Follow us on Twitter here!

Patent & IP news for December 19, 2012

Patent Litigations

USPTO Stats

5,941
published
appl'ns
3,567
granted
patents
137
bpai
decisions

Patent & IP Blogs

The Plot Thickens around H.R. 6621 from www.patentdocs.org

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Rep. Lamar Smith's H.R. 6621 came up for a vote today on the House floor under a suspension of the rules permitting the House to consider and vote upon ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Productivity Commission on Compulsory Licensing: Draft Report from ipwars.com

The Productivity Commission has released its draft Report on Compulsory Licensing of  Patents. There are 10 chapters and 4 appendices. The main (draft) recommendations at this stage are the repeal of s 133(2)(b ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

CLS Bank v. Alice Corp: Software Patentability On the Briefs from www.patentlyo.com

by Dennis Crouch Briefing continues in the CLS Bank software patent case. The accused infringer (CLS Bank) has filed its brief arguing that the Alice patent lacks any core inventive concept and therefore lacks subject ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

WIPO Treaty For Blind Negotiation Set For Mid-June In Marrakech from www.ip-watch.org

After successfully agreeing to convene a high-level meeting in June to adopt a treaty creating copyright exceptions in the favour of visually impaired people, World Intellectual Property Organization delegates yesterday worked on modalities of the ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

New OECD paper on US innovation from www.athenaalliance.org

A new working paper from the OECD looks at Strengthening Innovation in the United States. According to the abstract: The US innovation system has many strengths, including world class research universities and firms that thrive ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

H.R. 6621 has passed in the House from www.patentlyo.com

Yesterday evening, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6621, titled "To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code." The vote was 308-89. For the ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Design patents: pros and cons from ocpatentlawyer.com

Basic types of patents Three types of patents are issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 1. Utility patent; 2. Design patent; and 3. Plant patent (not discussed here). Basic differences between utility ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

AIPLA Presidents Barber & Lewis Part II from www.ipwatchdog.com

In Part I of the interview I spoke with Barber and Lewis about the AIPLA generally and how it manages to specifically accomplish its mission, which seems to be to voice an opinion of the ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Revisiting the America Invents Act from www.iplawalert.com

On November 30, 2012, Representative Lamar Smith introduced H.R. 6621 to “correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code.”

The act seeks to provide a ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

O Canada, Ontario Rocks When it Comes to Patent Holders, Advisors from ipcloseup.wordpress.com

Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo together comprise a leading center for valuable patents and IP expertise. To most people Ontario conjures an image of ice hockey and maple leaves, not intangible assets. But the province bordering ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Something can be both Funny and Improperly Scandalous, even a Federal Circuit Opinion from www.patentlyo.com

By Dennis Crouch In re Fox (Fed. Cir. 2012) Since 1979, Ms. Fox has been selling rooster-shaped chocolate lollypops. These sell well in my birthplace of Columbia South Carolina - home of the Gamecocks. Naturally, Fox ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

UPDATE: Amended AIA Technical Corrections Bill Passes House from inventivestep.net

Yesterday evening, the House of Representatives passed the AIA Technical Corrections bill by a vote of 308-89.  Prior to passage of the bill, it was amended to remove the rather draconian provisions that would eliminate ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

FTC Strengthens Kids’ Privacy, Gives Parents Greater Control Over Their Information By Amending COPPA Rule from www.ipwatchdog.com

The Federal Trade Commission initiated a review in 2010 to ensure that the COPPA Rule keeps up with evolving technology and changes in the way children use and access the Internet, including the increased use ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

USPTO Implements Micro-Entity Discount Effective March 2013 from www.ipwatchdog.com

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is revising the rules of practice in patent cases to implement the micro entity provision of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). Certain patent fees set or ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Legal Cases That Demonstrate the Need for Professional Translators: Part 2 from intellogist.wordpress.com

In previous posts, we’ve looked at the numerous financial and legal repercussions caused by poorly translated documents. The mistranslation of a single sentence in a quarterly earnings report for Sharp Corp. caused significant doubts ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

ALJ Bullock Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855) from www.itcblog.com

On December 18, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order Nos. 36, 37, and 40 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855). According to ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Lollipops Need Not Apply from www.717madisonplace.com

I’m beginning to think that the Federal Circuit really likes lollipops.  Today in In re Fox, the court denied trademark protection for lollipops in the shape of a rooster, under the scandalous matter doctrine ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook

Some content © 2007–2013 RPX Corporation.
Terms of service
Privacy policy
For DMCA requests contact help@priorsmart.com.