Patent & IP news for September 6, 2012

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post image K-Tec v. Vita-Mix: Analogous Art and Willful Infringement from

By Jason Rantanen K-Tec, Inc. v. Vita-Mix Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2012) Download 11-1244-1484-1512 Panel: Newman, Lourie (author), Prost K-TEC and Vita-Mix are manufacturers of high-end blenders. In the early 2000's, K-Tec developed a blender ...

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post image NATCO sues Shamnad for defamation from

If we at SpicyIP ever needed validation of the strength of the blog and its wide readership, we just received it from the most unlikely sources – NATCO, a generic pharmaceutical company which sued Shamnad on ...

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post image On the allegation of bias by NATCO from

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Independent of the defamation issue, there is another issue that we need to discuss and that is the allegation by Natco that Shamnad’s opinions on its lawsuit against Bristol Myers Squibb ...

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USPTO Examiner Interviews Make The News from

Although I am used to seeing patent litigation stories in The Washington Post, I was surprised when Sunday’s business section included an article on examiner interviews. Over the past few years, examiner interviews have ...

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Mirror Worlds v. Apple: Apple Operating System Does Not Infringe from

Mirror Worlds also alleged that Apple induced its customers to infringe claim 13. The infringement theory in play here is called inducement and is found in 35 U.S.C. § 271(b): a party who ...

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Find Prior Art, Win $5000 from

Patexia is offering a $5000 prize to the winner of a research contest involving charge pumps in voltage controlled oscillators. The goal is to find relevant, published material pre-dating a certain patent. This is a ...

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Featured Study: Perfect Your Resume by Checking It Twice from

Job applications are one of the many online forms that give you the option to submit your resume and have it automatically parsed so that the pertinent information can be stored in corresponding fields of ...

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Yums v. Nike Update -- Two Amicus Curiae Briefs Filed: One Arguing Vacatur and Remand and the Second in Support of Yums from

Last week, in a prior blog, we reported that Petitioner Already, LLC d/b/a Yums (“Yums”) filed its opening brief with the Supreme Court, arguing that a trademark registrant’s post-suit covenant not to ...

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NPE’s Choice of Forum Given Little Weight in Venue Challenge from

The court granted defendant's motion to transfer plaintiff's infringement action from the Eastern District of Virginia to the Northern District of Illinois and did not afford great weight to the non-practicing entity plaintiff ...

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Is there a Higher Written Description Standard for Negative Limitations? from

By Dennis Crouch Santarus and the University of Missouri v. Par Pharma (Fed.Cir. 2012) My employer (University of Missouri) owns several patents covering formulations of omeprazole proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The patents are exclusively ...

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Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. & Canada), Inc. Annual Meeting – Special Savings for IP-Watch Readers! from

Don't miss the LES (USA & Canada) Annual Meeting, October 14-17 in Toronto: The must-attend licensing event for professionals across all industry sectors!
 LES calls the meeting, focused on "Connecting & Collaborating," your best opportunity this ...

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Korean regulator investigates Apple's FRAND complaint against Samsung from

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission just became the latest competition regulator to show concern about the way standard-essential patents are being enforced. The Asian country's antitrust authority decided to look into Apple's ...

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Judge Koh denies Apple's request to synchronize dissolution of existing and grant of new injunction from

A week ago, Apple brought a motion for leave to file a motion for reconsideration, essentially complaining about "asymmetrical" schedules for a decision on Samsung's request to dissolve the preliminary injunction against the Galaxy ...

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2nd Circuit rules that color can serve as a trademark in the fashion industry, but limits scope of mark for red-soled shoes from

Can a single color serve as a trademark in the fashion industry?  According to a recent court decision, the answer is “yes” if certain conditions apply. In Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent ...

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Green Patents, Red Herrings and Climate Change at IPO San Antonio from

I will be speaking at the Intellectual Property Owners Association annual meeting in San Antonio next Monday, September 10th.  I will be participating in a panel discussion entitled “Clean Tech Reality Check:  Are Green Patents ...

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Free Chinese Patent Search System Comparison from

Over two years ago, the Intellogist Blog discussed Chinese patent searching on a budget. The free search options for Chinese patent documents included in that post were SIPO, CNIPR/C-Pat, CNPAT, Surf IP and IPEXL ...

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USPTO Proposes New Patent Fees and CPI Adjustments to Certain Fees from

By Donald Zuhn -- On Wednesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice in the Federal Register (77 Fed. Reg. 54360) issuing a final rule regarding the adjustment of certain patent fee amounts ...

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