Patent & IP news for December 19, 2011

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post image Monday miscellany from

If you felt guilty about travelling to Brunei Darussalam for your holidays because of its longstanding failure to accede to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, fret no longer.  The Abode of ...

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post image AOP's Monica Winghart Interviewed in the Daily Journal from

The Daily Journal, California’s largest legal news provider, recently published an interview with Article One General Counsel Monica Winghart.  Monica is the newest member of the AOP team and her hiring highlights Article One ...

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post image RECAP & UPDATE: the Unitary Patent System and Unified Patent Court from

Central Division seat decision may be delayed until 2012, but JURI will vote on the unitary patent provisions today

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post image Patent Stats: Abandoning Provisional Patent Applications from

By Dennis Crouch Provisional patent applications have become the primary initial-filing for US-based patent applicants. In FY2011, more than 150,000 provisional patent applications were filed in the US. In order to take advantage of ...

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post image More saucy fun and games as Nando's takes on Ndinos from

This Kat seems to be cooking up a speciality in IP issues related to spicy chicken sauces (see previous Kat posts on Reggae Reggae sauce here and here). This time, she has been following with ...

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post image Year in Review from Erik M Pelton & Associates from

Our firm had a year full of highlights and milestones in 2011! My 11th year in private practice was a busy and productive one. We filed more than 200 trademark applications for clients; I spoke ...

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Are missing files a problem at the Indian Patent Office? from

While it is now established beyond doubt thatmissing files are a massive problem at the Trade Marks Registry, I would liketo know from patent lawyers whether they are facing a similar problem at thepatents office ...

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GIs A Candidate For The Exclusive Club Of Appellations Of Origin At WIPO from

World Intellectual Property Organization members last week debated a possible new instrument to protect products with specific origins and characteristics, with an eye toward a possible treaty in 2013. Related Articles:

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Recordation of assignment resolves ownership issue from

Patent attorneys and employment lawyers are becoming creative when crafting invention assignment agreements. When I worked as an engineer, my employer’s invention assignment agreement was straight forward. I aassigned all inventions created on the ...

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Tips on Transitioning to First-to-File from

The U.S. patent system transitions from a first-to-invent to a first-to file regime on MARCH 16, 2013.  For patent applications filed after that date that include claims that do not have priority to an ...

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As Multilateralism Comes Into Question, WTO Trade Ministers Extend Deadlines from

With the negotiations of the Doha Development Agenda formally recognised to be at a standstill, not much was expected from the World Trade Organization’s Eighth Ministerial Conference. There were no surprises at the meeting ...

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The selection process for appointment of Technical Member (Patents), IPAB from

The DIPP recently replied to my RTI application asking for information pertaining to the appointment of Mr. D.P.S. Parmar as the Technical Member (Patents) IPAB. The Technical Member is supposed to sit along ...

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A Farewell Message from

Guest blog by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Bob Stoll 

Earlier this month, with a mixture of excitement and sadness, I submitted my letter of resignation as Commissioner for Patents, effective Dec. 31. I can say ...

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Analysis of HTC's preliminary injunction against IPCom and the parties' related briefs: still no sign of a 3G-compliant workaround from

When it comes to HTC and patent lawsuits, the big question today is what decision the ITC will finally make on Apple's first complaint against HTC. Meanwhile, here's a quick update on HTC ...

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Free Webinar — Learn How Patent Workbench® Can Boost Your Productivity from

Whatever your focus — litigation, opinion drafting, “designing around,” licensing, or valuations — Patent Workbench® will revolutionize your practice. On January 18, 2012 from 2:00 to 3:00pm EST, Landon IP will be hosting a FREE ...

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Apple wins ITC ruling of narrow technical scope against HTC: a limited victory but just the beginning from

After twice postponing its final ruling on Apple's first complaint against HTC, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has finally announced its decision.

What Apple has won is a formal import ban scheduled ...

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