IP Think Tank Global Week in Review – 23 May 2008

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Highlights this week included:

Indian Patent Office decisions now searchable and downloadable: (Indian Patent Oppositions), (Generic Pharmaceuticals & IP), (Spicy IP),

Institute for Progress study on inter partes re-examination: (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog), (IAM), (Hal Wegner)

Nintendo loses patent suit over 3D controller; Anascape awarded $21M in damages: motion for remittitur filed: (Techdirt), (Daily Dose of IP), (Out-Law), (EDTexweblog.com),


Global – General

UNICITRAL begins debate on harmonising secured financing, IP laws: (Intellectual Property Watch),

WIPO to launch pilot training program for indigenous communities: (WIPO),

Taylor Wessing’s global IP index: (Afro-IP),

Reporting IP – Mapping what drives value: (Part 1 – IP finance), (Part 2 – IP finance),

UN events map efforts to narrow digital divide, increase information access: (Intellectual Property Watch),

‘Meet the bloggers’ latest news: (IPKat), (Afro-IP), (IP finance),

The future of the international IP system: (IP Down Under),

Speed pays in IP commercialisation: (Dilanchian),

Relatip.com – social/IP blog: (Patentably Defined),

Australia’s Francis Gurry chosen as WIPO DG: (Managing Intellectual Property), (IPwar’s)

Global – Trade Marks / Domain Names / Brands

Madrid mid-year update: (Australian Trade Marks Law Blog),

Leading in-house trade mark teams revealed at Berlin awards ceremony: (IAM),

What is a counterfeit? – UAE, Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia and Tunisia draft resolution on counterfeiting: (KEI),

Users raise Madrid System questions: (Managing Intellectual Property),

How to build brands globally: (Managing Intellectual Property),

Profile: Rhonda Steele, INTA President: (Managing Intellectual Property),

Securitisation and coexistence agreements: (IP finance),

Get your money’s worth in trade mark damages: (Managing Intellectual Property),

Brand valuation: art or science? – Discussion of Catherine Tremblay’s article on cost approach: (IP finance),

US Congress cites free expression as reason ICANN must remain controlled by US government: (IP Justice),

A new organisation around IP in your company?: (Innovationpartners),

ICANN reforms threaten voice of IP owners: (Managing Intellectual Property),

INTA 130th annual meeting – a report: (IPKat), (Intellectual Property Watch), (IAM),

INTA’s online Committee Portal premiers: (Managing Intellectual Property),

Hans Van Bylen tells how careful brand management and exploitation of ‘glocal’ products helped Henkel become global player: (Managing Intellectual Property),

Records number of IP owners applied for international trade marks under Madrid system last year: (Managing Intellectual Property),

Interview with Frank Meixner, Bayer on integration of trade mark portfolios with mergers and acquisitions: (Managing Intellectual Property),

Interview with Thomas Schatz, Staedtler Group on brand development and protection and innovation: (Managing Intellectual Property),

INTA, ‘ghost’ brands and trade marks: (IPEG),

‘The problem with the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty (and what to do about it)’ by A Shaw: (IP Justice)

Global – Patents

Novel searching technique to find patent for a product: (Ezine @rticles),

Tech transfer awards nominees announced: (Managing Intellectual Property),

What’s wrong with software patents?: (Technological Innovation and Intellectual Property),

Does Petra Moser show patents encourage successful innovation?: (IPBiz)

Global – Copyright

Musopen puts classical recordings, scores in public domain: (Ars Technica)


26-27 May : EU Workshop for mediators in IP disputes – Geneva: (IPR-Helpdesk),

27 May: Oliver Rivers to give short talk on ‘spurious precision’ – London: (IP finance),

28 May / 11 June: US PLI ‘Advanced patent licensing 2008: What you need to know before licensing your patent’ – New York / San Francisco: (Patent Docs),

28-30 May: US Worldwide Business Research: PharmaBiotech IP summit –Philadelphia: (Patent Docs),

29-30 May: EU Advanced workshop for mediators in IP disputes – Geneva: (IPR-Helpdesk),

29-30 May: US ACI ‘FDA boot camp’ conference – San Francisco: (Orange Book Blog),

1-3 June: ACC Europe 2008 annual conference ‘Becoming a global legal manager: Developing the skills you will need to manage the legal department of tomorrow’ – Madrid: (www.tcp-events.co.uk),

2 June: UK: Annie Lachmansingh to speak on IP law at Commercial Lawyers Conference – London: (Rouse & Co International),

3 June: UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law launch seminar on latest developments in UK and European patent, trade mark, and copyright law – London: (IPKat),

3 June: IPRIA/AIPPI Australia free public seminar on the future of the international IP system – Melbourne: (IPRIA)

3-4 June: European Charter conference – facilitating SMEs life! – Brdo: (IPR-Helpdesk),

5-6 June: USFDA public meeting on evaluation of product trade names: (FDA Law Blog),

9-12 June: (US) Strategies for management of IP – Chicago: (IPR-Helpdesk),

11 June: MARQUES ‘First meeting with Spanish Judges of the Community Trade Mark Courts’ – Alicante: (Class 46),

16 June / 1 July: US PLI: ‘Prior art & obviousness 2008: The PTO and CAFC perspective on patent law sections 102 & 103’ – San Francisco / New York: (Patent Docs),

17-19 June: Australia: IPRIA & IPTA seminars ‘Privilege and the IP professional’ – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane: (IP Down Under),

17-20 June: US BIO international convention – San Diego: (Patent Docs), (Patent Baristas),

18-20 June: IIR generic drugs summit – Washington: (Orange Book Blog),

18-20 June / 9-11 July: US PLI: ‘Fundamentals of patent prosecution 2008: A boot camp for claim drafting & amendment writing’ – New York / San Francisco: (Patent Docs),

23 June: US LSI: ‘Multilateral patents’ – San Francisco: (Patent Docs),

23 June: STEP / Committee on National Statistics conference on ‘Intangible assets: measuring and enhancing their contribution to corporate value and economic growth’ – Washington:  (IP finance),

25-26 June: IP Business Congress – Amsterdam: (IP Business Congress 2008),

30 June – 1 July: International conference on public domain in the digital age – Louvain-la-Neuve: (IPR-Helpdesk),

30 June – 4 July: EU: Seminar on IP and entrepreneurship competitiveness – Santander: (IPR-Helpdesk),

16 July: US LSI: Patent claim construction workshop – Seattle: (Patent Docs),

21-23 July: EU ATRIP meeting on future of European patent system – Munich: (IPR-Helpdesk),

24-25 July / 11-12 August: US PLI: ‘Advanced patent prosecution workshop 2008: Claim drafting & amendment writing’: New York / San Francisco: (Patent Docs),

30-31 July: IACCM ‘ask the expert’ call; Duncan Bucknell leading discussion on IP strategy: (IP ThinkTank),

11-12 September: US LSI: 4th annual conference on ‘Current issues in complex IP licensing’ – Philadelphia: (Patent Docs),

15-16 September: US ACI 10th advanced forum on biotech patents – Boston: (Generic Pharmaceuticals & IP), (Patent Docs),

22-23 September: US: ACI FDA boot camp conference – Boston: (Patent Docs)

Pharma & Biotech

Pharma & Biotech – General

Pharmaceutical polymorphs & patent strategy: (IP ThinkTank),

Brand name and generic medicines can play together: (Patent Baristas),

Access to drugs: One World Health solution: (Afro-IP),

KS Jayaraman on biotech patents and the future of compulsory licensing: (Spicy IP),

A new way to get medicine to the poor: (Spicy IP),

Of fog and thickets: the WHO IGWG process: (KEI),

Slow going on IP, innovation strategy at Health Assembly: (Intellectual Property Watch),

World Health Assembly opens on note of global crises, hope for IP: (Intellectual Property Watch),

IP issues come to a head at World Health Assembly: (Intellectual Property Watch),

Firms seek patents on ‘climate ready’ altered crops: (Patent Lens), (Spicy IP),

Is it OK to profit from climate change?: (Patent Baristas),

Canada: Generic drug manufacturers urge Parliament to forfeit idea of new regulations delaying their ability to reproduce drugs: (Spicy IP),

India: Indian generics and health activists having problem over patent titles: (Patent Circle),

Europe: EPO to determine in June the fate of WARF stem cell patent application: (IPBiz),

India: Choking the patients??? – Generic manufacturers aggressively promote expensive doxofylline over price controlled equivalent theophylline: (Spicy IP),

Middle East – Ranbaxy strengthens presence in Middle East region: (GenericsWeb),

Scotland: Future funding of stem cell companies in Scotland dependent on EPO Enlarged Board of Appeals’ decision on stem cell patentability: (IP finance),

South Africa: More on AIDS/access debate – Patrick Bond article on Thabo Mbeki’s AIDS policy: (Afro-IP),

Uganda: Counterfeit and fake drugs threaten to promote malaria again: (Afro-IP),

UK: BGMA leader plans push for more generic prescribing: (GenericsWeb),

US: FTC issues FY2007 pharmaceutical company settlement agreements summary: agreements involving authorised generics on the rise: (FDA Law Blog),

US: Patent litigation under a future Biosimilars Act: (Orange Book Blog),

US: Patent settlements in which pharmaceutical companies pay to keep generic competition of the market may stifle competition says FTC: (IP Law360),

US: Rough times ahead for biotech industry? – Discussion of San Francisco Chronicle report: (Patent Docs),

US: Three things could make or break an ANDA: (IP Law360),

US: Pharmaceutical companies taking steps to comply with new regulations to fight drug counterfeiting: (California Biotech Law Blog),

US: MM&M names pharma top 20: (Patent Docs)

Pharma & Biotech – Products

Felbatol (Felbamate) – USPTO revokes both patents on epilepsy drug Felbamate: (Philip Brooks),

Lovenox (Enoxaparin) – Inequitable conduct: failure to submit full experimental details: Aventis v Amphastar Pharmaceuticals: (Patently-O),

Propecia (Finasteride) – UK: Court of Appeal considers Swiss claims; departs from national precedent to follow EPO precedent approving pharmaceutical use claim: Actavis UK v Merck & Co: (IPKat), (more from IPKat), (Hal Wegner), (IP Law360),

Protonix (Pantoprazole) – US: Wyeth, Nycomed launch patent suit against Sandoz to prevent generic version of Protonix: (IP Law360), (GenericsWeb),


Funding of innovation: where should the money be spent?: (Afro-IP),

INTA annual meeting: African trade mark issues highlighted: (Afro-IP),

Africa warms to trade marks: (Afro-IP),

South Africa: Treasury – request for submissions on IP tax / exchange control issues: (Afro-IP)


Trade mark opposition – Objection by Television Food Network GP to application by Food Channel Network Pty Ltd for late extension of time to serve evidence in support: (IPRoo),

Applicant given opportunity to amend where 51 of 56 claims lack novelty: Arrow Plastics Pty Ltd v NCI Packaging Pty Ltd: (IPRoo),

Copyright in TV guides: Nine Network Australia Pty Limited v IceTV Pty Limited: (LawFont.com), (IPwar’s)


NDP response to Prentice DMCA: (Michael Geist),

Exclaim.ca coverage of Canadian DMCA: (Michael Geist),

What Prentice could say to the US – US pressure to introduce Canadian DMCA: (Michael Geist),

Prentice’s DMCA deception: (Michael Geist),

Head of Professional Writers Association declares no copyright crisis: (Michael Geist),

Copyfight at Library of Parliament Committee: (Michael Geist),

The anti-piracy scam: Canada insulted again: (Patry Copyright Blog)


Ritz-Carlton wins trade mark infringement case: (Rouse & Co International),

Zippo 3D mark ruled distinctive by Beijing Court: (Rouse & Co International),

684 cases involving disputes over plant variety protection handled by Chinese courts in past six years: (Rouse & Co International),

Qingdao ordered to pay RMB 2,000,000 Yuan compensation for using pirated software: (Rouse & Co International),

Philips awarded compensation in patent infringement case over shavers: (Rouse & Co International),

Securing Innovation and patents in China: (Securing Innovation),

China IPR SME Helpdesk – web service dedicated to IP in China recently launched: (IPR-Helpdesk)


Louis Vuitton sues Danish artist Nadia Plesner over trade mark infringing Dafur fundraiser t-shirt: (Class 46)


ECJ (finally) queried about trade marks use and sponsored links: (Class 46),

CFI dismisses appeal in Enercon v OHIM over CTM application for the letter ‘E’ for various electricity generation products: (IPKat),

Patent sharks and a Euro perspective on circumnavigating them: (ISinIP),

OHIM 3rd annual user satisfaction survey – full report now available: (Class 46),

OHIM Administrative Council Chair Antonio Campinos on tensions between OHIM and EU member states, Madrid Protocol and promoting IP in Portugal: (Managing Intellectual Property),

Interview with Katrin Steinberg of METRO on retail service marks in the EU: (Managing Intellectual Property),

Community trade mark – use it or lose it: (Managing Intellectual Property),

Draft agreement on EU patent judiciary: (BLOG@IP::JUR), (IAM),

EU statistics on customs seizures of counterfeit goods: (Class 46), (IPR-Helpdesk),

Linklaters talk ‘Community designs – a silver bullet or a rubber dagger?’: (IPKat),

ICC IP tool-kit for chambers of commerce: (Class 46)


National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland: Trade mark statistics: (Class 46),

List of trade marks with reputation: (Class 46)


Social networking giant ‘StudiVZ’ complains mathematics portal ‘MatheVZ’ infringes trade mark rights: (Class 46)


Inside the DPMA – Germany’s patent and trade mark office: (Managing Intellectual Property)


ICANN formalises relationship with ccTLD manager for Iceland: (Class 46)


Controversy over Bombay Stock Exchange’s attempt to register ‘Sense&xrsquo; as a trade mark: (Spicy IP),

Court’s jurisdiction determined in trade mark suit: Archie Comic Publications v Purple Creations PVT Ltd: (International Law Office),

Indian Patent Office decisions now searchable and downloadable: (Indian Patent Oppositions), (Generic Pharmaceuticals & IP), (Spicy IP),

Indian patent database: government response to Spicy IP petition: (Spicy IP),

FICCI working group on Indian Patent Office: (Spicy IP),

Controller decisions goes public (Part 2): (Patent Circle),

Kolkata Knight Riders sued for copyright violation by Indian Performing Rights Society for playing film songs without permission: (Spicy IP)


Iran overhauls IP system: (Managing Intellectual Property)


Israel Patent Office launches new trade mark interface: (The IP Factor)


Japan successfully misuses copyright law to convict virus author: (Techdirt),

Nanya drops appeal in DRAM suit against Fujitsu: (IP Law360),

Japan announces launch of peer to patent: (Cairns),

Thomson Reuters expands Japanese patent coverage in Derwent World Patents Index: (Thomson Reuters)

Middle East

How to crack the Middle East market – new markets, challenges to IP owners: (Managing Intellectual Property)


Microsoft demands verb ‘msn-ing’ be erased from Dutch dictionary: (Class 46)

New Zealand

Copyright for the digital era: new act legalises format shifting: (International Law Office)


Polish patent office: 90th anniversary: (Class 46)


30% increase of trade mark applications: (Class 46),


Online television re-broadcaster predicts rapid growth; re-broadcasting UK TV channels without permission: (Out-Law)

United Arab Emirates

First collection of industrial design applications published: (International Law Office)

United Kingdom

Good news for IP taxation in the UK – but is it too late?: (IP finance),

Controversial Aerotel UK patent for telephone system revoked: (IPKat), (more from IPKat),

Software patents: Court considers substantive technical contribution: Astron Clinica v Comptroller General of Patents: (International Law Office),

UK antitrust guidelines to cover IP, remedies: (IP Law360)

Manchester businesses targeted in unlicensed software crackdown: (Out-Law),

UKIPO: New national offices websites for INTA: (Class 46)

United States

US General

Leaked US government paper on proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement from Wikileaks: (IP Justice),

Wall Street firms in a trade secrets state of mind: (IP Law360),

Section 337: A thoroughly international IP statute: (IP Law360),

World Economic Forum ‘Global competition report’ – US top for competitiveness and innovation, but is an also-ran on IP protection: (IAM),

Congratulations to Chicago’s members of the IP 50 under 45: (Chicago IP Litigation Blog)

US Patent Reform

Maybe it isn’t going to get much better: (Patent Docs),

Save the date – initial scheduling of Tafas/GSK v Dudas appeal: (Patent Docs),

Conflict and cooperation: (Patent Prospector),

Bush Administration presses on for Patent Reform Bill this year: (Intellectual Property Watch), (Patent Docs),

PTO AQS ‘almost daily’ lobbying includes Peterlin, Toupin, but also John Love, Jeff Taylor: (Hal Wegner),

PTO pushes for AQS-based ‘reform’: Commissioner Doll identifies General Counsel Toupin as lead AQS lobbyist: (Hal Wegner)

US Patents

The road to a successful Markman hearing: (IP Law360),

USPTOExaminers.com: (Patently-O),

Festo 20+ year litigation may end Tuesday 27 May: (Hal Wegner)

Patent Troll Tracker case update: (IPBiz),

Patent application for a method for creating index fund: (Techdirt),

Pre-filing investigation of patent infringement when reviewing a motion for attorney fees: (Philip Brooks),

‘Green revolution’ spurring the next patent boom: (IP Law360)

Institute for Progress study on inter partes re-examination: (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog), (IAM), (Hal Wegner)

Agrizap’s lessons on secondary considerations: (IP Law360),

Unappealing appeals in US senior courts: (IP ThinkTank),

Survey on dependent claims: (Results – Patently-O), (Link to questionnaire – Patently-O),

No comprende el postulado: (Patent Prospector),

Careful assertion: (Patent Prospector),

Movie on peer to patent process: (Cairns), (Innovationpartners), (Securing Innovation),

Is use of home loans to attract researchers a good idea?: (Patent Baristas),

Federal Circuit Chief Judge Michel ‘State of the court’ address: (Patently-O), (Patent Prospector),

Another modest proposal on reducing the backlog of pending patent applications: (Patent Docs),

Patent malpractice pre-emption – Nebraska vs Federal Circuit(?): (Hal Wegner)

US Copyright

Copyright battles are about controlling new technologies – response to post ‘Harvey Schein and the VCR’ at Patry Copyright Blog: (Techdirt),

Redefining ‘distribution’ in the internet age: (IP Law360),

US implementation of the making-available right – Discussion of CSDP paper: (IPcentral Weblog),

Developers of musical ringtones may benefit from using the statutory licence created by s 115 Copyright Act: (Intellectual Property Law Blog),

Is the Copyright Royalty Board unconstitutional?: (Techdirt),

Orphan works update: is the legislation fair to copyright holders?: (Electronic Frontier Foundation),

Lessig’s New York Times op-ed criticising Orphan Works Bill: (Michael Geist), (response from Public Knowledge),

Orphan works – myth and fact: (Public Knowledge),

Orphan works legislation returns to Congress: (Electronic Frontier Foundation), (Ars Technica),

Chris Soghoian’s article on whether watching an infringing YouTube video is copyright infringement: (Techdirt)

US Trademarks

Don’t fall into the fraud trap at TTAB: (Managing Intellectual Property),

What Sarbanes-Oxley means for you: (Managing Intellectual Property),

New features on USPTO’s trade mark electronic search system: (IP Menu News)

US – Companies / Entities

Acacia Research Corp – Patent asserted by Acacia and Veritec covering a type of scanner found to be invalid in case brought against Cognex: (IP Law360), (IPBiz),

Airgo – CAFC affirms non-infringement ruling; District Court Judge notes uncertain region between interpreting spec and importing elements into claims mentioned: Airgo v ArvinMeritor: (ISinIP),

Alltel – NTP adds Alltel to hitlist of companies to sue for infringing patents allowing mobile devices to send and receive email: (IP Law360)

Apple – Apple sues iPod accessories maker Atico International for patent and trade mark infringement: (IP Law360),

Apple – Man & Machine sues Apple and CBS alleging trade mark infringement related to use of ‘Mighty Mouse’ trade mark: (Ars Technica), (IP Down Under), (IP Law360),

ATI Technologies – Reexamination request; parties agree to protective order limiting use of confidential information related to patents-in-suit: Silicon Graphics v ATI Technologies: (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog),

Autodesk – Court says reselling software is okay in case brought by Autodesk against eBay seller Timothy Verner: (Techdirt), (Patry Copyright Blog), (Electronic Frontier Foundation),

Bausch & Lomb – Bausch & Lomb’s suit against Rexall stayed pending patent re-examination: (IP Law360),

Baxter – Baxster sues Talecris over blood test patents: (IP Law360),

Bilski – Discussion of In Re Bilski: (Ars Technica), (Patent Baristas),

BorgWarner – Hilite International sues BorgWarner over timing technology patent: (IP Law360),

Cadbury – CAFC revives trade secrets dispute between The Topps Company and Cadbury Stani over Bazooka bubble gum, finding district judge erred when granting SJ in Cadbury’s favour: (IP Law360),

Cardia – Judge finalises $2.25M settlement in patent infringement dispute between Cardia and NMT Medical: (IP Law360),

ClearPlay – Nissim, ClearPlay spar again over DVD content filter: (IP Law360),

Covad – Court keeps Covad’s VoIP trade secrets suit against Revonet alive: (IP Law360),

Cytologix – Federal Circuit jurisdiction extends to non-patent portion of consolidated case: Cytologix Corp v Ventana Medical Systems: (Patently-O),

DuPont – CAFC gives patentee leeway in claiming priority and correcting PTO mistakes: EI du Pont v MacDermid Printing: (Patently-O),

Dura – Dura’s trade secrets claims must be clearer says Judge in case against Magna Donnelly Corp: (IP Law360),

Einstein’s Notes – Dr M Moulton of University of Florida copyrights study questions to fend off web cheat sheets such as ‘Einstein’s Notes’: (Ars Technica),

Experian – Experian, Katz settle over call processing patents: (IP Law360),

Fujitsu – Nanya Technology losing patent war against Fujitsu over DDR SDRAM chip technology: (Patent Prospector),

I-Flow – Order may clarify Southern California local patent litigation rules in case between I-Flow and Apex Medical Technologies: (IP Law360),

Justia – Justia and Public.Resource.Org sue State of Oregon for right to publish its laws online: (Ars Technica), (Patry Copyright Blog),

Kodak – Kodak, St Clair settles digital camera patent disputes: (Patent Prospector), (IP Law360),

LA Biomed – CAFC grants LA Biomed new heart-graft patent trial in case against Dr G White and Edwards Lifesciences: (IP Law360),

Lincoln National Life Insurance – Lincoln National files patent infringement suit against Transamerica Financial Life Insurance Co and sister companies over patent for method of providing retirement benefits: (IP Law360),

Lockhead Martin – Lockhead withdraws ‘B-24’ trade mark infringement claim relating to TurboSquid’s online images of military aircrafts: (Electronic Frontier Foundation),

Lorillard – Counterfeiting statutory damages are up to $1M/trade mark: Lorillard v Montrose Wholesale Candies & Sundries: (Chicago IP Litigation Blog),

LSI – ITC to investigate LSI Corp and Agere Systems’ complaint against semiconductor companies over alleged infringement of method patent for metallisation of tungsten in computer chips: (IP Law360),

LSI – On second appeal CAFC vacates non-infringement summary judgment and remands: LSI Industries v ImagePoint and Marketing Displays Inc; ImagePoint v Keyser Industries (aka Florida Plastics International v MDI: (Patent Prospector),

Mattel – Mattel settles suit against Bratz doll inventor Carter Bryant, but continues copyright case against Bratz manufacturer MGA Entertainment: (IP Law360),

Medtronic – Assignment agreement incorporating patent law terms should have patent law principles in jury instructions: Medtronic v White: (IP Law Observer),

Medtronic – Court refuses to grant preliminary injunction barring Nova from selling blood glucose meters in trade secrets battle with Medtronics: (IP Law360),

Microsoft – Alcatel-Lucent not infringing Microsoft unified communication systems patents after all decides ITC: (IP Law360),

Microsoft – New Microsoft virus scanning patent likely to be challenged: (Ars Technica),

MPAA – MPAA gets two more sites to settle for merely linking to infringing content: (Techdirt),

NICE Systems – Jury determines NICE’s products infringe Witness’ patent; awards $3.3M in damages; NICE intends to appeal: (Philip Brooks), (The IP Factor), (IP Law360),

Nintendo – Nintendo loses patent suit over 3D controller; Anascape awarded $21M in damages: motion for remittitur filed: (Techdirt), (Daily Dose of IP), (Out-Law), (EDTexweblog.com),

Nokia – New counsel on appeal does not overcome waiver of novelty argument: Golden Bridge Tech v Nokia and Lucent Tech: (Patently-O), (IP Law360), (Hal Wegner), (Patent Prospector),

Oracle – Phillips claim construction: changes methodology but unchanged results: Mangosoft v Oracle: (Patently-O),

Patent Rights Protection Group – PRPG files suit against casino gaming companies Cadillac Jack, Nova Gaming, and Video Gaming Technologies alleging infringement of gaming apparatus patents: (IP Law360),

Premier – Motion for stay pending re-examination granted with modifications in Premier v HP and Premier v Microsoft cases: (EDTexweblog.com),

Rambus – Rambus seeks supplemental damages award in patent battle with Hynix: (Philip Brooks),

Rattler Tools – Shotgun appeal of ten different claim constructions: Rattler Tools v Bilco Tools: (Hal Wegner), (IP Law360),

Razorsight – Razorsight pays Teoco Corp $4.5M to settle software theft suit: (IP Law360),

Red Cross – Johnson & Johnson loses trade mark case over Red Cross symbol: (IPKat), (IAM), (Patent Baristas), (Techdirt),

Red River – Red River Fiber Optic sues Verizon, AT&T, Qwest and others over patent for how to route calls on fibre-optic network: (IP Law360),

RIAA – Exonerated P2P defendant Tanya Andersen awarded costs against RIAA: (Electronic Frontier Foundation),

RIAA – P2P defendant J Thomas may have new trial due to ‘error of law’ re infringement by ‘making available’: Virgin v Thomas: (Electronic Frontier Foundation),

RIAA – RIAA denies accusations in Andersen’s malicious prosecution lawsuit: (Ars Technica),

River West – Smucker, River West settle Puritan oil spat: (IP Law360),

Samsung – Samsung Renesas settle DRAM infringement disputes: (IP Law360),

Sprint – Jury decides Sprint Nextel owes $2.8M to Enovsys for patent infringement: (IP Law360),

Stewart Title – CAFC revives Stewart Title’s copyright infringement lawsuit against Fidelity National Title Co over escrow and title forms: (IP Law360),

Sunny Isles Luxury Ventures – Summary judgment for defense affirmed in copyright action where similarity in architectural plans was in unprotectable concepts and not expression: Oravec v Sunny Isles Luxury Ventures: (IP Law Observer), (IP Law360),

TALtech – CAFC vacates inequitable conduct decision; prior art that inspired invention need not be disclosed if cumulative: TALtech v Esquel Apparel: (Hal Wegner), (IP Law360)

Tessera – ITC agrees to investigate Tessera’s allegations that a group of competitors illegally imported semiconductor packages that infringe Tessera’s patents: (IP Law360),

Third Dimension – Third Dimension Semiconductor and Fairchild Semiconductor patent battle starts with venue fight: (IP Law360),

TrafFix – Design patent provides evidence on non-functionality in trade dress claim: TrafFix Devices v Mktg Displays: (Patently-O),

VeriSign – Freedom Wireless, VeriSign strike deal in patent suit related to prepaid wireless technology: (IP Law360),

Visa – Every Penny Counts drops patent infringement proceedings against Visa, Mastercard, American Express over prepaid gift cards: (IP Law360),

Walt Disney – Fraudulent evidence to support copyright infringement claim: Shangold v Walt Disney: (Patry Copyright Blog),

Walt Disney – Glamour Shots Licensing sues Disney for infringing Hannah Montana candy trade mark: (IP Law360),

Widevine – Widevine adds another patent in lawsuit against Verimatrix over video encryption technology: (IP Law360)

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