Monthly Archives: August 2004

So you want to monitor a patent-

So you want to monitor a patent%3F %7C IP News Blog: “So you want to monitor a paten -Submitted by Carey. 35 U.S.C.  The folks at Varchars have come up with a neat little perl hack that allows you to … Continue reading

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ANDA filing doesn’t constitute Willful patent infringement

“Glaxo Group Limited v. Apotex, Inc., 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 15489 (Fed. Cir., July 27, 2004) Apotex, Inc. (‘Apotex’) appeals the judgment of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, which found that Apotex’s filing of … Continue reading

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WAR FOR DRUGS……..

Drug Wars: six lawyers discussing genrics Vs big Pharma drug war In our roundtable, pharma lawyers dissect the changes in Hatch-Waxman, the costs of patent litigation, and the blurring line between generic and branded drug companies. IP Law & Business/August … Continue reading

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Profiting from Patents–anyway-whether ethical or ….

“Submarine Patents Sunk: One of the frequent criticisms I hear of the U.S. patent system in particular is the existence of ‘submarine’ patents. This term refers to patents that issue very long after their filing. So a company or organization … Continue reading

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Who lost it…. plant breeder or farmer or we

Navigating the patent maze: Court Decisions: “Schmeiser v Monsanto By this time, most of you have heard that ‘Monsanto won’ over Percy Schmeiser in the Canadian Supreme Court. Actually, Mr Schmeiser was found to have infringed Monsanto’s patent but no … Continue reading

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The Invent Blog: Software Patents

The Invent Blog: Software Patents: “EU software patents a reality Via Bill Heinze, The European Council approved the Software Patents Directive which will now be sent back to the European Parliament for another vote in the Fall where reversing the … Continue reading

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Vote on Software patent directives in EU EurActiv.com Portal – News nr 1507687

Tension grows as Council prepares to vote on software patents directive Background:On 20 February 2002, the Commission presented a proposal for a Directive on the Patentability of computer-implemented inventions. These are defined as inventions “involving the use of a computer, … Continue reading

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Software Patents in EU

The Invent Blog: Software Patents: “Software patents in Europe Arnoud Engelfriet e-mailed me to some links on his site about software patents in Europe: Examples of granted European business method patents The patentability of business methods at the European Patent … Continue reading

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Patently Obvious: MBHB Patent Law Blog: Patent Explosion

Patently Obvious: MBHB Patent Law Blog: Patent Explosion: “Aug 02, 2004 Patent Explosion The past twenty years has seen increadible increases in the number of patents both applied for and issued. In her most recent paper (PDF), Berkeley professor and … Continue reading

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