Week in IP: November 11 – 17

I have been assembling lists of intellectual property news for the past month or so. In the interest of time, I have found useful the Bloomberg daily reports on intellectual property news. Here are the intellectual property stories from the week of November 11, 2012.

Monday, November 12

Medicis, Village Voice, Sex Film: Intellectual Property

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-12/medicis-village-voice-sex-film-intellectual-property

Medicis Shares Fall After Disclosure of Q-Med AB Lawsuit

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-09/medicis-shares-fall-after-disclosure-of-q-med-ab-lawsuit

Village Voice, Yelp Settle ‘Best Of’ Trademark Suit

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2411932,00.asp

Strange Brewing faces a trademark threat from a Massachusetts homebrew shop

http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2012/11/strange_brewing_trademark_threat.php

In legal twist, Hulk Hogan might copyright sex tape

http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-news/2012/nov/09/memeto2-in-legal-twist-hulk-hogan-might-copyright-ar-559560/

App Helps Determine Valid Trade Secret or Non-Compete

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/app-helps-determine-valid-trade-secret-o-11451/

Tuesday, November 13

HTC, Merck, Apple, Oprah, Hyundai: Intellectual Property

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-13/htc-merck-apple-oprah-hyundai-intellectual-property

Merck, Takeda Unit Sue Fresenius Over Snake-Venom Drug

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-12/merck-takeda-unit-sue-fresenius-over-snake-venom-drug.html

Apple Pays $21M to License Swiss Clock Design for iPad

http://www.law.com/corporatecounsel/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202578212544&Apple_Pays_21M_to_License_Swiss_Clock_Design_for_iPad

Oprah Winfrey files trademark applications

http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/566983/Oprah-Winfrey-files-trademark-applications.html?nav=10

Wednesday, November 14

Samsung to Apple: You’ve got a big fight on your hands

http://www.examiner.com/article/samsung-to-apple-you-ve-got-a-big-fight-on-your-hands

Medtronic, CBOE, Lindt, Grey Sail: Intellectual Property

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-14/medtronic-cboe-lindt-grey-sail-intellectual-property

Court upholds ruling against Medtronic in patent case

http://www.startribune.com/business/179139291.html

CBOE sues ISE for $525 million over options trading system

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-11-13/business/sns-rt-us-ise-cboe-patent-lawsuitbre8ac17h-20121113_1_international-securities-exchange-llc-ise-cboe-holdings

Full Sail Brewing, Rhode Island company settle trademark dispute

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2012/11/full_sail_brewing_rhode_island.html

Kodak, Rosneft, ‘Johnny Football’: Intellectual Property

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-15/kodak-rosneft-johnny-football-intellectual-property

AstraZeneca says Seroquel XR patent found invalid in Germany

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/13/us-astrazeneca-patent-idUSBRE8AC18U20121113

At A&M, freshman phenom Manziel is one and only ‘Johnny Football’

http://www.chron.com/sports/aggies/article/In-A-amp-M-s-eyes-freshman-phenom-Manziel-is-one-4031130.php#photo-3728008

Johnny "Football" Manziel of Texas A&M

Picture of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny “Football” Manziel

YouView loses court appeal to use trademark

http://media.cbronline.com/news/youview-loses-court-appeal-to-use-trademark-151112

“Lincoln Black Label” Among Ford Trademark Apps, But for What?

http://blog.caranddriver.com/lincoln-black-label-among-ford-trademark-apps-but-for-what/

Apple Appeals Chinese Copyright Infringement Ruling

http://news.investors.com/technology/111412-633387-apple-appeals-china-copyright-decision.htm

Friday, November 16

Samsung wants details of Apple’s settlement with HTC

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57551345-37/samsung-wants-details-of-apples-settlement-with-htc/

Samsung, Apple expand patent lawsuits; iPhone 5 added

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2014292/samsung-apple-expand-patent-lawsuits-iphone-5-added.html

Transocean, Alcatel-Lucent, Google: Intellectual Property

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-16/transocean-alcatel-lucent-google-intellectual-property\

Alcatel-Lucent Weighs Sale of Patents to Increase Cash

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-15/alcatel-lucent-weighs-patents-sale-to-boost-cash-pile-cfo-says

Neil Young Raises $500,000 for Pono Online Music Format

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-15/neil-young-raises-500-000-for-pono-online-music-format

Google vs Doogle: Internet giant threatens to sue school dropout, 23, over his job website’s similar name and logo

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233367/Google-vs-Doogle-Internet-giant-threatens-sue-school-dropout-23-job-websites-similar-logo.html

doogle accused of being too similar to Google

Screen capture of the front page of doogle

Lawsuit: gay pageant infringes on existing event

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Lawsuit-gay-pageant-infringes-on-existing-event-4029683.php

Piracy Sentencing

http://www2.wjtv.com/news/2012/nov/08/piracy-sentencing-ar-4923920/

About Simon Linder

I am a registered patent agent in the Silicon Valley area. I specialize in local intellectual property issues and talk about them on my blog.
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