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Transition Of Core Internet Functions (IANA) Oversight From US Government No Done Deal from

Will the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) be able to handover oversight over the management of the DNS root zone and other core databases of the internet in September? At a hearing of ...

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They Invented What? (No. 5) from

Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:
U.S. Pat. No. 4,022,227:? Method of concealing partial baldness ?? I claim: 1. A method for styling hair to cover bald areas using ...

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PTAB reverse 101 transitory nuijten signal from

[Today's guest post is from Robert K S, who is a patent attorney from Cleveland, Ohio.]

Takeaway: The 35 U.S.C. § 101 prohibition against claims covering transitory signals per se, as articulated by ...

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What does the timing of the US Defend Trade Secrets Act and EU Trade Secrets Directive really mean for companies? from

The AmeriKat listening intently to trade secrets
expert, Jim Pooley
With President Obama signing the Defend Trade Secrets Act into law a couple of weeks ago and the imminent adoption of the European Trade Secrets ...

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Facebook Activities Unrelated to Infringement Claims Insufficient to Exercise Personal Jurisdiction from

The court granted defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's infringement action for lack of personal jurisdiction. Although defendants' Facebook activities were purposefully directed at the forum, those activities were not directly related to plaintiff's ...

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Initiative To Find New Antibiotics Being Launched At World Health Assembly from

A new initiative seeking to develop new antibiotic treatments is being launched today at the annual World Health Assembly. The Global Antibiotic Research and Development (GARD) is a partnership between the World Health Organization and ...

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Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc. v. Illumina Cambridge Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2016) from

By Andrew Williams -- Have you ever mixed up the obviousness determinations of "motivation to combine" and "reasonable expectation of success"? If so, you are apparently not alone -- the Federal Circuit recently faulted the Patent Trial ...

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Nova obtains a "win" on supplemental damages in the Dow case from

The US Supreme Court declined to hear the Dow case, which left intact the decision of the Federal Circuit on
supplemental damages.

Reuters reported:

At issue were $28 million in supplemental damages plus interest that ...

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Judge Hughes and the New § 101 Dichotomy from

By Jason Rantanen Enfish v. Microsoft (Fed. Cir. 2016) Download Enfish Moore, Taranto, Hughes (author) In re TLI Communications Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2016) Download TLI Panel: Dyk, Schall, Hughes (author) This month’s decision ...

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SEP/FRAND Mediation and Arbitration Event from

This Kat would like to alert readers to the following:

WIPO and Queen Mary University of London's School of Arbitration are organising a seminar on 30 June 2016 on the theme of 'SEP/FRAND ...

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NPE Plaintiff Utilizing In-House Litigation Counsel Must Agree to Prosecution Bar and Covenant Not to Sue on After-Acquired Patents from

In response to the parties' dispute concerning the scope of a protective order governing confidential information, the court ordered the parties to submit a revised order imposing a prosecution bar on plaintiff's in-house litigation ...

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Financial patent summit to focus on IP and cybersecurity, July 20-21 from

Fintech, or financial technology, is a rapidly growing industry with more than $15 billion of venture capital invested to date and even more on the part of financial institutions. An array of banks, e-commerce businesses ...

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In re TLI Communications LLC Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2016) from

By Michael Borella -- This case is notable mainly because it is the first Federal Circuit decision to distinguish itself from Enfish LLC v. Microsoft Corp., and also because it is another reminder that the wall ...

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DTSA Litigation Updates from

Universal Protection Services v. Thornburg et al, Docket No. 2:16-cv-00097 (N.D. Tex. May 19, 2016) In this newly filed DTSA case, Universal Protection (a company providing security guards, etc.) has sued its former ...

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