Patent & IP news for February 1, 2012

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Katnews 1.  It is with great pleasure that the IPKat informs readers that the third of his guest bloggers for the first half of 2012 has been appointed, with immediate effect. He is none other ...

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post image What's the use of contraception? Don't ask the EPO ... from

Never mind all this patent stuff, says
the IPKat, this suit is the best form
of contraceptive. Wear this and you
should be quite safe ...
Having announced the appointment of Darren Smyth as this weblog ...

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post image ACTA back in the news from

The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is back in the news and matters are as confusing and opaque as ever (see the IPKat's earlier reports here).

Last week 22 of 27 EU countries (including ...

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post image Guest Post on New Inter Partes Reexamination Standard from

Guest Post by Jon E. Wright and Joseph E. Mutschelknaus of Stern Kessler Goldstein & Fox, PLLC1 On September 16, 2011, the America Invents Act (“AIA”) changed the threshold standard for initiating inter partes reexamination. The ...

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Interpreting 35 U.S.C. § 102 under the America Invents Act from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA") changes U.S. patent law in many ways, notably by converting our patent system to a "first inventor to file" system. However, the language of ...

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Letter from slave to former master from

As to Letter from freed slave to former master draws attention , the following comment was attempted:

As to getting "free papers" in 1864 in Tennessee, the state of Tennessee had already mostly returned to Union ...

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Optus wins first round of Optus TV Now! from

At first instance, Rares J has ruled that Optus’ TV Now service does not infringe the copyright in broadcasts of the AFL or the NRL (its the first round only as, by agreement, leave to ...

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Kerwhizz v. The Bounch Bunch: The Ongoing Confusion With Subconscious Copying from

The complicated position that subconscious copying occupies when establishing reproduction and infringement in copyright law was recently highlighted in a key decision by the Patents County Court (PCC) of the UK. In Michael Mitchell v ...

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Prior User Rights Defense from

Later today I will be testifying in Congress at a hearing on Prior User Rights being held by the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet chaired by Republican Representatives Bob ...

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WIPO Report Shows Strong Economic Contribution Of Copyright from

The World Intellectual Property Organization has prepared a report on the economic contribution of copyright industries in various large and small countries around the world, and industry supporters hailed it as evidence that the impact ...

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The CAFC noted

During reexamination, “the PTO must give claims their broadest reasonable construction consistent with the specification.” In re Suitco Surface, Inc., 603 F.3d 1255, 1259 (Fed. Cir. 2010). Anticipation is a question ...

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What’s New with Compendex? from

Over at Intellogist, the System Report on the non-patent literature database Compendex has been fully updated. Compendex is an electronic version of the Engineering Index, a printed record of technological information dating back to 1884 ...

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Apple points the ITC to Judge Posner's take on a key Steve Jobs multitouch patent from

A few days ago, I already highlighted the breakthrough it meant for Apple that a rockstar judge and law professor (who was the most-cited legal scholar in the United States in the 20th century) adopted ...

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Munich court denies Apple an injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1N and Galaxy Nexus from

Bloomberg reports that the Munich I Regional Court today handed a negative ruling on an Apple request for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1N and the Galaxy Nexus. According to Bloomberg (which ...

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Crowdsortium Boston Meetup is a Success! from

Last night, Article One sponsored the second annual Crowdsortium Boston Meetup, alongside headliners uTest and Crowdly (formerly Appswell).  The event was a huge success, drawing more than 100 participants from a variety of backgrounds.  The ...

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Discussion Of Treaty On Industrial Designs, Role Of ISPs Resumed At WIPO from

After being adjourned in November in the mists of a fire at the World Intellectual Property Organization, a meeting on trademarks and industrial designs resumed today in icy Geneva. Related Articles:

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Job Opening: Patent Agent/Attorney in Silicon Valley from

Our client seeks Patent Agent or Patent Attorney having a thorough knowledge in the area of thin film processing (e.g. in semiconductor / solar cell / LED). Will consider any previous experience as counting towards minimum ...

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