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Patent & IP news for December 4, 2012

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6,841
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5,902
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281
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Court Report Supplement from www.patentdocs.org

By Ann Palma -- About Court Report Supplement: Periodically, we will report on biotech and pharma cases that were inadvertently omitted from our Court Report column. TriPharma, LLC v. First Fruits Business Ministry LLC et al ...

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Patent Business: Deals, Licenses, Settlements – Dec. 4, 2012 from www.ipwatchdog.com

On November 28, 2012, Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX) and Forest Laboratories Holdings, Ltd. (collectively,“Forest”) announced that they entered into settlement agreements with Alkem Laboratories, Ltd. ("Alkem"), Indchemie Health Specialties Pvt. Ltd. ("Indchemie"), and ...

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Kappos steps down from the USPTO in January 2013 from ocpatentlawyer.com

In January 2013, Kappos will step down as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. You may find more information on patentlyo and ipwatchdog. Back ...

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ALJ Essex Denies Motion To Compel De-Designation Of Expert Reports In Certain Computers And Computer Peripheral Devices (337-TA-841) from www.itcblog.com

On November 21, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 30 (dated November 20, 2012) in Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-841). According ...

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Ericsson Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Electronic Devices And Components Thereof from www.itcblog.com

On November 30, 2012, Ericsson Inc. of Plano, Texas and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Sweden (collectively, “Ericsson”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.  Due to its size ...

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Patent Exhaustion for GM Seeds from www.patentlyo.com

By Dennis Crouch Bowman v. Monsanto (SCOTUS 2012) Download 11-796 ts The farmer Vernon Bowman has filed his opening merits brief explaining his exhaustion defense against Monsanto's patent infringement charges. The case involves Monsanto ...

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World Conference On International Telecom Kicks Off In Political Style from www.ip-watch.org

The World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) has affirmed the right to freedom of information online, the secretariat of the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) said in a press release on day two in Dubai ...

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Big Changes for Searching Technical Disclosures: The New IP.com from intellogist.wordpress.com

The IP.com portal is an important source of both patent and non-patent prior art, and it can be especially useful for locating technical disclosures.  The Prior Art Database on IP.com includes a regularly ...

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I can now say with almost complete confidence that the USPTO will grant over 250,000 utility patents in calendar year 2012. This will obviously be a record. The prior record was set in 2011 with just under 225,000 utility patents. from www.patentlyo.com

I can now say with almost complete confidence that the USPTO will grant over 250,000 utility patents in calendar year 2012. This will obviously be a record. The prior record was set in 2011 ...

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IP Osgoode Speaker Series: Justice Roger Hughes – Advocacy Skills and IP: Observations from the Bench from www.iposgoode.ca

On the afternoon of November 29th 2012 IP Osgoode was pleased to host Justice Roger T. Hughes of the Federal Court of Canada as he shared his experiences with us in a lecture entitled “Advocacy ...

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IBM’s Huge Lead in Patents: Under the Microscope from ipcloseup.wordpress.com

Big Blue may be caught in its image as the perennial patents-received leader, for better or worse. Obtaining large numbers of patents is often more effective for large companies than securing a handful of really ...

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