Patent & IP news for February 11, 2012



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post image Court Shoots Down Strip Club’s Rhino Trademark Lawsuit Against Gun Company from

In an opinion that shocked no one except Spearmint Rhino, the Court dismissed WITH PREJUDICE – a rarity at such an early stage in litigation – the strip club operator’s trademark infringement case against Chiappa Firearms ...

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post image Official Inquiry into mismanagement of IPRS given a quiet burial from

In a reply to an RTI application, theCopyright Office has now informed us that the official inquiry into allegationsof mismanagement of IPRS, has been given a quiet burial on account of thepending Copyright (Amendment) Bill ...

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John Marshall Law School 56th Annual IP Law Conference from

The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property Law will be holding its 56th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference on February 24, 2012 in Chicago, IL. The conference will consist of the following sessions ...

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Webinar on Impact of AIA on Patent Litigation Strategy from

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar on the "Impact of the America Invents Act on Patent Litigation Strategy" on February 23, 2012 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am ...

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USPTO Announces Agenda for Next BCP Customer Partnership Meeting from

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has announced the agenda for the next biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting to be held on March 6, 2012. The proposed agenda is as follows: Morning ...

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Apple requests U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus based on four high-power patents from

Apple has brought a motion in the United States for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus, the official Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") lead device developed by Samsung in close cooperation with Google ...

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Eolas–Beaten But Not Defeated from

Few patent owners are more reviled by the tech community than Eolas, the company formed by Michael Doyle, inventor of US Patent 5,838,906.  The patent–filed in 1994, and reexamined by the patent ...

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Apple's U.S. 'antisuit lawsuit' against Motorola over Qualcomm license could make major difference in Germany from

With a delay of one day, I finally get to report on Apple's latest lawsuit, which is even more recent than the second federal complaint against Samsung with the motion for a preliminary injunction ...

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HTC Corp. v. IPCom from

The oral argument in HTC Corp. v. IPCom, App. No. 2011-1004 (Fed. Cir. 2012) is an interesting oral argument that focuses on claim construction issues.  The case is also a good example of how the ...

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Public Hearing on Genetic Diagnostic Testing Patents from

The PTO has posted the initial schedule for the first public hearing on genetic diagnostic testing patents.  Note that there is time alotted for those who did not pre-schedule their testimony, in case you missed ...

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