Patent & IP news for March 31, 2012

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post image These two charts show that Motorola's royalty demands for standard-essential patents are way out of line from

Late on Friday (March 30, 2012), Microsoft and Motorola Mobility each brought a motion for partial summary judgment on certain issues relevant to their dispute in the Western District of Washington that is centered around ...

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post image Judge Rules Bloggers Do Not Have to Be Paid from

Consideration Under American jurisprudence, for a contract to be legal, each side must provide what is called “consideration.” That means that each side promises to do something, or not do something, in return for the ...

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post image Bombay High Court denies Barobax ex-parte relief from

Tania Sarcar, who has previously blogged for us over here and here, has sent us this guest post on the first day hearing in the suit for copyright infringement filed by an Iranian band against ...

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post image Motorola uses a definition from a Microsoft Press book against a Microsoft patent from

The evidence that litigants adduce in patent infringement lawsuits can be exhilarating, such as one of Samsung's tablet design prior art references. Motorola is now turning one of Microsoft's own books against it ...

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Job Opening: Japanese Firm Seeks US Electrical Patent Attorney from

ONDA TECHNO, a leading Japanese IP firm , is seeking a U.S. patent attorney with an electrical engineering background and at least five years experience of prosecuting patent applications. The position offers the opportunity to ...

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USPTO and NIST Unveil New IP Awareness Assessment Tool from

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) yesterday unveiled a new web-based IP Awareness Assessment Tool designed to ...

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Judge Posner upholds largest part of Apple's touchscreen heuristics ('949) patent in Motorola case from

In its litigations against Android, Apple is still on a quest for the Holy Grail in terms of a few patents that are broad enough to be powerful (to the extent that Android device makers ...

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Can you predict which patents are high risk? from

Patent risk managers would love to know which patents could eventually cause potential business disruption or could end up being licensed at high costs and which not. A number of prediction methods are currently used ...

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Associate Solicitor Encourages Federal Circuit to Apply Boilerplate from Specification from

In the oral argument of In re LG Electronics, Inc., App. No. 2011-1248 (Fed. Cir. 2012), the Associate Solicitor for the USPTO argued that a purportedly limiting statement in the specification of the Applicant’s ...

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