Patent & IP news for February 29, 2012

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

Celebration time ... but who was it
that got to the bubbly first ...?
Essex Girl hits the big-time. Pop the cork and pour out the sparkling wine made by the methode champagnoise in honour of Emma ...

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post image Patent Translate – EPO and Google launch new service from

The IPKat has just seen this announcement on the EPO website:
In a major step to improve access to patent documents in multiple languages the EPO today launched a new machine translation service, called Patent ...

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post image Featured Researcher: Mohit S. from

Mohit S. is a student based in New Delhi, India.  He has a Bachelor's of Technology in Electronics and Communication.  Mohit uses his technological knowhow and analytical skills gained in his education to help ...

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post image Rare Diseases – are there sufficient incentives to develop treatments? from

Today is RareDisease Day. Rare Disease Day is sponsored by EURORDIS, Rare Diseases Europe.
While anybody suffering from any illness may receive the sympathy of the entire Kat family, those afflicted by a rare illness ...

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post image Can LA Clippers Use Trademark Law To Stop Clipper Darrell? from

Clipper Darrell has been a fixture at Clippers’ basketball games for the last decade, even when the team was horrible and I would go watch them solely because my friend would give me his season ...

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FORT PROPERTIES, INC. prevails at CAFC in 101 case from

The CAFC noted:

Four seminal Supreme Court precedents provide guidance regarding when an invention qualifies as a patent-eligible process as opposed to an abstract idea: Bilski, 130 S.Ct. 3218; Diamond v. Diehr, 450 U ...

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Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. v. Monsanto Technology LLC (Fed. Cir. 2012) from

By Donald Zuhn -- Today, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences holding that in an interference between Pioneer Hi-Bred International's U.S. Patent No. 6,258,999 ...

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The Common Citation Document for patent search reports from

In the complicated world of patent searching a new tool is available to help analyse data in patent search reports. When patent specifications are published many countries publish search reports...

(From Steve van Dulken's ...

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PTO Proposed Rules: Definition of Technological Invention from

Section 18 of the America Invents Act enacts the "transitional post grant review proceeding," which offers broader measures for reviewing the validity of "covered business method patents."  Section 18 offers a definition of patents qualifying ...

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Deference to BPAI: Federal Circuit Affirms Ruling that Monsanto’s Late-Filed Claims Win Priority over Pioneer’s Issued Patent from

By Dennis Crouch Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. ("Pioneer") v. Monsanto Technology LLC ("Monsanto") (Fed. Cir. 2012) Both Pioneer and Monsanto claim to have invented the genetically modified variety of Zea Mays corn. In 1988, Pioneer ...

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Free Trademark, Domain, and Logo Search Tools on Trademarkia from

I’m always happy to find new trademark search tools, especially free search tools that can be used as an alternative to the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS).  Professional trademark searchers are able to easily ...

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Yahoo! & Facebook spat part 2–not so unusual but $3bn? from

Amongst the comments about the licensing approach by Yahoo! to Facebook, this one catches the eye on the blog suggesting that Yahoo! should insist on a license fee of $3bn from Facebook, worked ...

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ACTA Debated At WTO; Petitions And Letters Fly In Brussels from

While action on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is occurring at the European Parliament in Brussels – including a new letter from Members of Parliament and 2.5 million petitioners in opposition - ACTA also was the subject ...

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Boutique Rising: A Conversation with Winthrop & Weinstine from

Six patent and litigation attorneys recently left the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP to join the growing Intellectual Property team at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. The addition of these six attorneys brings the ...

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Intellectual Ventures Story Picked Up By PatentlyO from

Earlier today, PatentlyO re-ran last week’s article Intellectual Ventures Flexes Some Patent Muscle, so please take a visit (link) if you were curious what the story would look like in a maroon color scheme …

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UN Human Rights Council Rallies On Right To Internet Freedom Of Expression from

With tension seeming to brim just beneath the surface, human rights officials from around the world came together today at the United Nations in Geneva to talk about ways to keep the internet open and ...

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In Celebration of Women Entrepreneurs from

Guest blog by Deputy Director Teresa Stanek Rea

It was about one year ago that I was appointed Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and ...

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Motorola's alleged double-dipping on iPhone 4S could be massive EU antitrust violation from

Yesterday, the full text of the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court's decision to suspend Motorola's enforcement of a standard-essential patent injunction against Apple was published.

There's nothing in the decision that surprises me ...

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