Patent & IP news for May 18, 2012

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post image To dispute infringement of Oracle's patents, Google contradicts its own source code comments and file names from

On Tuesday, Oracle and Google made their closing arguments with respect to Android's alleged infringement of eight claims from two Java-related patents. On that basis, the jury started its deliberations. Later, Oracle and Google ...

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post image Victory for Akhtar - Rajya Sabha unanimously passes historic amendments to Copyright Act, 1957 from

The Rajya Sabha, yesterday, sat overtime to debate and vote on the historic Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010. The Bill was passed unanimously by all members of the Rajya Sabha with no opposition from any quarters ...

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post image Sales of illegal software last year hit US $63.4billion. Was it YOU? from

Some placed where
software copyright
is infringed
To accept the licence terms,
press "paws"
This Kat is aware that many other people use unauthorised software, however she was not aware of the numbers involved until ...

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post image Spicy Ip from

Pic from hereBeing currently based out of India, I hadn't noticed it myself, but a lot of my friends were complaining about several file-sharing sites and video sites being blocked or censored. And ...

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post image Will over-exposure set in? A postscript to the "Mein Kampf" copyright saga from

As an aside, Charlie Chaplin's
movie The Great Dictator was
banned in several countries
Our readers may recall the copyright dispute over Adolf Hitler's infamous Mein Kampf ("My struggle") between a British publisher ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

The best way to preserve
old blogposts? Turn
them into paper!
Old blog posts: still of value.  The current (May/June) Internet Newsletter for Lawyers carries a neat piece by co-editor Nick Holmes entitled "Keeping ...

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In re Baxter International, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2012) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- In a dissent from the Federal Circuit's affirmance of a Board determination of obviousness, Judge Newman raises a jurisdictional and separation-of-powers argument in In re Baxter International, Inc. that is ...

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Delhi High Court refuses Interim Injunction for Trademark that is in Public Domain: Ihhr Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. v. Bestech India Pvt. Ltd. from

Name of the case: Ihhr Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. v. Bestech India Pvt. Ltd.
Court: Delhi High Court (FAO(OS) 352/2011)

Date of decision: 09.05.2012.

Appellant: Ihhr Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. (represented by Mr ...

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The Options For A Patentable Invention That Infringes A Patent from

TweetBy: Mark R. Malek Sorry for the lack of articles on TacticalIP regarding basic IP rights, but duty called.  I’m going to get back to the series of articles directed to some of the ...

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Dear Mr. Sibal, You've Got It All Wrong from

Dear Mr. Sibal, 
It is unfortunate that in rejecting the motion to annul the Intermediary Guidelines, 2011, for reasons I can only assume relate to narrow political gains despite the loss of individual rights, you ...

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US Licensing Experts: Innovation Is Still Happening, Let’s Help It Along from

BOSTON - Early stage innovation is still strong in the United States, but parties need to work better together and address bottlenecks in the middle stages, a panel of university and private sector experts said yesterday ...

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International Standards Key To Helping The World With Many Issues, ISO Says from

International standards can help economic, societal and environmental issues, Rob Steele, secretary general of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), told a press briefing this week. The organisation also has interests in intellectual property protection ...

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SpicyIP and Authorship: Fostering Diversity (and Guest Posts) from

For the last couple of months, I've been at the receiving end of several emails and phone calls that ask: did you really say that on your blog. How could you? My short terse ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Hello everybody! Here at inovia, we celebrate innovation year-round, but this month is of particular importance as it is National Inventors Month. Started in 1998 by the United Inventors Association of the USA, this month-long ...

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Ongoing royalty same as jury verdict where circumstances had not changed from

On April 25, 2012, the Western District of Pennsylvania in University of Pittsburgh v. Varian Medical Systems, Inc., Case 2:08-cv-01307-AJS, addressed ongoing royalties in this hotly contested case that we have previously featured on ...

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Overturned from

In re Baxter (CAFC 2011-1073), a majority allow the USPTO to overturn in reexamination a decision of law made by the court. Only Judge Newman is perturbed. "The Patent and Trademark Office's Board of ...

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ITC orders import ban against Motorola Android devices that infringe a Microsoft patent from

The United States International Trade Commission ("USITC", or just "ITC") today ordered an import ban against all Android-based Motorola Mobility devices that infringe a particular Microsoft patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,370,566 on ...

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At WSIS Forum, Divisions Arise Over Future Of Internet Governance from

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2012 was hailed as a success at its closing ceremony today by the secretary general of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Yet sharp debates about the ...

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Conference on Product and Pipeline Enhancement for Generics from

Conference producer marcus evans will be holding its 5th Product and Pipeline Enhancement for Generics conference on July 17-19, 2012 in Washington, DC. The conference will enable attendees to: • Assess the most recent FDA proposals ...

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ABA Webinar on AIA from

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law, Young Lawyers Division, and Center for Continuing Legal Education will be offering a live webinar and teleconference entitled "Understanding the America Invents Act: A Sweeping ...

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Apple files for immediate Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban in the United States after partially successful appeal from

At 8 PM local California time on Friday, Apple filed a motion for a U.S. preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. The motion is based on a ruling by the Court ...

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