Patent & IP news for June 26, 2012

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post image Intangible assets in Brazil: separate but inseparable? from

From the Brazilian law firm Di Blasi, Parente & Associados comes news that the Brazilian tax authorities have issued Conflict Resolution Decision No. 47 regulating the accounting of intangible assets. As the firm's newsletter ...

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post image Poof to Proof from

In one of many patent battles in the mobile phone war, Apple and Motorola squared off in Eastern Illinois, with stellar law firms as representation, naturally. Judge Posner dismissed the matter, finding that neither side ...

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post image "Investor-ready" start-ups: an event today from

There's a free event coming up this evening for which, IP Finance understands, there are still some spare tickets -- if you're a tech enterpreneur or service provider.  This may be of some interest ...

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Apple v. Samsung: injunction hearing on Friday, design patent dropped, transparency dispute from

There have been some new developments in the first U.S. litigation between Apple and Samsung pending in the Northern District of California. Time for a roundup:

  1. Judge Lucy Koh has scheduled a preliminary injunction ...

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Did Oracle Overlook the Smoking Gun in its Case against Google? from

We decided to pursue these questions using the advanced tools for detecting copyright infringement created by our sister company, Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering (SAFE Corporation) and the thorough processes that we have developed. What ...

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U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator releases 2012 strategic plan from

Last week, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel released the 2012 U.S. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR JOINT STRATEGIC PLAN. Like previous reports, It touts lots of efforts and initiatives regarding counterfeiting and ...

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BIO2012: Big Ole’ Coverage Round-Up from

After an exhausting time at BIO 2012, we can finally call it a wrap.  Here’s a sampling o the reporting around the blogosphere on the convention: Julie M. Donnelly at the Boston Business Journal ...

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WIPO Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances is Concluded from

The President’s gavel brought an end to over 12 years of negotiations held under WIPO auspices. Mr. Gurry hailed this major development in the history of international copyright as a success of the multilateral ...

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A Milestone In Protecting Creative Content Around the World from

In a landmark development for the multilateral intellectual property (IP) system, United States Patent and Trademark Office officials joined with other U.S. government negotiators at a diplomatic conference meeting in Beijing June 20-26, shepherding ...

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Apple narrows its second ITC case against HTC, drops one entire patent and 34 claims from

Yesterday, Apple filed a motion in the investigation of its second ITC complaint against HTC (the one filed last summer). The motion entered the public record today. Apple withdraws all asserted claims of one patent ...

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USPTO Led International Delegation Negotiates Historic Audiovisual Performance Treaty in Beijing from

With approximately 140 signatories to the Final Act, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, or the “Beijing Treaty,” strengthens intellectual property protections for actors, musicians, and dancers globally, by requiring ...

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White House Seeks Input to Shape IP Enforcement Strategy from

I am all for coherent strategies, but this seems a bit odd if you ask me. During the summer months in the last year of President Obama's first term? Could this have anything to ...

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UK Issues Tougher Draft Code For Online Copyright Infringement from

United Kingdom communications regulator Ofcom today published three documents on digital copyright infringement, including a draft code requiring large internet service providers (ISPs) to inform customers of allegations that their internet connection has been used ...

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To Trademark A Catchphrase from

TweetBy Daniel Davidson Catchphrases have become the new gold rush.  Proof in point: when the “one percent” marched on Wall Street, everyone rushed to trademark “Occupy Wall Street.”  When seal team...


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Find All Versions of Eurasian Patent Documents on the Eurasian Publication Server from

The Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) (which created the Eurasian Patent Information System (EAPATIS)) also offers a free patent information service known as the Eurasian Publication Server.  The server interface is only available in Russian, so ...

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A little Girl Talk on copyright from

Brett Gaylor’s 2008 documentary RiP!: A Manifesto is, at heart, a defence of his “favourite band”, Girl Talk. It is therefore unsurprising that it does not appear to be a balanced look at the ...

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Docs at BIO: Steve Burrill's State of the Biotech Industry Report 2012 from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Every year, Steve Burrill, President and CEO of Burrill & Co. takes the stage at the BIO International Convention and spends 90 minutes giving the audience his take on the state of ...

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