Patent & IP news for July 24, 2012

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post image Featured Study: Find the Most Efficient Way to Transfer Data from

Article One currently has an open Study, DEV 1555, where Researchers skilled in network and mobile communications could win $5,000! Those who have experience with mobile communications, wireless communications, network communications, or network security ...

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post image Recent Trademark Registrations XXXIII from

Here is another update of recent client registrations from the public records for readers to see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected [click trademark or logo to open USPTO records in ...

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post image We Buy Ugly Houses Trademark Dispute from

“We Buy Ugly Houses” is the trademark that HomeVestors of America, Inc. registered back in 2001. The company specializes in training franchisees to buy homes, “flip,” and resell the homes. HomeVestors has in subsequent years ...

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post image Apple seeks $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung, offers half a cent per standard-essential patent from

With their California trial approaching fast, Apple and Samsung made filings during the last few hours that shed light on what's at stake and on why the parties haven't been able to settle ...

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Interview: Director Francis Gurry On Vision, Priorities For WIPO from

In the midst of negotiations in the World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee, Intellectual Property Watch caught up with WIPO Director General Francis Gurry on 20 July to discuss his vision and priorities for the ...

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Facebook Founder Receives Patent on His First Application from

One week ago Mark Zuckerberg, the famed founder of, received U.S. Patent No. 8,225,376 titled "Dynamically generating a privacy summary." Although this is not the first patent awarded to Zuckerberg ...

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On Patents Aiding Humanity from

GUEST CONTRIBUTION BY USPTO DIRECTOR DAVID KAPPOS... President Obama's Global Development Policy — the first by a U.S. Administration — recognizes that raising the living standards of humanity is not just a moral imperative for ...

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AOP Clash: NBA and Olympics Trademarks from

AOP Clash is your weekly chance to discuss hot topics in the IP/Patent industry!

Professional athletes and sports organizations are no strangers to the IP industry. There are many organizations such as professional sports ...

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Down To The Wire, WIPO Copyright Committee Seeks Compromises from

World Intellectual Property Organization members working morning, noon and night for over a week in order to agree on texts for broadcasters’ rights and a range of copyright exceptions appear to be finding ways forward ...

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Trademark Infringement – Jack Daniel’s Cease and Desist Letter from

TweetBy Daniel Davidson The goodwill of a company is its most valuable asset, and when you think of goodwill you think of trademarks.  Well, maybe not, but McCarthy, the guru of trademarks, would. ...


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Grants for Funding University Technology Transfer Introduced in Congress from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Companion bills were introduced in Congress on April 25th of this year with little fanfare (particularly in comparison to the Leahy-Smith American Invents Act) but they have the potential to provide ...

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