Patent & IP news for June 7, 2012

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post image Assassin’s Creed Videogame Maker Wants To Kill “Link” Novel Copyright Infringement Claim from

Ubisoft, the maker of the Assassin’s Creed videogame, is suing John L. Beiswenger for a court ruling that its Assassin’s Creed video game does not infringe Beiswenger’s alleged copyright in the “Link ...

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post image Two key brand name / trademark concepts: portmanteau & alliteration from

Coming up with a great brand name for a new business, new product or new service is quite difficult.  Maybe even more so these days because there are so many existing businesses, because any business ...

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post image The need to sharpen the legal skills of the IPO from

Image from here.Continuing from Rajiv’s earlier post, on the manner in which some of the assistant patent controllers are passing summary orders without adequate reasoning, I would like to extend the discussion to ...

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Tomato Genome Determined from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Hans Sauer, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), frequently asks (when discussing patent-eligibility of genes): "What about cucumber genes? Should they be patented?" If Hans ...

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Preparing for the patent agent examination-free online course from

I have over the past year, received many questions from prospective candidates and colleagues regarding preparation for the patent agent examination.  My advice to them has been to regularly read the patent office manual and ...

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FTC urges ITC not to ban iPhone, iPad and Xbox over Google's standard-essential patents from

Last week, Jon Leibowitz, the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. antitrust authority that takes pride in "protecting America's consumers since 1914", said at AllThingsD's D10 conference that his ...

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Apple's lawyers are "ready and eager" for next week's Motorola trial in Chicago from

These days, Apple is generally proactive on the litigation front with a new ITC complaint against HTC (an enforcement-related follow-up to the first one) and a preliminary injunction request against Samsung's Galaxy S III ...

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Focus on User Needs is IP5 Heads’ Main Priority from

With a view to the future, the Heads of Office had an initial exchange of views on the "Cloud Patent Examination Solution (CPES)" and "Global Dossier" concept, which are aimed at simplifying procedures for patent ...

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Augme Patent Case To Be Set For Trial – Board Member Don Stout Credits Patent Licensing As Key To Advancing Young Operating Companies from

Augme Technologies‘ 2007 lawsuit against AOL may finally go to trial after a nearly five-year delay.  Last week, Judge Colleen McMahon of New York’s Southern District ordered Augme Technologies and AOL, opposing parties in ...

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Inovia from

“Everything’s impossible until somebody does it.” - Bruce Wayne, CEO & Chairman, Wayne Enterprises I was doing my weekly skim of the blogosphere and one particular article caught my eye. has declared June “Startup ...

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HP, Nokia and industry associations write to ITC supporting Apple and Microsoft against Google from

Google's (Motorola's) pursuit of U.S. import bans against the iPhone, the iPad and the Xbox over standard-essential patents has large parts of the information and communications technology industry concerned. Simultaneously with the ...

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Hat Trick of Patents for Euro 2012 from

Friday marks the start of one of my favorite quadrennial traditions, the European football (soccer) championships (also known as Euro 2012). Even if you don’t like soccer, you may have been exposed to the ...

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The Analogous Art Requirement and How to Traverse Obviousness Rejections Based on Non-Analogous Art from

INTRODUCTION The provisions of 35 U.S.C. § 103 limit patent protection to claimed subject matter that would have been nonobvious to a “person of ordinary skill” in the claimed field of endeavor at the ...

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Becoming Patent Bar Eligible: What Courses are Acceptable? from

When determining whether to accept a particular course one particularly important consideration is whether the course has been accepted for college-level credit for a Category A degree at an accredited U.S. college or university ...

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Navajo Nation Sues Urban Outfitters Inc from

On February 28th 2012, the Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit against Urban Outfitters Inc. and its subsidiaries in the District Court of New Mexico for ‘trademark infringement, trademark dilution, unfair competition and commercial practice laws ...

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