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July 8-10, 2015 - Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2015: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing (Practising Law Institute) - San Francisco, CA July 9, 2015 - "Leveraging Post-Grant Patent Proceedings Before the PTAB -- Best Practices for ...

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NAI & IPO Release List of Top 100 Universities Receiving Patents in 2014 from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) published a list of the top 100 worldwide universities that received the most U.S. utility patents ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat: No Supreme Court rescue for Google in Oracle dispute and Microsoft/Kyocera settlement from

The AmeriKat giving tribute to Old GloryAlthough she has spent the bulk of her life in the UK, the AmeriKat is undeniably American.  Her meows have a distinctive American twang, she is generally positive ...

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Le rouge et le noir: when colour hits the IP headlines from

When does a red rose look too much like a red rose?  Not everybody spotted this item in the Scottish press last week, but this Kat is surprised that he did not receive the link ...

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post image Arnold J rules on the Beatles, a documentary on their first US concert ever ... and US fair use from

Here Comes the Sun
also for the defendants in this case?
Can the unauthorised use of copyright-protected works amounting to nearly 42' in a 95' film be considered fair use under §107 of the US ...

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The "new normal" in jobs predicted long ago by William Bridges from

One of the challenges in obviousness analysis in patent law is predictability. Cotropia, for example, spoke about
"predictability of result." As one "non-patent" example, contemplate the foreseeability, long ago, of the present jobs situation.

An ...

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Awarding attorney from

Awards for attorney's fees, and contract law generally, are topics in the case Buckhorn v. Orbis .

Of relevance to "loser pays" in the Goodlatte Innovation Act, note the text:

“the narrow exceptions to ...

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What happens to the UPC if the UK leaves the EU? from

From the most recent Rouse newsletter comes some highly pertinent information and some thoughtful comment on a question that this blogger is frequently asked:
What will happen to the UPC [that's the Unified Patent ...

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Constitutional Challenges to IPR Continue from

by Dennis Crouch Respect for property rights has always been a core American principle.  That respect generally means that a government grant of a property rights cannot be cancelled or annulled outside of judicial action ...

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Janet Freilich vs. Ted Sichelman on Patent Searching from

Over at New Private Law Blog, Janet Freilich and Ted Sichelman are having a fun exchange about patent searches. Here's an excerpt from Freilich's original post:
Since there is no easy way to ...

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post image Implicit disclosure in prior art - a matter of fact? - "Coenzym Q10" from

Skilled person reproducing the prior artAppeal proceedings in German nullity actions are limited to the examination of errors of law. The Supreme Court is therefore bound by the facts established by the court of first ...

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USPTO Can Demand Attorney Fee Awards, Even When it Loses the Case from

Shammas v. Focarion (Lee) (4th Cir. 2015) [SHAMMAS v FOCARINO] The Patent and Lanham (TM) acts each include a mechanism for filing a civil action when the USPTO refuses to grant/register the applied-for rights ...

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Broadcasting Treaty Discussions Open Way To New Convergence On Broad Principles from

World Intellectual Property Organization delegates this week have underlined the positive mood which governed the discussions on a potential treaty protecting broadcasting organisations. The topic has been on the agenda of WIPO’s committee on ...

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PTAB Denies IPR Petition Challenging MiMedx Patent on Placental Tissue Grafts from

On June 29, 2015, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied a petition by Tissue Transplant Technology Ltd. and Human Biologics of Texas, Ltd. for inter partes review (IPR) of U.S. Patent No ...

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