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Google's anthropormorphic device described in application 20150138333 from

The first claim is directed to a METHOD in which an anthropormorphic device (not a human) is detecting a social cue:

A method comprising:

an anthropomorphic device detecting a social cue, wherein the anthropomorphic device ...

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WHO Debates Plan To Fight Antibiotic Resistance from

World Health Organization members this week are debating a plan to address the global problem of increasing resistance to existing antibiotics and the lack of new treatments to replace them. Today, discussions on antimicrobial resistance ...

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Morinville on "hunting a comic book character – a patent troll" from

Paul Morinville wrote:

To slay the patent trolls, since 2005, virtually every significant change to patent law has had the by-product of increasing the risks and costs for inventors. The America Invents Act did this ...

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When the biter gets bit: Cross-undertakings in damages from

The question of how a court will calculate damages upon lifting an interim injunction, when a cross-undertaking has been given by a right holder when obtaining that injunction, is a very relevant factor to the ...

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"When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property." from

Heh, heh, heh...ho, ho, ho,...whatever lead them to believe THAT?

The Federal Circuit, perhaps spurred on by the hysteria over "patent trolls," continues to systematically extract whatever worn down, yellowed and decaying teeth ...

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Navigating PTAB Data: What to Look For and How to Find It from

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Wed, May 27, 2015 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM CDT


In this interactive webinar, users will learn how to find the answers to a list ...

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Federal Circuit: Software is not Patent Eligible unless Claimed as a Process or Physical Object from

In an interesting – though non-precedential – opinion, the Federal Circuit has ruled that a “speech-recognition interface” software lacks subject matter eligibility “because [the claims] are not directed to one of the four statutory categories of inventions ...

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Abusive tactics backfires with potential attorney fees award from

Bottom line: The standard for awarding attorney fees was lowered back in 2014 by the Supreme Court in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. (2014).  (Click here for the Highmark case). Before 2014 ...

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post image £27 million award for wrongful interim relief upheld from

Recommended reading
for patent trial judges?
AstraZeneca AB & Anither v KRKA dd Novo Mesto & Another [2015] EWCA Civ 484 is a major ruling delivered yesterday on the calculation of damages from the Court of Appeal ...

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Patent Profile: DermTech Receives Patent for Method of Detecting Melanoma in Human Subjects from

By Josh Bosman -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently issued a notice of allowance for U.S. Application No. 14/199,900, which is entitled "Diagnosis of Solar Lentigo by Nucleic Acid Analysis ...

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101 Gaining Importance in Local Patent Rule Submissions After Alice from

A recent district court decision has held that patent eligibility arguments not raised in invalidity contentions served pursuant to local patent rules are waived. In Good Technology Corporation v. MobileIron, Inc., No. 5:12-cv-5826, the ...

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Higher R&D does not necessarily result in more or better patents from

It is unclear that companies with the most significant increases in R&D; spending are securing more, better quality or valuable patents.  A random study of the R&D; spending and U.S. patent granted ...

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Nokia and Ericsson seek to justify their privateering ways, defend patent transfers to NPEs from

The debate over privateering (patent transfers by large operating companies to so-called non-producing entities or patent assertion entities) is in full swing, and it will be with us for a while. The week before last ...

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Breaking the Fall Off the Patent Cliff: Can Developing Countries Help Big Pharma? from

Expiring patents are expected to contribute billions of dollars towards the loss of revenue of drug manufacturers in the years to come. To save itself from falling off the patent cliff, Big Pharma needs to ...

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