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Patent & IP news for January 17, 2012

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post image Developing IP Economies: Czech Republic from info.articleonepartners.com

With patent data available for no less than 184 WIPO member states, trends in IP can be found all over the world.  The largest patent offices often receive the most attention, but many smaller patent ...

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post image Corporation shows "heartfelt concern" over Steve jobs figurines from ipkitten.blogspot.com

This Kat would like to take the opportunity to thank all of her friends who have taken the time to write to her with their thoughts on the proposed Steve Jobs doll by Chinese manufacturer ...

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post image Yet another copyright struggle about "Mein Kampf" from ipkitten.blogspot.com

Some of our readers may recall the IPKat's reports of 2009 on the Zeitungszeugen case which concerned a copyright battle between the Bavarian State government and a British publisher relating to the re-publication of ...

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post image New Track I Prioritized Examination for RCE Applications from www.patentlyo.com

Guest post by Baltazar Gomez, PhD. Dr. Gomez is a Patent Agent at Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. The United States Patent and Trademark Office published final rules on December 19, 2011 to implement a prioritized examination ...

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post image Muhammad Ali trademarks: THE GREATEST®, THRILLA IN MANILLA® and more from www.erikpelton.com

On the occasion of Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday today, I did a search of the USPTO to see what trademarks might be associated with the legend. To my delight a surprise, quite a few ...

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post image Customs and Border Patrol 2011 intellectual property seizure statistics from www.erikpelton.com

U.S. department of Customs and Border Patrol (“CBP”) recently issued its Fiscal Year 2011 Seizure Statistics (PDF). CBP has many duties. One is to deal with counterfeits and intellectual property violations in international trade ...

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post image IFOSS, therefore I am: a book review from ipkitten.blogspot.com

The International Free and Open Source Software Law Book was briefly noted by the IPKat here at the end of last year.  It is now reviewed in full by Marcus O’Leary (Consultant, Lewis Silkin ...

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post image "Obvious to try" is obviously not obvious from ipkitten.blogspot.com

What is left of the Johns-Manville “obvious to try” inquiry? That is the question raised by last month’s decision from Mr Justice Floyd in Omnipharm Ltd v Merial [2011] EWHC 3393 (Pat). The patents ...

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post image H.R.2930 Crowdfunding Passes House from hallingblog.com

According to an article, entitled “House Passes First Crowdfunding Legislation”  the House has passed a bill modifying the securities law to allow “crowdfunding.”  The proposed legislation appears to be a fairly well crafted piece of ...

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USPTO Proposes Rules Changes for Implementing AIA Provisions -- Statute of Limitations Provisions for Office Disciplinary Proceedings from www.patentdocs.org

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published four Federal Register notices as part of its efforts to implement the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Last week, we discussed the ...

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5 Simple Steps to Building A Personal Brand Using Social Media from www.ipwatchdog.com

Just like people, all brands have their own personality. Brand personality is defined as a set of human characteristics that are associated with a brand name and is determined by consumer interactions with your brand ...

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Is Track I prioritized examination speeding up the patent application process? from ipspotlight.com

Yes, according to a recent blog post by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino.  Track I examination is a new program in which the USPTO will move a patent application up in the queue, with ...

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IP Law Forum is dead but IP Talk springs to life from allthingspros.blogspot.com

One of my favorite online patent pros resources used to be the "Intellectual Property Law Forum." IP Law Forum is an online discussion forum which dates back many years – back to when the term "message ...

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Del Castillo's "answer" to plagiarism charge made public from ipbiz.blogspot.com

On December 7, 2011, the Phillipine House Committee on Justice ordered Del Castillo to answer a impeachment complaint following an overwhelming 40 against seven voting which found the impeachment complaint based on betrayal of public ...

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Record Patent Filings At EPO from www.ip-watch.org

Despite the economic situation, the European Patent Office saw record patent filings in 2011 and maintained its share globally, it reported today. Related Articles:

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Apple attacks 15 Samsung products with new German design lawsuits: will they ever settle this part of their dispute? from fosspatents.blogspot.com

A spokesman for the Düsseldorf Regional Court confirmed to Bloomberg and German news agency dpa that Apple brought two new design lawsuits against Samsung in Germany: one accusing ten Samsung smartphones (including the Galaxy S ...

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The Role of In-House Patent Counsel in Prosecuting Patents from www.patentlyo.com

Query: When a law firm is hired to prosecute patents, should the in-house patent counsel be included in the list of patent attorneys with power of attorney over pending patent applications? My informal conversations suggest ...

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USPTO Issues Reports Required by the America Invents Act from www.ipwatchdog.com

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has submitted reports for two intellectual property law studies required by the America Invents Act (AIA) to Congress. The first report was prepared under Section 3 of ...

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Updates at Patexia: Search IP Lawsuits, Statistics, News, and Company IP Portfolios from intellogist.wordpress.com

We’ve discussed the free visualization tools for US patent data available through the Patexia website in a previous blog post; Patexia is a patent search site that allows users to create customized graphs visualizing ...

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In surprise move, Oracle asks court to stay its patent claims in favor of quick copyright trial from fosspatents.blogspot.com

[DEVELOPING STORY -- still adding detail]

Oracle just made the most surprising move in its Java lawsuit against Google. In reply to an order by Judge William Alsup, the federal judge presiding over this litigation, concerning ...

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Oracle says each day's worth of Android activations generates $10 million in annual revenues for Google -- and strengthens Google+ from fosspatents.blogspot.com

In the previous blog post, I have just reported on Oracle's bold move to propose to the court that it stay (or dismiss without prejudice) its patent infringement claims against Google in favor of ...

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The National Medal Of Technology And Innovation from tacticalip.com

By Daniel Davidson I remember the day i won an award from the President.  Yes, it included a shuttle run and various other physical activities, and was presented to me by my PE teacher, but ...

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Catching up with SOPA (and Hello, IPKat Readers!) from ipkitten.blogspot.com

Greetings, readers! I greatly appreciate IPKat's invitation to come and guest blog for the first half of 2012. I hope to show that the gracious invitation was well-bestowed, and I look forward to lively ...

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Let there be light! Why this Kat will not be blacking out from ipkitten.blogspot.com

Few folk who use the internet as a means of gathering news and information will have missed the news that the Wikipedia community has announced its intention to black out the English-language version of Wikipedia ...

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Commenting Problems from just-n-examiner.livejournal.com

As many of you already know, Live Journal has recently changed the interface for commenting.

One of the fantastic benefits (mostly for me, but also for readers) is incorporating captcha. This immediately eliminated spam comments ...

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Changes to US Patent Law - New Rules for Prior Art from patentlibrarian.blogspot.com

There's a nice summary of the recent changes in U.S. patent law in the Jan. issue of Physics Today, and their relevance to academic scientists and engineers. The American Invents Act moves the ...

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USPTO Issues Report on Prior User Rights from www.patentdocs.org

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Friday released a "Report on the Prior User Rights Defense" provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. This Report was prepared as part ...

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