Patent & IP news for November 18, 2011

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post image FRAND-Land Ends on Dutch-German Border from

The Dutch-German friendship, which was already cumbered by some historical but now resolved (see pictures on the right) and new disputes (in particular litigations on Italian camping sites this summer), has suffered from two further ...

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post image "Public/Private" and "Commercial-Non-Commercial" (and Everything In Between) from

Earlier in the week, this Kat had the pleasure of participating in a public debate at the Baker & McKenzie premises in London on whether the Meltwater decision (see IPKat here) "marks the end of browsing ...

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post image Lube Job from

Money oils the machinary of politics, and so it should come as no surprise that hundreds of millions of dollars were spent lobbying the corrupt politicians on Capitol Hill to pass the "America Invents Act ...

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post image Bombay HC sends Bayer's petition against NATCO's CL to the Delhi HC from

In a surprise move the Bombay High Court, inan order dated 11th of November, 2011 has transferred Bayer’s writpetition, against the publication of Natco’s compulsory licensing applicationfor Nexavar, to the Delhi High ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

Now is the season for competitions and prizes.  The IP Finance blog has already drawn attention to the generous rewards awaiting those who succeed in the 2012 International Graduate Student Business Plan Competition for bright ...

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post image Top 5: Intellogist Features and Tools from

Intellogist is a website, blog, wiki, and community of patent researchers that focuses on distributing information on how to conduct patent research.  It is one of the foremost resources for tips and instructions on using ...

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post image Introducing the “TTABulator” blog from

I recently launched a new blog called TTABulator™. TTABulator ( will be a space for posting data, case summaries and analysis related to the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  It ...

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USPTO News Briefs from

By Donald Zuhn -- EPO, JPO, and USPTO Meet at Annual Trilateral Conference The European Patent Office, Japan Patent Office, and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office gathered last week at the 29th annual Trilateral Conference ...

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French court to rule on Samsung motion for iPhone 4S ban on December 8 from

Yesterday I attended large parts of a hearing at the first-instance court for all French patent disputes, the Tribunal de Grande Instance (TGI) de Paris, on Samsung's motion for a preliminary injunction against the ...

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Harvesting Intangible Assets from

Andrew Sherman gets it. The opening vignette in his book Harvesting Intangible Assets: Uncover Hidden Revenue in Your Company's Intellectual Property shows that: My father's father, Morris Sherman, was a farmer in upstate ...

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Debate At WIPO Over Process For Technical Assistance Review from

Members of the World Intellectual Property Organization this week are slogging through a long series of documents related to intellectual property and development. But one document, an external report on WIPO’s provision of technical ...

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Undisclosed Trojan Horse Rebuttal Experts Prohibited from

The court granted defendant's motion to strike a rebuttal expert report written by a new expert. "The issue presented is whether a new expert who did not serve any opening report may nonetheless make ...

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Motorola fairly likely to win German patent injunction against iCloud in February -- Apple demands 2 billion euro bail from

The German city of Mannheim is slowly but surely giving Cupertino some serious headache.

After a default judgment against Apple Inc. over two patents and preliminary indications (a week ago) of a possible injunction or ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

It's been a few weeks since our last Friday Foreign Filing Roundup post.  We've been quite busy here at inovia - you may have noticed that our website and blog have a new look ...

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Steven Mitby Named Partner in Houston's AZA Law Firm from

The following is excerpted from a November 17, 2011 AZA press release published at Market Watch: Intellectual property and complex commercial litigation attorney Steven Mitby has been named a partner in Houston's Ahmad, Zavitsanos ...

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Patently-O Bits & Bytes by Lawrence Higgins from

Business Plan Competition The Licensing Executive Society Foundation 2012 International Graduate Student Business Plan Competition registration has started. Graduate students, including MS/MBA/MD/JD/PhD and postdoctoral scholars, from across the globe are invited ...

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Patent Misuse, Exploring the Basics from

The term "patent misuse" refers to specific types of prohibited behavior engaged in by the owner of the patent rights. Patent misuse is an affirmative defense that recognizes that it is possible for a patent ...

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Gibbons Intellectual Property Department Attains National and Metropolitan Rankings in 2012 Best Lawyers from

Gibbons P.C. is proud to announce that two practices within its Intellectual Property Department have achieved national and metropolitan rankings in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication ...

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Oracle opposes plan of three trials while Google pushes hard for stay of patent claims from

At noon Pacific Time today, Oracle and Google had a deadline to comment on Judge Alsup's tentative plan of a trifurcated (forked into three parts) trial.

Oracle's reply has 16 pages and explains ...

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Inventor wins procedural issue against law firm in malpractice case from

Some background of the case:

This is a legal malpractice action in which Stephen Byrne alleges that WHE was negligent in failing to secure broader patent protection for his invention, which relates to an improvement ...

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O2 Micro v. Beyond Innovation from

On being hoisted on one's own petard:

Here, BiTEK submitted to the district court the pro- posed language that it now claims is “overbroad” and “exceeds the authority of a United States District Court ...

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WIPO Development Committee Completes Work; Creates Technical Cooperation Review Group from

The World Intellectual Property Organization Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) successfully completed its eighth session tonight, making progress on a range of projects and agreeing to set up an ad hoc working group ...

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Divided Infringement En Banc Oral Arguments from

The Federal Circuit held oral arguments in Akamai Tech v. Limelight Networks and McKesson Tech v. Epic Systems today.  These cases deal with divided infringement issues. You can listen to the Akamai Tech v. Limelight ...

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Circuit Judge Evan Wallach Sworn-In from

Circuit Judge Evan Wallach was sworn in today as a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  One interesting feature of the swearing in ceremony was that the Lincoln ...

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Ed Pauls, Inventor of the NordicTrack from

Ed Pauls, inventor of the NordicTrack cross-country ski exerciser, died last month at the age of 80. He patented his ski machine in 1977 (US 4,023,795). Pauls was not the first inventor to ...

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