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  • Federal Circuit deals another blow to patent trolls

    August 27, 2008

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied Jan Voda’s appeal requesting a permanent injunction against medical device company Cordis Corporation

  • Quanta and LG settle eight-year patent dispute

    August 27, 2008

    Quanta Computer is to pay royalties to LG Electronics for use of its patents on microprocessor chips and chip computer technology, after they settled their eight-year dispute this week

  • AstraZeneca wins appeal on Prilosec patents

    August 25, 2008

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld the ruling of a District Court in favour of AstraZeneca in a patent infringement case against Apotex Corp and Impax Laboratories over its heartburn drug Prilosec

  • Court sets innovation patent threshold

    August 25, 2008

    The Australian Federal Court has handed down the first decision clarifying the level of inventiveness needed for an innovation patent. The case is expected to provide a boost to small businesses in the country

  • Game makers target file sharers

    August 25, 2008

    The Patents County Court in London ruled last week that a woman who had illegally downloaded a computer game from a file sharing website should pay damages and costs to the game maker

  • Managing IP to publish daily paper at AIPPI Congress

    August 25, 2008

    Managing IP will publish a daily newspaper during the AIPPI Congress, to be held in Boston next month

  • Patent manual causes debate in India

    August 22, 2008

    A draft of India’s new manual for patent examiners is causing controversy because of clauses dealing with the patentability of new drugs and software programs

  • New Zealand to amend Patent Law

    August 18, 2008

    New Zealand’s parliament is set to discuss a Patents Bill when the House of Representatives reconvenes on August 26

  • Open source community welcomes CAFC ruling

    August 18, 2008

    Violation of an open source licence can be considered copyright infringement, according to a ruling last week by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC)

  • Steinbeck heirs denied publishing rights

    August 18, 2008

    The New York Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has awarded publishing rights for the works of late author John Steinbeck to his estate, overturning a lower court decision in favour of Steinbeck’s son and granddaughter

  • USPTO’s Beijing IP attaché joins Jones Day

    August 18, 2008

    Mark Cohen has today left his role as senior IP attaché at the US Embassy in Beijing to work as of counsel at Jones Day

  • Chicago firm launches cleantech group

    August 15, 2008

  • Dickinson to head AIPLA

    August 15, 2008

    The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has named Q Todd Dickinson as its new executive director

  • eBay scores victory over L’Oreal in Belgium

    August 13, 2008

    eBay has won a ruling against L'Oreal in a dispute over its liability for counterfeit goods sold in online auctions in Belgium, its second such victory in three months

  • Canadian court awards LVMH record damages

    August 11, 2008

    Louis Vuitton Malletier has won the largest ever damages award in a Canadian trade mark counterfeiting case, after winning a four-year suit against a group of British Columbia-based shop owners

  • Duffy named as keynote speaker for e-symposium

    August 11, 2008

    Professor John Duffy of the George Washington University Law School will be the keynote speaker at Managing IP’s first e-symposium, to be held on September 3

  • USPTO partially revokes retroactive effects of enjoined rules

    August 11, 2008

    The USPTO is to remove the retroactive effect of certain provisions of its divisive rules package relating to patent claims and continuing applications, which was permanently enjoined by a US district court in April

  • China faces Olympics ambush marketing challenge

    August 08, 2008

    While China is set to impress an audience of 4 billion today with its opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Games, the work needed to protect the sponsors from ambush marketing is only just beginning

  • Danone to appeal Wahaha trade mark decision

    August 07, 2008

    French food maker Danone has lost another round in its long-running fight with its Chinese joint venture partner over the ownership of the Wahaha trade mark

  • Former WIPO official calls for compromise

    August 04, 2008

    A former WIPO deputy director-general has called for member countries to work together to bridge the gap between developed and developing countries at the Organization

  • Senate passes bill to make USPTO judges legal

    August 04, 2008

    The Senate has passed a bill which would amend US patent and trade mark law to require that USPTO administrative judges be appointed by the secretary of commerce

  • Microsoft files ITC complaint against Taiwanese manufacturer

    August 01, 2008

    Microsoft has filed a complaint at the International Trade Commission accusing a Taiwanese company of infringing patents related to computer mouse technology

  • UK Judge issues biotech patent principles

    August 01, 2008

    A leading UK judge has clarified the position of the UK courts on the scope of biotech patents and in particular gene sequence patents

  • Worldwide increase in patent filings puts strain on system

    August 01, 2008

    Increased patent filing in China, South Korea and the US is putting pressure on patent offices and leading to larger backlogs, according to the latest WIPO Patent Report

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