Patent & IP news for March 17, 2012



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post image Some interesting facts about the Indo-E.U. dispute over the seizure of ‘in-transit’ pharmaceuticals from

It has been almost two years since India filed a complaint against the E.U., with the WTO, regarding the seizure of pharmaceutical consignments that were transiting through the ports at E.U. India was ...

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post image Anti-piracy movement in India gains heat: Cause for concern or justified response? from

Unsatisfied with the court order it recently obtained from the Calcutta High Court, granting an ex-parte injunction against the website, the Indian Music Industry (‘IMI’) has gone all out against more than ...

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post image Singapore and the US Divergent Patent Policies from

While the US continues to weaken its patent laws, Singapore is taking a different path.  Singapore has just announced that it is developing a plan to be an Intellectual Property Hub, according to ...

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Webinar on FDA's Biosimilar Guidance from

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "The FDA's Guidance on Biosimilars: Understanding the Impact on Patent Prosecution and Litigation" on March 22, 2012 beginning at 2:00 pm ...

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BIO IPCC Spring Conference from

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will be holding its Intellectual Property Counsels Committee (IPCC) Spring Conference & Meeting on April 16-18, 2012 in Austin, TX. The semi-annual IPCC conference will once again be open to the ...

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Patent Searching 101: A Patent Search Tutorial from

Once you receive manageable results you need to read the patents and see which ones are relevant. Try various search terms to make sure you are covering all possible descriptions of the invention. Along the ...

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Rejections based upon "mere design choice" from

The 717MadisonPlace blog notes the words of Judge Linn on "mere design choice" -->

I can remember way back when when I was an examiner, some of the toughest problems we faced were when we went ...

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The impact of free licensing on innovation? from

According to Gilad Sorek in an article to be published in Economics Letters Firms that make a previously patented innovation accessible to competitors increase overall likelihood of improving upon that breakthrough while also raising profits ...

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The prison on Central Park from

An 2002 article in The Morning News titled Prison on the Park described the Lincoln Correctional Facility, located on the north side of New York's Central Park, and ended with the text:

The five ...

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German courts appear inclined to halt one Microsoft-Motorola and another Apple-Samsung lawsuit from

A busy smartphone-related court schedule in Munich (yesterday) and Mannheim (today) has resulted in a backlog of trials for me to report on. I always prioritize decisions over trials and pleadings.

I've previously blogged ...

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SME Trademark Applicants Should Beware of Scams from

Many of my small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients who have filed U.S. trademark applications have been contacting me lately about “invoices” they have received in the mail.  All of these official-looking “invoices,” however ...

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India Compulory License Update: Blowback Edition from

Well, I’ve certainly heard from a number of people regarding my earlier post on  the compulsory license granted by the Controller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks to Natco Pharma for manufacture of Bayer ...

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