Patent & IP news for April 17, 2012

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post image Active Director Expects Double Dividend but loses Battle of the Bulge from

Even in the best-organised
families, there is sometimes
speculation as to who the father
might possibly be ...
It's good to know that the courts are reluctant to place a ban on disclosure of confidential ...

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post image Mark Cuban’s a Mythical Patent Creature from

Mark Cuban has been famous for criticizing intellectual property and particularly patents.  According to IPBiz he stated on his blog that,  Pick any country that is currently doing well, China is a perfect example. In ...

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post image Slogans make powerful trademarks from

Great slogans can make an enormous impact. In some cases they are inexorably tied to a brand. Slogans are powerful because they often convey more meaning and more of a message than a brand name ...

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post image Brush up your trade mark law? A couple of new titles from

This ancient fragment of
a rare first edition of Kerly
was recently excavated by
In one sense Kerly's Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names is hardly new.  It is now in its ...

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post image Article One Reveals Survey Results from Napa Summit from

Today, Article One unveiled the findings from the second annual Napa summit. In a comprehensive survey designed to gauge the state of the global patent industry, 36 senior executives from more than 20 Intellectual Property ...

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post image Time-traveller or free-rider? Virgin pulls dodgy Doc ad from

Tennant, but not for life:
Doctor Who has now used
at least 11 actors
In what may come as a surprise to some readers, fictional kats have fictional fancies and Merpel is obliged to confess ...

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Dey Pharma, LP v. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2012) from

By Andrew Williams -- On Monday, in Dey Pharma, LP v. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed a District Court's conclusion that it had subject-matter jurisdiction over a declaratory judgment action of a second ...

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Raising the Bar Act from

Apparently, the Governor-General signed the Royal Assent to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 on 15 April 2012. According to IP Australia, most of the amendments will not come into force ...

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German Apple lawsuit against HTC over multilingual alphabet stayed until next year from

This morning, the Mannheim Regional Court did not announce its decision on a Motorola v. Microsoft lawsuit over standard-essential patents because it postponed the ruling to May 2, but an Apple v. HTC trial took ...

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Appearing at Venture Cafe this Thursday for open Patent Attorney Q&A from

Colleague, Travis Johnson and I will be fielding patent-related questions at the Venture Cafe in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, from 4-5 pm this Thursday, 17 April 2012. Please stop by. Colleague Cynthia Gilbert will join ...

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Key Committee Urged To Seek Parliamentary Rejection Of ACTA from

The rapporteur of the lead committee of the European Parliament on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, David Martin, today published his draft recommendation on the highly controversial agreement. If the International Trade Committee agrees on the ...

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Patent Litigation Study Discusses Dealing with NPEs from

Attendees agreed that it’s critical for companies to gain greater leverage to deter nuisance lawsuits and manage costs by reducing the cost of litigation defense. According to those surveyed this is accomplished, at least ...

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Apple keeps up pressure on Motorola Mobility with multilingual alphabet patent from

Today the Mannheim Regional Court held another Apple trial -- in this litigation, Motorola Mobility is the defendant -- a few hours after an Apple v. HTC trial (over the same patent) that resulted in a stipulated ...

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Apple and Samsung CEOs and chief lawyers agree to meet in San Francisco court for settlement talks moderated by magistrate judge from

Apple and Samsung, the number one and number two in the mobile devices industry, are embroiled in litigation against each other in nine countries (plus there are some purely defensive proceedings in a tenth country ...

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FRANDly Licensing in Mobile Telecommunication from

After the EU Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation against Samsung a few weeks ago the dispute between the biggest stakeholders in the Telecommunication equipment market recently takes a new turn. The EU Commission ...

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Beware Twitter’s New Patent Agreement Scheme from

So Twitter can use the donated patents "defensively" to initiate a lawsuit if they feel threatened? If they deem it is otherwise necessary to deter a patent litigation? So Twitter can be the aggressor with ...

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USPTO Announces Regional Independent Inventors Conference from

TweetBy: Mark R. Malek The Florida Regional Independent Inventors Conference will be held on April 27 and 28 in Tampa, Florida.  “Senior USPTO officials, successful inventors and intellectual...


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Ranting on the confused concept of 'IPR' from

As one browses through the current affairs of the intellectual property world, definite trends and patterns are easily noticeable. International IP institutions continue to work towards upward harmonization - more stringent standards. More awareness campaigns are ...

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Supreme Court Sides With Generic Pharmaceutical Companies in Dispute Over Orange Book "Use Codes" from

Caraco Pharm. Labs. v. Novo Nordisk, 566 U.S. ___ (2012) In a unanimous opinion today, the Supreme Court held that an ANDA applicant may employ the counterclaim provision of 21 U.S.C. § 355 ...

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