Patent & IP news for June 18, 2012

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post image IPXI Exchange Model Issues from

Gametime IP and IPWatchdog have recently written excellent articles on IPXI.  However, I still see a problem with IPXI’s model.  Namely – are the number of ULR limited?  If so then they will become all ...

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post image BIO Report on IP Rights in Developing Countries from

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will take the wraps off some findings from a report on the role of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in encouraging upstream R&D; and downstream commercialization in biotechnology at the ...

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post image Former Secretary of HHS to Lead Panel Calling for Better Diversity in Biotech from

Former Secretary of Health and Human Services to Lead Panel at 2012 BIO International Convention Panel Calls for the Urgent Need to Better Fuel the Biotechnology Pipeline with a Diverse Workforce WHAT:                Thought leaders of ...

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post image BIO Day 1: China, IP and Savings the World from

As China positions itself as a major global player in the international biotechnology arena, it has included biotechnology as one of the seven strategic priorities for scientific and technological development in its 12th Five-year Plan ...

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post image The BIO Official Bloggers Take Boston from

For the fourth year in a row, BIO is working with bloggers and reporters from around the country (and Canada) to provide attendees with an inside look of what’s happening at the 2012 BIO ...

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post image Courting Legal Talent by Offering Litigation Fellowships from

In a rather provocative post around two years ago on LAOT, I bemoaned the fact that a disproportionately large number of National Law University (NLU) graduates opt for "corporate" careers (defined largely as jobs involving ...

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post image "Good" Imitation and "Bad" Imitation: Tropicalisation and the Risk to IP from

One of the most vexing subjects in the area of innovation is the interrelationship between innovation and imitation, and its implications for intellectual property. More particularly, at least since 1986, when David Teece published his ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Janssen Products, L.P. et al. v. Hetero Drugs, Ltd., Unit III et al. 2:12-cv-03570 ...

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Parties and Amici File Briefs in Myriad Case from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The deadline for filing "supplemental briefs" in Association for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("the Myriad case") was Friday, and in addition to Appellants Myriad (Supplemental Brief ...

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Skechers to Pay $40 Million for False Advertising from

Yet another ad that the FTC took issue with was one featuring celebrities including Kim Kardashian and Brooke Burke, which aired during the 2011 Super Bowl. In the ad Kardashian is showed dumping her personal ...

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My talk on patents at Newcastle Library from

I’ll be visiting Newcastle upon Tyne on the 4 July in a free event at its Business & IP Centre, In Conversation with the patent and IP expert, from 4 to 6 pm. It’s ...

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HTC asks ITC to review dismissal of patents borrowed from Google from

A week ago, it became discoverable that an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the ITC had granted an Apple motion to dismiss from an investigation five patents HTC borrowed from Google.

As expected, HTC has ...

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EuroDIG: Will Governments Let Civil Society Rescue Net Governance? from

The roles of governments, civil society and industry in ruling the internet - and other spaces - seems to be in a profound change. With governments in cross-border law enforcement situations increasingly unable to protect fundamental rights ...

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Building Better Software Patent Applications: Embracing Means-Plus-Function Disclosure Requirements in the Algorithm Cases from

The disclosure requirements for these types of patent applications has been a moving target for years, which means that whatever the most stringent disclosure requirements are should become the target regardless of the types of ...

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IPAB pulls up Patent Office for improper decisions from

In a recent decision, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board ("IPAB") has criticized the Patent Office for a shoddy decision where the Controller had copy-pasted excerpts from two distinct publications; In one instance even the font ...

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The Alphabet Soup of Transborder Intellectual Property Enforcement from

In the past few years, policymakers, academic commentators, consumer advocates, civil liberties groups, and user communities have expressed grave concerns about the steadily increasing levels of enforcement of intellectual property rights. Many of these concerns ...

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IPXI’s Market-based Platform For Exchanging Patent Rights On The Horizon from

After several years in the making, IPXI seems poised to officially launch later this year with its first round of IP offerings.  During an interview with Gametime IP, IPXI Director Ian McClure exuded optimism and ...

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Mobility Patents Now Comprise 21% of all U.S. Grants from

Report Details Surprising Shift in IP Haves and Have-Nots In the first quarter of 2012 better than one in five patents granted in the U.S. were related to mobile communications. This is up from ...

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Docs at BIO: IP Challenges to Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics from

By Kwame Mensah -- A free-flowing panel discussing the potential impact of Mayo v. Prometheus on the future of personalized medicine and diagnostic method patents in the United States, and the possible slippery slope that could ...

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USPTO Report on Genetic Testing Delayed from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and manager of all aspects of the agency's implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act has informed ...

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