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Patent & IP news for January 6, 2012

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post image US Trademark Application filings increased 6.6% in 2011 from www.erikpelton.com

Based on a search of the USPTO records, 301,786 trademark applications were filed in 2011*. That was an increase of 18,655 more than the 283,121 applications filed in 2010. The increase from ...

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post image Rumors of the anticipated Xbox 720 incorporating a DVR system come in the midst of a swirl of litigation involving digital video recording technology. from dunlapcodding.com

Teaser Image  Teaser Text  Rumors of the anticipated Xbox 720 incorporating a DVR system come in the midst of a swirl of litigation involving digital video recording technology.

As reported by Gamezone on January 4 ...

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post image Federal Circuit Affirms Examiner's Broadest Reasonable Construction from www.grayonclaims.com

In re SP Controls, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Dec. 21, 2011) (nonprecedential)

In this case, the Federal Circuit affirmed a patent examiner's broadest reasonable constructions of two claim terms in an ex parte reexamination regarding ...

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post image Friday fantasies from ipkitten.blogspot.com

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Welcome to a new guest Kat ... The IPKat and Merpel are delighted to announce the identity of the first of a number of guest bloggers who will be joining them for ...

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post image Concerned Scrutiny Committee invites patent professionals to give evidence on proposed unitary patent system from ipkitten.blogspot.com

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the Scrutiny Committee Over a glass of wine after the AIPPI Seminar on HGS v Eli Lily this past November (see post on case ...

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post image The catechysm of Kopimism: file-sharing in Sweden from ipkitten.blogspot.com



This Kat is used to reading pop culture references describing sport and fashion as religious experiences. However, she did not expect to read that file-sharing had been labelled as a religion and that it had ...

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Top Stories of 2011: #3 to #1 from www.patentdocs.org

By Donald Zuhn -- Reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its fifth annual list of top biotech/pharma patent stories. For 2011, we identified a dozen stories that were covered ...

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Motorola drops emergency call GPS patent from ITC investigation against Apple from fosspatents.blogspot.com

Last month (December 2011), the ITC held a hearing on Motorola's complaint against Apple, filed in October 2010 over six patents. A few weeks prior to the hearing, Motorola Mobility dropped one of those ...

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Double Recovery in Transnational Patent Litigation from ipkitten.blogspot.com

The recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada invalidating Sanofi’s Canadian Plavix patent raises some interesting points relating transnational patent litigation. The (simplified) facts are that Sanofi holds US and Canadian patents for ...

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Vault with Coca-Cola Trade Secret Formula on Public Display from www.ipwatchdog.com

Can you imagine the security employed in transferring the trade secret from the SunTrust Bank vault to the vault at the World of Coca-Cola? The Coca-Cola formula has been notorious with rampant rumors, creating its ...

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The End of Times for Passwords: Apple Inc.’s “Low Threshold Face Recognition” Patent Application from dunlapcodding.com

The world of passwords for electronic devices is on the brink of extinction if Apple, Inc. (Apple) is able to effectively develop its latest published patent application. On December 29, 2011, the USPTO published US ...

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Top 5: Top 5 Lists of 2011 from info.articleonepartners.com

2011 was a fantastic year for the Patent Quality Matters blog!  One feature that first appeared in 2011 and continues to be among the most popular is our Top 5 lists.  They're published each ...

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Patent Law Blogs and the ABA from www.patentlyo.com

I am pleased to announce that Patently-O was selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) Journal as their favorite IP Law blog for 2011. It is an honor that Patently-O has been chosen as one ...

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Microsoft and Motorola both ask the ITC to overrule an Administrative Law Judge from fosspatents.blogspot.com

It's hard to please everyone, especially in legal disputes, but Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Theodore Essex has made neither Microsoft nor Motorola Mobility entirely happy with his preliminary finding that the mobile device maker ...

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Full Speed Ahead for 2012 from www.uspto.gov

Happy New Year and welcome back from what I hope was a restful holiday break!
 
As I wrote in my last blog entry, 2011 was a year of historic achievements for our Agency, none of ...

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USPTO Issues Proposed Rules Implementing America Invents Act from www.ip-watch.org

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published four notices of proposed rulemaking implementing provisions of the patent reform law signed last year. The issuance of the rules, which came ahead of schedule ...

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Chief judge of District of Delaware reproaches Apple for 'disingenuous' argument from fosspatents.blogspot.com

Yesterday (December 5, 2012), Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware entered a venue transfer order (in a declaratory judgment case brought by Motorola Mobility) that ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from info.inovia.com

Happy Friday and happy New Year!  Here's a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the first week of 2012: USPTO Director David Kappos discusses what 2012 may hold in his latest ...

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EDVA denies motion to stay payment of “sunset” royalties from patent-damages.com

Judge Jackson in EDVA denied a stay of so-called “sunset” royalties, holding that to do so would “circumvent the entire purpose of granting sunset royalty payments as part of an injunction.”  Plaintiff prevailed at trial ...

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Reviewing the New USPTO Post Grant Review System with Reference to EPO Oppositions from www.patentlyo.com

by Dennis Crouch Time is flying and the newly revamped host of USPTO administrated post-grant patent procedures is on its way. As we speak, the USPTO is continuing to develop its rules and internal operating ...

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Oral Argument Kappos v. Hyatt from www.717madisonplace.com

The oral argument in Kappos v. Hyatt is scheduled for next Monday, January 9th, at the United States Supreme Court.  The issues to be considered are: (1) Can a plaintiff, who is appealing the denial ...

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Kodak mulls Bankruptcy, looks to sell Patents from www.postgrant.com

In the past week it has come to light that Eastman Kodak Co. has begun preparations to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a move which would mark a new low point in the storied company ...

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Prosecution Strategies: Tackling USPTO Obviousness Rejections from www.infringementupdates.com

The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, Young Lawyers Division, ABA-IPL Young Lawyers Action Group and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education are hosting the above titled webinar on January 20, 2012 ...

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