Patent Prosecution. Legal news and articles for November 29 - 30, 2011

Lipitor patent expires, all eyes on Ranbaxy genericIn Australia, Samsung scores rare patent win vs AppleLipitor is Dead. Long Live Lipitor!Are Apple and Samsung's Patent Wars Going Too Far?Apple's Worldwide War on Samsung and AndroidFacebook, EU Privacy, HTC, Zynga: Intellectual PropertyNewComLink Names James Howicz General CounselIntellectual property court to be created in RussiaPatently-O Bits & Bytes by Lawrence HigginsSamsung wins Australian round of legal battle against AppleIn Australia, Samsung scores rare patent win vs AppleFacebook, EU Privacy, HTC, Rating Apps: Intellectual PropertyIn re Stepan Co. (Fed. Cir. 2011)The Difference Between the ™ and the ® Symbol? Bowie & Jensen's Kim Grimsley ...The Difference Between the ™ and the ® Symbol? Bowie & Jensen's Kim Grimsley ...

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Samsung's patent war backfires into antitrust investigation
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If violation of antitrust laws is confirmed, firms may face fines of up to 10% of their global sales. Samsung's investigation for antitrust law violation by the EU has brought accusations from some that its strategy of concentrating on standard ...more »

Dr. Harry J. Guttman, Patent Attorney, Coordinates Small Chemical Business ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 7, 2011

Dr. Guttman coordinated two half-day sessions, "What Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know about Patents, Trademarks, and Intellectual Property: Parts 1 and 2," for the Division of Small Chemical Businesses at the Joint Regional ACS meeting. ...more »

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Lipitor patent expires, all eyes on Ranbaxy generic
Business StandardNovember 30, 2011

The company has also, as noted earlier, authorised US-based generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals to sell the “authorised generic” of Lipitor after patent expiry. US laws permit the patent holder to allow one such “authorised generic” to be ...more »

In Australia, Samsung scores rare patent win vs Apple
Yahoo! 7 NewsNovember 30, 2011

US judges are usually hostile to considering precedents from other countries in their decisions, said Timothy Holbrook, an intellectual property professor at Emory Law. "What happens in Australia will have no impact on what happens in the US," Holbrook ...more »

Lipitor is Dead. Long Live Lipitor!
ForbesNovember 30, 2011

This is a remarkable development, and it's due to the best health-care law passed by Congress in the last fifty years: the 1984 Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, better known as Hatch-Waxman. Hatch-Waxman created a pathway for ...more »

Are Apple and Samsung's Patent Wars Going Too Far?
ForbesNovember 30, 2011

Unfortunately for Apple, Sony (NYSE: SNE) and any other company that wants to pick a fight, patent law disregards creativity and originality. In these battles, the only thing the law cares about is which company holds the oldest patent. ...more »

Apple's Worldwide War on Samsung and Android
ZDNet (blog)November 30, 2011

Summary: Business intellectual property patent and design wars are no longer confined to just a single country. Now, lead by Apple, they're being fought all over the world. Lucky us. ...more »

Facebook, EU Privacy, HTC, Zynga: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekNovember 30, 2011

The European Patent Office and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China agreed to cooperate to give access to a free Chinese-English translation service through the Internet by next year, according to a joint e-mailed ...more »

NewComLink Names James Howicz General Counsel
MarketWatch (press release)November 30, 2011

He also served as Assistant Counsel at Discover Card, where he supported all aspects of business operation and oversaw corporate, banking, credit, contract, e-commerce and trademark law. Howicz began his career as an attorney for CCH Incorporated and a ...more »

Intellectual property court to be created in Russia
The Voice of RussiaNovember 30, 2011

Novye Izvestia reports that Tuesday the Russian Federation Council has approved the creation intellectual property court. This new judicial body will settle legal argument related to intellectual property and patent rights and will be staffed with 30 ...more »

Patently-O Bits & Bytes by Lawrence Higgins
Patently-ONovember 30, 2011

On November 16 th the USPTO unveiled the Steve Jobs exhibit, highlighting the Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs. "This exhibit commemorates the far-reaching impact of Steve Jobs' entrepreneurship and innovation on our daily lives," said David Kappos ...more »

Samsung wins Australian round of legal battle against Apple
MemeburnNovember 30, 2011

In its ruling, the court expressed doubt that allowing Samsung to sell its devices in the country would infringe on Apple's patent rights in the country. This places significant doubt on Apple's prospects of success, should it choose to continue ...more »

In Australia, Samsung scores rare patent win vs Apple
ReutersNovember 30, 2011

US judges are usually hostile to considering precedents from other countries in their decisions, said Timothy Holbrook, an intellectual property professor at Emory Law. "What happens in Australia will have no impact on what happens in the US," Holbrook ...more »

Facebook, EU Privacy, HTC, Rating Apps: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekNovember 30, 2011

In cases where privacy law “is seriously breached” some data protection authorities in the EU “are unable to do anything but address recommendations to the responsible data controller,” EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said yesterday. ...more »

In re Stepan Co. (Fed. Cir. 2011)
Patent DocsNovember 30, 2011

Zurko, 527 US 150 (1999), where the Supreme Court found that the Federal Circuit, like all appellate courts, was constrained by the provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act of 1948 in the exercise of its supervisory authority over the US Patent...more »

The Difference Between the ™ and the ® Symbol? Bowie & Jensen's Kim Grimsley ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)November 29, 2011

When companies create new products, they often give the product a unique and clever name, Kim Grimsley, a senior associate at Bowie & Jensen who heads the Trademark Group at the Towson, Maryland business law firm says. ...more »

The Difference Between the ™ and the ® Symbol? Bowie & Jensen's Kim Grimsley ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)November 29, 2011

Bowie & Jensen is a Maryland-based law firm with attorneys representing clients around the world. Bowie & Jensen focuses on Business Litigation, Business Transactions, Construction Law, Entertainment Law, Employment Law, Estates & Trusts, ...more »

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