Patent & IP news for March 18, 2012

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post image Hands off my Fat Duck -- or your goose will be cooked! from

This Kat has watched many cooking shows produced by Heston Blumenthal but has not yet been to The Fat Duck Restaurant (cheeky hint-hint if you, Heston, or your people are reading this). As most UK ...

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post image Sink or swim - BGH decides "Das Boot" fairness compensation claim from

Since 2008 famous German cameraman Jost Vacano has been seeking fair remuneration for his input into the making of World War II submarine drama "Das Boot" (trailer here) from the filmmaking company Bavaria Film and ...

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post image SpicyIP Tidbits: Iranian Pop Band threatens to sue producers, music directors and distributors of ‘Agent Vinod’ for copyright infringement from

A PTI report in DNA has reported that an Iranian band, by the name ‘Barobax Corp’, an underground Iranian Pop band, has served a legal notice on music director Pritam Chakraborthy who has composed the ...

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post image No Reexam Revival from

Competitors Aspex Eyewear and Marchon Eyewear myopically pummeled each other with patent suits for over a decade, with only their lawyers winning. They eventually settled. Aspex navigated a reexam with new and amended claims of ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on March 18, 2012 from

Charles Osgood introduced the stories for March 18, 2012. We're getting an early start on spring. The cover story is by Susan Spencer on medications to treat depression. The depressing news about depression. Richard ...

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An Exclusive Interview with Ray Niro, Mr. Patent Litigation from

Raymond P. Niro is patent litigator with tremendous experience and a reputation that is larger than life. To some he is a champion of independent inventors and small business community, frequent clients of his. To ...

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A NEW South Africa Traditional Knowledge Bill – Sui Generis Protection for TK from

If you cannot beat them, join them. For that reason this Chair of IP has decided to announce a NEW sui generis Protection of Traditional Knowledge Bill in the hope that something may yet be ...

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Microsoft raises multiple defenses against Motorola push notification patent in Germany from

So far I have seen Motorola Mobility assert four standard-essential patents in Germany (two wireless ones and two that allegedly read on the H.264 video codec) but only one non-standard-essential patent: a push notification ...

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U.S. district court schedules FRAND hearing in Microsoft-Motorola case for May 7 from

A few weeks ago I reported on a FRAND-related summary judgment order by the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Microsoft didn't immediately prevail on all of the counts of ...

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"The Good Wife" on March 18, 2012 from

The beginning scene of "The Good Wife" involves a partner meeting. Diane mentions someone leaked info of Will to the disciplinary committee. Diane notes: if you have an issue with the way things are run ...

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Yahoo patent case against Facebook from

Yahoo filed an infringement lawsuit against Facebook based upon 10 patents. Some of the patents have been around for a few years. What took them so long to make this claim?

Or is it just ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

March 20-21, 2012 - FDA Boot Camp*** (American Conference Institute) - New York, NY March 22, 2012 - The FDA's Guidance on Biosimilars: Understanding the Impact on Patent Prosecution and Litigation (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Bayer CropScience AG et al. v. Dow Agrosciences LLC 1:12-cv-00256; filed March 2, 2012 in ...

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