Patent & IP news for November 27, 2011

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post image Bad advice from United/Continental from

The above picture is from a Continental/United ticket kiosk in Newark Airport in November 2011.

The interesting point is that, if one follows the instructions on the screen, one will not get the credit ...

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The America Invents Act – Panacea or Just Pain for the PTO? from

Many people situated variously within and outside of the patent system of the United States urged the adoption of first-to-file. There are, however, many questions about the scope and possible impact of the AIA. Exactly ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on November 27, 2011 from

The cover story was by Rita Braver on positive thinking. She began with the story of Mark Herzlich from Boston College. Then, Lance Armstrong: a person with a positive optimistic attitude does a lot better ...

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IPCom injunction has potential to force HTC out of German market for years, possibly until 2020 from

HTC just experienced a Black Friday, literally, with its surrender to patent holding firm IPCom in the form of a withdrawal of an appeal to a German second-instance court. While many observers believe that HTC ...

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Trademark dispute over "Eat More Kale" from

Does a man in Vermont selling "Eat More Kale" tee-shirts infringe the trademark rights of Chick-fil-a's "eat mor chikin" slogan?

From a story within the Burlington Free Press:

Fast forward to October 2011, when ...

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USPTO publishes new set of BPAI Final Rules from

Due to a mounting backlog of cases to be decided before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, the Patent and Trademark Office has published a new set of rules that are expected to streamline ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

November 30 to December 1, 2011 - Advanced Forum on Biotech Patents*** (American Conference Institute) - Boston, MA December 1, 2011 - Biotechnology/Chemical/ Pharmaceutical (BCP) Customer Partnership Meeting (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) - 9:00 am ...

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"60 Minutes" on November 27, 2011 from

The first story is about the Metzger family, emblematic of 16 million living in poverty.

The second story is on flavoring foods. A burst in the beginning and a finish that doesn't linger too ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Medicines Co. v. Sun Pharma Global FZE et al. 2:11-cv-15175; filed November 23, 2011 in ...

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New Bio: Inventor Hedy Lamarr from

Inventor/actress Hedy Lamarr is the subject of a new bio by Richard Rhodes:
Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World. New York: Doubleday ...

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The Trademark and Copyright Games Played at Disney from

By: Mark R. Malek is the case on many weekends, I spent this past weekend at the Disney Theme Parks.  Mostly in part because some dear friends were in town there with their kids, and ...

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In re Ricoh Patent Litigation: Costs May Be Awarded For Document Production Databases from

By Jason Rantanen In re Ricoh Company, Ltd. Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2011) Download 11-1199 Panel: Lourie, Bryson, Dyk (author) After seven years of litigation between Ricoh Co., the patent holder, and Synopsys, Inc., the ...

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