Patent & IP news for October 12, 2012

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post image Market Mismatch? from

“Sarantel has proved something of a case study in the ‘great technology, poor commercialisation’ trend familiar to UK tech investors” began an article in The Times recently.

Reading on, it would appear that there is ...

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post image Defensive Patent Licensing: A way out of the Patent Quagmire? from

[Warning: Long post that mostly reviews a paper describing a type of license which may reduce unnecessary patent litigation as well as promote an 'open access' approach. Actual review starts from below the dotted line ...

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post image Top 10 Weekly IP & Patent News Update from

Welcome to Article One's Top 10 Weekly News Update. Each week, Article One provides a quick list of the top news in patents and IP. Here are some of the stories that we've ...

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post image Kodak, Patents, and the Buffalo Bills from

Guest Blogger: David Stephenson, Rochester, NY patent attorney

As a Buffalo Bills fan from Rochester, I was recently thinking about the parallels between the Bills and Eastman Kodak. Both have been in the local news ...

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post image Karnataka High Court quashes Controller General’s order barring 'Overseas Indian Citizen' from practising as patent agent from

In an order dated the 25th of September, 2012 the High Court of Karnataka, situated at Bangalore passed a writ quashing an order of the Controller General of Patents, dated 22nd of February, 2012 which ...

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"She stole data and lied in a publication." from

An article titled Top citrus researcher faces plagiarism charge discusses plagiarism charges:

Jackie Burns is the director of two major UF research facilities - the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred and the Southwest ...

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Biotech/Pharma Patent Issuances Up, Applications Down in 2011 from

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this year, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) released its 29th annual list of the top 300 organizations receiving U.S. patents. As in past years, Patent Docs used the IPO ...

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Samsung prevails against Apple at CAFC from

The CAFC reversed Judge Koh of ND Cal:

Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., Samsung Elec- tronics America, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (collectively, “Samsung”) appeal from the district court’s order granting Apple, Inc., a ...

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The Illogic of the Algorithm Requirement for Software Patent Claims from

Recently, patent scholar Mark Lemley has renewed attention to software claims under 35 U.S.C. 112, sixth paragraph. Lemley encourages strict application of the algorithm requirement to police software patents and resolve these concerns ...

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No Disqualification of Expert Who Met With Opposing Counsel Before Being Retained from

The court denied plaintiff's emergency motion to disqualify an expert who had met with plaintiff regarding this same case, discussed hypothetical arguments regarding claim interpretation with plaintiff's counsel, and then was hired by ...

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ITU Undertakes Work On Standard Essential Patents from

The United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has tasked an expert group on intellectual property rights with coming up with ways to update ITU patent policy with an eye toward clarifying litigation involving “standards-essential patents ...

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Recent Trademark Registrations XXXV from

Here is another update of recent client registrations from the public records for readers to see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected [click trademark or logo to open USPTO records in ...

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Russian Social Network vKontakte Held Liable For Copyright Infringement A Second Time from

This week, the Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg and Leningradskaya Oblast announced a decision holding vKontakte, the Russian largest social network, liable for copyright infringement. This is the second case between the parties in which ...

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Hello everyone! Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent-related news from the week of October 8th:  European Council leaders remain in a deadlock over the unified patent system.  London vs. Non-London Agreement countries ...

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Slow down in intangible exports from

The WSJ Real Time Economics blog has a chart showing the slow down of US exports ("Vital Signs Chart: Slowing Export Growth"). The chart indicates that export growth has slowed dramatically since the middle of ...

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Updated lists of Android patent infringement findings and successful countersuits from

I have received a fair amount of positive feedback to my lists of Android patent infringement findings as well as infringement findings in countersuits brought by Android device makers. Knowing that those two lists are ...

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Reply all: BCer launches privacy class action against Google from

A Sechelt resident has filed a class action suit with the British Columbia Supreme Court against tech superpower Google Inc. The claim alleges privacy and copyright violations committed by the Gmail content scanning process, which ...

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More Software Patent Commentary from

Software patents are a hot topic these days! Three weeks ago, I posted about Lemley's proposal to fix software patents with functional claiming, and last week I summarized various "software patent solutions" offered by ...

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UN High-Level Meeting In India On Biodiversity Sees Need For Capacity-Building On Access And Benefit-Sharing from

At the ongoing 11th Conference of the Parties (COP11) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, the hot topic is funds and how to mobilize it. The mega-conference is taking place ...

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Top 5: Freelance Experience for Successful Researchers from

In the past, we’ve highlighted careers that could be useful in honing your researching skills at AOP. While some of you research for Article One alongside other careers, others also make money by freelancing ...

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New ICANN CEO Promises More Transparency And Balance from

The new CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Fadi Chehadé, today announced a new structure to enhance transparency, visibility and balance of the private net managing body to be presented ...

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The perils of selective journalism from

Image from hereAround two weeks ago, I received an email from Srinivas Rao, editor of Bio-Spectrum, asking me for permission to use some of the information that I had unearthed from CSIR using the ...

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ABA Webinar/Teleconference on Post-Grant and Inter Partes Review Proceedings from

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law, ABA-IPL Young Lawyers Action Group, Young Lawyers Division, and Center for Professional Development will be offering a live webinar and teleconference entitled "America Invents Act ...

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IPO Webinar on First-to-File from

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Choosing a Patent Regime: Do You File on March 15 or March 16, 2013?" on October 16, 2012 beginning at 2:00 pm ...

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Webinar on Overcoming Obviousness Rejections from

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar on the "Successful Strategies for Overcoming Obviousness Rejections in the Patent Application Process" on November 15, 2012 from 10:00 am to 11:15 ...

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European Biotech Patent Law Webinar from

D Young & Co will be offering its next European biotech patent case law update on October 17, 2012. The 45-minute webinar will be offered at three times: 4:00 am, 7:00 am, 12:00 ...

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