Patent & IP news for May 12, 2012

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post image Gandhi Comes to WIPO from

Well not literally...but metaphorically and perhaps metaphysically as well. IPWatch (the leading news service on all matters pertaining to international intellectual property) reports that a WIPO senior official, Anil Sinha recently adopted Mahatma Gandhi ...

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post image Customs Board issues circular allowing 'parallel imports' under Patents Act and Trademarks Act from

In a circular dated 8th May, 2012 (available over here) the Central Board of Customs & Excise (CBEC) has instructed all of its officers that the IPR (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007 will not apply to ...

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USPTO Exhibit on Steve Jobs Opens at Smithsonian from

If you missed our wonderful exhibit—The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World—while it was on display several months ago here at the USPTO campus, you now ...

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Judge holds Google to infringe 8 more Java files -- FOSS Patents was first to publish 6 of them from

I had to wait for this day -- yesterday, to be precise -- for almost 16 long months. But there are other people who believe in things they say and have to wait even longer, or don ...

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Agreement On Future Work For Development Committee Snatched From Defeat At WIPO from

In what could be compared to an obstacle course, World Intellectual Property Organization members agreed late at night yesterday on the future work of a committee working on the development dimension of the organisation's ...

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No Breiner from

Sheldon Breiner tried to get a patent on networked data collation from far-flung places. With Obzilla riding shotgun, the examiner combined three far-flung references, supplying motivation to combine as "obvious to one of ordinary skill ...

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How Long Does the Federal Circuit Take to Decide En Banc Cases? from

The oral arguments in Akamai v. Limelight and McKesson v. Epic took place over 5 1/2 months ago.  I was curious how long it normally takes the court to issue its en banc opinions ...

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Oracle and Google make competing proposals for determining copyright damages from

On Saturday afternoon/evening local time, Oracle and Google filed different motions relating to how the court can efficiently arrive at a determination of copyright damages including the disgorgement of infringer's profits. As a ...

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