Patent & IP news for May 23, 2012

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post image RTIs reveal daunting backlog at Patents Office & Trademark Registry from

Image from hereI had recently filed a RTI Application with the DIPP to collect information on the backlog of certain specific proceedings before the Patent Office and the Trademark Registry. The application was transferred ...

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post image Argentina goes the 3(d) Way: Creases of Worry for the Pharmaceutical Patent Applicants? from

 (Image taken from here) Most of the regular readers of Spicy IP would by now be familiar with the growing controversy and debates surrounding Section 3(d) of the Indian Patents Act, 1970 (For a ...

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post image Under-age celebrities and personality rights: the German Federal Constitutional Court speaks from

Herr Ochsenknecht (the father) Privacy and personality rights: should there be different rules when it comes to media reports about people that are under-age? Some cases appear very clear-cut, such as the case of intrusive ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

The IPKat and Merpel: on the
scent of a technical solution
-- or on their way to Wordpress?
An open letter to Google. If anyone from Google is reading this, or has any influence with anyone ...

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USPTO Posts Comments on Genetic Diagnostic Testing from

By Donald Zuhn -- As part of its efforts to implement the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a Federal Register notice (77 Fed. Reg. 3748) earlier this year indicating ...

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Samsung asks court to impose sanctions on Apple for allegedly withholding evidence from

No information has been made available yet about the CEO-level settlement talks that took place between Apple and Samsung these past two days, but at some point Magistrate Judge Spero will file a minute entry ...

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The invention of the television remote control from

The BBC has an obituary of Eugene Polley, who has died at the age of 96, who it calls the inventor of the TV remote control. His Flash-Matic invention is I believe the Control system ...

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Internet advertising patent saga continues: Supreme Court orders Federal Circuit to reconsider decision in Ultramercial v. Hulu from

In a brief, one paragraph order issued on May 21, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court hinted that a recent decision covering patent-eligibility for medical testing methods is also relevant to Internet-based methods. To provide ...

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Intellectual Property Resources from the British Library: Business & IP Centre from

One of my favorite patent search blogs is (perfectly) titled The Patent Search Blog: Steve van Dulken’s blog on patents and IP. The blog includes useful insights about various patent search systems, commentary on ...

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How Do I Enforce My Patent? Part 3: Filing an Infringement Suit from

TweetAlthough frequently an option of last resort, filing a patent infringement lawsuit is the most direct and aggressive manner of enforcing a patent.  By filing a lawsuit in federal court, you can...


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Judge asks Oracle and Google another great question about interoperability and copyrightability from

Judge William Alsup, the federal judge presiding over Oracle v. Google, is working hard on his upcoming decision on the copyrightability of the 37 asserted Java APIs. If the jury doesn't render a patent ...

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Chinese Intellectual Property News – May 2012 from

Our friends at AFD China recently shared some news from the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO): The Office recently published a report stating that at the end of 2011, there were 2,740 ...

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Apple-Samsung settlement talks apparently finished -- outcome unknown from

Magistrate Judge Spero just entered a minute order for the second day of the Apple-Samsung settlement talks he moderated. Yesterday he did the same for the first day of the mediation conference (Monday).

The two ...

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The German approach to FRAND: let's err on the side of injunctions from

German court rulings aren't routinely published on the Internet, and the courts never make complaints and other pleadings available to the public. But U.S. proceedings are more transparent, and German rulings sometimes show ...

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Jury doesn't find Google to infringe two Oracle patents -- but the litigation is far from over from

Here's the jury verdict that was rendered today and doesn't find Google to have infringed any of the claims of Oracle's two asserted patents:

12 05 23 Oracle Google Patent Verdict

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6 Strategies for Managing Patent Translation & Filing Costs from

It is one thing to cut costs, but to borrow a popular political phrase – you want to cut with a scapula, not a clever. Thus, keeping in mind the ultimately end goal at every step ...

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World Health Assembly: Drafting Group Works To Combine Proposals On R&D from

A drafting group has embarked on the task of combining four different proposals on the table at the annual World Health Assembly aimed at financing research and development for neglected diseases mostly afflicting poorer populations ...

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New Federal Circuit Action in Novo Nordisk v. Caraco from

On April 17, 2012, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Caraco v. Novo Nordisk, holding that “Congress has authorized a generic company to challenge a [brand manufacturer's] use code’s accuracy by bringing ...

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Patent Docs from

By Sherri Oslick -- In an effort to catch up with recently filed biotech and pharma cases, Patent Docs presents this additional installment of Court Report. Janssen Products, L.P. et al. v. Lupin Ltd. et ...

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