Patent & IP news for June 9, 2013

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post image Thinking of making money from the PRISM logo? Think twice from

The PRISM logo,
as published by The Guardian
While the PRISM data mining [note to self: it is probably the first time that the IPKat uses this term out of copyright (only)-related context] scandal ...

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post image Monsanto feels the heat over wheat from

Some businesses just can't keep out of the news. One such enterprise is Monsanto, as Katfiriend and occasional guest blogger Miri Frankel points out.  Miri, who like many readers is an IP enthusiast but ...

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post image Patent litigation through crowd funding: want to sponsor a battle against trolls? from

Shirts come in three sizes The roll of the troll in shaping US patent legislation, and the dividing line between true and the faux troll, are matters that can provide endless hours of argument both ...

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Barack Obama – IP Strategist from

Regular readers of the Tangible IP blog will know that we do not look on NPEs, or “patent trolls,” favorably. They have the ability to significantly impede a company’s business, as they have nothing ...

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False Distinctions Between Hardware and Software Patents is Not the Answer from

From an end-user's perspective, it shouldn't matter whether the normalization is done in hardware, in software or in a combination of hardware and software. And from the perspective of an interface designer, one ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on June 9, 2013 from

Charles Osgood introduced the stories for June 9, 2013.

First, Susan Spencer on use of smartphones,
2nd richard sclesinger on harvey fierstein d tonys
3rd lee cowan on kareen abduljabbar
4th john blacksone on huey ...

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ICANN Accepts Some Government Advice On New TLDs from

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) this week accepted another set of advice from its Government Advisory Committee (GAC) with regard to new top-level domain applications. Related Articles:

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Tenth Circuit Bench and Bar Conference from

If you were intrigued with the idea of attending the Federal Circuit Bench and Bar Conference at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs on June 19-22nd — but didn’t like the $2795 registration fee for non-members ...

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Dangers of treating all independent claims the same from

Takeaway: When relying on the same argument for multiple independent claims, make sure the same argument actually applies to all the different claims.


The application in Ex parte Kotzin (PTAB 2012) was directed to ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

June 9-11, 2013 - IP Business Congress (Intellectual Asset Management) - Boston, MA June 11, 2013 - Preventing Chinese Trade Secret Theft: The Obama Administration's Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets (McDonnell Boehnen ...

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