Patent & IP news for May 6, 2012

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post image Oracle v. Google: fair use is a fairy tale -- in reality, Android hijacked Sun Microsystems' Java from

There's consensus among observers of the Oracle v. Google Android/Java trial that the jury has most likely identified infringements but hasn't yet reached unanimity on Google's "fair use" defense. Google's ...

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post image My tweet on ‘Trademark Attorney’s Guide to Washington, DC’ featured in today’s INTA Daily News #INTADC from

This is a blog post about a printed newsletter that published a tweet of mine linking to a post on this blog.  Talk about cyclical and viral and social media!  Today’s INTA Daily News ...

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post image Comity and ex turpi causa: Servier v Apotex [2012] EWCA Civ 593 from

How is the national character of patent protection to be reconciled with the transnational reality of patent infringement? The latest (final?) round of the perindopril litigation between Apotex and Servier raises this question in the ...

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USPTO Seeks Nominations for Patent and Trademark Advisory Committees from

Washington – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations to fill upcoming vacancies for the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) and the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC). Nominations must be postmarked or ...

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Indonesia and IPR developments, a new dimension from

Following the conclusion of the TRIPS Agreement, much has been written on the potential costs and benefits of stronger Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) protection in terms of growth and technology transfer, particularly for developing countries ...

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Sandra Day O’Connor and the Federal Circuit from

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is one of only two federal appellate courts that Sandra Day O’Connor has not sat on by designation since retiring from the Supreme Court ...

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Prometheus v. Mayo – The Wrong Rat? from

A decision with the right outcome but for the wrong reasons can confound jurisprudence nearly as much as a decision that is entirely wrong. It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that all that found ...

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BPAI ineffective priority claim PCT from

BPAI affirms obviousness rejection after finding Applicant did not properly claim priority to a PCT application.

Takeaway: An Applicant argued on appeal that a reference was not prior art because the application on appeal "asserted ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

May 8, 2012 - GW Law Symposium on Intellectual Property (George Washington University Law School, Mayer Brown, and Cornerstone Research) - Washington, DC May 10, 2012 - The America Invents Act and Beyond: International Grace Period and Post ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Enzo Life Sciences Inc. v. Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. 1:12-cv-00505; filed April 20, 2012 in ...

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