Patent & IP news for July 12, 2012

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post image Removal of AYUR from trademark registry from

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (“IPAB”) ordered for the removal of the mark “AYUR” while deciding on an appeal against the impugned Order of the Registry granting registration for the trade mark “AYURTHEERAM” in favour ...

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post image Tata Chemicals wins patent revocation battle against HUL’s water purifier patent before IPAB from

In a recent order, dated 12 June, 2012 (available over here), the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), acting on a petition filed by Tata Chemicals, has revoked Indian Patent No. 195937 granted to Hindustan Unilever ...

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Timekeeping at Olympic events from

Swiss company Omega has been the official Olympic timekeeper on 25 occasions since the 1932 Games in Los Angeles, where as the first such timekeeper they supplied 30 stopwatches. Previously,...

(From Steve van Dulken's ...

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Kerala Government to set up India’s first IPR Academy from

Kerala’s Finance Minister, K. M. Mani on Tuesday announced the setting up of an IPR Academy in the state. The government also earmarked funds for the academy in the previous budget, recalled the Minister ...

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Calling All Inventor Buffs, New Online Database from

GUEST POST By Lauren Gurley, FindTheBest Writing Intern If you took an American History course in high school or college, you are probably familiar with Eli Whitney who invented the infamous cotton gin – symbolic of ...

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Special Report: Russia Amends IP Law In Advance Of WTO Accession from

By September of this year, Russia is expected to become the 154th member of the World Trade Organization - 19 years after the accession application was received and the Working Party on the Accession of the ...

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Why a trademark registration today is more valuable than ever from

I propose that trademark registrations today are more valuable than ever!  Protecting your trademark provides simply provides more benefits. Here is why: - Given the ease of use of the TESS search, and the ...

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CLS Bank International: A Fractured Landscape of Patent Eligibility for Business Methods and Systems* from

These polar opposite decisions in CyberSource and Ultramercial illustrate how fractured the Federal Circuit’s patent-eligibility landscape has now become for business methods and systems. The most recent split decision in CLS Bank International v ...

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Enhanced Cooperation Task Force For Internet Governance? from

An unconventional proposal to solve the international fight around internet governance has been put forward that would create multi-stakeholder working groups to tackle tough issues. Related Articles:

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Samsung wants to put roughly 700 questions before the jury -- Apple: only 49 from

Late on Wednesday, Apple and Samsung filed, with a view to the trial that is scheduled to start on July 30, their proposed jury verdict forms and the questions that jurors will be asked when ...

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Thomas F. Cotter—An Economic Analysis of Patent Law’s Inequitable Conduct Doctrine from

Does the inequitable conduct doctrine induce an optimal level of disclosure by patentees?  In his article An Economic Analysis of Patent Law’s Inequitable Conduct Doctrine, 53 Ariz. L. Rev. 735 (2011), Professor Thomas F ...

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Apple and HTC agree on mid-December date for ITC trial in new enforcement action from

Last week the ITC instituted an enforcement proceeding to investigate Apple's claim that 29 new HTC devices still infringe the '647 "data tapping" patent, but denied temporary emergency relief.

The Commission, the decision-making body ...

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Inventors: Find the Data from

Kyle McWhirter, Business Development Intern at FindTheBest reached out to me to let me know that his company launched a new inventor comparison tool.

Kyle said that "Find the Best" was founded about two years ...

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The Fivefecta: Canada’s Supreme Court Releases 5 Significant Copyright Decisions from

Without a background in horse racing, I feel comfortable expressing today as a “Fivefecta”. Since Monday’s announcement that the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) would release judgments in five critically important copyright appeals heard ...

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SCC Renders Judgements in Copyright Pentalogy from

This morning at 9:45am, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered it’s judgements in five major copyright cases. These judgements will shape Canada’s copyright law for many years to come. The cases are ...

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