Once again, Dun & Bradstreet have published their Patent Attorney Ratings. Once again, the Reinhold Group heads off the table with their stable of 24 Patent Attorneys, G. A. Ehrlich is in 2nd place with 16 Patent Attorneys, followed by… Read More ›
Pfizer Inc has petitioned the FDA to recall azithromycin products sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. and Sandoz Inc. that are generic versions of Pfizer’s antibiotic, Zithromax(R), claiming mislabeling of the packaging. The US patent for Zithromax expired in November 2005…. Read More ›
In a bizarre move to deal with the growing mound of patents awaiting examination, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed a rule that Applicant submit an examination support document for applications including more than 10 claims.
Teva, Israel’s generic drug giant, manufactures a generic version of Oxycontin, a pain killer developed and patented by Purdue. back in June, the US Court ruled in favor of defendant Endo, that Purdue’s patents for Oxycontin were worthless, due to… Read More ›
On 1 February 2006, Dr. Meir Noam, the Israel Comissioner of Patents, circulated a memorandum that clarifies his postion regarding late entry into the National Phase, i.e. missing the 30 month deadline.
The U.K. Patent Office has turned to the public for feedback as to how well the system works and whether too many trivial patents are being granted. You too can comment. Follow this link: http://www.patent.gov.uk/about/consultations/inventive/index.htm
Pharmaceutical Giant, Glaxo Smithkline, successfully opposed grant of Israel Trademark No. 165333 for “head first and foremost”,
Mordechai Horowitz, widower of the Late Naomi Shemer, Israel’s National Poet and Songwriter, is suing The Israel National Electric Company for unauthorized use of “HaKol Patuah”, a popular song that Naomi Shemer composed.
Zoran Corporation, a US registered company with strong Israeli roots, announced on 26 January 2006 today that they, and their wholly-owned subsidiary, Oak Technology, Inc., have reached a settlement with Taiwanese company MediaTek, Inc. regarding pending patent litigation.
The UK Trade Marks Registry hearing officer has rejected an application to declare the trade mark FCUK invalid on the ground that it was contrary to accepted principles of morality.