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24 Aug
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Patent: Case Note: Helifix Ltd. v Blok-lok Ltd.

Nandan Pendsey, IP Attorney, San Diego, USA Anticipation and On Sale Bar Facts The ‘801 patent was for a “method of securing walls with a tie”. In January, 1993, representatives of Helifix attended the World of Concrete Trade show in Las Vegas where they displayed a brochure. The brochure describes the uses of ties both […]

22 Aug
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Trademarks: Yahoo gets the first ever sound mark in India

An application for registration of a sound mark, a type of non-conventional trademark, was filed in the Trade Mark Registry at Delhi. The sound mark was filed by California-based Internet firm Yahoo! Inc. for its three-note Yahoo yodel. The Indian Trademark Registry finally granted its first ever sound mark for the Yahoo yodel on 18 […]

21 Aug
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Copyright: AP settles online copyright lawsuit with Moreover Technologies

A copyright infringement case was filed by AP, a not for profit news cooperative, in the U.S. District court in New York in October against Moreover Technologies Inc. and its parent company, VeriSign Inc. for improper usage of its copyrighted headlines, stories and photos. The defendant company used to aggregate and redistribute the news online. […]

04 Aug
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Patent: Case Note: Rhone-Poulenc Agro v. Dekalb Genetics Corp., 284 F.3d 1323 (Fed. Cir. 2002)

Author: Ken Aoki, Patent Agent, Japan TOPIC State law/federal law, bona fide purchaser CASE HISTORY Appeal from a trial court decision dismissing infringement claims against Monsanto (sublicensee of DeKalb). CASE FACTS RPA granted a license to DeKalb with a sublicensing right. DeKalb sublicensed its rights to Monsanto. Later, it was found that DeKalb had fraudulently […]

30 Jul
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Patent: Case Note: TrafFix Devices, Inc. v. Mktg. Displays, Inc., 532 U.S. 23

Author: Ken Aoki, Patent Agent, Japan CASE HISTORY The 6th Circuit reversed the district court’s decision for TrafFix. TrafFix appeals to the Supreme Court. CASE FACTS • MDI’s patent: dual-spring stand to keep signs upright despite adverse wind condition • After MDI’s patents expired, TrafFix copied MDI’s product and sold its products. • MDI sued […]

26 Jul
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Patent: Case Note: Rosaire v. Baroid Sales

Author: Nandan Pendsey, IP Attorney, San Diego, USA Issue Does the earlier experiment by Gulf Corp. invalidate the patents of Rosaire as the inventions were known or used? Holding Yes, as the earlier experiments constituted prior knowledge and use according to Sec 102 (a), they invalidated the patents. Rule 102 (a) Facts Rosaire and Horvitz […]

24 Jul
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Patent: Case Note: Inamed Vs Lubomyr Kuzmak

Author: Nandan Pendsey, IP Attorney, San Diego, USA Case Facts Inamed Corporation was a licensee of Dr. Kuzmak as Dr. Kuzmak had four patents covering   devices and methods for surgical treatment of obesity. The patent in question was directed to a method for performing gastric banding surgery using a calibration tube and electronic sensor apparatus. […]

24 Jul
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Copyright: Gramophone Company of India Ltd. – Appellants vs. Birendra Bahadur Pandey and Ors. – Respondent, AIR 1984 SC 667.

Author: Anupama Y., Intern, Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd now BananaIP To know more about BananaIP (Earlier known as Brain League) visit www.bananaip.com Judgment delivered by E.S. Venkataramiah, O. Chinnappa Reddy and R.B. Misra. CASE FACTS: Gramophone Company of India Limited is the owner of copyright in the recordings of performing artists to whom […]

03 Jul
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Patent: Patents: WiMAX patents available for License at “more predictable cost”

Major technology giants like Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Clear wire, Samsung and Sprint who hold WiMAX 4G mobile broadband technology patents have come together to form a WiMAX patents pool. It is called as “Open Patent Alliance”, which helps the companies to get WiMAX licenses from a single source. The goal is to provide WiMAX licenses to […]

03 Jul
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Patents: Leading companies form Allied Security Trust

Some of the leading companies have come together to form a trust called as the Allied Security Trust with an objective of fighting Patent Trolls. Some of the members of the trust include, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Sun Microsystems and so on. A member can join the trust by paying 2, 50, 000 US Dollars and […]

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