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Patent & IP news for February 23, 2012

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post image It is not always reasonable to pursue all reasonable points from ipkitten.blogspot.com

In today’s costs judgment in MMI Research Ltd v Cellxion Ltd & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 139 the Court of Appeal, applying the general rules on costs, declined to award costs to the defendants, which ...

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post image Mettler-Toledo v. B-Tek: Limiting Claim Elements to the Preferred Embodiment from www.patentlyo.com

By Jason Rantanen Mettler-Toledo, Inc. v. B-Tek Scales, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2012) Download 11-1173-1200 Panel: Bryson, Moore (author), Reyna In my Introduction to Intellectual Property class this week we discussed the classic tension between reading ...

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post image Recycling bottles and infringing designs from spicyipindia.blogspot.com

The Designs Act, like its IP counterparts, is getting into the business of writs. In an unusual petition decided upon by the Madras High Court earlier this month (which you can read here), the rights ...

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USPTO Implements PPH 2.0 Upgrade from www.patentdocs.org

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that the Office and eight other patent offices had agreed to implement an enhanced Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program. The ...

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Join my petition to USPTO regarding investigation of trademark scams from www.erikpelton.com

In response to the tremendous feedback received lately regarding my posts and video about trademark scams, I have posted an online petition requesting the USPTO educate the public about trademark scams and to coordinate with ...

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Early US patent coverage in the Espacenet database from britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk

The free Espacenet database has recently expanded its coverage of US patents before 1920. It has been possible for a long time to search from 1836 by patent number, but now options by class, title ...

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Two Newly Issued Meganuclease Patents Immediately Challenged by Cellectis in Declaratory Judgment Action from holmansbiotechipblog.blogspot.com

In an earlier post, I reported on patent infringement litigation between Cellectis and Precision BioSciences, two companies commercializing engineered I-CreI meganucleases as tools for specifically cleaving a targeted recognition site in double-stranded DNA.

On February ...

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Federal Circuit: COACH not a sufficiently famous brand and therefore cannot oppose a similar mark on a trademark dilution principle. from www.patentlyo.com

Coach Services v. Triumph Learning (Fed. Cir. 2011) Coach is a famous American handbag maker. Coach bags sell for $300 or more each and the company typically earns billions of dollars in revenue each year ...

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Non-final invalidation of James Gosling patent is major blow to Oracle's case against Google from fosspatents.blogspot.com

Yesterday, Oracle and Google filed a joint update regarding the ongoing reexaminations of certain patents-in-suit. The patent part of Oracle's case is in greater trouble than ever. In fact, there isn't much left ...

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Job Opening: Patent Agent with The Coca-Cola Company from www.ipwatchdog.com

Reporting to the Patents Manager, the Patent Agent is responsible for assisting Counsel in developing and maintaining the Company’s patent portfolio in support of the Company's business objectives. The individual is responsible for ...

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Is it possible for software to summarize a patent? from intellogist.wordpress.com

Patent searchers need to be both thorough and efficient, and sometimes a searcher needs to skim the description and/or claims of a patent document to determine its relevance to the search criteria.  Here’s ...

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WIPO Achieves Single Legal Text On Genetic Resources; Indigenous Peoples Back from www.ip-watch.org

After eight days of intensive drafting work, delegates at the World Intellectual Property Organization now have a text that will be submitted to the WIPO General Assemblies in September so that a diplomatic conference can ...

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ACTA Ratification Suspended In Europe, Awaits High Court Opinion from www.ip-watch.org

The European Union's progress of adopting the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiated last year has been suspended pending a ruling by Europe's highest court, the European Trade Commissioner announced yesterday. Related Articles:

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Exclusive Interview: Trademark Commissioner Deborah Cohn from www.ipwatchdog.com

On February 3, 2012, I had the pleasure of interviewing Deborah Cohn, the Commissioner for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Cohn oversees all aspects of the USPTO’s Trademarks organization including ...

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Apple keeps fighting for ITC import ban against Motorola Mobility from fosspatents.blogspot.com

On January 13, 2012, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the ITC made an initial determination according to which Motorola Mobility shouldn't be found to infringe any of three patents asserted by Apple in ...

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AOP Tips: Staying Up to Date with Article One from info.articleonepartners.com

Article One publishes a "Tip of the Week" in each edition of our email newsletter.  The tips are intended to help Researchers succeed at Article One Studies, and feature a range of subject matter including ...

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Adam Mossoff- The Rise and Fall of the First American Patent Thicket: The Sewing Machine War of the 1850s from writtendescription.blogspot.com

Have scholars and critics misconstrued patent thickets, incremental innovation, and patent trolling as modern phenomena?   In The Rise and Fall of the First American Patent Thicket: The Sewing Machine War of the 1850s, Professor Adam ...

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Hatch-Waxman Watch: AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical LP v. Intellipharmaceutics Corp. (D.N.J. 2012) from www.patentdocs.org

By Andrew Williams -- Last week, in AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical LP v. Intellipharmaceutics Corp., Civil Action No. 11-2973 (JAP), Judge Pisano of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed a Hatch-Waxman Act ...

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