Patent & IP news for June 11, 2012

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post image Small businesses have great trademarks too: two recent examples from

Here are some of many things your business does NOT need to have a great trademark: marketing department corporate attorney physical offices IPO investors thousands of customers millions of dollars celebrity endorsements television advertising website ...

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post image How the Environmental Movement is Killing Innovation and Destroying Our Environment from

Environmentalists are often portrayed by the Media as lovable, good natured people; people  who only want to save some adorable furry creature.  Environmentalist groups target new technologies claiming that they are dangerous or unproven.  The ...

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Apple to Further Expand its Territory in the Chinese Market: With or Without the iPad from

The trademark dispute over the “iPad” name rages on in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) between Shenzhen Proview Technology and Apple Inc. However, the Cupertino-based producer of the ever popular iPod, iPhone, and ...

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Pepsi’s Deepest, Darkest (Trade) Secret Might Soon Be Revealed from

In 2007, Pepsico (“Pepsi”), makers of its namesake fizzy drink did their competitors, The Coca Cola Company (“Coke”) a good turn, by turning in two Coke employees who tried to sell its secret recipe to ...

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Early inventions in the London Gazette from

The rapidly increasing amount of scanned material has opened up fresh fields of academic research. A favourite of mine for this purpose is the London Gazette, which is available from its beginning in...

(From Steve ...

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Seized By Customs: Trademark Issues at the Border from

TweetThings happen. Especially when monolithic bureaucracies come into play. Allow me a brief aside. Two years ago, when I last went on a true vacation, I passed through a TSA checkpoint. I was...


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Promotion: Upcoming Courses And Events Provide Insights Into IP from

Informa has announced a range of upcoming events and courses on the essential aspects of intellectual property and technology of interest to Intellectual Property Watch readers. Here is the list:


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Intel and AT&T join the FTC, Apple, Microsoft, HP, Cisco, Nokia and others in opposing import bans over standard-essential patents from

Google's (Motorola's) pursuit of import bans against the iPhone, the iPad and the Xbox gaming console has drawn even more statements on public interest considerations from major industry players than met the eye ...

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IBM, Activision Blizzard latest heavyweights to oppose Xbox import ban requested by Google from

Interesting statements on public interest considerations keep showing up on the ITC document system. The two latest submissions were made by IBM and Activision Blizzard, both of which oppose the Xbox 360 import ban Google ...

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Patent Granted on Long-Acting Drug for Multiple Sclerosis from

The conjugates covered by this patent could enable less frequent and better tolerated dosing of one of the most widely used treatments worldwide for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, interferon-beta-1b. The invention described in the European Patent ...

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Combating Counterfeiting and Unauthorized Product Sales from

Criminals on all levels — from opportunistic, small-time thieves to major drug cartels — are finding that the penalties for intellectual property crimes pale in comparison to the penalties they would receive for trafficking drugs and engaging ...

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Another Lane in the Patent Prosecution Highway from

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is a bilateral program between two patent offices that utilizes work-sharing and cooperation to increase efficiency, shorten examination time, and improve patent quality. The USPTO alone has over 30 PPH ...

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In re Staats: Federal Circuit Refuses to Adopt Same Subject Matter Requirement for Reissue Applications from

By Thomas F. Zuber and Jeffrey J. Zuber || The Federal Circuit recently rejected the premise that the claims contained in subsequent patent reissue applications must relate back to the claims originally implicated by the first ...

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Google's Fair Use Defense to Authors Copyright Infringement from

Last month, Google got the vote for “most popular technology brand,” beating out Facebook, Twitter, and Apple. Google has grown to include its own specialized search tool for Maps, News, Shopping, Videos, etc.

A few ...

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Do as we say, not as we do from

I couldn’t help but be reminded of the CyberSource v. Retail Decisions, 654 F. 3d 1366 (Fed. Cir. 2011) case today when I read the court’s opinion in Toshiba Corp. v. Imation Corp ...

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