Patent & IP news for July 25, 2012

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post image Webinar Takeaways 1 & 2: Litigation Cost and Efficiency from

In our recent Webinar on trends in NPE litigation, Article One Founder and CEO Cheryl Milone discussed six key takeaways. These takeaways were originally developed at our Annual Napa Summit earlier this year. In an ...

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post image Madras Bar Association fights to save independence of key tribunals from the 'babus' of the Central Govt. from

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The ToIand the legal news website Law et. al. have both reported on a public interest litigation filed by the Madras Bar Association before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality and ...

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A Brief Guide to Searching for US Trademarks on USPTO’s TESS from

Trademark searching is a specialized skill, and professional trademark searchers have years of experience with Boolean-style searching and knowledge of trademark legislation and search resources.  Read our interview with  Manager of Trademark Search Services at ...

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Samsung faces credibility problem with jury after Apple wins adverse inference jury instruction from

At 1 AM local time, Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal just entered an order that considerably ups the ante for Samsung's persuasive efforts at the trial starting next Monday. The jury will receive an ...

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Brands that deserve to succeed, Mr Olympic Sausage from

Thanks for the pointer to this article from the lovely Sam Funnell at ARM. Mr Olympic Sausage sounds like one of those names you come up with for your porn star name by combining the ...

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The Problem of Counterfeit and Black Market Drugs from

Americans cannot be expect to either personally or through their health insurance bear the burden associated with solely providing the return on investment required by investors to prompt pharmaceutical companies into the marketplace. Whether Americans ...

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TPAC Quarterly Meeting Summary – July 2012 from

The following is a summary of the key points discussed at the July 13, 2012, public meeting of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) at the USPTO, as reported by Associate Mark Donahey who attended ...

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BPAI interprets "length along time bar" to cover a direction transverse to time bar from

Takeaway: In an appeal of claims to a media file manager, the Applicant argued the limitation "length along the time bar that depends upon the amount of media files associated with the respective segment of ...

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New Leadership at SpicyIP from

In an earlier post, I expressed my desire to step down from the leadership of SpicyIP. This decision (over which I procrastinated for several months) stemmed from a variety of reasons, the most significant of ...

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ITC judge sets January 2014 target date for Nokia-HTC case, stresses technical diversity of patents from

Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender yesterday set a target date of January 23, 2014 for the final ITC ruling on Nokia's May 2012 complaint against HTC. The ALJ's preliminary ruling is scheduled ...

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Google's ITC case against Microsoft's Xbox to be decided in (another) 12 months from

Last month, the top-level decision makers of the ITC remanded the investigation of Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility's complaint against Microsoft's Xbox gaming console to Administrative Law Judge David Shaw. Motorola was hoping to ...

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Public Interest Groups Take Aim At FCC Net Neutrality Order from

Tech Freedom, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Free State Foundation, and the Cato Institute filed an amicus brief yesterday with the Washington, DC Court of Appeals claiming that the US Federal Communication Commission’s 2011 “Preserving ...

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Rahn on biofuels from

Note the piece by Richard Rahn titled Biofuels Not Worth the Trouble or Cost

An issue with the piece is that Rahn identifies issues with "ethanol from corn," but does not note that these issues ...

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CAFC affirms ITC in Apple/Kodak case from

See affirmance by CAFC in Apple v. ITC (intervenor Kodak).

See Reuters/Chicago Tribune:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a brief ruling on Monday [July 23] upholding last July ...

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WSJ opines on Apple v. Samsung from

From the Wall Street Journal on Apple v. Samsung in ND California:

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy H. Koh, who is overseeing the Apple-Samsung trial, could take guidance from federal appellate-court Judge Richard Posner ...

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Justice Scalia: Hardest Decision “Probably a Patent Case” from

One week ago, on July 18, 2012, Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court sat down for an interview with Piers Morgan of CNN. See Scalia interview transcript. During the interview Morgan asked ...

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USPTO Issues Final Rule for Preissuance Submissions from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published its final rule to implement the preissuance submissions by third parties provision of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (77 Fed. Reg. 42150 ...

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