Patent & IP news for August 18, 2012

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post image Copyright Act Amendments of 2012: National Seminar at ILS, Pune from

SpicyIP is pleased to announce that ILS, Pune will be hosting a 2 day national seminar on the recently notified Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012
Our previous posts on the amendments can be found here

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USPTO to Hold Inventors Conference in Austin, TX – Sept. 14-15 from

Inventors who attend these USPTO sponsored inventor conferences will receive practical advice from successful inventors, experienced practitioners and USPTO officials. The registration fee is $80 per person ($70 for seniors or students) and includes all ...

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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2012 – exposure draft from

IP Australia has released for public comment an exposure draft of the proposed Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2012. The Bill has 2 purposes: to amend the Patents Act 1990 in light of the DOHA ...

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“We’re from the Solicitor General’s Office and We’re Here to Help You” from

The AMP et al. v. USPTO et al. case decided this past week (aka Myriad II) puts a new twist on the dreaded words “We’re from the government and we’re here to help ...

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Monsanto v Schmeiser Does Not Indicate SCC Departure From Existing Precedents: But-For Causation Still Required for Contributory Infringement from

In Nycomed Canada Inc. v Teva Canada Limited 2012 FCA 195 (Noël, JA), the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) considered whether the Federal Court erred in rejecting Nycomed’s counterclaim for induced infringement. The FCA ...

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Forbes on Gevo/Butamax patent fight; confusion over the Wright Brothers from

Within a post Biofuels Startup Gevo Must Win Patent War With BP, DuPont First, Forbes reviews past patent fights. For example

There’s a long history of big companies using patent litigation to try and ...

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Judge orders disclosure of paid bloggers in Oracle case from

The post Oracle tells court patent blogger Florian Mueller is a 'consultant,' Google says it doesn't pay to influence media begins:

Oracle has admitted to the court that it retains the frequently-cited Florian Mueller ...

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The Myriad method patent claims that failed 35 USC 101 from

Although claims to isolated genes were found patent-eligible under 35 USC 101 in the Myriad case, certain method claims were found patent-ineligible. For example:

1. A method for detecting a germline alteration in a BRCA1 ...

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