Patent & IP news for July 30, 2012

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post image A little bit about PatLit -- and how you can help from

This coming September, PatLit will be four years old. Led by a small team of regular bloggers and supplemented from time to time by guest posts, PatLit has always focused on dispute resolution issues within ...

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post image Of Compulsory Licences, a Few Good Men and Patent "Teachings" from

Some months ago, the Indian Patent Office handed down what must rate as one of the most significant IP decisions of this decade (and perhaps the last several as well).  A decision that elicited as ...

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post image Life after IP TRANSLATOR, or why António Campinos is a good sport from

"Kick boxing? I thought you said Tick-Boxing!" Spare a thought for the IPKat's friend António Campinos, President of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market. While other Presidents have been travelling to London ...

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post image 10th Anniversary of Sarbanes Oxley from

SOX was designed to stop the accounting fraud that occurred at WorldCom, Enron, etc.  Its proponents said it would increase investor confidence in the stock market, eliminated accounting fraud, and decrease the cost of raising ...

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post image Featured Study: Computer Processing Relies on Hopscotch from

Almost everyone today has a basic understanding of computers. However, if your knowledge is "more-than-basic", you could win $5,000 by helping us find prior art for Study DEV 1600!  Anyone with computer processing or ...

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post image Catus Astutus Festivus - an Olympics update from

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games presents one of the greatest ever opportunities for brand promotion.  So it was oddly refreshing to witness a non-commercial display on Friday.  As host country however, Brand UK ...

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USPTO Issues Proposed First-To-File Rules And Guidelines from

The July 26, 2012 Federal Register published the USPTO’s proposed rules and proposed examination guidelines for implementing the first-to-file provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). I provided an initial overview of the proposed ...

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Membership in Defensive Patent Aggregator Service Established Knowledge of Patents Sufficient to Support Indirect Infringement and Willfulness Claims from

The court denied defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's indirect and willful infringement claims where plaintiff adequately alleged pre-suit knowledge based on the defendants' membership in a defensive patent aggregation service. "[Plaintiff] disclosed its patents ...

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Spicy IP Tidbit: Patent Office publishes List of Applications deemed as Traditional Knowledge from

The regular readers of Spicy IP would no doubt be aware of the controversies surrounding the so-called “confidential” status accorded to Traditional Knowledge and relating information (for previous posts, see here). There have also been ...

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Implementation of USPTO Rules Under the AIA is Underway: Preissuance Submissions from

35 U.S.C. § 122(e), adopted last fall as part of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”), conditions third party submissions to the USPTO for consideration and inclusion in an application file. Recently, the ...

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Select tweets 7/21/12 - 7/29/12 from

Select tweets and retweets from the past week: 21 Jul Joseph E. Stiglitz ‏@joestiglitz Joseph Stiglitz: Creating a Learning Society (pdf) @LSEpublicevents #video #lecture Retweeted by Ken ...

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Federal Circuit extends stay of Samsung Galaxy Nexus injunction -- for the time being from

While jury selection is underway in the Apple v. Samsung trial in San Jose, California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit just issued a ruling that is moderately favorable to Samsung ...

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Disabling from

The CAFC has added proving a negative to the burdens a patentee must bear. Any reference cited is "presumtively enabling." An applicant has to "rebut the presumption of the operability of [the prior art patent ...

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Get ready for first-inventor-to-file from

Last week, the USPTO published a set of proposed rules that will implement the new first-inventor-to-file system, which is one of the most significant changes that the America Invents Act will make to U.S ...

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Patent Quality Matters: The Practical Patent View from

J. Posner's Decision in Apple v. Motorola

By Cheryl Milone, Founder and CEO, Article One Partners

The recent decision by Judge Richard Posner in Apple v. Motorola will likely be instructive for the parties ...

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Prosecution Disclaimer: Another Reexamination Trap from

by Dennis Crouch Grober v. Mako Products (Fed. Cir. 2012) In 2006, David Grober won an academy award for the best technical achievement of the year for his “perfect horizon” camera stabilization head. The camera ...

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USPTO Issues Final Rules of Discipline for Patent Practitioners from

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today that it will publish final rules in the Federal Register on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, that relate to the statute of limitations provisions for disciplinary ...

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HTC withdraws another patent from second ITC case against Apple -- down from 8 to 2 from

On Monday (July 30, HTC filed a motion to withdraw U.S. Patent No. 7,765,414 on a "circuit and operating method for integrated interface of PDA and wireless communication system" from the investigation ...

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