Patent & IP news for August 20, 2012

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post image Yee-Haw! Texas Regional Independent Inventors Conference in Austin September 14-15 from

Join your fellow innovators at the Texas Regional Independent Inventors Conference in Austin as the next stage of the America Invents Acts goes into effect. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), National Inventors ...

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post image BPAI claim interpretation temporal state action from

BPAI decides whether limitation refers to final state of disconnection or action of disconnecting

Takeaway: An Applicant appealed a written description rejection of a claim for a device used in rock drilling. The rejection hinged ...

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post image Here comes The Patent Lawyer Magazine from

The Patent Lawyer Magazine is a new title from Legal Business Media. You can read about it here and click here to take a look at the pilot issue. Sadly, Angelina Jolie's contribution is ...

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post image European business still investing happily in R&D -- but not in pharma from

According to the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC, "the European Commission's in-House Science Service"), leading EU businesses expect their investments in research and development to rise by an average of 4% annually ...

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Samsung successfully neutralizes adverse inference jury instruction concerning deleted emails from

Late on Sunday, Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge presiding over the Apple v. Samsung trial in San Jose, surprisingly overruled Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal and entered an order that is a major breakthrough ...

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Potential Sabotage: Is that What’cha Want? from

Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and the estate of the recently deceased Adam “MCA” Yauch (“the Beastie Boys”) have launched an action against Monster Energy Drink (hereafter “Monster”) for the use of approximately ...

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USPTO Changes Post-Notice Of Appeal Patent Term Adjustment Rules from

In an August 16, 2012 Federal Register Notice, the USPTO announced final rules that change the way that Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) will be calculated after a Notice of Appeal has been filed. The final ...

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ALRC’s Copyright and Digital Economy Issues Paper from

The ALRC has published an Issues Paper for its inquiry into Copyright and the Digital Economy. In an attempt to provide some structure to the anticipated submissions, the Issues Paper propounds some 55 questions over ...

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USPTO announces that TARR will no longer be operate after August 31st from

Announcement from the USPTO’s website ( On August 25, 2012, the USPTO will release version 2.0 of Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR). On September 1st, all existing ...

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Flashback Seagate: Indifference to Patent Rights of Innovators from

After dispatching with Underwater Devices the Federal Circuit announced the new rules, which requires at least a showing of objective recklessness in order to support a finding of willful infringement and, thereby permitting enhanced damages ...

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The Hovding® airbag helmet invention from

Two Swedish women have designed an airbag helmet as a university project. It is meant for cyclists. Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt had their World patent application System and method for protecting a...

(From Steve ...

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AIA Practice Tips: Using New Inventor Declaration Forms from

The following is a guest post from Carl Oppedahl. Oppedahl is the founder of his self-named, Colorado-based patent law firm. +++++ On August 14, 2012, USPTO published its new Rules relating to the ...

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Cashing in on (and utilizing) a government intangible asset - the Pentagon from

In previous postings I've noted that government agencies, especially the military, license out their brand and logos. Here is another example of revenue from a government asset. According to a story in today's ...

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These are the seven patents Google's Motorola Mobility is asserting against Apple from

On Friday, wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility announced the filing of a new (second) ITC complaint against Apple. I previously commented on this announcement and possible tactical considerations behind it.

Today I have been able ...

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Seven Month Delay Investigating Infringement Allegations Followed by “Infinitesimal Change” to Accused Product Support Enhanced Damages and Attorneys’ Fees from

The court granted plaintiff's motion for treble enhanced damages after the jury found willful infringement and the court found that all nine Read Corp. v. Portec, Inc., 970 F.2d 816 (Fed. Cir. 1992 ...

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Featured Study: Cool Off with Patent Research from

As summer is winding down and fall is in sight, many people are trying to fit in their last summer “hurrahs” by hosting cook-outs and taking vacations. Both children and adults love to enjoy the ...

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Health Advocates Eye Proposed Changes To Patent Law In South Africa from

CAPE TOWN - South African health activists and pharmaceutical industry stakeholders are keeping close watch over the government's attempts to amend patent laws, which activists claim compromise the ability of the country's poor majority ...

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What To Do When An Applicant’s Entity Status Changes During Prosecution from

INTRODUCTION Applicants who qualify as small entities as defined by 37 CFR 1.27(a) enjoy a 50% reduction in most government fees.  And, in most cases, a small entity applicant remains a small entity ...

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Whitserve wins on infringement at CAFC over CPI from

In Whitserve v. CPI, the summary:

The jury verdict of infringement is affirmed with regard to the valid claims.
The jury verdict finding the ’007 patent to be not anticipated by the Schrader ...

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In re Antor Media Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2012) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- In a case otherwise of little interest to the biotech/pharma community, the Federal Circuit last month increased the burden on proving patentability created by prior art references for patent applicants ...

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Apple v. Samsung from

The Federal Circuit heard oral argument today in the appeal of the order granting a preliminary injunction in Apple v. Samsung.  The court previously granted expedited oral argument for this appeal.  You can listen to ...

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