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Patent & IP news for January 14, 2013

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post image Fewer Patent Claims Per Application from www.patentlyo.com

By Dennis Crouch Since 2004, patent applicants have been filing fewer and fewer patent claims per application. The chart below is just one example. It shows the number of applications that include more than three ...

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post image Means Plus Function Claiming from www.patentlyo.com

by Dennis Crouch The chart above shows the percentage of published non-provisional patent applications that include the term "means for" at least once in the claimset. Although not the only way of doing so, "means ...

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Court Report from www.patentdocs.org

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Allergan, Inc. v. Apotex Inc et al. 1:13-cv-00016; filed January 8, 2013 in the Middle ...

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Gibbons Director Rob Rudnick Appointed President of the NJIPLA; "Electronics, Telecom and Software Patent Practice Update" Event Rescheduled for 1/24/13 from www.iplawalert.com

Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that Robert E. Rudnick, a Director in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, has been appointed President of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA). Mr. Rudnick ...

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Gibbons Director Rob Rudnick Elected President of the NJIPLA; "Electronics, Telecom and Software Patent Practice Update" Event Rescheduled for 1/24/13 from www.iplawalert.com

Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that Robert E. Rudnick, a Director in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, has been elected President of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA). Mr. Rudnick ...

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Do Patent Applicants have a Chance at the CAFC? from www.ipwatchdog.com

Do patent applicants appealing a rejection of their claims from the Patent Trial and Appeals Board have a chance of success at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit? What about patentees appealing to ...

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Some of you may have heard that there is a serious security problem with JAVA 7 (the default version). Luckily most patent attorneys are still running Java 6 in order to interact with the USPTO's PAIR and EFS-Web servers. According... from www.patentlyo.com

Some of you may have heard that there is a serious security problem with JAVA 7 (the default version). Luckily most patent attorneys are still running Java 6 in order to interact with the USPTO ...

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Congratulations on Your Success, But Here’s My Patent from ipspotlight.com

In today’s new media society, effective advertising often requires more than just generating innovative content. To reach potential customers, the method of delivery of an advertisement can be just as important as the message ...

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2013 Student Writing Competition. The Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Section is seeking papers written by law students who are attending law school in Virginia or are residents of Virginia attending law school outside of Virginia and relating to an... from www.patentlyo.com

2013 Student Writing Competition. The Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Section is seeking papers written by law students who are attending law school in Virginia or are residents of Virginia attending law school outside of ...

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ALJ Rogers Denies Motion To Quash Subpoena In Certain Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances (337-TA-562) from www.itcblog.com

On December 31, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr issued Order No. 65 in Certain Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances and Methods of Producing Same (Inc. No. 337-TA-562).  In the Order, ALJ Bullock denied non-party ...

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Naples Midwinter: Patent Law Experts Conference from www.patentlyo.com

February 4-5 sounds like a great time to be in Naples, Florida – especially because that will be the site of the first Naples Midwinter Patent Law Experts Conference held at the Naples Ritz Carlton. The ...

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Are Instagram Users Starting to See the Big Picture? from www.iposgoode.ca

What follows is a cautionary tale, reminding users that it might be wise to read the terms presented on your computer screen before clicking “I Agree”. Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. All 4 are some ...

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Heads of International IP Offices to Speak at AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute from www.ipwatchdog.com

On February 2, 2013, the Heads of IP Offices in Brazil, Hong Kong, and Mexico will give their perspectives on: (1) the current challenges their offices face; (2) the role their office plays in the ...

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ALJ Shaw Rules On Motions In Certain Microprocessors (337-TA-781) from www.itcblog.com

On January 11, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public version of Order No. 43 (dated July 20, 2012) in Certain Microprocessors, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-781). By way of ...

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Patent Deadlines from inventivestep.net

Many new inventors and start-ups attempt to nagivate the patent system on their own to save money.  This is understandable to a certain extent because obtaining a strong patent portfolio is not a cheap endeavor ...

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Federal Circuit Denies Petition For Rehearing In InterDigital Appeal (2010-1093) from www.itcblog.com

On January 10, 2013, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion denying a petition for panel rehearing and for rehearing en banc by Nokia Inc. and Nokia Corp. (collectively, “Nokia”) in InterDigital Commc’ns, LLC v ...

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Knowing When You Have Too Much Time on Your Hands from www.ipwatchdog.com

Last week the Obama Administration responded to a petition requesting the United States government secure funding and resources, and to begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. The first thing that popped into my ...

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The Controversial Mark: Is Image Everything and is all Publicity Really Good? from ipfinance.blogspot.com

One of the most famous American football teams in the United States is the Redskins based in Washington DC.  And, perhaps the most famous case involving potentially scandalous or disparaging trademarks in the United States ...

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