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Patent & IP news for March 26, 2012

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post image Consent and competition: getting the right balance from ipkitten.blogspot.com

It's usually good news when the parties -- or more likely their legal representatives -- get together and settle a dispute before it gets to the point that a judge has to take time off from ...

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post image Monday miscellany from ipkitten.blogspot.com

Some curious readers have been asking the IPKat who or what the Bucerius Law School is. Thanks to his friend Dana Beldiman he can now tell you a little bit more about it. The Bucerius ...

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post image SpicyIP Announcements: 1st Annual NUJS IP Essay Competition from spicyipindia.blogspot.com

The MHRD IP Chair at National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) and Intellectual Property and Technology Law Society (IPTLS) is organizing the 1st Annual NUJS IP Essay Competition. All students enrolled in accredited graduate programs ...

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post image No Glee for Thee, says PCC from ipkitten.blogspot.com


This Kat confesses that she has never watched the American Fox TV series that goes by the name of glee [with a small initial 'g', Merpel notes]. Not only that, but -- though she has been ...

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post image Court Denies Mgame’s Knight Online 3D Game TRO and Preliminary Injunction Against K2 Network from www.iptrademarkattorney.com

Mgame licensed K2 Network in 2003 to operate and distribute the “Knight Online 3D” multiplayer, role-playing game in return for payment of royalties. Mgame claims that it terminated the written license on February 23, 2012 ...

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Luksan v. Van der Let, Or Rather, EU v. UrhG? from www.iposgoode.ca

Andrew Baker is a LLB/BCL candidate at McGill University Faculty of Law. A recent dispute before an Austrian court has demonstrated a quirky conflict between EU and domestic law with regards to the granting ...

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Apple offers royalty-free license to nano-SIM patents, a proposed standard backed by most European carriers from www.fosspatents.com

Last week, the Financial Times reported that Apple is at loggerheads with Motorola Mobility, RIM and Nokia over a proposed standard called "nano-SIM", a further miniaturization of the smart cards now known as "micro-SIM" cards ...

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AUTM Meeting: Cost-Effective International Patenting Strategies from www.ipwatchdog.com

The university panelists then discussed IP portfolio strategy and their recommendations for evaluating international patenting, as well as their tips for keeping costs down. Susanne Hollinger advised TTOs against applying blanket rules to their international ...

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Arti Rai – Patent Validity Across the Executive Branch: Ex Ante Foundations For Policy Development from writtendescription.blogspot.com

What can the recent DNA patent controversies teach us aboutthe role of executive agencies in shaping patent policy? In Professor Arti Rai’sessay: Patent Validity Across the Executive Branch: Ex Ante Foundations For Patent ...

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Patent search websites from ocpatentlawyer.com

The two online patent search resources that I utilize the most to retrieve patent documents and to research patents are freepatentsonline.com and the uspto.gov website. The uspto.gov website provides two different databases ...

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AOL activist shareholders get their way-food for alternative thought from www.tangible-ip.com

We reported a couple of weeks ago that activist investors were pressing AOL hard to monetise their patent portfolio. The Board has apparently responded by appointing Evercore Partners to explore ways to do so. We ...

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A Matter of Patent Law Despotism: The Nonsensical Reasoning in the Supreme Court’s Mayo Collaborative Services Decision Part 2* from www.ipwatchdog.com

Those supporting the reasoning in Breyer’s opinion repeatedly “crow” that Mayo Collaborative Services was a 9-0 decision. But the fact that 9 technologically-challenged Justices reached a unanimous decision based on nonsensical, as well as ...

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Supreme Court Remands Myriad Case from www.patentdocs.org

This morning, as expected, the Supreme Court issued an Order granting the petition for writ of certiorari in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad, vacating the judgment, and remanding the case back to the Federal ...

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CNNMoney Article – Holy &%$! Inventions. from anticipatethis.wordpress.com

Interesting article at CNNMoney today, on the topic of transformative technologies - http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/technology/1203/gallery.wild-inventions/index.html .  Enjoy! Filed under: General Commentary

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Why Apple will hit $1650 by 2015-great article on Forbes.com from www.tangible-ip.com

Try this for a prediction. According to Forbes.com Apple will hit $1650 per share by 2015 and be worth over $1.6trillion. I’ve had this theory for a while, bringing this back to ...

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Villanova Law Professor Risch Contributes to SCOTUS Decision from info.articleonepartners.com

The recent case involving Mayo v. Prometheus was a high-profile infringement case based around a patent claiming invention of a specific medical diagnostic test.  The Federal Court of Appeals originally ruled that the patent was ...

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Supreme Court Sends Myriad Back to the Federal Circuit from holmansbiotechipblog.blogspot.com

Today the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, and sent the case back to the Federal Circuit to reconsider in light of Mayo v. Prometheus. The case has important ...

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NPR Retraction of Story on Apple Factories Provides Insight into the Mentality behind Attacks on Gene Patents and Agricultural Biotechnology from holmansbiotechipblog.blogspot.com

On March 16, the popular National Public Radio (NPR) program This American Life (TAL) was forced to retract statements made during an episode that aired in January alleging abuse of workers at Chinese factories manufacturing ...

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IP Osgoode Speaker Series: Robert Levine and Dr. Brett Danaher from www.iposgoode.ca

In celebration of Canadian Music Week, the IP Osgoode Speaker Series presented a panel discussion on “Copyright and the Music Industry” on March 22, 2012  featuring Robert Levine and Dr. Brett Danaher. Levine spoke about ...

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Realignment in the Office of the Commissioner for Patents Helps to Improve Efficiency from www.uspto.gov

Guest blog by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino

One of my challenges as Commissioner for Patents is providing my senior leadership team with the tools and flexibility they need to manage a productive and ...

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