Patent & IP news for June 29, 2012

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post image Apple wins U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung/Google Galaxy Nexus from

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Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has just granted Apple a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy ...

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Google's new Nexus 7 tablet apparently infringes Nokia's patents and faces other IP risks from

This week Google demoed its new Nexus 7 tablet computer, which is set to compete with the iPad as well as other Android-based devices such as the Kindle Fire. The $199 price appears aggressive, and ...

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Finding the patents of famous inventions from

Many want to find the patents for famous inventions so that they can find out more. I have been told about a site which lists close to 500 inventions, mostly patented (the numbers are prominently ...

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IAM, issue 54-observations from

Reading IAM issue 54, two quick observations. Twitter’s patent policy is the subject of the Insights section. It’s not clear who wrote this but it may just miss one key point, which is ...

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NPE Tessera to Manufacture Next Generation Miniature Cameras from

A wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies has acquired a Tier One qualified camera module manufacturing business. While it likely wasn't the only motivation, it would be naive, however, not to recognize the obvious ...

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Anatomy of initial disclosures at TTAB from

In a trademark opposition or cancellation at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), one of the elements of the first stages of the proceeding is “initial disclosures” from the parties.  What are initial disclosures ...

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Paving the Way Toward the Unitary Patent from

Thanks to the tireless efforts of our colleagues in the European Union, and the leadership of Denmark, the last remaining obstacle to the Unitary European Patent System has been removed. Under the new system, innovators ...

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WIPO Lauded For New Beijing Treaty On Audiovisual Performances from

The UN World Intellectual Property Organization is centre stage when it comes to international IP policymaking, and has hosted great progress during the past 20 years by all accounts. But apart from updates and modifications ...

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Europe Reaches Agreement On Unitary Patent from

After years of at times embarrassing political and procedural wrangling, members of the European Union today agreed to create a single patent system for 25 EU member states, including a unified patent court split between ...

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EMVR in phrama; court allows evidence that safety concerns drove demand instead of patents from

On May 4, 2012, in Abbott GMBH & Co., v. Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc., Case 4:09-cv-11340-FDS (D. Mass.), Judge Saylor issued an order that, among other things, ruled on a motion in limine to exclude ...

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A perspective on why copyrights should NOT be abolished from

TweetBy: Mark R. Malek As many of you know, I am quite active on twitter.  Feel free to follow me if you would like @ptolawyer.  With over 23,000 followers, I often discus intellectual property...


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Google/Motorola reportedly being investigated by the FTC for suspected FRAND abuse from

This Bloomberg article cites three unnamed sources for the launch of a U.S. antitrust investigation of Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility's suspected abuse of standard-essential patents (SEPs). The Federal Trade Commission is apparently concerned ...

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Federal judge clears Apple of infringement of a Samsung patent ahead of summer trial from

Last month, Apple and Samsung brought a number of summary judgment motions in their first U.S. lawsuit. Apple's winning streak continues for now: after (finally) obtaining a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab ...

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No Xbox import ban in 2012: ITC remands investigation of Motorola complaint from

Earlier this week, the ITC decided to review a preliminary ruling that found Apple to infringe a Google/Motorola 3G-essential patent but postponed a decision on the next steps in the investigation of Motorola's ...

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