Patent & IP news for December 18, 2011

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post image Guest Post: A TM Lawyer expresses his 'kolaveri' against the Trademark Office from

I'm sure that by now most of our readers have heard of the absurd yet super-popular 'kolaveri' song which went viral across the country in a matter of a few weeks. The operational word ...

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post image Delhi HC winks at the IPR (Import) Rules, 2007 in the L.G. Electronics case from

Mathews last week had carried this post,summarizing an ex-parte order byJustice Manmohan Singh in the case of L.G. Electronics Pvt. Ltd. v. BharatBhogilal Patel & Othrs. Image from here.
In this post I would ...

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post image Debating the legality and the efficacy of the CSIR-Patent Office agreement to out-source prior art searches from

Earlier this year, the Patent Office entered into an outsourcing agreement with the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) wherein a specialized division of the latter would conduct prior art searches for pending patent applications ...

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post image Missed deadlines, docketing errors and unintentional vs. unavoidable errors from

The Delhi patent office recently issued two well reasoned decisions relating to PCT applications that were filed after the 31 month deadlines.  Both decisions were issued by Dr. K.S. Kardam and in both decisions ...

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post image Microsoft Continues its IP Enforcement Drive, Wins Damages from

We have yet another case of Microsoft seeking and receiving punitive damages for pirated software being used by a small hardware manufacturer in the course of sale of its products. The decision can be viewed ...

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post image Terminal Disclaimer from

The patent office's failure to deliver renders the post office an amateur shambles, leaving the PTO pros at incompetence. Then there are the courts, which use case law as a subterfuge, rather than the ...

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ITC review of dismissal of HTC's first complaint against Apple limited to one patent from

On Monday, December 19, 2011, the ITC will hand its final ruling on Apple's first complaint against HTC. Another postponement is unlikely since this target date was already extended twice. While that decision could ...

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British Telecom sues Google over six patents allegedly infringed by Android and various Google services from

After Apple, Oracle, Microsoft, and eBay, British Telecommunications plc (commonly referred to as "British Telecom" or simply "BT") has just become the fifth large publicly-traded company to bring patent infringement litigation against Android. (By "large ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

January 4-8, 2012 - 29th Annual National CLE Conference (Law Education Institute) - Snowmass, CO January 25-26, 2012 - Biosimilars Forum 2012 (C5) - London, UK January 31 - February 1, 2012 - Patent Reform for Life Sciences Companies*** (American Conference ...

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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. Shire LLC et al. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. 1:11-cv-00201; filed December 15, 2011 ...

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