Patent & IP news for April 16, 2012

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post image Lost in IP Translator -- a trilogy of treatises: I from

Oh where, oh where has IP TRANSLATOR gone? This fascinating case, otherwise known as Case C-307/10 Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, was referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) as ...

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post image Looking for something? Last fortnight's Katposts from

What Kats do on
their holidays
Here's a batch of posts that might have escaped the attention of even the sharpest reader, amidst all the feasting, sleeping-in, going out for long walks in the ...

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post image Bollywood music: copyright variations from

Bollywood music needs no introduction to copyright law; It has been hailed as both an innovator and a copycat laggard.  As an example, see posts related to Bollywood and copyright by Shamnand and Prashant:  here ...

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post image Guest Post: Unveiling the Link: CSIR and Indian Intellectual Property Office from

I recently invited Mahima Rathi, a fourth year student at the National Law University, Jodhpur to write a guest post for us on her research into the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL). Mahima had earlier ...

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post image Swing the axe, glue the tail, spin the coin: 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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Arizona law firm sues United States Trademark Registration Office for unfair competition from

In a complaint filed last week, Arizona law firm Bateman IP Law Group has sued the scam outfit “United States Trademark Registration Office” alleging unfair competition along with several other causes of action. The suit ...

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Changes Coming For Open Access To Research In Europe from

Pressure is growing in Europe for open, free access to research results, particularly if they are publicly funded. The European Commission (EC) said this week it will propose a plan for open access soon, while ...

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Request for non-publication of a patent application from

Non Publication Requests A non publication request is a request by the patent applicant to not publish a non provisional patent application.  By default, every non provisional patent application is published 18 months after the ...

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Monday miscellany from

ACTA: whether it's needed or not,
it struggles to escape the shadow
of its mysterious antecedents
ACTA update. Earlier this month, on 4 April, the European Commission agreed on the form that would be ...

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Medicines Patent Pool Director Ellen ‘t Hoen To Leave Next Month from

Executive Director Ellen 't Hoen is departing the Medicines Patent Pool, the cutting edge UN spin-off project that works to lower prices on and stimulate new development of HIV medicines and other products through negotiating ...

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Prior User Rights: The Uncertainty Will Cost You from

Section 273 uses language that is untested in the court system. Clarity with respect to statutory construction is especially important to those who wish to take advantage of a prior use but will only later ...

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Mark Cuban Backs Patent Owner Innovate/Protect In Lawsuit With Google from

Every technology company I have is getting hit by patent lawsuits that are the biggest bunch of bullshit ever. … I’m talking about companies that have been doing business the same way for years that ...

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Federal Circuit finds Inequitable Conduct for the first time since Therasense from

The Federal Circuit recently issued an opinion in Aventis Pharma v. Hospira, an important patent case involving inequitable conduct.  We last discussed this issue in the context of the Federal Circuit's landmark opinion in ...

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USPTO Launches New Tool for Small Businesses and Individuals from

The United States Patent & Trademark Office recently launched a new resource designed to assist small businesses and individuals with their intellectual property needs. Called the“IP Awareness Assessment,"this online tool helps enterprises identify their ...

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We Mean Business About Diversity from

April is Celebrate Diversity Month, and in the spirit of this month, I want to take this opportunity to provide you with updates on various diversity initiatives underway at the USPTO.
On Tuesday, April 17 ...

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