Patent & IP news for May 15, 2012

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post image Beware of trademark scam from “International Catalogue of Trademarks” from

I received the solicitation below this week. The cost for a listing in the scam publication is a mere $1,650.00.  The publication has no legal or other signficance. There is no telling how ...

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post image Apple outmaneuvers Motorola in Florida litigation, gets lawsuits consolidated and delayed from

Apple just scored a fairly useful case management victory over Motorola Mobility. A lawsuit originally filed by MMI in November 2010 in the Southern District of Florida and, until recently, scheduled to go to trial ...

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post image Exodus: How the US is Losing Its Most Talented People from

Facebook founder Eduardo Saverin has decided to renounce his US citizenship.  A bunch of self righteous politicians are going to complain that Eduardo has a duty to stay in the US and that he is ...

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In re Montgomery (Fed. Cir. 2012) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- In an otherwise unremarkable case of a PTO rejection based on anticipation, Judges Dyk and Lourie engaged in an interesting colloquy on the proper interpretation of what constitutes inherent anticipation, in ...

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U.S. court extends ban: Motorola can't enforce German patent injunction against Microsoft from

On Monday afternoon local time, less than two weeks after the Mannheim Regional Court handed Motorola Mobility a German patent injunction against Microsoft over two patents allegedly essential to the ubiquitous H.264 video codec ...

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Federal Circuit grants only a small, Galaxy-Tab-specific part of Apple's appeal of denial of preliminary injunction from

In early December, Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied, in its entirety, an Apple motion for a preliminary injunction against four Samsung products over four ...

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Focusing on Funding Continuity from

As USPTO continues to work toward improving effectiveness, a key to maintaining progress will be financial stability, predictability, and sustainability.

Towards this end, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) authorized a 15 percent surcharge on ...

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Facebook Averts Another Lawsuit from

TweetBy Daniel Davidson As if Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t already anticipating a landmark birthday, not because of age but because of Facebook’s anticipated IPO, he can now add a victory over a potential...


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Two of My Favorite Things: Whiskey and Trade Dress from

Which brings us to the recent gem of an opinion from the Sixth Circuit. Maker’s Mark has been using red sealing wax on its bourbon bottles since the 1950’s, which it trademarked in ...

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Whose Patent is It Anyway?: The Ongoing Legal Legacy Between Samsung and Apple from

Using a quote that he attributes to Pablo Picasso, the late Steve Jobs stated in a 1994 interview that “good artists copy, great artists steal.” It seems somewhat ironic that Apple Inc., the company he ...

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EDTX Post-Trial Order on Multiple Issues: Ongoing Royalty Base and Payment of Ongoing Royalties; Supplemental Damages & Prejudgment Interest; Foreign Tax Laws; Extending Ongoing Royalties to Successors and Assigns; Stay of Supplemental Damages and Ongoing Royalties Pending Appeal from

On April 30, 2012, in Mondis Tech. Ltd. v. Chimei InnoLux Corp., Civil Action No. 2:11-cv-378-JRG (EDTX), Judge Gilstrap issued a post-trial order on a number of damages issues:  (a) the definition of the ...

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Database Update Round-Up – European Patent Register and DWPI from

Previously, we looked at updates to the Global Brand Database, SciFinder, and Google Patents, and today I have a fresh round of updates about two important resources for any patent professional: the European Patent Register ...

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Building a Better Post Grant from

Guest blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Teresa Stanek Rea

Currently, the USPTO has two principal ways of challenging granted patents - inter partes reexamination and ...

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Apple's amended FRAND counterclaims against Samsung largely withstand motion to dismiss from

At close of business on Monday, Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Norther District of California ruled on a Samsung motion (filed on November 22, 2011) to dismiss Apple's ...

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15 Years Later, Prospects For WTO Information Technology Agreement Examined from

The World Trade Organization this week celebrated 15 years of a tariff-cutting agreement on information technology products, and issued a publication charting the history of the agreement. Industry representatives invited to a symposium joined voices ...

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USPTO Seeks Comments on New Sequence Listing Standard from

By Donald Zuhn -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice published in today's Federal Register (77 Fed. Reg. 28541) seeking comments regarding an international effort to revise the standard for Sequence ...

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