Patent & IP news for April 12, 2012

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post image Titanic trademarks from

The Titanic sank 100 years ago from this weekend.  Want some “titanic” trademarks? The following are registered with the USPTO [click for USPTO records]:  - museum services; museums - Collective membership services indicating membership in a nonprofit ...

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post image U.S. Commerce Department Releases New Report Showing Intellectual Property-Intensive Industries Contribute $5 Trillion, 40 Million Jobs to U.S. Economy from

At a White House announcement event on April 11, 2012, the U.S. Commerce Department released a comprehensive report, entitled “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus,” which finds that intellectual property ...

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post image EBay Sellers Sued For Using Moshi Trademark On Counterfeit Goods from

Aevoe has filed a trademark infringement and false designation of origin lawsuit against numerous entities accused of selling iPad and iPhone accessories bearing its Moshi®, stylized M and iGlaze trademarks. Aevoe manufactures peripherals and accessories ...

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post image Swing the axe, glue the tail: speculating on damages for patent infringement from

Handed down on the Wednesday morning of last week by Mr Justice Norris, the latest episode in the burgeoning saga in Fabio Perini S.P.A. v LPC Group PlC & Paper Converting Machine Company Italia ...

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Rights to band names: One Direction from

Today's free Metro newspaper had an article about US band One Direction complaining about British boy band One Direction. A lawsuit has been filed. The US band formed in 2009 and are quoted as ...

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Former Senior Staff Say OECD Countries Trying To Stifle UNCTAD’s Work from

A letter co-signed by 49 former staff members of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development denouncing efforts by some countries to muffle the institution's voice was released yesterday at a press conference ...

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Patent Grabs Continue – Why? from

TweetThe latest major acquisition of patents by a big computer software corporation has been agreed to between AOL and Microsoft.  The sticker price this time: $1.06 billion.  The purchase includes...


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Actually, “Promoting Innovation” And “Profiting Off The Backs Of Creators” Are Not The Same Thing from

Patents are big news these days, and sometimes the day is not complete without a column from a tech magazine, or an op-ed by some corporate mouthpiece about how our patent system is malfunctioning and ...

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Insiders React to Supreme Court Prometheus Decision from

Just over three weeks ago the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, which sent much of the patent world into a whirlwind. In that decision the Supreme ...

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Robotics and the Patent Industry from

In honor of National Robotics Week, Article One has decided to take a look at robots and their influence on the patent world.


Robotic technology has become a sizeable industry and is only continuing to ...

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USPTO and HIPO Agree to Permanent PPH Program from

The United States Patent Office (USPTO) and the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that made permanent the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program between the two nations. In place since ...

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Mannheim Regional Court postponed Motorola-Microsoft decision by two weeks from

When the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction Microsoft had requested against Motorola, the assumption was that the Mannheim Regional Court would hand ...

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Apple is allowed (at long last) to intervene in Lodsys lawsuit against app developers from

On June 9, 2011, Apple filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit instigated by non-practicing entity Lodsys against various app developers. Apple argued that it has a license to the patents Lodsys is asserting ...

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Allison, Tiller, Zyontz, & Bligh: Patent Litigation and the Internet from

Following State Street Bank and now Bilski, certain Internet business methods remain “patentable subject matter” under Section 101. Given the continued rise of the Internet and its increased role in nearly everyone’s everyday lives ...

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The Tax Treatment of Patent Acquisition Costs from

Puzzled? As we approach the April 17, 2012, tax filing deadline, it is only appropriate that I talk patents and taxes.  I was recently asked by a client if it is possible to deduct patent-related ...

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Federal Circuit Affirms Unenforceability of TAXOTERE Patents from

Aventis Pharma S.A. et al. v. Hospira, Inc. et al., No. 2011-1018 (Fed. Cir.) In a precedential decision earlier this week, the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court decision holding two patents on TAXOTERE ...

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US Supreme Court Edges Toward Reviewing Extent Of GMO Patents from

It’s unclear if the US Supreme Court wants to address yet another controversial issue in patent law, but on 2 April, the court took a small step in that direction. That’s when the ...

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Well, That Didn’t Take Long from

So, less than 24 hours after I wrote that “sometimes the day is not complete without a column … about how our patent system is malfunctioning and not performing its goal of ‘promoting innovation,’” we have ...

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