Patent & IP news for September 15, 2012

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post image Claim check: if Apple patented rounded corners, Google patented linked documents from

During this eventful week on the patent litigation front I didn't find the time to comment on Google VP David Lawee's sideswipe at Apple, saying in a Bloomberg TV interview that Google "didn ...

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post image An Innovation Cliff? Is It P&G's Problem or All Our Problem? from

Forget Silicon Valley and Apple. If one really wants to understand long-term success in innovation, one should leave the California West Coast and sojourn in the US Midwest. In particular, one should focus on the ...

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Cheating at Harvard in 2012 from

Although one "headline" refers to aHarvard Plagiarism Scandal Discovered Partly Due to Typo , what's underneath is merely incidents of cheating on a takehome exam, as discussed in the Harvard Crimson, Typo at Root ...

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More lawsuits filed than patents granted? from

The first comment to the article Our Patent System Is Horrible and Getting Worse Every Year—in 3 Charts states:

Chart 1 shows that before 1998, there were more suits filed than patents granted. Are ...

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USPTO Changes Format and Links to MPEP from

Not only can't you find the relevant MPEP sections you are looking for through a Google search, but you also cannot find the relevant statutes or CFR sections using Google. For example, I typed ...

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Kapczynski: IP Internalism from

Is IP the best way to provide incentives for the production of scientific and cultural knowledge? In The Cost of Price: Why and How To Get Beyond Intellectual Property Internalism, Amy Kapczynski (Yale Law School ...

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They Invented What? (No. 219) from

U.S. Patent No. 6,718,554: Hands free towel carrying system. What is claimed is: 1. A hands free towel carrying system for coupling a towel to a user to prevent loss, theft or ...

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Leahy-Smith America Invents Act – One Year Anniversary (September 16, 2012). from

The one year anniversary of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is September 16, 2012.  As most practitioners know, the AIA represents the first major overhaul of U.S. patent law in approximately 60 years ...

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Pre-Issuance Submissions from

Ex Parte Patent Prosecution: Most of the American legal system is designed to operate in an adversarial environment. Each side presents their arguments and pokes holes in opposing arguments. A disinterested judge then considers these ...

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