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More Cool Lab Experiments on Creativity by Bechtold, Buccafusco & Sprigman from

As Chris Sprigman explained in a 2011 Jotwell post, laboratory experiments are largely missing from the legal academy, but they shouldn't be. Experiments can be used to test theories and tease apart effects that ...

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Sweden Telecom Official Göran Marby Named To Lead ICANN from

Senior Swedish official Göran Marby today (8 February) was announced as the new president and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, succeeding Fadi Chehade who leaves the ICANN to join the ...

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post image Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week from

Were you away or just too busy to read the IPKat last week? As usual, nothing to worry about: thanks to our dear friend and colleague Alberto Bellan it is #NeverTooLate (now on its 84 ...

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The Year Ahead In Biotechnology And Intellectual Property from

The year 2016 promises to be rich in debates on plant patenting, protection of genetic resources and traditional knowledge, and biopharmaceuticals. Here are some key issues and dates to watch for.

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Ethicon: What Powers Can the Director Delegate to the Patent Trial & Appeal Board? from

By Dennis Crouch This is my second post[1] on the Federal Circuit’s 2016 decision Ethicon.[2]  The case focuses on the institution of inter partes review (IPR) proceedings.  The AIA divides the IPR ...

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post image Book Review: Indigenous Intellectual Property from

Almighty tomes occasionally cross this Kat's desk for review, and she was very excited to receive her copy of Edward Elgar's Indigenous Intellectual Property. Part of the publisher's series of research handbooks ...

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IBM loses appeal at CAFC against Intellectual Ventures on IPR2014-00180 from

KENNETH R. ADAMO of Kirkland & Ellis LLP argued for IBM.


The IPR related to U.S. Patent No. 7,634 ...

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Fair Standards Alliance welcomes [EU Competition Commissioner] Vestager’s comments on patent licensing from

This here is a first for this blog: it's the first time I publish a complete press release without any my own commentary of my own. I don't know if and when I ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Astellas Pharma Inc. et al. v. Apotex Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00857; filed September 22, 2015 ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

February 8-9, 2016 - Naples Patent Experts Conference (University of Akron School of Law) - Naples, FL February 9, 2016 - Patent Quality Chat webinar series (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) - 12:00 to 1:00 pm ...

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Update on Ex Parte Poisson from

You might recall that in Ex Parte Poisson the PTAB reversed an examiner who had not provided evidence that a claim recited a purported abstract idea.  Namely, in Ex Parte Poisson, the PTAB wrote: The ...

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The Los Angeles Times does CRISPR patent battle from

The article The billion-dollar CRISPR patent battle: A case of big money shaping science discusses the patent interference battle between Doudna and Zhang .

Of some interest:

Because the initial Doudna and Zhang patent filings predated ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Steve Brachmann: First Apple Patent Challenged At PTAB Covers Touch-To-Zoom Technology Kevin Noonan: Illumina Cambridge v. Intelligent Bio-Systems Dan Breznitz & Michael Murphree: What The U.S. Should Be Doing To Protect Intellectual Property Florian Mueller ...

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Settlement Alone Does Not Justify Vacatur of Invalidity Finding from

The court denied the parties' motion to vacate the court's earlier order granting defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's data processing patent was invalid because the parties had settled ...

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