Patent & IP news for July 20, 2012

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post image Financial Regulation Does Not Work from

In an article entitled “Sheila Bair: Two Years After Dodd-Frank, Why Isn’t Anything Fixed? , it points out that the LIBOR scandal, the MF Global’s bankruptcy, JP Morgan Chase’s “London Whale” and his ...

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post image Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility appeals U.S. Android import ban won by Microsoft from

Motorola Mobility, now a wholly-owned Google subsidiary, yesterday appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit an ITC import ban that was ordered in May and took effect this week, effectively ...

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Munich court to decide on Apple's overscroll bounce patent in Motorola case on August 9 from

Yesterday I attended a second hearing, tantamount to a trial, on an Apple v. Motorola Mobility lawsuit at the Munich I Regional Court. At the first hearing in April, Motorola had virtually admitted to the ...

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Blurring the Lines Between Copyright and Patent from

TweetBy: Mark R. Malek A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about overenforcement of copyrights.  In that particular article, I gave the example of a software copyright case (at least it was...


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Why renewing your trademark registration is critical from

Trademark registrations can last forever – if renewed properly and if the mark is still in use. That is just one way trademarks are different from both copyrights and patents. But the registrations must be properly ...

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Preissuance Submission Final Rules Published July 17, 2012 from

The Patent Office has published its final rules for preissuance submissions under the AIA. A copy of the final rules can be found here (2012-16710). I briefly summarized the rule requirements in a presentation that ...

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WIPO’s Gurry Discusses Iran/North Korea; Denies Whistleblower Retaliation from

World Intellectual Property Organization Director General Francis Gurry today said the UN agency has cut off its programme of providing computer equipment to countries in order to eliminate doubts in “certain countries” about the programme ...

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Patent Business: Deals, Acquisitions & Licenses July 2012 from

This deal will give GSK exclusive rights to BENLYSTA, which is a human monoclonal antibody that inhibits B-cell activating factor (BAFF) approved for treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus. It is believed that BENLYSTA has blockbuster ...

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Federal Circuit schedules Galaxy Nexus injunction appeal hearing for August 20 from

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit just decided to hear Samsung's appeal of Apple's preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus smartphone on August 20 (click on the image to ...

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Judge Koh rejects Samsung's additional claim construction proposals ten days before trial from

The build-up to the Apple v. Samsung trial scheduled to start in ten days from today hasn't gone too well for the Korean electronics maker as far as pre-trial decisions by Judge Lucy Koh ...

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Google's push for U.S. import ban against Apple targets only older iPhones than the 4S from

Even if the top-level decision-makers of the ITC affirmed a preliminary ruling by an Administrative Law Judge against major public interest concerns on Capitol Hill and in the industry, and granted Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility ...

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OBB News Briefs: First-Inventor-to-File Rules; Myriad oral argument; Lyrica decision from

On Friday morning, the USPTO pre-published its proposed rule changes implementing the provisions of the America Invents Act that convert the U.S. patent system from a "first to invent" to a "first inventor to ...

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WIPO Staff Council President To Testify Before US Congressional Committee from

The World Intellectual Property Organization official who informed the US House Foreign Affairs Committee of WIPO shipments of computers to Iran and North Korea will testify before the committee on Tuesday. Related Articles:

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Oral Argument in Myriad from

The Federal Circuit heard oral argument this morning in The Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO (sometimes referred to as the “Myriad” case, which is also a party in the case).  You can listen to ...

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Indonesia food export and Intellectual Property from

While I am in Indonesia for an EU funded project to assist Indonesia to improve its trade and investment climate (TCF), I came across an example where IP rights and trade might collide. In this ...

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