Patent & IP news for November 4, 2014

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Forthcoming events. While the IPKat perennially reminds readers to keep checking his Forthcoming Events page for fresh items, there are always a few events that he gets to hear ...

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post image Unauthorized Use of Photograph to Create Fake Dating Profile Not a Violation of Lanham Act from

I found about this case on the SDNY blog, which commented on it and also provided a link to the opinion.
Plaintiff Meltech, a web design and modeling company, filed a suit against the dating ...

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post image Can there be copyright in one's own bottom? And what about a bottom pose? from

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Yesterday this Kat discovered an intriguing piece of news which raises an issue of sure interest to, say the least, copyright aficionados: is there copyright in a bottom pose?
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USPTO News Briefs from

By Donald Zuhn -- ILPO to Act as ISR and IPEA for PCT Applications Received by USPTO Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that as of October 1, 2014, the Israel Patent ...

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Can the European Union investigate the European Patent Office? from

For a considerable time, both the IPKat and Merpel have received a steady stream of emails seeking to bring to their attention certain allegations concerning a Vice-President of the European Patent Office.  Until recently, the ...

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September trade in intangibles from

This morning's September trade deficit data from BEA is not so good. The overall deficit rose by $3 billion to $43.0 billion. This was due almost completely to a $3 billion decline in ...

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Limitations And Exceptions To Patent Rights Discussed In WIPO Committee from

The World Intellectual Property Organization patent law committee this week is addressing a range of issues including patent quality, technology transfer for medicine production, limitations and exceptions to patents, and the confidentiality of communications between ...

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$1.9 Million Spoliation Sanction Awarded Against Respondent and Counsel from

The ALJ granted in part complainants' motion for spoliation sanctions and imposed monetary sanctions of nearly $2 million against respondent and counsel for complainants' forensic investigation into the spoilated evidence. "[Respondent] is a Turkish chemical ...

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Guest Post by Prof. Osborn: Infringement by Sales and Offers to Sell from

A central focus of the Professor Lucas Osborn‘s research is infringement by offers to sell.  Below, he writes about this aspect of Halo v. Pulse. Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. (Fed. Cir ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Ways to Accelerate Patent Examination Before the USPTO from

By Jill Link

Long pendency, slow processing and delays in examination due to patent backlog before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are common concerns voiced by patent applicants. Although it may provide ...

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Should All U.S. Patent Issues (Even Those Arising In State-Law Claims) Be Decided In Federal Court? from

(The following is a guest contribution from Mark A. Cantor of Brooks Kushman P.C., a patent and technology law firm with offices in Detroit and Los Angeles. Mark is President of BK and Co-Chair ...

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Patenting vs Secrecy: Impact on Company Financing from

by Dennis Crouch Anecdotal whispers in my ears suggest that many companies are now looking more toward trade-secrecy as well as confidentiality and non-compete protections in reaction to both (1) shifts in patent law that ...

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How to Choose the Right Patent Attorney from

As an inventor, you know everything there is to know about your inventions. You’ve studied it, revised it, tested it and shared it (at least with a few good friends). Well, now that you ...

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Android partners Google and LG Electronics announce patent cross-license agreement from

A press release just appeared on the LG Electronics website to announce a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement between the Korean company, which is one of the more significant Android device makers, and Google.

The announcement ...

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