Patent & IP news for January 24, 2012

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post image Gambling on an appeal? Seeing Red over 32 from

The IPKat prefers the real thing to the online version If you like gambling and 32 is your lucky number, or if you like betting on whether the decision of a non-specialist IP judge in ...

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post image When reporting "trumps" copyright: the sad case of Declan Hainey from

Declan Hainey IP cases from Scotland are none too common and, when they do come, they require a good degree of guidance and indeed translation from someone proficient in Scottish law. Fortunately for the IPKat ...

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Dealertrack sued Huber and Finance Express, along with other auto dealers, for infringing its network-based credit application processing patents: 6,587,841 & 7,181,427. Judge Guilford in Central California inexcusably construed "network," which had ...

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post image Congress 1, Public 0 - the U.S. Supreme Court's Big Decision in Golan v. Holder from

The Public Domain in the United States just got smaller.

In this Kat’s opinion, SCOTUS (The Supreme Court of the United States) picked quite an interesting time to release its opinion in Golan v ...

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Grandmothers are off-limits from

Oral argument was running along smoothly for this advocate when she happened to throw in an extraneous fact that the one person purported to evidence actual confusion in a trademark case was a grandmother.  Whether ...

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IP Valuation: a good introduction from

Since by no means all of the readers of this weblog also follow the IPKat, I thought it advisable to draw the attention of readers to this piece by Dr Nicola Searle which was posted ...

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USPTO Issues Memo on Use of Non-Patent Literature During Examination from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the Office of the General Counsel for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a memorandum in response to several inquiries the Office has received concerning copyright infringement and ...

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Everyday objects in the Hidden Heroes exhibition from

I finally got around to seeing the Hidden Heroes exhibition at the Science Museum, London. It closes on the 5 June. The exhibition tells the stories behind 44 common objects which are taken for...

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Upcoming Events: Santa Clara from

On Friday, January 27, I'll be speaking at the Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal's annual symposium at SCU's Locatelli Center. The event is focusing on global intellectual property issues. My ...

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Return of The Privateer: Did Microsoft & Samsung Finance Acacia’s Recent Patent Splurge? from

Acacia recently pulled of a mammoth purchase–$160 MM for 4G technology company ADAPTIX and it’s portfolio of 30+ confirmed US assets (in the form of issued patents) and numerous other potential assets (in ...

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Crowdsortium Boston Meetup on January 30th from

On January 30th, leaders in crowdsourcing will come together at the second annual Crowdsortium Boston Meetup at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge.  This year, Article One is proud to join local crowdsourcing firms ...

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A Concept Identification and Visualization Tool for Patent Analysts: Leximancer from

Leximancer is an automated text-mining tool produced by an Australian company of the same name, and I recently had the opportunity to test an online version of the tool called LexiPortal.  Leximancer creates detailed lists ...

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Job Opening: Chief Policy Counsel for Intellectual Ventures from

Intellectual Ventures and Invention Law Group, PC seek a Chief Policy Counsel. This position reports to the General Counsel. Working closely with other attorneys, business leaders and outside counsel, the Chief Policy Counsel will manage ...

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Divine Inspiration from

Today's Globe and Mail carried a death notice for a Lawrence Abello SJ, a Jesuit priest who passed away on January 22 at the age of 80. According to his obit, Abello earned a ...

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Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) from

By Jason Rantanen Falana v. Kent State University (Fed. Cir. 2012) Download 11-1198 Panel: Linn (author), Prost and Reyna This case raises an important issue for developers of chemical compounds: when is an inventor's ...

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