Patent & IP news for September 26, 2012

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post image Featured Researcher: Hrm73 from

Our Featured Researcher this month is Researcher Hrm73 from Belgium! He is a patent attorney with a Ph.D in physics and “mostly deal[s] with the results of searches performed by patent office examiners ...

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post image Patent Maintenance Fees from

By Dennis Crouch I have written before that about 50% of patents expire prematurely because the patent owners choose to not pay the maintenance fees. In many ways this is a good thing in that ...

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SpicyIP Weekly Review (September Week 3) from

Notable developments in India
1. Kruttika Vijay, an ex-blogger at SpicyIP wrote a guest post on an important design case involving Whirlpool and Videocon. The specific design aspect was a washing machine which had a ...

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Patent Issues on the Legislative Agenda for 2012 & 2013 from

Numerous provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) went into effect on September 16, 2012, marking the one year anniversary of the President’s signing of the bipartisan patent reform legislation. With the passage ...

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Apple calls Samsung's allegation of jury misconduct 'frivolous on its face' from

Late on Tuesday, Apple filed a first response to Samsung's allegations of jury misconduct. Apple does not oppose Samsung's motion to seal all of its related accusations but wonders why Samsung brings such ...

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Defense Counsel Disqualified Based on Seventeen-Year-Old Prior Representation from

The court granted plaintiff's motion to disqualify counsel for one defendant where defense counsel's firm represented plaintiff's predecessor 17 years ago. "Some of the invalidity defenses, if pursued, could involve factual inquiry ...

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Obama, the Emancipation Proclamation, and copying from wikipedia from

An article in the Washington Times titled Obama garbles U.S. history in human trafficking speech contains the text:

In making an impassioned plea for the international community to crack down on trafficking, Mr. Obama ...

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New report on manufacturing, design and innovation - and service from

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has pre-released a new report Making Value: Integrating Manufacturing, Design, and Innovation to Thrive in the Changing Global Economy. The report is the summary of a workshop held this ...

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New social media website seeks to improve the patent examination process through crowdsourced Q&A, prior art submissions from

A new social networking site developed with USPTO input provides a forum for subject matter experts to post questions and answers about the U.S. patent system, along with prior art that may be relevant ...

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Android devices have already been found to infringe 17 valid Apple and Microsoft patents from

Roughly three months ago I listed 11 Apple and Microsoft patents that courts in different countries had deemed valid and infringed by Android-based devices. This list has grown by more than 50% during this calendar ...

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GoI criticised for failing to finalise the drug policy from

The Supreme Courtcriticised the government for failing to finalise the drug pricing policy which has been pending since 2003. [For Deccan Herald (“DH”) news report, see here] According to DH, the Court remarked that ...

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Federal Circuit Panel to Discuss Splits within the Federal Circuit from

The Federal Circuit is sitting in Colorado next week to hear oral arguments.  There are numerous activities being held by the IP community during the week.  One of the events that looks quite interesting is ...

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Outside the Box Innovations v. Travel Caddy from

By Jason Rantanen and Dennis Crouch Outside the Box Innovations LLC (Union Rich) v. Travel Caddy (Fed. Cir. 2012) Download 09-1171 Panel: Newman (concurring in part and dissenting in part), Prost, O'Malley (opinion for ...

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Ph.D. thesis: cited in 2003 but forgotten by 2009? from

A post titled Alumnus spurns PhD over plagiarism row discusses plagiarism charges brought by a former Ph.D. student against his advisor.

The student, who got his Ph.D. at the University of Leeds but ...

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Patent Pending May Mean Patent No More – U.S. Government Introduces New Collaborative Forum for Reporting Evidence of Prior Art from

One year after President Obama signed America’s patent reform bill into law, the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) has introduced a new way for third parties to file evidence and comments on ...

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PhRMA Files Amicus Brief in K-Dur Case from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturer's of America (PhRMA) have filed an amicus brief in support of a grant of certiorari by the Supreme Court in the K-Dur case (In re ...

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