Patent & IP news for June 28, 2012

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post image Six Republican senators oppose exclusion orders over standard-essential patents from

I previously mentioned "letters from six Republican senators, led by Senators Herb Kohl (Chairman of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights) and Mike Lee (Ranking Member of the same subcommittee)". PoliticoPro had ...

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post image Apple posts bond and wins battle over expert reports, Samsung moves to stay injunction from

These days there's a flurry of Apple v. Samsung activity. Late on Tuesday by local time, Judge Koh granted Apple a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Samsung filed a notice ...

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post image Forced Smoking and Obama Care – Same Results from

The Supreme Court has ruled that Obama Care is constitutional.  This is an unprecedented increase in government power which will shorten American lives much as a law requiring forced smoking would.  This law will hurt ...

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Eli Lilly & Co. File Amicus Brief in AMP v. Myriad from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- We are living in an age of retrenchment with regard to patent law, where thirty years of Federal Circuit precedent, from the court created by Congress to harmonize U.S. patent ...

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ACTA in trouble in Australia from

The Age is reporting that a Parliamentary committee has “struck down” Australia’s signing of ACTA. As it turns out, the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has unanimously recommended that Australia should not ratify ACTA ...

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Not-so-Fair Dealing: How Access Copyright is Limiting Access to Copyrighted Materials from

In light of the recent Quebec student protests (see here), and the support that the protests are gaining nationwide, one might suspect that there would be a general trend towards cheaper education in Canada. However ...

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Brands that deserve to die, Part 2. Sepp Blatter (no football at FIFA HQ) from

I like this series. I might rename it “why changing the guy at the top can change the whole perception of your organisation”. Like the mightily dislikeable Michael O Leary, Sepp Blatter’s tone from ...

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White House seeks comments regarding its strategy for intellectual property enforcement from

A  notice published this week, as well as a blog post by Victoria Espinel, the administration’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, requests public comments regarding the administrations strategy for intellectual property enforcement. Specifically, the White ...

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AOL Stock Purchase Enabled by $1 Billion Microsoft Patent Deal from

It was less than two weeks ago that AOL announced that it completed a $1.056 billion patent transaction with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT). At the time of the announcement of the Microsoft transaction AOL ...

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Qualcomm restructures company due to concerns over impact of open source licenses on patents from

These days, when companies announce a restructuring (or the exploration of "strategic alternatives") with respect to their patent portfolios, it usually means that someone hopes to sell out or to ratchet up monetization. Today, Qualcomm ...

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Licensing, Generic Competition Needed To Drive Down HIV Drug Prices, Speakers Say from

The accessibility and affordability of drugs in developing countries depend on robust generic competition and would benefit from greater transparency in the terms and conditions of licensing agreements, the acting head of the Medicines Patent ...

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Google to ITC: don't pay attention to Judge Posner's 'non-final, non-binding' decision from

On Monday, Microsoft pointed the ITC to the FRAND part of Judge Posner's dismissal of Apple v. Motorola. On Wednesday, Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility filed a letter with the ITC, in the Xbox case ...

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Obamacare and the Supremes, A Patent Attorney’s Perspective from

A method to reduce the national debt comprising a "Skinny Jeans Tax" whereby... Does anyone think they look good in skinny jeans? Where on earth are the fashion police when you need them? In any ...

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5 Ways to Keep Cool with Patents from

It’s been three weeks since my last post. In that time, so much has occurred as I’ve taken the choo-choo train across Europe. In the European Championships (official song – Endless Summer), my teams ...

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