Patent & IP news for October 2, 2013

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post image USPTO Considers Effect of Technology Evolution on Trade Marks from

 As technology changes, should
trade mark owners be able to
amend trade mark registrations? Many trade mark registrants have discovered that their older trade mark registrations have become disconnected to their current product offerings due ...

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post image Government shutdown to affect USPTO in about 4 weeks from

USPTO will remain open during the government shutdown.  The patent office has indicated that it can operate for about four more weeks based on fees previously collected.  After four weeks, the USPTO will begin shutting ...

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post image Can money ever cure the pain? from

Not pleased with Intel "Last spring I received a plaintive cry for help from an IP firm in Uzbekistan who had been sued by Intel over their use of the use of the name IntellSphere ...

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post image A “Sherlockian Civil War” in the US? Klinger v Conan Doyle Estate from

Not an easy case: in- or out-of-copyright? A few days ago the IPKat and The Blog reported on the copyright saga concerning Sherlock Holmes character. 

The IPKat has just received further updates on this story ...

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post image USPTO Remains Open During Government Shutdown from

While many government agencies have been forced to close shop as a result of the quibbling between the members of congress, there has been one bright bastion of hope for American efficiency; the United States ...

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post image Do you really LOVE copyright? A Katcontest for younger copyright enthusiasts from

Copyright lover and poet?
This competition is for you!
This Kat will be speaking at the forthcoming Copyright and Technology Conference, that will be held in London on 17 October 2013.
The organisers have just ...

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post image Car immobilisers, criminal possibilities and chilling effects: sidebar poll reviewed from

Without adequate security, you
never know who might be about
to drive off with your car ...
A little while ago, the IPKat hosted “Can you Tango with a Megamos?”, this being a piece by Robert ...

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WIPO Members Get Makeshift Deal On IP And Development, Others Down To The Wire from

The membership of the UN World Intellectual Property Organization in its celebrated annual General Assembly have spent most of the last few days in informal small groups behind closed doors, trying to reach agreements on ...

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Upcoming seminar to focus on social media law from

Are you a Pennsylvania attorney who is interested in how social media affects your clients’ business?  Co-course planner Nicole Galli and I are putting the finishing touches on a continuing legal education seminar that will ...

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WHO Group To Discuss Plan For Industry Use Of Pandemic Flu Viruses from

A closed-door working group under the World Health Organization will meet next week to continue working out details of a plan for companies to pay for the right to use influenza virus strains to potentially ...

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Prior Art for Obviousness from

In re Winslow, 365 F.2d 1017 (C.C.P.A. 1966) In the 1966 decision Judge Rich described the scope of prior art for §103 using the tableau framework: We think the proper way ...

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Nebraska AG Enjoined from Enforcing Cease & Desist Order Precluding Counsel’s Enforcement Activities from

The court granted plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction precluding the Nebraska Attorney General from enforcing a cease and desist order prohibiting plaintiff's counsel from initiating further enforcement activities. "The court is deeply ...

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Government Shutdown & Patent Law Practice from

Federal Courts (including the Federal Circuit) are continuing to operate on remaining budget surplus; USPTO is continuing to Operate on Remaining Revenues, although the agency is taking cost cutting measures and the 18th Annual Independent ...

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HTC to U.S. court: Nokia patent on time zones and scheduling covers concepts known back in 1883 from

The dispute between Nokia and HTC continues, though recent developments suggest that Nokia has the upper hand and that a royalty-bearing license deal will be the ultimate outcome.

Today the Wall Street Journal reports that ...

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ALJ Bullock Issues Claim Construction Order In Certain Windshield Wipers (337-TA-881) from

On September 27, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 11 construing the disputed terms of the asserted claims in Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-881). By way of background ...

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WIPO Annual Assembly Breaks Down; Extraordinary Meeting Eyed For December from

At the end of an intensive 10-day meeting, World Intellectual Property Organization member states were unable to agree on the UN agency's program and budget for the 2014-2015 biennium, leading to suspension of the ...

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