Patent & IP news for March 28, 2012

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post image A time to file, a time to sue ... from

The IPKat decides to end speculation among
readers as to what makes him tick ...
In his editorial capacity, this member of the IPKat team spends much of his life deleting unnecessary and irrelevant dates from ...

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post image Featured Researcher: Chetan S. from

This week’s Featured Researcher is Chetan S. from Delhi, India.  Chetan is the owner of IPWagon, an intellectual property research services provider.  He has two years’ experience in the field, and is trained as ...

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post image CSIR spends a whopping Rs. 74.24 crores on securing patents in India & abroad; refuses to disclose revenues from patent licensing from

The Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India’s premier civilian scientific research establishment has recently disclosed in response (available here) to a RTI Application filed by me that it has spent a whopping Rs ...

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post image Teva Tigers v Astrazeneca Lions - obvious to sustain...? from

This particular guest Kat was chuckling just yesterday over these elegantly understated words written by Sir Hugh Laddie while a Judge in the Patents Court, and quoted in the House of Lords decision in Conor ...

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The IPKat has been doing some thinking about IP and access to information in Europe.  He remembers how, when the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) opened its doors to Community trade mark ...

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USPTO Issues Preliminary Guidance on Mayo v. Prometheus from

By Donald Zuhn -- One day after the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., finding Prometheus' diagnostic method claims to be invalid for "effectively claim[ing] underlying laws ...

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Novartis India Challenge Postponed To July from

The Indian Supreme Court today postponed hearing the high-profile case involving Swiss pharmaceutical producer Novartis' challenge of India's patent law until July, according to sources. Related Articles:

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Meet the USPTO’s New Administrative Patent Judges from

You may have heard, but the USPTO is hiring. Not only is the USPTO searching for Administrative Patent Judges, but they are finding some extremely well qualified candidates to add to the ranks of those ...

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Summary of the USPTO proposals for challenging issued patents from

One of the more significant developments in patent law over the past two months was the USPTO’s proposal of new rules for post-grant opposition proceedings under the America Invents Act.  The rules, proposed on ...

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United States Trademark Registration Office – still sending bogus solicitations from

The USPTO recently sent “United States Trademark Registration Office” a cease and desist letter related to the company’s sending invoice that resemble official USPTO communications. The USPTO also placed a warning prominently on the ...

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A ‘Bike Lesson’ From Dickinson Wright Partner (And Righthaven CEO) Steve Gibson On IP Monetization from

Steven Gibson is “a licensed attorney and a partner with Dickinson Wright PLLC,” or so claims the opening footnote in a recent document filed by Gibson with the Nevada District Court.  Yet by his own ...

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Samsung won't get to attack the iPhone 4S at trial in California this summer from

Yesterday evening, Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge presiding over Apple's two lawsuits against Samsung in the Northern District of California, entered an order denying two Samsung motions:

  1. Samsung won't get to amend ...

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A Timeline of Intellectual Property Issues on Pinterest from

Last week, we took a look at how patent searchers can use the popular social media platform Pinterest to create a new online community of patent enthusiasts.  Pinterest is currently a controversial topic within the ...

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Selective Precedent Amnesia: The Nonsensical Reasoning in the Supreme Court’s Mayo Collaborative Services Decision Part 3* from

You could attribute what happened here to “selective precedent amnesia.” But frankly such mishandling of binding Supreme Court precedent in Mayo Collaborative Services is a huge problem. (As one commentator has astutely noted, we now ...

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Court Again Denies Mgame's Temporary Restraining Order Against K2 Network For Knight Online Game from

K2 network sued Mgame in state court for breach of contract and fraud because K2 claimed overpayment of royalties in its distribution of the Knight Online 3D video game. Mgame then sued K2 in Federal ...

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Microsoft urges U.S. court to bar Motorola from enforcement of potential German injunction, offers $300 million bond from

On April 17, the Mannheim Regional Court will hand down its ruling on a lawsuit in which Motorola Mobility (or more precisely, a wholly-owned MMI subsidiary named General Instrument Corporation) is suing Microsoft over two ...

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