Patent & IP news for February 12, 2012

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post image INTIPSA seeks new COO from

A little over a year after its successful launch, the International IP Strategists Association (INTIPSA) is seeking a new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for INTIPSA.  Current COO Mike Sharpe, who has almost completed his 12-month ...

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The wonders of the Chinese nation are remarkable. Their respect for the environment is matched by their scrupulous business practices and freedom-loving governance. So it comes as a shock that Ninestar Technology, a Chinese company ...

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post image The ‘Nationalization’ of Geographical Indications in India from

I spent the better part of this morning browsing through the registration details of 100 G.I applications (Applications nos. 100 to 200) at various stages of examination and registration before the G.I.Registry ...

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post image Court of Justice to rule on new question: "Who is the enemy of the BEST?" from

"Le mieux est l'ennemi
du bien" - Voltaire
It's not often that the fictitious felines find themselves making reference to one Europe's finest intellects, but the opportunity to give Voltaire an airing on ...

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US, WIPO Training Programme On IP Rights In Africa Comes Under Fire from

For years, some developing countries have insisted that developed countries – which own the vast majority of intellectual property rights – take a singular focus when it comes to offering technical assistance on IP rights: protection of ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on February 12, 2012 from

Charles Osgood introduced the stories for February 12, 2012. Osgood began with the death of Whitney Houston. Bill Whitaker did a story on Houston. Next, "power play" by John Blackstone, the cover story for February ...

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Do Corporate Giants Fair Better at the US Patent Office? from

It does seems clear that the allowance rate for large corporations is much higher than the average allowance rate for all patent applications. But does that suggest some nefarious bias? Not so fast my friends ...

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Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) from

By Dennis Crouch Astrazeneca v. Apotex, et. al (Fed. Cir. 2012) Next year, I will be teaching the required first year course here at Mizzou titled Civil Procedure II. It would not be too difficult ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

February 13-14, 2012 - China IP Counsel Forum (C5) - Shanghai, China February 14, 2012 - New Supplemental Examination: USPTO Outlines New Rules (Strafford) - 1:00 - 2:30 pm (EST) February 15, 2012 - Effects of the AIA on ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al. v. Sandoz Inc. 1:12-cv-00897; filed February 3, 2012 in ...

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News from Abroad: Enlarged Board of Appeal Decides Again on Disclaimers from

Background The invention protected by a patent is defined in the claims. Those claims must be new -- they must not cover anything previously published. The applicant can amend the claims during prosecution of a patent ...

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