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Patent & IP news for April 25, 2012

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post image Patent issues on date of decision of grant from spicyipindia.blogspot.com



A division bench of the Delhi High Court has brought a definite end to the practice of mischievous serial pre-grant oppositions and affirmed the single judge ruling in the matter of Dr. Snehlata Gupte and ...

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post image The review petition: Will Kardam stop the IPO from slipping back into the dark ages? from spicyipindia.blogspot.com

 Continuing from our last post on the latest RTI fiasco before the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), we have now prepared a ‘review’ petition which we will mail to the IPO by tomorrow.
The ball is ...

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post image Zapped from www.patenthawk.com

In Zapmedia v. Apple, Zapmedia tried to backpedal from prosecution estoppel (to overcome prior art) in the family of the asserted patent: 7,343,414. Apple's law firm set up solid arugments of claim ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from ipkitten.blogspot.com

Mind your Ps and Qs! Via a tweet from Mitt Putk comes news of "The Impact of Spelling Errors on Patent Search", a paper by Benno Stein and Dennis Hoppe and Tim Gollub (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar ...

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post image Mr. Brainwash Sued For Infringing Copyrighted Photos Of Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane And Other Musicians from www.iptrademarkattorney.com

Street artist Thierry Guetta (aka “Mr. Brainwash”), featured in the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, is not a newcomer to copyright infringement claims relating to photographs of musicians. Almost a year ago, the Court ...

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post image Moral Rights for Moral Wrongs - Dismantling of the Bhilai 'Flight of Steel' sculpture from spicyipindia.blogspot.com


If you are an artist or sculptor or just someone who just appreciates good art, the recent episode concerning the destruction and dumping of the sculpture 'The Flight of Steel', an iconic sculpture (which was ...

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post image Wednesday Whimsies II from ipkitten.blogspot.com

Feline fascination with human folly is endless. People do such silly things. They push at doors which have "pull" signs on them, they chop meat up into tiny pieces and then stick it together again ...

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post image Kenyan Court holds Anti-Counterfeit Act unconstitutional from spicyipindia.blogspot.com

UNAIDS Executive Director welcoming the decisionA couple of years ago we had blogged about the controversial Kenyan Anti-Counterfeit Act that had been passed in 2008. At that time, I had written that its broad ...

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Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. v. Novo Nordisk A/S (2012) from www.patentdocs.org

By Kevin E. Noonan -- On April 17th, the Supreme Court overturned a Federal Circuit decision construing statutory language involving the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act, which amended the 1984 Drug Price Competition ...

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Oracle 'intends to assert [revived] patent in Phase Two', asks court to confirm -- Google opposes from www.fosspatents.com

While the current part of the Oracle v. Google trial is a copyright-only trial, the parties are in parallel having a dispute over whether or not a key Oracle java patent revived by the United ...

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Opportunity to Reform Existing PTO Regulations and to Ease Patent Application Paperwork Burden from www.ipwatchdog.com

The Patent Office recently requested comment on the paperwork that applicants submit during post-filing, pre-allowance patent prosecution (Patent Processing (Updating), comment request., 77 Fed. Reg. 16813-17 (Mar. 22, 2012)). This is a highly significant opportunity ...

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Spelling errors in patents from britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk

The IPKat blog has reported on the appearance of an academic paper by three German authors, The impact of spelling errors on patent search. It is in fact about errors in giving the names of ...

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They Invented What? (No. 214) from anticipatethis.wordpress.com

U.S. Patent No. 5,727,565: Kissing shield. What is claimed is: 1. An apparatus for preventing the exchange of microorganisms between two persons engaged in the act of kissing, the apparatus comprising: a ...

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Oracle v. Google: NDCA Rejects Conclusions by Court-Appointed Damages Expert Because They Failed to Account for the Value of the IP in Suit from patent-damages.com

On April 10, 2012, in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc., No. C-10-03561 WHA (NDCA), Judge Alsup issued an order on Daubert motions against the report and testimony of Court-appointed Rule 706 expert Dr. James ...

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SpicyIP Announcements: The First PIP (Promoting Intellectual Property) Competition 2012 from spicyipindia.blogspot.com

The First Annual NUJS IP Essay Competition 2012 announced last month has now been renamed as the PIP (Pondering Intellectual Property) Competition, 2012. We are pleased to announce that SpicyIP will co-host the first edition ...

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Free Customizable Patent Citation Lists Through the CCD from intellogist.wordpress.com

In a past blog post, I looked at some of the notable features of the  Common Citation Document (CCD), a free tool where you can view citations from the EPO, USPTO, JPO, and PCT for ...

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Inovia: 10 years later from info.inovia.com

This week we’re celebrating inovia’s 10th birthday! In April 2002, our founder Justin Simpson launched the company with his father Marcel by his side to celebrate. In the beginning, we were known as ...

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Top Internet Experts Debate IP And Digital Content; WIPO A Balancing Mechanism, Gurry Says from www.ip-watch.org

Intellectual property was identified at this week’s Global INET conference as one of the most complex issues in the public policy debate related to the internet. With creative works abundantly available to copy, share ...

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Opportunity to Reform Existing PTO Regulations and Ease Patent Application Paperwork Burden from www.patentdocs.org

By David Boundy -- The Patent Office recently requested comment on the paperwork that applicants submit during post-filing, pre-allowance patent prosecution (Patent Processing (Updating), 77 Fed. Reg. 16813, Mar. 22, 2012). This is a highly significant ...

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Court Report - Part II from www.patentdocs.org

By Sherri Oslick -- In an effort to catch up with recently filed biotech and pharma cases, Patent Docs presents this additional installment of Court Report. Purdue Pharma, L.P. et al. v. Varam, Inc. et ...

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