Patent & IP news for January 11, 2012

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Have you noticed how attentive Australians are to each other's intellectual creativity?  Only a few days ago this weblog's own genuine Aussie, Cat the Kat, posted this piece on the Church of Kopimism ...

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Streck sued Research & Diagnostic Systems (R&D;) for infringing hematology control patents 6,200,500 and 6,221,668. R&D; counterclaimed a declaratory judgment action of noninfringement and invalidity. The two competitors were innovating ...

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Over the holidays, I had the opportunity to take my children and their cousins skiing. I have been skier since I was a teenager. Skiing is full of many brands – so much equipment and gear ...

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Yesterday, Article One closed a record 14 Studies in one day.  As a result, $80,000 is being rewarded to an amazing 36 Researchers!  This builds on the fantastic success we’ve had over the ...

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Mike Sharpe (Chief Operating Officer, INTIPSA -- the International Intellectual Property Strategists Association) has let it be known that the organisation is hosting a webinar on Tuesday 17 January, entitled "Brands, Tax and Finance".  He promises ...

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post image TAMU's 12th Man Trademark from

Teaser Image  Teaser Text  The Denver Broncos' use of Texas A&M;'s registered trademark "12th Man" during a playoff game forces the university to publicly assert its trademark rights.

              Although college football is officially ...

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Call for Papers: School of Law, Christ University Inaugural Law Journal from

The Journals and Publications Society, School of Law, Christ University, invites contributions on current or contemporary issues of law for the inaugural peer-reviewed edition of its Law Journal to be published in March, 2012. The ...

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Celsis In Vitro, Inc. v. Cellzdirect, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2012) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The effects of the Supreme Court's decision in KSR Int'l Co. v. Teleflex Inc. continue to ripple unpredictably through the Federal Circuit's jurisprudence, promoting inconsistencies in obviousness determinations ...

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Celsis v. Cellzdirect: “Revisionist history is unpersuasive," but dissent raises issues in obviousness, preliminary injunction from

From the CAFC decision:

Here, the district court found that the LTC expert’s “revisionist history is unpersuasive.” Hr’g Tr. 10:7-8; see also Hr’g Tr. 7:11-13 (“Instead of a more candid ...

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USPTO Proposes to Amend Administrative Requirements for Inventor Oaths in Patent Applications from

On January 6, 2012, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a proposed rule that will change its rules of practice in patent cases to implement the inventor oath and declaration provisions of the ...

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IBM’s Formula for Success: Patents, Patents and more Patents from

Earlier today IBM announced that it set a new U.S. patent record in 2011, marking the 19th consecutive year that the company has led the annual list of patent recipients. Leading up to this ...

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Celsis: Federal Circuit Upholds Preliminary Injunction over Dissent from

by Dennis Crouch Celsis In Vitro v. CellzDirect and Invitrogen (Fed. Cir. 2012) This case is important because it provides an important incremental analysis of when a validity challenge is sufficiently substantial to lead a ...

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PTO Announces Riverfront Office Space for Detroit Satellite Office from

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced on January 10, 2012 that it has concluded a five-year lease agreement through the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Great Lakes Region for a ...

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New Detroit Office from

View Larger Map The USPTO has announced that the new Detroit Branch of the USPTO will be located in the old Parke-Davis Lab on River Place Drive and next to the Detroit Riverwalk. The office ...

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Patent Drawings from

One of the reasons that I tell inventors that we need to begin preparing a patent application well in advance of the deadline is the need for properly prepared drawings. For provisional applications, just about ...

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CARB, Cool Planet Biofuels from

Press release on January 11, 2012.

Cool Planet BioFuels announced today it has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to begin fleet-testing its negative carbon gasoline. Cool Planet BioFuel's technology converts ...

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PTO to Open Detroit Satellite Office by July from

The PTO today announced plans to open the long-awaited Detroit satellite office by July. Detroit was announced as the site of the satellite office in December 2010.  By April, Congress had conspired to appropriate PTO ...

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Google Translate vs. Bing Translator, Part 2: Chinese and Japanese Machine Translations from

Last week, we compared the language options and interface features of Google Translate and Bing Translator (powered by Microsoft Translator), and we looked at examples of German and Korean patent document abstracts, translated from their ...

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USPTO Announces Location for Elijah J. McCoy Satellite Office in Detroit, MI. from

Per a press release from the U.S. Patent Office earlier today. USPTO Announces Location for Elijah J. McCoy Satellite Office in Detroit Riverfront office space confirmed; Agency targets July 2012 opening WASHINGTON—The United ...

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Book: Shape Up International Reforms To Address Food Security from

Current global institutional reforms of agricultural innovation systems and the commodification of crop diversity are not answering concerns regarding international equity in access to plant genetic resources, the handling of agricultural research, and the sharing ...

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Samsung wants to show Apple's contracts and correspondence with Qualcomm to courts in 8 countries from

This week, Samsung filed a discovery motion with the United States District Court for the Southern District of California (Qualcomm's home court) and added a "notice of related case" today, reminding the court of ...

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ICANN Announces New TLD Program Start from

On the eve of the start of the application period for new generic top level domains (gTLDs) on the internet, the chair of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Steve Crocker, described ...

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The Risks of Failing to Preserve Patent Prosecution Files from

The following is excerpted from a January 12, 2012 article by Mark Michels (former litigation manager and discovery counsel at Cisco Systems) in's Corporate Counsel: An August Law Technology News article, Federal ...

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“Theatre Tricks” on Law & Order SVU on 11 Jan 2012 from

The episode “Theatre Tricks” involves a judge who has some odd predilections, and who seemingly gets set up by a disgruntled former party (bad divorce outcome). In fact, the judge is just collateral damage in ...

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"Open houses" can be dangerous from

Philly Channel 10 on 11 January 2012 on the 11pm news showed video of an open house realtor stealing things from a child's room. The child set up a computer for video capture expecting ...

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UConn prof snagged for fraud from

Reuters noted:

Dipak K. Das,

directed the UConn's Cardiovascular Research Center,
studied resveratrol, which was touted by a number of scientists and companies as a way to slow aging or remain healthy as people ...

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