Patent & IP news for July 7, 2012

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post image Exit ACTA, Enter TPP from

Image from here"A secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to impose restrictive intellectual property laws all over the globe"- sounds like ACTA, right? And ACTA effectively died a few days ago when the European ...

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Federal Circuit denies immediate stay of Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction, no Nexus decision yet from

[Update] Samsung subsequently won a temporary stay of the Galaxy Nexus ban. [/Update]

Samsung appealed both of last week's preliminary injunctions (the one against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the one against the ...

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Samsung wins temporary stay of Galaxy Nexus ban from

Good news for Samsung and Google: late in the day on Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an order granting Samsung' motion for an immediate, temporary stay of Apple ...

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NDCA refuses to compel production of license negotiations and license drafts from

On June 5, 2012, in Implicit Networks, Inc. v. Juniper Networks, Inc., Case 3:10-cv04234-SI (N.D. Cal.), Judge Illston considered two motions to compel regarding patent licenses.  In the first motion, Implicit argued that ...

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Cool Wearable Innovations to Help You Beat the Summer Heat from

It is fair to say that the eastern half of the United States is experiencing prolonged heat like few can ever remember. With that in mind I thought it might be an interesting time to ...

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New Development in the Smartphone Patent War from

Apple recently scored a victory in the rapidly expanding Smartphone Patent War.  On June 29, 2012, a judge granted Apple's motion for a preliminary injunction on the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone ...

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So Many Rocks … So Little Time from

TweetYour company has decided to conduct an audit to take inventory of its intellectual assets (IA), and has an idea of the level of abstraction at which it will identify those assets.  So where...


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WIPO Committee Makes Last Run At Folklore Treaty Text Before Annual Assembly from

The last session of the World Intellectual Property Organization committee on the protection of folklore before the annual General Assembly promises to be lively as the prospect of a potential treaty exacerbates stronghold positions. The ...

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TECHCRUNCH’s Attack on Ron Paul Reveals it’s Collectivist Ideology from

TechCrunch ran a story entitled Ron Paul’s Anti-Net Neutrality ‘Internet Freedom’ Campaign Distorts Liberty.  The article attempts to use John Locke to support their position for Net Neutrality.  It argues that the Internet is ...

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New Tariff Aims to Benefit Struggling Musicians by Discouraging Dancing? from

On May 31, the Copyright Board of Canada certified a new tariff on the use of recorded music played at events such as weddings, karaoke, and conventions. The tariff will be paid to collective Re ...

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Message Delivered, But Not Received: BBM Canada Loses Case Against RIM from

When hearing the word BBM, most people reach instinctively for their BlackBerry, and its instant messaging service, BlackBerry Messenger. However, there is also a company called BBM Canada, formerly known as the Bureau of Broadcast ...

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Cooler Innovations from

It is still extraordinarily hot throughout most of the United States today. Some relief is on the horizon for tomorrow, at least for the greater Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area, with even more relief ...

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