IP Think Tank Global Week in Review – 25 April 2008

Here is IP Think Tank’s weekly selection of top intellectual property news breaking in the blogosphere and internet.

(Please accept our apologies that it is a little late this week.)

Please join the discussion by adding your comments on any of these stories, and please do let me know if you think we’ve missed something important, or if there is a source you think should be monitored.

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Highlights this week included:


Global – General

  • Further resolution needed to keep IP issues in WTO negotiations: (Intellectual Property Watch),
  • Mobile phone manufacturers seek to control rising IP costs: (Intellectual Property Watch),
  • Managing trade secrets for legal security: (Securing Innovation),
  • World IP Day 2008 – A message from DG Kamil Idris: (WIPO),
  • World IP Day 2008 – Celebrating innovation: (WIPO),
  • ((red)) and the ownership of IP: (IP ADR Blog),
  • The first 5 things (to consider when developing IP strategy for a new product): (IP ThinkTank),
  • WIPO candidates address civil society concerns on access, transparency: (Intellectual Property Watch),
  • Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains how IP rights are part of the globalization problem: (Techdirt),
  • Do real world laws apply in virtual worlds?: (Techdirt),
  • A day in the life of an IP blog – WIPO magazine article about the blogging life of Jeremy Phillips: (Patent Baristas)

Global – Trade Marks / Domain Names / Brands

Global – Patents

Global – Copyright


  • Australia: Open access and research conference – 24-25 September, Brisbane: (IP:KCE)
  • Germany: Indo-German conference on IP law – 12-15 May, Germany: (IPR-Helpdesk),
  • Switzerland: Workshop for mediators in IP disputes – 26-27 May, Geneva: (IPR-Helpdesk),
  • UK: Royal Society of Chemistry: Chinese IP law symposium – 19 May, London: (IPITevents),
  • US: Creative Commons: ‘Who owns this image?: Art, access and the public domain after Bridgeman v Corel’ – 29 April, New York City: (creativecommons.org), (Public Knowledge)
  • US: ACI ‘Paragraph IV disputes’ conference – 30 April – 1 May, New York City: (Orange Book Blog)

Pharma & Biotech

Pharma & Biotech – General

  • Canada: Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) departs from its guidelines in determining price in recent decision: (Gowlings),
  • Canada: Canada remains cost competitive leader for business investment, especially for R&D sector: (Gowlings),
  • Canada: PMPRB issues Notice of Hearing against Apotex concerning allegations of failure to file requisite information relating to patented medicine: (Gowlings),
  • Canada: New bill allows government to monitor drugs after they have been approved: (Gowlings),
  • Canada: The future of vaccines: (Gowlings),
  • India: Parallel imports: Bangladesh as new business opportunity for Indian generics?: (Spicy IP),
  • US: Who’s to blame for rising drug prices?: (Patent Docs),
  • US: Supreme Court declines to hear final Nucleonics’ appeal in gene-silencing patent dispute with Benitec Australia: (IP Law360), (Therapeutics Daily),
  • US: 505(b)(2) drug approvals rock – Interaction of patents and exclusivity of drugs approved by FDA under section 505(b)(2): (Patent Baristas),
  • US: StemCells’ patents survive reexam – StemCells and Neuralstem differ on extent of changes: (Patent Docs),
  • US: StemCells announces issuance of human neural stem cell patent: (Patent Docs),
  • US: Perrigo CEO: Health care industry can depend on generics to decrease costs: (GenericsWeb),
  • US: PTO issues revised written description guidelines, further muddying waters: (Holman’s Biotech IP Blog),
  • US: Lonza, Northwest end patent wrangle over gene expression technology: (IP Law360)

Pharma & Biotech – Products

  • Aerius (Desloratadine) – Canada: Court grants Pharmascience’s motion to strike Sepracor’s Notice of Appearance: Schering-Plough v Pharmascience: (Gowlings),
  • Altace (Ramipril) – Canada: Court dismisses application for order of prohibition based on non-infringement: Sanofi v Riva: (Gowlings),
  • Altace (Ramipril) – Canada: Court denies relief from implied undertaking to use information learned on discovery of Schering and Sanofi in one proceeding in another proceeding involving a different party, with the exception of one set of documents: Sanofi-Aventis et al v Apotex: (Gowlings),
  • Androgel (Testosterone) – US FTC turns to federal court to get executives to comply with subpoenas as part of investigation into whether Par Pharmaceutical, Paddlock Laboratories and others restrained trade for marketing generic Androgel: (IP Law360),
  • Astelin and Optivar (Azelastine) – US: Meda settles litigation brought against Apotex to protect markets for Optivar and Astelin: (IP Law360), (GenericsWeb),
  • Coversyl (Perindopril) – Australia: Perindopril polymorph opposition dismissed: Les Laboratoires Servier v Apotex Pty Ltd: (IPRoo),
  • Coversyl (Perindopril) – Canada: Court quashes 6 subpoenas, lets final one stand on limited basis, subpoenas related to inventorship, conspiracy and claim correction: Les Laboratoires Servier v Apotex: (Gowlings),
  • Depakote (Divalproex) – US: CAFC grants FDA’s motion for summary affirmance in generic Depakote litigations: Nu-Pharm v FDA et al: (FDA Law Blog)
  • Human growth hormone and insulin: US: Supreme Court overturns punitive damage award against Genentech in City of Hope National Medical Center patent case: (California Biotech Law Blog), (IP Law360),
  • Lipitor (Atorvastatin) – Canada: Court grants appeal and issues order of prohibition: Pfizer v Ranbaxy: (Gowlings),
  • Losec (Omeprazole) – Canada: Court dismisses impeachment proceeding as moot: AB Hassle v Apotex: (Gowlings),
  • Metadate (Methylphenidate) – US: UCB launches patent infringement lawsuit against KV Pharmaceutical over generic Metadate: (IP Law360),
  • Monistat (Miconazole) – US: Johnson & Johnson subsidiary files patent suit against Perrigo over Monistat ANDA: (IP Law360),
  • Nexium – US: AstraZeneca shares up 7% after settling Ranbaxy patent suit: (IP finance),
  • Norvasc (Amlodipine) – Canada: Federal Court upholds Pfizer’s Norvasc patent in suit to prevent Pharmascience from releasing generic version: (IP Law360), (Therapeutics Daily),
  • Pantoloc (Pantoprazole) – Canada: Application for prohibition dismissed on grounds that allegation of non-infringement not justified: Solvay Pharma Inc and Altana Pharma AG v Apotex Inc: (Gowlings),
  • Pantoloc (Pantoprazole) – Canada: Application for prohibition dismissed on grounds that patent not eligible for listing: Nycomed v Novopharm: (Gowlings),
  • Pantoloc (Pantoprazole) – Canada: Court grants motion to dismiss proceedings in relation to first patent but finds second patent eligible for listing so should proceeds to hearing on the merits: Nycomed GmbH and Nycomed Canada Inc v Minister of Health and Genpharm Inc: (Gowlings),
  • Plavix (Clopidogrel) – US: Former Bristol-Myers Squibb VP indicted for lying about Plavix patent deal: (SmartBrief), (IPBiz), (IP Law360), (GenericsWeb),
  • Pravachol (Pravastatin) – US: Bristol-Myers, Watson settle Pravastatin patent suit: (IP Law360),
  • Prevacid (Lansoprazole) – US: District Court upholds validity of Takeda’s Prevacid patents, rejecting Teva’s obviousness arguments: (Orange Book Blog),
  • Tarceva (Erlotinib) – India: Ongoing patent dispute between Roche and CIPLA: (Spicy IP), (Interview with Roche’s MD – Spicy IP),
  • Tarceva (Erlotinib) – India: CIPLA accused of promoting Erlotinib for ailments for which it had not been approved: (Spicy IP),
  • Ultracet (Tramadol) – US: Caraco Pharma Labs wins summary judgment against Ortho-McNeil in patent case over generic Ultracet: (SmartBrief), (IP Law360), (GenericsWeb),
  • Viread (Tenofovir) – Brazil declares Tenofovir to be of public interest, may issue compulsory licence: (Intellectual Property Watch), (GenericsWeb),
  • Volini (Complete Pain relief) – India: Court says deceptive similarity injures proprietary rights in trade mark infringement case Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited v Universal Twin Labs: (International Law Office),
  • Yasmin (Drospirenone) – US: Bayer sues Watson Pharma and Novartis to prevent generic version of Yasmin: (IP Law360), (GenericsWeb)


  • WIPO DG applicant Otieno-Odek receives African Union backing: (Afro-IP),
  • Kenya: Water hyacinth commercialization conference, patent and one stone to kill two birds: (IP Kenya),
  • Kenya: Government seeking trade mark protection for ‘grown under the sun’ for Kenyan products: (Afro-IP),
  • Kenya: Still sleeping on its IPRs: (Afro-IP),
  • Kenya: 80% of trade marks counterfeited: (Afro-IP),
  • Namibia: Passing off appeal decision in Gonschorek & Ors v Asmus & Anor: (Afro-IP),
  • São Tomé and Príncipe: More on São Tomé and Príncipe’s accession to the PCT: (Afro-IP), (WIPO),
  • South Africa: High Court sets aside search and seizure warrant in respect of alleged counterfeit CROCS shoes: Moresport P/L v Commissioner for SA Revenue Services & Ors: (Afro-IP)
  • Uganda: Update on Uganda’s efforts to become TRIPS compliant: (Afro-IP)


  • Entitlement, inventorship and employment: University of Western Australia v Gray: (IP Down Under), (IP finance),
  • Cadbury doesn’t own colour purple in Australia: Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd v Darrell Lea Chocolate Shops Pty Ltd: (IP Law360)


  • Austrian domain name registry publishes special report on origin and emergence of .at domain: (Class 46)




  • Implementation of CIRA’s new .ca WHOIS policy: (Canadian Trademark Blog),
  • Canadian Association of Broadcasters seeks new copyright exception: (Michael Geist),
  • Government of Alberta announces economic measures for tech companies: (ipblog.ca),
  • Where do the Liberals stand on copyright?: (Michael Geist)


  • The law and new tech in China: (China Hearsay),
  • China’s free-for-all in IP is becoming past tense: (Patent Prospector),
  • Student wins short film competition about respecting copyright: (China Hearsay),
  • Litigation is up in China, but not yet making lawyers rich: (IAM)

Czech Republic


  • Louis Vuitton alleges trade mark and copyright infringement over Vuitton-style handbag depicted in artwork : (Innovationpartners)


  • CFI further clarifies dilution in Citigroup Inc v OHIM: (Catch Us If You Can!!!),
  • Ferrero fends off Ferro CTM: Ferrero Deutschland v OHIM, Cornu SA Fontain: (Class 46),
  • File-sharing should not be a crime says European Parliament: (Out-Law),
  • Distribution of a copyright work requires transfer of ownership, rules ECJ: Peek & Cloppenburg KG v Cassina SpA: (Out-Law), (Catch Us If You Can!!!),
  • ‘Three strikes and you’re out’ policy strikes out: (Michael Geist),
  • EC commissions survey on IPR enforcement in third countries: (IPR-Helpdesk), (Michael Geist),
  • IBM said to face EU scrutiny on mainframe business: (IP Law360),
  • EC publishes Regulation 355/208 regarding electronic communication in CPVO proceedings: (IPKat),
  • EU Competitiveness Council to meet 29-30 May to discuss progress on technical issues relating to Community patents: (IPKat),
  • Community patent breakthrough, but still a long way to go: (IAM)


  • French patent attorneys: an endangered species? – potential merger of French Bar with IP attorney profession: (IPKat),
  • Freedom of speech finally prevails over trade mark rights in Greenpeace parody case: (Class 46)


  • Leberkäse trade mark application for miniature scale model of product rejected: (Class 46)

Hong Kong


  • Moser Baer in Tamil film titles copyright tussle: (Spicy IP),
  • Gauri Kamath’s coverage of the proposed Bayh Dole Bill: (Spicy IP),
  • Nanotechnology and other scientific studies central to India’s future: (Gowlings),
  • India – USPTO conference on protection of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and folklore kicks off in New Delhi: (Spicy IP)


  • New standards for getting licensed as Israel patent attorney: (IP Factor)


  • George Clooney confirms: Fashion range are fakes: (Class 46)


  • Vinci system used to combat imported counterfeits: (Class 46),
  • Supreme Administrative Court rules on trade mark rights lapse date following non-use: (Class 46)


  • Slovenia IP Office 2007 Annual Report: (Class 46)


  • Amendment of the Swiss patent law: (EPO)


  • Syria gives trade mark applicants 3 months to file Israel boycott compliance: (IP Factor)


United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

  • Subtle amendments for UK trade mark law: Trade Marks (Earlier Trade Marks) Regulations 2008: (Class 46),
  • High Court rules in favour of BBC in Dr Who copyright dispute: JHP Ltd v BBC Worldwide: (IPKat),
  • Patent Court rules on costs in Research in Motion UK Ltd v Visto Corporation: (IPKat), (IAM), (IP Law360),
  • Blacklight Power fails to persuade UK Patent Office of validity of theory behind patents relating to plasma reactor and laser: (IPKat),
  • High Court revokes Buhler’s flour milling process patent in case against Spomax: (IPKat),
  • Authors Licensing and Collecting Society press release ‘Finding the balance: the management of digital rights’: (IPKat),
  • Court of Appeal rules on whether prior art not in the same design field should be taken into account in registered Community design case: Green Lane Products Ltd v PMS International Group Plc & Ors: (IPKat), (Catch Us If You Can!!!),
  • Information Commissioner notified of 94 data breaches since HMRC debacle: (Out-Law),
  • British Phonographic Institute threatens action against ISPs over facilitating copyright infringement: (IPKat),
  • Court of Appeal hands down judgment in royalties dispute between members of the pop group Status Quo: Lancaster & Anor v Handle Artists Management Ltd & Ors: (IPKat)

United States

US General

  • Ocean Tomo – Blueprint partnership: (e^(ip)),
  • eDiscovery special masters: (Philip Brooks),
  • Nominations open for the 2008 IP3 Awards: (Public Knowledge),
  • eBay’s impact on preliminary injunctions in IP cases: (IP Law360)

US Patent Reform

US Patents

  • USPTO news: Pilot program to allow law students to practice before the Patent Office: (Patent Docs),
  • USPTO news: Patent Office launches financial profile system: (Patent Docs),
  • USPTO news: Pilot program begins for submission of ‘complex work units’ in electronic formats: (Patent Docs),
  • USPTO announces i-©®eaTM curriculum: (Daily Dose of IP),
  • USPTO: Written description materials, revision 1: (Patent Baristas),
  • USPTO posts comments on new rules for alternative claiming: (Patent Docs), (GenericsWeb),
  • A new kind of patent boutique? – discussion of ‘State of the Legal Profession’ panel: (Patent Prospector), (responses 1, 2, 3 from IPBiz),
  • Patent revenue and distribution: (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog), (Patent Prospector),
  • Patent construction reversal rate so high ‘you can’t advise your clients on what’s going to happen’: (IP ADR Blog),
  • Association of University Technology Managers on prizes and patent pools: (IPBiz),
  • Top ten patent cases: update: (Hal Wegner),
  • Jon Dudas admits Patent Office keeps getting flooded by more and more bad patents: (Techdirt), (responses 1, 2, 3, 4 from IPBiz),
  • Update on status of 2006 Eastern District Texas patent verdicts: (EDTexweblog.com),
  • Seeking Supreme Court review in patent cases: (IP Law360),
  • Patent trolls getting you down? Ask for a re-exam: (IP ADR Blog),
  • M H Heine’s book ‘Patents for business: The manager’s guide to scope, strategy and due diligence’: (Patent Baristas),
  • Getting to the heart of the patent quality debate: (IAM),
  • Continuation-in-part claims have various priority dates: PowerOasis v T-Mobile: (Intellectual Property Directions),
  • Improver licences: a way to reward innovation without stifling it?: (IP ADR Blog),
  • Is the USPTO striking back with double patenting rejections?: (Patent Baristas),
  • Rambus case may impact standards setting, say experts: (IP Law360),
  • Lincoln’s famous words: (Patent Prospector),
  • Practical effect of O2 Micro decision analysed in Grantly v Clear Channel order: (EDTexweblog.com)

US Copyright

  • RIAA spent $2 million lobbying for tougher IP laws in 2007: (Ars Technica),
  • Which Act applies to what?: (Patry Copyright Blog),
  • Who owns sports coverage? – NY Times article on growing tension between professional sports teams and bloggers: (Michael Geist),
  • Fair use, one author’s view: (Copyfight),
  • ‘Attribution only’ as default policy – Otago Polytechnic on the how and why of CC BY: (creativecommons.org),
  • Orphan works 2008: House and Senate bills introduced: (Public Knowledge),
  • Groups praise orphan works legislation in Senate and House: (Public Knowledge)
  • Yoko Ono sues documentary makers over unathorised use of ‘Imagine’: (IP Law360),

US Trademarks

  • Trade mark applications go gaga for ‘green’, according to Dechert LLP report: (IP Law360)
  • Trade mark thought of the day: (43(B)log),
  • Consider the venue: significant split among circuits in findings of liability for trade mark infringement in metatags and keywords: (Intellectual Property Law Blog)

US – Companies / Entities

  • 55 Brake – 55 Brake launches patent suit against numerous major automakers over electronic parking brake system: (IP Law360),
  • Apple – Apple patent application for ‘enhancing online shopping atmosphere’: (IPBiz),
  • Apple – Ex-Ramones’ drummer’s copyright infringement suit against Apple and other retailers dismissed because retailers had distribution rights: (Ars Technica),
  • Axiom – CAFC questions whether finding of likelihood of confusion in trade mark infringement case is sufficient to establish irreparable harm for purpose of preliminary injunction: North American Med Corp v Axiom Worldwide, Inc: (IP Law360),
  • Bilski – In Re Bilski roll call: (IP Law360), (Philip Brooks),
  • Biomedical Patent Management – Supreme Court invites US Solicitor General to weigh in on dispute over state’s right to claim sovereign immunity in patent disputes: California v Biomedical: (IP Law360), (Hal Wegner), (California Biotech Law Blog), (IPBiz),
  • Cambridge University Press – Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Sage Publications sue Georgia State University over digital distribution of class reading materials: (Copyfight),
  • Card Activation Technologies – Card Activation Technologies sues major retailers including Barnes & Noble, Aeropostale, OfficeMax, TJX Companies, Sears and Walgreen for infringement of patent relating to gift card activation and processing: (Philip Brooks),
  • Carmichael Lodge – No absolute privilege to accuse another of copyright infringement: Carmichael Lodge No 2103, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks v Leonard: (43(B)log),
  • Chase – Court issues opinion on copying of public utility hearing transcripts in Chase v Public Utility Commission of Pennsylvania: (Patry Copyright Blog),
  • Chic – District Court issues permanent injunction restricting use of service mark CHIC in connection with musical performances by two former members of the band Chic: Rogers v Wright: (The Trademark Blog),
  • Cisco – Judge denies GPNE Corp’s bid to move cable modem patent infringement suit with Cisco to district handling GNPE’s case against Samsung involving one of the same patents-in-suit: (IP Law360),
  • DataTern – DataTern files suit against numerous travel, retail and financial companies claiming technology used on their websites infringes one of its patents: (IP Law360),
  • DataTreasury – Licensor’s successor not bound by arbitration clause in licence agreement: DataTreasury Corp v Wells Fargo & Company: (IP Spotlight),
  • DataTreasury – PNC Financial Services Group settles in DataTreasury patent infringement suit over cheque-imaging technology: (IP Law360),
  • Energizer – : CAFC affirms ITC ruling holding Energizer patent for mercury-free batteries invalid: Energizer Holdings, Inc v Int’l Trade Commission: (IP Law360), (Hal Wegner), (Patent Prospector),
  • Facebook – C E Harris files class action lawsuit accusing Blockbuster, Facebook of privacy law violations over Beacon tool: (Ars Technica),
  • Finisar – CAFC throws out jury patent infringement verdict, raises potentially invalidating prior art: Finisar v DirecTV: (Patent Prospector), (Hal Wegner), (EDTexweblog.com), (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog), (IP Law360), (Patently-O), (Patently-O),
  • Gemstar – Gemstar, Digeo settle patent dispute over television program guides: (IP Law360),
  • Given Imaging – Given signs $2 million preliminary settlement of patent dispute with Olympus over capsule endoscopy products: (IP Law360), (IP Factor),
  • Grantley Patent Holdings – Clear Channel Communications ordered to pay Grantley more than $66 million for willful patent infringement; Clear Channel believes verdict will be reversed on appeal: (IP Law360),
  • Honeywell – CAFC affirms noninfringement keyed to prosecution history estoppel because patentee did not show alleged equivalent unforeseeable at time of amendment: Honeywell v Hamilton Sundstrand: (Hal Wegner), (Patent Prospector), (IP Updates), (IP Law360),
  • Honeywell – Honeywell, Teledyne enter into cross-licensing deal, settling aircraft patent dispute: (IP Law360),
  • Howrey – Two former clients sue Howrey, Howrey partner alleging breach of fiduciary duty over bad patent deal: (IPBiz),
  • IBM – IBM seeks patent on typing-to-speak in a call centre: (Techdirt),
  • Intex Recreation Corp – Jury finds Intex did not infringe Sofpool’s but insufficient evidence of patent invalidity: (EDTexweblog.com),
  • Justia – State of Oregon uses copyright law to prevent other sites from publicising Oregon law: (Patry Copyright Blog), (The Trademark Blog),
  • LSI – LSI sues United Microelectronics Corp and others for infringement of patent related to semiconductor devices: (IP Law360),
  • Monsanto – CAFC orders Bayer Bioscience to pay Monsanto’s attorneys fees due to Bayer’s inequitable conduct during prosecution of transgenic corn patents: (IP Law360), (Patent Prospector),
  • MPAA – MPAA sues Pullmylink.com torrent site for copyright infringement: (Ars Technica),
  • New England Patriots – New England Patriots still pursuing trade mark rights for ‘19-0’ despite their final record this season at 18-1: (Techdirt),
  • Norgren – ITC declines to review earlier ruling that SMC did not infringe Norgren’s patents in dispute over devices used in compressed-air systems: (IP Law360),
  • OK Go – Music group OK Go allege treadmill dancing in Bayer’s Berocca advertisement breaches copyright in concept used in earlier OK Go video clip: (Patry Copyright Blog), (Techdirt),
  • Osram – Federal Circuit clears Osram of unfair competition and trade libel in regard to telling customers it believed that Dominant Semiconductors had infringed its patents for light-emitting diode technology: (IP Law360), (Patent Prospector),
  • Pure Digital Technology – Advanced Video Technologies sues Pure Digital Tech, maker of Flip video camera, alleging patent infringement: (IP Law360),
  • Qualcomm – Telco’s enter licensing framework for LTE, Qualcomm doesn’t sign up: (IP finance),
  • Rambus – CAFC vacates FTC’s decision that Rambus breached antitrust duty by violating JEDEC patent disclosure rules and orders new trial: (Philip Brooks), (Techdirt), (Ars Technica), (IP Law360), (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog), (Hal Wegner), (IPBiz), (IP Law360),
  • Reid – Court says IP addresses are private: State of New Jersey v Shirley Reid: (Out-Law),
  • Rembrandt – FTC may get involved in patent dispute over Rembrandt’s digital TV patents: (Techdirt),
  • RIAA – RIAA escapes sanctions, drops copyright infringement case against homeless man, Chaz Berry: (Ars Technica),
  • Rosen – Copyright predicate acts for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations Act claim are subject to Rule 9(b) heightened pleading: Rosen v Mystery Method: (Chicago IP Litigation Blog),
  • Rowling: Copyright infringement case over Harry Potter lexicon: (Techdirt), (IP ADR Blog), (IP ADR Blog), (IP Factor), (Techdirt),
  • Tessera – Tessera files new ITC complaint against Siliconware Precision Industries Co, STATS ChipPAC, ASE and ChipMOS Technologies claiming infringement of three patents relating to miniature semiconductors: (IP Law360),
  • Target – MPEG-2 patent holders sue Target Corp for allegedly infringing their intellectual property with its Trutech brand of digital televisions and DVD players: (IP Law360),
  • UniRAM – Judge awards UniRAM $5 million in prejudgment interest in its patent dispute with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co: (IP Law360),
  • University of Georgia – Judge allows National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s copyright infringement claim against University of Georgia teachers to go forward: (IP Law360),
  • Victoria’s Secret – Katrina Plew sues Victoria’s Secret for infringement of her patent relating to a strapless convertible bra: (IPBiz), (Counterfeit Chic),
  • VNUS Medical Tech – USPTO continues VNUS patent in laser treatment suit against AngioDynamics: (IP Law360),
  • Wachovia – Wachovia loses bid to block four former employees and Banc of America Investment Services from using what it claims is its confidential information to solicit Wachovia’s customers and employees: (IP Law360),
  • Zenith Electronics – Purchases from licensed manufacturer come with implied license to practice the invention (regardless of non-infringing uses): Zenith Electronics v PDI Communications: (Patently-O)
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