Patent & IP news for January 15, 2012

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New Jersey based Abbot sued competitor Epocal for infringing blood test patents 6,845,327 and 6,896,778, which it claimed to own, but which Epocal is the assignee. Epocal was founded by Dr ...

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What is the Real Value in Real Options? from

Winston Churchill may have characterized real options as a riddle, wrapped inside a mystery in an enigma. Intellectual property portfolio managers from some of the world’s largest companies insist that they can only evaluate ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on January 15, 2012 from

Allan Pizzi reported on the Costa Concordia incident in Italy. Why didn't they hold a muster drill? There was a 165 foot long gash in the hull. Questions will be asked about how it ...

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How does the USPTO Investigate Allegations of Misconduct? from

by Dennis Crouch In this post, I discuss the process that the PTO follows in investigating allegations of attorney or agent misconduct. In addition, I review two recent disciplinary decisions. Both involve the submission of ...

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Coverage by Simms of Broncos/Patriots ripped from

Yahoo sports noted of the discussion by Phil Simms of the last TD pass to Gronkowski:

On the play Phil mistakenly analyzes (an 11-yard sideline catch by receiver Julian Edelman), the Broncos are playing with ...

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Employee consulting agreement analyzed by CAFC in Abbott v Epocal from

The Abbott Point of Care case concerns the issue of standing to sue and relates to the absence of an assignment clause in a consulting agreement made by a former employee. The conclusion of the ...

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Danish EU Presidency Priorities Include Research, Innovation, IP Rights from

Among Denmark's many priorities for its six-month presidency of the European Union which started this month are advancing intellectual property rights, international trade, research and innovation. IP issues include a unitary EU patent, trademark ...

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60 Minutes on January 15, 2012 from

Groupon CEO discusses his company:
Qatar, small and prosperous Middle Eastern country; ritzier and wackier with a new hopsital, first-class orchestra, Quatari's are richest people in world
Jake Barnett, a 13 year old math ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

January 18, 2012 - Making the Move to First-to-File (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 pm (ET) January 20, 2012 - Prosecution Strategies: Tackling USPTO Obviousness Rejections (American Bar Association) - 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Eastern) January ...

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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. Sandoz Inc. 1:12-cv-00040; filed January 6, 2012 in the District ...

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