrations XXVIII from

Here is another sampling of recent registrations our clients have received from the USPTO, so readers can see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected [click trademark or logo to open USPTO ...

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post image Mayo v. Prometheus: An Update from

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in this case on December 8, 2011.  This case is about whether Prometheus’ patents (6,355,623 & 6,680,302) claim patent eligible material under 35 USC 101.  Section101 ...

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post image Federal Circuit Construes Claim Term Consistenly With the Object of the Invention from

Stone Strong, LLC v. Del Zotto Products of Florida, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Oct. 17, 2011) (nonprecedential)

In this case, the Federal Circuit construed a claim term consistently with the object of the invention.  The patents ...

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Smartphone patent landscape from

Dr Mark Summerfield has an interesting post demonstrating some work he and his colleagues have been doing modelling the ownership of patents in the smartphone space. In their mobile technology landscape, or themescape, they seek ...

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ECJ rules on validity and infringement test under European design law from

On October 20, 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union, Europe’s final authority on Community design law, rendered its long-awaited decision in PepsiCo v OHIM – Grupo Promer (Case C-281/10 P) with ...

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Free Toolbars for IP Professionals from

Here at the Intellogist Blog, we’ve talked about toolbars to assist patent and prior art searchers before.  In particular, we looked at the  ipestonia Toolbar, a search tool created by patent attorney and searcher ...

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Patents – The Rights We Love to Hate from

A Misunderstood Symbol of Control, Patents are the Rodney Dangerfield of Assets: “They Can’t Get No Respect” - Recent record prices for patent sales and shares of selected technology businesses (e.g. Nortel, Motorola, InterDigital ...

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USPTO and SIPO Launch Two New PPH Pilot Programs from

Under the Paris Route PPH pilot program, an Office of Second Filing (OSF) may utilize the search and examination results of a national application filed in the Office of First Filing (OFF) in a corresponding ...

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Evan Wallach Unanimously Confirmed to Federal Circuit from

The Senate voted 99-0 to confirm Judge Evan Wallach to the Federal Circuit.  Wallach becomes the 11th member of the court that still has a vacancy.  Judge Wallach does not have signficant intellectual property experience ...

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Insurance Company Invents Faster Way To Deliver Life Insurance from

Yesterday The Hartford announced via press release that it had invented a faster way to deliver life insurance, which is now patent pending. Can you that be true? As with many things associated with the ...

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Focused Early Disclosures of Contentions, Source Code and Sales Data Facilitates Resolution of Infringement Claims in Multi-Defendant Case from

Following claim construction, the court evaluated its modified docket control order requiring early disclosure of infringement contentions, plaintiff's licenses, and defendant's sales data to accommodate plaintiff's infringement suit against more than 124 ...

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The Mad Hatter In Wonderland: South Africa’s New TK Bill from

So, the Department of Trade and Industry (“DTI”) has finally gone ahead and done it. It has caused the South African Government to pass the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill (the so-called “Traditional Knowledge Bill ...

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McDermott Wins Victory for Extreme Networks in High-Profile Patent Infringement Case from

The following is excerpted from a November 8, 2011 McDermott Will & Emery press release published by Business Wire: Specifically, McDermott successfully persuaded the jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of ...

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Invention promoter – frequently asked questions from

An Invention promoter must abide by certain federal laws. In this article, a discussion of the rights of consumers and the responsibilities of an invention promoter are discussed. An invention promoter must disclose its track ...

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Congressional Budget Office: Generics Bill Would Save US $4.8 Billion from

The US Congressional Budget Office has estimated that a current bill to prevent brand-name pharmaceutical companies from paying generic producers to delay the release of generic drugs into the market could save the US budget ...

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