Patent & IP news for December 13, 2012

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post image Bayh-Dole and AUTM's 2011 Licensing Activity Survey from

The IP Finance weblog welcomes this guest post from Mike Mireles on the latest quantification of the effect of that classic piece of U.S. legislation, the Bayh-Dole Act.  This post concludes with three questions ...

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Coming Soon: A European Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unified Patents from

By Dennis Crouch Europe has taken another major step toward actualizing a Unified Patent Court that intends to offer greater consistency in proceedings and judgments across the 25 participating member states. The new system passed ...

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European Parliament Adopts Draft Regulations on Unitary Patent from

By Donald Zuhn -- On Tuesday, the European Patent Office reported that the European Parliament in Strasbourg had adopted two draft regulations on the creation of the unitary patent. The EPO hailed the adoption of the ...

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News from Abroad: Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court from

By Mark Richardson -- Last week the pan-European Intellectual Property Summit (IP Summit) was held in Brussels and the first morning of the summit saw a number of discussions regarding the unitary patent and unified patent ...

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WCIT Split After Split “Vote” On Internet Governance Resolution from

Dubai, UAE - A mere resolution, not part of the future International Telecommunication Regulations (ITR), led to yet another escalation at the ongoing World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai last night. Related Articles:

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Waiting For Customs And Trademark Reforms, EU Rights Owners Get “Proactive” Against Fakes from

Alicante, Spain – The impact of counterfeit goods on the economy, public health, and the bottom line was a central theme during a private-sector symposium on trademarks here this week. For European rights owners, the border ...

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Technical Assistance Shows North/South Divide In Design Treaty Talks At WIPO from

The issue of technical assistance and capacity building established a clear divide during World Intellectual Property Organization discussions on a potential new treaty on industrial designs today.Related Articles:

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USPTO: One of the Best Places to Work from

Earlier today the United States Patent and Trademark Office received special recognition as one of the best places to work in the United States federal government. The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government ...

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Pharma Law and Business – A Monthly Roundup December 2012 from

Litigation always factors into the pharmaceutical world, but the US Supreme Court commanded a special place in recent days. The high court figured in no fewer than four contentious issues that, not surprisingly, play a ...

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New False Marking Statute Not Unconstitutional from

When Congress passed the America Invents Act last year, it changed the false marking statute.  Previously, the statute provided for qui tam actions, meaning that anyone could sue for false marking and receive half of ...

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Federal Circuit Rejects Due Process Challenge to AIA on False Marking Retroactivity from

Ken Brooks v. Dunlap and US Government (Fed. Cir. 2012) As expected, the Federal Circuit has rejected Brooks' argument that the Leahy-Smith AIA's retroactive elimination of his false-marking cause-of-action was unconstitutional. Brooks is a ...

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Patents for the Apocalypse from

As the holiday season is fast upon us, one would expect to see some patents related to the holidays, but since yesterday was 12/12/12, and the Mayan Apocalypse is fast upon us, it ...

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