Patent & IP news for March 4, 2012

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post image E Pluribus Unum: a US patent reform conference comes to Munich from

The “London bus” effect is well-known to many IPKat readers: you wait patiently in line for a bus. After peering into a bus-free horizon for what feels like an eternity, you discern a distant red ...

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post image Appeal court won't cater for very hungry Caterpillar's appetite from

It must be such fun to be a fly on the wall when Caterpillar is in court: this is a litigant with a hearty appetite for injunctive relief and the means to press its claims ...

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Reporter for The Sentry fired for plagiarism from

Andrew Cullen reported on the firing of Michael J. Tobin by The Sentry (of South Portland, Maine) for copying text from articles from The Forecaster and the Current.

Within the article is the text:

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Patent Litigation Investors Follow the Money to the ITC from

The avalanche of patent assertion entities (PAE) cases, in the ITC and District Court, exists because the PTO issues hundreds, if not thousands of patents that can be asserted against every minute feature and functionality ...

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Contingent Fee Patent Litigation from

Review by Dennis Crouch Dave Schwartz is a law professor these days. However, before joining Chicago-Kent he was litigator for more than two decades. Schwartz's most recent article is interesting study of the practice ...

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Vacancy effects? from

The recent vacancies on the Federal Circuit might be having an effect on the court’s ability to issue opinions with the same speed as in the past.  This past week the court issued its ...

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All Things Pros from

A cautionary tale about extensions of time

I ran across an interesting post "Wait One Day, Lose Two Days " on the blog 12:01 Tuesday (a blog with interesting tidbits about just-issued patents).

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

March 6, 2012 - Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical (BCP) Customer Partnership Meeting (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (ET) March 14-15, 2012 - Biotech Patenting (C5) - Munich, Germany March 20-21, 2012 - FDA ...

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A Note On Incentives, Rights, And The Public Domain In Copyright Law from

Featured here is the first section of a paper by Abraham Drassinower, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. The paper was originally published in the Notre Dame Law Review. The full article can ...

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Copyright: [Skill and/or Talent?] and Judgment from

A few weeks ago, while re-reading CCH Canadian Ltd. v Law Society of Upper Canada, [2004] 1 SCR 339 [hereafter CCH], I paused on a rather peculiar detail from this well-known Supreme Court decision.  Intrigued ...

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