Patent & IP news for January 25, 2012

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post image Is overlooking a fact an error of principle? from

MMI Research Ltd v Cellxion Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 7 is a rare appeal that turned entirely on the facts, and yet it is not necessary to understand the invention to understand the appeal, except ...

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post image The Wheels on the Birss ... from

The IPKat patiently waits for the bus to keep still ... This Kat, who has a keen interest in photography, also admits to purchasing the occasional souvenir of London for the Australian crew. She was therefore ...

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post image Avoiding generic trademark use by using generic term after trademark from

I have noticed over the last few years that more and more brands have added a generic product or category name following their brand name on packaging for the goods.  The first brand to my ...

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St Andrews: a leading institution in the fields of innovation,  creativity
and saving energy by not turning on the lights when it gets dark ...
Here's an attractive position for the right bright youngster. The ...

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post image Featured Researcher: Eric R. from

This week’s featured researcher is Eric R. from Ellicott City, Maryland.  Eric is a software engineer who received his BA from Johns Hopkins University.  He learned about Article One from a recent news article ...

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post image Should the duration of pharmaceutical patents be extended? from

Some Kats never grow up.
Merpel will do anything for
the strawberry flavoured one ...
This Kat was intrigued about a debate this week in the Wall Street Journal concerning the duration of protection for pharmaceutical ...

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Reminder! The European Scrutiny Committee of the British House of Commons, which has been following discussions on the proposal to set up a unified patent court in Europe, is holding two evidence sessions this afternoon ...

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The Medicines Company to Get Patent Term Extension from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- One of the longest patent law sagas has apparently reached an end. As announced by The Medicines Company (MDCO) today, the drug developer has reached a settlement of litigation with APP ...

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United States Intellectual Property Organization?: Curing a Fractured Administrative Structure from

By Dennis Crouch Most operating businesses that rely on intellectual property (IP) rights do not focus on a single form of rights but instead take a layered approach that includes patent law along with trademark ...

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Beware the Object of the Invention from

One thing that can be good when working as a lawyer is to have a way with words.  As a patent prosecutor, you must also be very careful with your words. It is well known ...

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Top 5 PatBase Update Highlights from

A full review of the PatBase System Report on Intellogist was recently completed, and now you can check out all the new updates that have been added to PatBase.  From new full-text country coverage to ...

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USPTO E-Mail and Your Spam Folder from

All practitioners should add commonly used USPTO email addresses to their email client’s address book. Why? To decrease the chances that your email client will filter legitimate email (“ham”) into your junk (“spam”) folder ...

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Participate in the 2012 U.S. IP Trends Survey from

The third annual U.S. IP Trends Survey, sponsored by inovia, is now open for U.S. patentees and your input is needed to make the survey a success. The results of the survey will ...

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Chief Judge Rader Swears In New Administrative Patent Judges from

After Judge Moore's remarks, James Donald Smith, Chief Administrative Patent Judge, then took the podium to deliver his remarks and to introduce all of the new APJs; an impressive bunch that averages 3 advanced ...

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