Patent & IP news for March 2, 2012

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MARQUES news. On 1 March, or yesterday if you prefer it, IPKat team member Jeremy took on a new role. He has been tasked [that's 'asked' but you get a cup of tea first ...

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post image Top 5: EPO Patent Applicants from

The European Patent Office releases data annually, including breakouts of the top applicants.  These top applicants are typically large, multinational corporations with huge research and development programs.  And just because they're filing for patents ...

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DuPont retiree charged under Economic Espionage Act from

Tze Chao worked for DuPont for 36 years as a chemical engineer, kept documents detailing trade secrets about titanium dioxide after his 2002 retirement, and has now had pleaded guilty to relaying these secrets to ...

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News from Abroad: EPO Fee Increases from 1 April 2012 from

The European Patent Office ("EPO") recently announced that most of its fees will increase by between 5 and 10 per cent from 1 April 2012. The changes in fees A comparison of the old and ...

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USPTO Proposes Fees Changes from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, exercising the new fee setting authority conferred upon the Office by § 10 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, submitted a table of patent ...

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GE Wins Wind Turbine Patent Appeal – USITC Must Now Determine Whether to Block Mitsubishi Wind Turbine Imports from

GE v.USITC and Mitsubishi (Fed. Cir. 2012) Wind turbine technology is coming into its own. GE and Mitsubishi are both global leaders. Mitsubishi imports wind turbines into the US, and GE filed a complaint ...

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Mannheim court throws out third Samsung 3G lawsuit against Apple and one of two slide-to-unlock lawsuits against Samsung from

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This morning, the Mannheim Regional Court handed down two patent rulings involving Apple and Samsung. Judge Andreas Voss threw out the third Samsung v ...

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Novartis Before India’s Supreme Court: What’s Really At Stake? from

As the Novartis Glivec patent case in India reaches the final phase of a long-running legal battle, there’s one point on which both the Swiss pharmaceutical company and its critics agree: the significance of ...

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Copyright: Lawfirms Sued for Submitting Prior Art to the USPTO from

John Wiley & Sons and American Institute of Physics v. McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff (MBHB) (N.D. Ill.) (Complaint) American Institute of Physics and John Wiley & Sons v. Schwegman Ludberg (D.Minn) (Complaint) The Hoboken publishing ...

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Action on Apple patent suit against Kodak expected March 8 from

Reuters notes At a hearing next week on March 8, a bankruptcy judge will hear Apple's motion to move forward with its patent-infringement suit. Apple has asked the bankruptcy court to lift the automatic ...

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European Parliament Hears Pitch For ACTA; But Did It Change Minds? from

The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement consumed hours of European Parliament time this week as the European Commission sought to persuade lawmakers to approve it. But no matter how often EC officials, academics and lawyers said ...

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Graphon loses to MySpace at CAFC: limitations from the specification issue and 101 issue from

At issue was the meaning of "database":

The parties dispute what is covered by the term “da- tabase,” a term that is found in each of the 73 claims in the patents-in-suit. Although our precedent ...

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Elizabeth Burleson & Winslow Burleson - Innovation Cooperation: Energy Biosciences and Law from

Can the world avert catastrophic climate change throughsustained legal cooperation resulting in environmentally efficient, sustainabletechnology? In Innovation Cooperation:Energy Biosciences and Law, Professors Elizabeth Burleson and Winslow Burleson discuss how different organizations must work together ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Hi everyone, can you believe it's March already?  Here's a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the last week in February: Tech Cocktail posted a good article on the three ...

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ITC denies Barnes & Noble request to reconsider its dismissed allegations against Microsoft from

In late January, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the ITC tossed Barnes & Noble's mostly antitrust-related, conspiracy-theory-based, "patent misuse" claims against Microsoft ahead of trial in order to focus on the more relevant parts ...

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9 New Administrative Patent Judges Sworn in at the USPTO from

On Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 2:00pm ET, the United States Patent and Trademark Office held a ceremony in the North Auditorium of the Madison Building on the campus of the USPTO. The ceremony ...

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ITC to review initial determination on Microsoft's complaint against Motorola Mobility from

The Commission, the six-member decision-making body at the top of the ITC, just gave notice that it has determined to "review in part" the final initial determination of an Administrative Law Judge on Microsoft's ...

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European Biotech Patent Law Update from

D Young & Co. will be offering its next European biotech patent law update on April 18, 2012. The 45-minute webinar will be offered at two times: 7:00 am (EDT) and 12:00 pm (EDT ...

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US Patent Reform Forum 2012 from

Managing Intellectual Property will be holding the US Patent Reform Forum 2012 on March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. The conference will offer presentations on: • Roundtable: AIA rulemaking overview; • An industry perspective: We lobbied the ...

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Webinar on Draft FDA Guidance for Biosimilars from

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar on the "The Biosimilar Drug Approval Pathway: Draft FDA Guidance and Beyond" on March 27, 2012 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am ...

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