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post image BPAI reverses rejection based solely on drawings in foreign reference from

Takeaway: In Ex parte Oulette, the BPAI reversed an anticipation rejection that relied exclusively on a drawing in foreign language reference. "The figures are so small and blurred as to be unreadable so that the ...

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post image USPTO/AIPLA Roundtable Report: Chinese utility models and design patents from

While the AmeriKat had her whiskers in a pile of papers (picture, left) last Monday, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) was busy hosting a travelling ...

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post image International Patent History and Laws: Europe from

Today we bring you post three of our five-part series on world patent and IP histories and laws. In this series, we’ll travel through Brazil, China, Japan, the European Union and India, highlighting the ...

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post image News from the Vatican from

It stays on even without a clip
or pin, if it's not too windy
Yesterday was Vatican Day in the IPKat's in-box. Since the Holy See does not yet have its own IP ...

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post image But are there fairies at the bottom of my garden? from

Like Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, that great Scottish author who created Sherlock Holmes, the IPKat has long been fascinated by the question whether there are fairies in his garden.  He has been reported as having said ...

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post image American Conference Institute’s Paragraph IV Disputes Conference from

When: Tuesday, May 03 to Wednesday, May 04, 2011 Where: Marriott Downtown, New York City, NY What: American Conference Institute’s Paragraph IV Disputes conference is the undisputed source for Hatch-Waxman litigation strategies for brand-names ...

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Financial Transaction Tax: A Resource For WHO Global Strategy And Plan of Action from

A recent European Parliament resolution on a European Financial Transaction Tax could represent an important resource for a WHO-led initiative to find sustainable financing for research into diseases afflicting poor populations. Related Articles:

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USPTO Proposes Changes to PTA and PTE Provisions from

By Donald Zuhn -- In a notice of proposed rulemaking published in today's Federal Register (76 Fed. Reg. 18990), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced a proposal to revise the patent term adjustment ...

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The 'Non Working" Of Patent Working Norms from

The Times of India, Mint and Economic Times reported today on an RTI investigation by SpicyIP in relation to the "working" of drug patents in India.

Rupali Mukherjee of the Times of India writes:

"Five ...

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EU Stem-Cell Patent Debate Nearly Over After 20 Years from

Leslie Chong is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) has ruled against the patentability of human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines and, in doing so, it ...

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Open Access Database Of Key HIV Patents Launched By Medicines Patent Pool from

The Medicines Patent Pool, an initiative aiming at increasing access to HIV drugs through voluntary licences of patented drugs, has launched a new database of patent information on HIV medicines. Related Articles:

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Patently-O Bits & Bytes by Lawrence Higgins from

Google Places a bid on Nortel Patents Google has placed a $900 million cash offer bid for the rights to Nortel patents. Google's bid is just the starting point, against which others bid prior ...

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They Invented What? (No. 199) from

U.S. Pat. No. 4,343,045:  Shoulder garment. What is claimed is: 1. A garment comprising a main body section adapted to extend over the upper chest and shoulders of the wearer, a fringe ...

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Patent Reform Boosters Invent Facts To Combat Real Arguments from

Ideologically speaking, I can’t support something when that thing’s supporters resort to lies and misdirection to “prove” why I should support it.  So, just add this to the list of reasons why I ...

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AMP v. USPTO: Oral Argument at the Federal Circuit from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Myriad case (AMP v. USPTO) came to the Federal Circuit on Monday for oral argument, and after months of briefing and public comment the parties did not deviate from their ...

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Ryan Vacca: The Federal Circuit Acts Like an Administrative Agency from

Is the Federal Circuit engaging in substantive rulemaking and policy setting about patent law? Should it? Professor Ryan Vacca (Akron Law) answers "yes" to both questions in Acting Like an Administrative Agency: The Federal Circuit ...

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USPTO To Remain Open--At Least For Now from

Applicants facing USPTO deadlines over the next few days should not assume that the USPTO will be closed in the event of a federal government shutdown. Quite to the contrary, Director Kappos has informed USPTO ...

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Rick James’ Estate Sues For Digital Downloads from

By Daniel Davidson Why not, lets give the music industry one more reason to hate the world of digital downloads.  Ever since music has been streaming via the digital superhighway, whether it be through illegal ...

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Gear Grinder #4.5: Children and Patents from

Introductory Note: Welcome back to “Gear Grinder with Danny Rooney.” This week we have Danny’s chipper cousin Stevie to fill in. We aim to bring this series to you on the first and third ...

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Confidentiality Designations in Federal Circuit Appeals from

By Jason Rantanen In re violation of Rule 28(D) (Fed. Cir. 2011) (precedential order) Download 11-m976 orderd Panel: Dyk (author), Prost, and Moore Patent litigations, by their nature, often invove commercially sensitive information. Unsurprisingly ...

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I've Moved! from

Dear Readers, I am happy to report that I recently joined McAndrews Held & Malloy, a large IP law firm in Chicago. The left-hand sidebar of the blog is updated with my new contact information. I ...

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PTO: Open For Business (for 6 days, anyway) from

Director Kappos sent an email to the examining corps this afternoon, regarding the potential government shutdown and its impact on the USPTO. Looks like we've got a six-day reprieve:


A Message from Director David ...

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Centillion Data Systems v. Qwest Communications: Defining the Term “Use” for Purposes of Infringement Pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 271 (a) from

By Thomas F. Zuber and Sarah S. Brooks || In an issue of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit considered the definition of the term “use” for purposes of infringement ...

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US Patent Office and the Government Shutdown from

Many patent applicants have expressed some concern regarding the potential federal government shutdown on Friday, April 11. The basic problem is that a federal agency is not supposed to spend any money without congressional authority ...

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Google: The First Lemming Into The Nortel Patent Canyon from

A patent cliff refers to a sudden, massive and potentially catastrophic series of patent expirations that negatively affects pharmaceutical companies.  A patent canyon, on the other hand, is something different, albeit similar (in geological terms ...

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Prepares for Possible Government Shutdown. from

Per this press release today from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. USPTO Prepares for Possible Government Shutdown In the event of a government shutdown on April 9, 2011, the United States Patent and ...

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$625M Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple Tossed Out from

The following is excerpted from an April 7, 2011 article by Amy Miller published at Law Technology News: Attorneys from Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in Palo Alto and Washington, D.C., persuaded a Texas federal ...

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