Patent & IP news for May 4, 2012

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post image Friday Fantasies from

We all know what the
target it -- but we still need
to find the best way to hit it!
Three cheers for MARQUES!  While INTA is the flavour of the moment (see earlier post here ...

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post image Federal Circuit Rejects Constitutional Challenges to False Marking Provisions of AIA from

Rogers v. Tristar Products, Inc. (May 2, 2012) (nonprecedential)

In this case, the qui tam plaintiff's false marking claim was originally dismissed by the district court for violating the Take Care Clause of the ...

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post image INTA is on its way from

Three members of the IPKat blogging team are attending the Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) this year: Jeremy, Neil and guest Kat Tara. We know that, of the 9,000+ who will ...

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post image What are libel and slander? from

This week the Mr. Media Training® blog featured a blog post - CAN YOU SUE THOSE MEDIA BASTARDS? - featuring information from yours truly about the law of libel and slander. For the full post, see here.

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Biotech Venture Funding Drops 43% in First Quarter from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the first quarter ...

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Mannheim stays Apple-Samsung lawsuit over photo gallery patent, postpones decision on pinch-to-zoom from

This morning, the Mannheim Regional Court stayed Apple's German lawsuit against Samsung over the photo gallery page-flipping patent (EP2059868 on a "portable electronic device for photo management") pending the resolution of a parallel nullity ...

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Lifetime Brands to Host Inventor Open House May 31, 2012 from

In addition to key executives from Lifetime Brands, on hand for the day will be Warren Tuttle, Lifetime Brands External Open Innovation Director and President of the United Inventors Association. Steve Greenberg, author of Gadget ...

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Guide to intellectual property in the fashion industry from

London's Centre for Fashion and Enterprise has put four guides to aspects of intellectual property and the fashion industry up on the Web. They all have the title Intellectual property and the...

(From Steve ...

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NDCA Allows Use of Nash Bargaining as “Check” on Royalty Rate; Rejects Use of EMVR Because Accused Products only “Capable” of Infringement from

On March 29, 2012, in Mformation Techs., Inc. v. RIM, No. C 08-04990 JW (NDCA), Judge Ware ruled on motions to exclude expert testimony, including testimony from damages experts.  The case addresses two interesting damages ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Hi to everyone! Here's a look at the foreign filing/patenting news for the first week of May: In an effort to improve the international patenting process, EPO and WIPO sign a "first of ...

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CAFC: Matter of First Impression—Settlement Negotiations Are Discoverable from

On April 9, 2012, the Federal Circuit in In re MSTG, Inc., Misc. Docket No. 996, held as a matter of first impression that license negotiation communications, even with other parties in the same case ...

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Oracle-Google jury verdict postponed until Monday from

For a few minutes it appeared that the jury was going to render a verdict on all but one of the copyright liability issues in Oracle v. Google today. The jury was brought back to ...

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Two US Inventors Nominated for European Inventor Award from

Two American scientists have been nominated for the European Inventor Award (EIA), which is presented annually by the European Patent Office (EPO) to outstanding inventors for their contribution to technological, social and economic progress. The ...

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Misplaced from

It should come as no surprise, for those who are worldly wise, that most patent prosecutors are not adept. Take it as gospel from Patent Hawk, who reads dozens of patents a day. But that ...

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Are you up to date? from

Each year the Colorado Bar Association publishes its annual survey of legal developments from the previous year. I wrote the chapter this year for developments in intellectual property law.  Most if not all of the ...

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IP Business Congress from

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine will be hosting its 5th annual IP Business Congress on June 24-26, 2012 in Cascais, Portugal. The IP Business Congress brings together thought leaders from the worlds of IP business ...

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Webinar on Caraco v. Novo Nordisk from

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Orange Book Use Codes: Impact of Caraco v. Novo Nordisk" on June 5, 2012 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm (EDT). Thomas L. Irving of Finnegan Henderson ...

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USPTO Announces Agenda for Next BCP Customer Partnership Meeting from

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has announced the agenda for the next biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting to be held on June 6, 2012. The proposed agenda is as follows: Morning ...

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