Patent & IP news for June 22, 2012

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post image Dealing with the cost of cancer treatment in India: Are patents the problem? from

Image from hereOver the last several months, I’ve spent some time visiting some dear family friends who are undergoing treatment at a cancer hospital. This was the first time that I witnessed the ...

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post image Sticky Business from

Wrigley sued Cadbury over its menthol gum patent, 6,627,233. Cadbury counterclaimed with 5,009,893. Wrigley was found not chewing into '593 (noninfringement). Then Wrigley  got hit a lick on its own mentholated ...

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post image Apple sues HTC in Virginia court for abuse of 4G/LTE standard-essential patents from

On Thursday (June 21), Apple filed FRAND contract and antitrust claims against HTC for the abuse of patents that are allegedly essential to the 4G/LTE standard. Apple brought those claims as counterclaims in the ...

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USPTO News Briefs from

By Donald Zuhn -- USPTO Extends After Final Consideration Pilot Program In March, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office implemented an After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) program, which provided examiners with a limited amount of ...

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Debunking the Gene Patent Mythology: Professor Holman’s Supplemental Brief in the AMP Remand* from

Professor Holman not only teaches patent law at UMKC, but has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology, as well as well as some post-doctoral drug discovery research experience. In other words, Professor Holman ...

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Internet Freedom At Home: Governments, Companies Need Accountability, Speakers Say from

The freedom to access the internet does not translate into freedom of expression in many countries of the world, including in western economies, according to speakers at a peer forum organised yesterday by the United ...

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The Kids Are Okay from

Guest blog by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino

It was my great pleasure to speak at the second annual FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award ceremony earlier this week. The event, which took place ...

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Microsoft is enforcing a German injunction against Motorola -- FAT patent trial held in Mannheim from

Google's (Motorola's) PR stunt styled as a "settlement" proposal to Microsoft related to the parties' ITC cases, but there's another jurisdiction in which Google will sooner or later have to work out ...

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EBU Issues Declaration On Public Service Media from

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) today issued a declaration in support of public service media's role in society, including as a driver of innovation and a trusted independent voice. Related Articles:

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WIPO Diplomatic Conference Opens in Beijing to Conclude Treaty on Performers’ Rights in Audiovisual Productions from

Mr. Gurry said the Diplomatic Conference represents a success of the multilateral system, in particular in the field of intellectual property (IP). The Conference, which will run through June 26, 2012, also recognizes the contribution ...

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Corporate Leader Fadi Chehadé Named Head Of ICANN from

The next president and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was named today. Related Articles:

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ITU Tries To Send A Clearer Signal On Global Telecom Talks from

The UN International Telecommunication Union is conducting constructive and potentially lucrative negotiations to update global telecommunications regulations, but the message keeps getting garbled in public fora, ITU officials said.Related Articles:

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"5th Product and Pipeline Enhancement for Generics" Conference, Washington, DC, July 18-19 from

Marcus Evans Conferences will be holding its "5th Product and Pipeline Enhancement for Generics" conference in Washington, DC, on July 18-19. According to the producer, the conference will help attendees "adopt innovative approaches to strengthen ...

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Webinar on USPTO Post-Grant Proceedings from

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "USPTO Post-Grant Proceedings: Meeting the New Requirements for Post-Grant and Inter Partes Reviews and Supplemental Examination" on August 2, 2012 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm (EDT ...

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Business of Biosimilars & Generic Drugs Conference from

The Institute for International Research (IIR) will be holding its 13th Annual Business of Biosimilars & Generic Drugs conference from September 10-12, 2012 in Boston, MA. The conference offer presentations on the following topics: September 10 ...

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