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3 hrs ago | JD Supra

Ninth Circuit Allows Delinquent Corporation To Sue And Own Trademarks

In Southern California Darts Association v. Zaffina , the Ninth Circuit held that a corporation, whose charter had been suspended by the state of California in 1977, had standing in 2012 to sue and to own trademarks as an unincorporated association.

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Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Law

7 hrs ago | TechSpot

Google's new Glass patent depicts a sleeker wearable

Google Glass may be hip and trendy among select technology enthusiasts but there's no denying the hi-tech eyewear carries a bit of a social stigma.

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Related Topix: Law

8 hrs ago | The Hill

Patent Office 'welcomes' House probe

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is welcoming a new investigation from lawmakers following reports that the agency's employees abused their ability to work remotely.

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Related Topix: Law, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Darrell Issa

12 hrs ago | JD Supra

Hey Commish, Can You Trademark The (Fantasy Football) League?

All around America, men will soon gather in front of their computers feverishly conducting research, generally wasting time, and participating in one of the manliest things they likely will do for quite some time: their fantasy football league's draft.

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13 hrs ago | JD Supra

Federal Circuit Upholds Inequitable Conduct Defense Against Apotex Patent

In Apotex Inc. v. UCB, Inc. , the Federal Circuit upheld the district court's finding that Apotex's patent is unenforceable due to inequitable conduct.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Medicine, Univasc, Moexipril (generic), Law, Hypertension, Health

17 hrs ago | Logan Banner

Hatfields and McCoys join forces to fight opposition

Members of the local Hatfield and McCoy clans are crossing enemy lines and shaking hands as they have agreed to join their forces in a fight that is much greater than anything they have experienced up to this point: fighting for their birth right.

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20 hrs ago | Law.com

Effects on Settlement of Post-Grant Patent Review Proceedings

The recent America Invents Act both modified and created procedures for challenging patents in proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office after they have been issued, which are called post grant reviews .

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Yesterday | EETimes

re: Patent office to open in Silicon Valley

A new branch will need all kinds of office supplies to operate properly. At Mail Supply Mart you will find many office supplies, but most important, you can buy Pitney Bowes ink, which is necessary to keep your postage meters and mail machine in perfect working order.

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Related Topix: Law, Inventions, Science / Technology

Tue Aug 19, 2014

ConWebBlog

WND Can't Stop Trying To Perpetuate Its Birther Delusion

WorldNetDaily's increasingly sad and desperate -- and discredited -- birther crusade continues in a Aug. 15 article by Bob Unruh, in which he touts "a friend-of-the-court brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by the constitutional experts at William J. Olson, P.C. and the United States Justice Foundation" designed to establish legal standing to ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Law

Sys-Con Media

Cost-Effective Energy Storage Patent awarded to Steffes Corporation

This patent was awarded for the Steffes "GETS" Dynamic Dispatcha energy storage system which provides utilities with second-to-second precision control of fleets of specially instrumented water heaters and appliances.

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Related Topix: Law, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The Washington Post

House oversight panel investigating telework abuses at patent agency

The chief government oversight committee in the House of Representatives announced Tuesday that it has launched an investigation into allegations of telework abuses at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office following revelations that an internal review of the problem was watered down for the agency's watchdog.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Sports

Patently Obvious

Uspto Rce Backlog Coming Down

In its most recent annual report, the USPTO indicated that 560,000 non-provisional utility patent applications were filed during the fiscal year.

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UnionLeader.com

Betsy McCaughey: More ways Washington squanders your money

PRESIDENT OBAMA is golfing on Martha's Vineyard, and Congress is adjourned for a five-week vacation.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Tax, Opinion

IPKat

Passing off wins the day: fake Patent Office scammers pay up, promise not to do it again

"Intellectual Property Office succeeds in passing off claim" is surely the news story that sets all hearts a-flutter in government patent offices, trade mark registries and intellectual property offices in common law jurisdictions, as the curious remedy of passing off -- which is to the law of unfair competition what the horse-drawn buggy is to the ... (more)

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Townhall

When Government Teleworkers Don't Work from Home

I refer to the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, which provided government employees the opportunity to do their jobs from home.

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Law.com

Get With the Program on Trademark Enforcement

No company knows how to monitor trademarks like Starbucks Corp. The coffee conglomerate is notorious for defending its marks, even in the most unlikely circumstances that consumers could be confused.

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Business Wire

40+ Companies Engaged in Content Delivery Join a Unique Business to Fight a oePatent Trollsa

Unified Patents has filed petitions for Inter Partes Reviews on patents held by Dragon Intellectual Property, LLC and Broadband iTV )--Unified Patents Inc., which deters non-practicing entity or patent "troll" litigation, announced today that it has secured memberships from more than 40 companies in the Content Delivery field to deter abusive ... (more)

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jdsupra.com

Unincorporated Associations Can Protect Unregistered Trademarks Under The Lanham Act

Can an unincorporated association own a trade mark and enforce trademark rights under the Lanham Act? The Ninth Circuit says that it can.

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MacRumors

Apple's Rumored Reversible USB Connector Supported by Patent Filing, but Likely to Face Challenge

Several leaked photos in recent days have suggested Apple may be looking to move to a reversible USB connector for its next-generation Lightning cables, making it easier for users to plug the cables into their computers, chargers, and other equipment with standard USB ports.

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Sentinel & Enterprise

U.S. Patent Office needs to be fixed

Usually, the U.S. Patent Office is a low-profile arm of American government created to bring order to chaotic product markets while facilitating economic development.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Opinion

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