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Patent & IP news for January 9, 2013

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post image Fewer Jumbo Patents from www.patentlyo.com

Since 2005, the average number of claims in issued patents has fallen rather steadily. The drop is most particularly apparent in patents that include more than 20 claims. The chart below shows the percent of ...

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USPTO News Briefs from www.patentdocs.org

By Donald Zuhn -- USPTO and EPO Announce Formal Launch of Cooperative Patent Classification System On January 2, both the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office announced the formal launch of the ...

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Staying Abreast of an Isolating Issue: USSC to Rule on Patentability of Human Genes from www.iposgoode.ca

On November 30, 2012 the US Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology v Myriad Genetics Inc. In particular, the Court limited its grant of the appeal ...

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IP-Watch Looks At The Year Ahead In International IP Policy from www.ip-watch.org

What will 2013 bring for international intellectual property and innovation policy? In the coming Intellectual Property Watch series for subscribers, our expert writers take a look at the top global policy issues and events in ...

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Amazon Wins Small Victory Against Apple Over App Store from www.ipwatchdog.com

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton while there are similarities in the names of the digital application storefronts, Apple has not proved that Amazon has in fact tried to pass itself off as an official ...

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An Update on the Smart Phone Patent Wars from dcipattorney.com

I have frequently written about the so-called “Smart Phone Patent Wars” as the Android,  iOS and Windows operating systems fight for access to consumers’ palms across the world.  Where do things stand today?  That is ...

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US Issues Statement On Injunctions In Cases Of Standards Essential Patents from www.ip-watch.org

The United States Patent and Trademark Office and US Department of Justice yesterday issued a joint policy statement on standards essential patents that encourages voluntary technology licensing on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms, and discourages ...

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PTO Announces Software Partnership Roundtable Meetings from www.iplawalert.com

In an effort to “enhance the quality of software patents,” the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) has announced a partnership with the software community.

The Software Partnership will provide roundtable discussions between stakeholders ...

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Patents for Easy Cooking from intellogist.wordpress.com

Some people enjoy spending hours lovingly preparing their meals (whether that meal involves gourmet turkey stuffing or home-style barbecue), and there is nothing wrong with that. I’m just the type of person who would ...

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Apple Patents Suggest Wedge Shaped Mac with Corrosion Reducing Battery from www.ipwatchdog.com

In the first week of 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s published patent applications feature a number of intriguing Apple patents related to laptop design and data transmission systems. MacBook users could ...

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An Interesting Idea: Business Software Alliance Bounty System for Policing and Enforcing IP from ipfinance.blogspot.com

The Business Software Alliance wants you!  BSA is offering an End User Reward Program.  Basically, if you report “software piracy” to the BSA, and the BSA investigates and determines piracy exists then you may receive ...

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ALJ Gildea Denies Motion To Amend Protective Order In Certain Consumer Electronics (337-TA-839) from www.itcblog.com

On January 7, 2013, ALJ James E. Gildea issued Order No. 28 denying an unopposed motion to amend the protective order in Certain Consumer Electronics, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets (Inv. No. 337-TA-839). According to ...

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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Fujitsu Limited In Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices (337-TA-841) from www.itcblog.com

On January 8, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 44 in Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-841). In the Order, ALJ Essex ...

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Vizio In Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology (337-TA-820) from www.itcblog.com

On January 8, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 56 in Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide and Parental Control Technology (Inv. No. 337-TA-820).  In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint ...

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