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Patent & IP news for January 22, 2013

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post image Interview with cellband inventor Carl Kennedy from www.lotempiolaw.com

As a patent attorney here in Buffalo, New York I am constantly amazed at how inventors from all over the country come up with ideas in their heads and turn those ideas into actual products ...

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post image Frequently Asked Questions About Patents from blawgit.com

What is a patent? A patent is a legal document. It defines the scope of your invention. A patent allows you to prevent others from making, using or selling your invention without paying you. You ...

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USPTO Publishes Final Rule Setting Patent Fees from www.patentdocs.org

By Donald Zuhn -- Last Friday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a final rule in the Federal Register (78 Fed. Reg. 4212) setting and adjusting certain patent fees pursuant to the Office's ...

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Kim Dotcom from ipwars.com

TVNZ has a video report on the launch of Kim Dotcom’s Mega 2.0 on the anniversary of that raid. The report includes Clive Elliott‘s view on the copyright significance of the encryption ...

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Development In Indian IP Law: The Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 from www.ip-watch.org

India’s Copyright Act, 1957 has been significantly amended. In May 2012, both houses of the Indian Parliament unanimously placed their seal on the Copyright Amendment Bill, 2012, bringing Indian copyright law into compliance with ...

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Exclusive Interview: Paul Ryan, CEO of Acacia Research Part II from www.ipwatchdog.com

What you think of Ryan and Acacia is almost entirely dependent upon the side of the aisle on which you sit; namely whether you are an innovator or a practicing entity. Even more specifically, those ...

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Does Sony’s New Patent Signal the End of Second-hand Games? from www.iposgoode.ca

The Tokyo branch of Sony Corp. (creators of the Playstation 3 gaming system) filed a U.S. patent application in December 2012 for technology which would effectively put an end to second-hand game sales.  The ...

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2013: India Battles For Right To Use Compulsory Licences To Make Medicines Affordable from www.ip-watch.org

India has started the New Year on a volatile note. With general elections looming in 2014, there is turbulence and not just in the political world. In India’s pharmaceutical industry, there is sparring over ...

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New on JSTOR: Books and Expanded Free Content! from intellogist.wordpress.com

JSTOR is a subscription-based online archive of journal articles and scholarly content, produced by not-for-profit organization ITHAKA, which may be one useful source of non-patent literature prior art for professional patent searchers. The site has ...

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US Government Brief: Farmer who Purchases Commodity Soybeans Cannot Replant Those Beans Without Committing Patent Infringement from www.patentlyo.com

By Dennis Crouch Bowman v. Monsanto (SCOTUS 2013) In its newly filed brief, the US Government has agreed with Bowman that, absent a contract, there can be no use restrictions on the commodity GM soybeans ...

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Moving from a Patent Agent to a Patent Attorney from www.patentlyo.com

By Dennis Crouch In November 2012, I posted about the fact that a large number US Attorneys are actually listed as "patent agents" on the USPTO rolls rather than patent attorneys. While this issue is ...

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Murky Morass: Is it Time for a Patent Eligibility Paradigm Shift? from www.ipwatchdog.com

Why does it feel like it's time for a Section 101 paradigm shift? Is it because of the shocking candor with which one Federal Circuit panel called patent subject matter eligibility jurisprudence a "murky ...

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UNITAID Seeks Bids For ‘Freedom To Operate’ IPR Analyses For HIV Products from www.ip-watch.org

UNITAID, the drug purchasing facility affiliated with the World Health Organization, sees "great promise" in emerging diagnostic products for HIV treatment monitoring and diagnosis in remote regions. Now it is looking for someone to verify ...

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The Teva Experience: A Semester in Osgoode’s IP Intensive Program from www.iposgoode.ca

As part of Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law Intensive Program, I had the opportunity to spend ten weeks at Teva Canada working with in-house counsel. Teva Canada is one of Canada’s largest generic pharmaceutical ...

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IP Osgoode: Call For Applications from www.iposgoode.ca

The application deadlines for a number of exciting opportunities with IP Osgoode are fast approaching! See below for more information. Call for IPilogue Editors (Summer 2013) Deadline: January 31, 2013 The IPilogue is the first ...

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Patent Problem on the Horizon for Facebook? from www.ipwatchdog.com

These related patents pertain to a system and method for streaming media to a viewer and managing the media. The patents in question define media to "include audio, video, and other data," which is a ...

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ALJ Pender Issues Recommended Determination On Remedy And Bonding In Certain Electronic Digital Media Devices (337-TA-796) from www.itcblog.com

On December 28, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued the public version (dated November 7, 2012) of the Recommended Determination On Remedy And Bonding (“RD”) in Certain Electronic Digital Media Devices and Components Thereof (Inv ...

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ALJ Pender Issues Public Version Of Initial Determination In Certain Electronic Digital Media Devices (337-TA-796) from www.itcblog.com

On December 28, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued the public version (dated October 24, 2012) of the Initial Determination (“ID”) finding a violation of Section 337 in Certain Electronic Digital Media Devices and Components ...

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ITC Issues Final Determination Of Section 337 Violation And General Exclusion Order In Certain LED Photographic Lighting Devices (337-TA-804) from www.itcblog.com

On January 17, 2013, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice in Certain LED Photographic Lighting Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-804).  In the notice, the Commission found a violation of Section ...

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US Trade Representative Ron Kirk To Depart In February from www.ip-watch.org

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk has announced his departure from office in late February.Related Articles:

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Mega Rises Again from www.iposgoode.ca

On Sunday, Kim Dotcom, founder of megaupload.com launched a new site mega.co.nz in a move that has been called the next act in the biggest “SOPA Opera” since the bill’s inception ...

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