Patent & IP news for December 12, 2012

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post image How to Publish a Book from

Authors are constantly calling me asking me "how can I get my great book published?"

And recently I’ve read a great book by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch entitled APE: Author, Publisher,Entrepreneur-How to ...

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post image Ivanka Trump Sued For Copying Sandals By Mystique Footwear - Copyright Infringement from

Mystique, a shoe and sandal manufacturing company, filed a copyright infringement and unfair competition claim against Ivanka Trump for allegedly copying two sandal designs. Mystique created and registered with the US Copyright Office its ornamental ...

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PTO Requests Comments on RCE Practice from

Last week, the PTO published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on Request for Continued Examination (RCE) practice. The notice indicates that the PTO has a backlog of 90,000 patent applications that ...

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Changes to U.S. design patent law will extend term of design patents, provide international filing options from

On December 5, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act, which will implement several significant changes to U.S. design patent law when approved by President Obama. The significant ...

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WCIT: Internet Issues Still In Draft New Telecom Rules from

Dubai, UAE - The internet is not completely out of the first consolidated draft proposal for the future International Telecommunication Regulations (ITR) that was introduced late on 11 December at the World Conference on International Telecommunications ...

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ITC Rules On Petitions For Reconsideration In Certain Automated Media Library Devices (337-TA-746) from

On December 11, 2012, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a notice and order granting petitions for reconsideration filed by Complainant Overland Storage, Inc. (“Overland”) and Respondents BDT AG, BDT Automation Technology (Zhuhai FTZ), Co ...

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IP Osgoode Speaker Series Videos from

IP Osgoode would like to thank The Honourable Justice Marshall Rothstein and The Honourable Mr. Justice Roger T. Hughes for being a part of our speaker series. They both provided thought provoking commentary on intellectual ...

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Europe Achieves Historic Agreement on Unitary Patent from

The European patent with unitary effect (unitary patent) in the 25 participating states is based on two regulations, one creating the instrument, and one on the applicable language regime for the new patent. The EPO ...

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WIPO Promotes Discussion On Indian Film Industry’s Benefit From IPR from

The launch of the weeklong Indian film festival at the World Intellectual Property Organization last week brought together different speakers who stressed the importance of copyright protection for the safeguarding and development of the Indian ...

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Legal Cases That Demonstrate the Need for Professional Translators from

We previously looked at an instance where a poorly translated sentence in a single quarterly earnings report greatly harmed the financial image of Sharp Corp., a large producer of electronics. This event illustrates the need ...

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A Night at the Smithsonian, Patent Style from

This year the IPO recognized Alex Kipman of Microsoft, the inventor of Kinect, as the 39th Inventor of the Year. Kipman was introduced and presented the award by David Kappos, the outgoing Director of the ...

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WIPO Committee Actively Drafting Treaty On Designs; Technical Assistance Up Next from

The work on a potential new treaty on industrial designs law and practice is on full throttle at the World Intellectual Property Organization with delegates trying to agree on common rules and procedures. The new ...

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