Patent & IP news for November 10, 2011

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post image Trade Deficits, The Economy, and Intellectual Property from

Donald Trump is fond of saying that China is stealing our economy from us and he attributes this to China manipulating its currency.  Here is an article, Counterfeit Chinese Parts in US Military Weapons, that ...

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post image "IP in Open Innovation – Barrier or Enabler?" from

The Licensing Executives Society (LES) Benelux, together with the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIR), Leuven. Inc and Leuven Research & Development of the K.U.Leuven are organizing a Topic Meeting on “IP in Open ...

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post image BPAI Agrees With Examiner's Broadest Reasonable Interpretation of "Disposed Thereon" from

Ex Parte Newby (BPAI Nov. 10, 2011)

In this decision concerning a rejection of claims directed to an asymmetrical carton for containing and dispensing a roll of sheet material, the BPAI agreed with the Examiner ...

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post image Grand Theft Auto 5 Trademark Infringement with Speedo? from

With Grand Theft Auto 5's release all gamer's are excited.  But who would of thought that GTA and Speedo would get into a trademark spat?  One of the most highly anticipated video games ...

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post image Off-Line Research Guide: Science and Technology Magazines from

The best prior art is often found off-line – in local, foreign language, or otherwise hard-to-find documents.  Over the next few weeks we will explore the best potential sources of off-line literature, and specific research tips ...

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Lonnie Johnson's Super Soaker® invention from

Lonnie Johnson is an inventor who has made millions with an invention distant from his job as an aerospace engineer. He invented the Super Soaker®, the first pressurised water pistol or squirt gun....

(From Steve ...

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Will Any Patent Application Be Better Off Under The America Invents Act? from

The changes to 35 USC § 102 embodied in the America Invents Act (AIA) take effect on March 16, 2013, under complicated effective date provisions. The general consensus seems to be that applicants should try to ...

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Joinder of Affiliated Defendants Does Not Justify Late Identification of Prior Art from

The special master recommended that defendants be precluded from asserting twenty new prior art references in their invalidity contentions without showing "extraordinarily good cause." "Counsel for the [foreign defendants] argues that they are entitled to ...

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Russian WTO Accession Will Bring Powerhouse Under TRIPS Immediately from

The World Trade Organization today announced that Russia and the WTO working party for its accession have come to agreement. The Russian Federation began negotiating to join the World Trade Organization before the WTO’s ...

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Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic to Launch at The Ohio State University from

I heard yesterday from Lee Thomason of Spalding & Thomason that he has accepted a full-time position as Assistant Clinical Professor at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, where he will launch ...

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Job Opening: IP Litigation, Transactional & Patent Prosecution from

Wells St. John PS is currently seeking highly qualified candidates for a position that ultimately leads to ownership. Areas of interest: IP practice including litigation, transactional, preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

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The Best Browser for Patent Searching? from

After some issues, I’ve recently switched internet browsers from Mozilla Firefox to Google Chrome. After taking it out for a spin on a patent search, I’m enjoying the changes and subtle improvements. It ...

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Peter Pappas Appointed as Kappos’ New Chief of Staff from

Effectively immediately Pappas is the new Chief of Staff and the immediate past Chief of Staff, Drew Hirschfeld, will assume the role of Associate Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, which for a long time has ...

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European Commission Renews Investigation on Essential Patents Licensing from

The European Commission has been pretty quiet about antitrust and licensing issues surrounding standard essential patents since the Commission ended its investigations against Rambus and Qualcomm in 2009. Both Rambus and Qualcomm were accused by ...

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UNESCO Creates Fund For Budget Shortfall After US Withholds Dues from

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has set up a fund for donations to support core activities after the United States withheld its dues equalling nearly a quarter of UNESCO's budget. Already ...

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