Patent & IP news for January 20, 2012

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post image IP in a song: Poplaw and theatre from

(Warning: Long post)

Earlier this week, I was at Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi, which was packed to full capacity and then some, watching a play called 'Stories in a Song'. The play itself was ...

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post image A Sweet Decision on Obviousness from

This Kat admits that puzzling over the implications of difficult leading cases is intellectually stimulating, but sometimes exhausting. Today’s decision of the Court of Appeal in Apimed Medical Honey Ltd v Brightwake Ltd [2012 ...

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post image Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents from

What: American Conference Institute’s Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents. A medical device specific intellectual property conference to provide you with practical and tactical strategies for patent filings and challenges, which are more critical ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

Don't forget to check out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page. You never know what you might find!

Taking a running jump. Following this week's Fakes in Transit seminar (the PowerPoints for which ...

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post image Top 5: Government PCT Applicants from

The PCT system, in place for decades, has been gaining serious ground in recent years.  The system allows inventors to achieve international patent protection more easily and affordably than would be possible by simply writing ...

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post image ‘Who Dat’ trademark case? from

As we march towards that über football game in a few weeks, it is a good time to visit with the New Orleans Saints and the NFL’s continuing battle against companies using WHO DAT ...

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Worldwide Patent Filings and Grants on the Rise from

By Donald Zuhn -- On Tuesday, the European Patent Office announced that it received 243,000 applications in 2011, which constituted a 3% increase from the 237,500 applications the EPO received in 2010. The EPO ...

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Google doesn't dignify Oracle's proposed priority on copyright with much of a response from

In response to an order by Judge William Alsup, Oracle and Google filed documents on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of Oracle being allowed to make a third attempt to provide a damages report, after ...

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Mannheim court rejects the first one of Samsung's German lawsuits against Apple from

Judge Andreas Voss of the Mannheim Regional Court just pronounced his ruling on the first one of Samsung's seven patent infringement claims against Apple in Germany. Samsung's complaint over a patent declared essential ...

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A hint of a suggestion of a possibility of confusion from

Deutsche Post World Net: a sign of Canadian patronage? Deutsche Post AG applied to register the trade-mark DEUTSCHE POST WORLD NET in Canada in respect of a wide range of wares and services, based on ...

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Book Calls For Re-Casting Debate Over TRIPS And Medicines Access from

A recent book analyses the role of intellectual property protection in providing incentives for innovation and its impact on access to medicines by retracing the origins, content and interpretations of the World Trade Organization agreement ...

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Apple says Galaxy Nexus infringes slide-to-unlock utility model in Germany from

A few hours after pronouncing a ruling on one of Samsung's numerous lawsuits against Apple, the Mannheim Regional Court held a hearing on one of Apple's many infringement lawsuits against Samsung.

Today's ...

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MIT Tech Rev still pushing Joule, who claims 15,000 gallons per (acre-year) from

MIT Technology Review continues to tout the high production claims of Joule:

The company, formerly known as Joule Biotechnologies, claimed in 2009 that its organisms could in theory produce as much as 20,000 gallons ...

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Israeli Entrepreneur Changes Name to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Dislikes This from

Nora Sleeth is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. In response to threats of legal action from Facebook, an Israeli entrepreneur has legally changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg. Rotem Guez officially changed ...

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US Senate Postpones PIPA Vote; EU Commissioner Joined Opposition from

The new age of lobbying through online public engagement showed its effectiveness today as the Senate announced the postponement of next week's vote on controversial anti-piracy legislation that led to unprecedented protests on the ...

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Judge refuses to separate patent claims from Oracle-Google case but trial could start in mid-April from

Judge William Alsup, the federal judge presiding over Oracle's intellectual property infringement lawsuit against Google, just entered an order that envisions, if all goes according to plan, the trial in this case to begin ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Hi everyone, here's a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of January 16, 2012: The USPTO issued a report on their study of international patent protection for small businesses ...

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Failing Your Way to Success from

Consider, for example, the old axiom that entrepreneurs must be unwaveringly fixated on a single goal. Most startups are built around a single product or service that is assumed (but not yet proven) to meet ...

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En Banc Federal Circuit To Reconsider Scope of Intervening Rights Defense from

By Dennis Crouch Marine Polymer Tech. v. HemCon, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2011) The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has announced that it will hold an en banc rehearing of the Marine Polymer Tech ...

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Easy Access IP Project from

Three British universities recently proposed an interesting initiative called the Easy Access IP Project. The goal is to grant royalty-free licenses to anyone willing to commercialize technology within the university’s portfolio that has not ...

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