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Patent legislation pending - the Senate voted 93-5 for cloture - to put H.R. 1249 (the "America Invents Act") up for final consideration for passage. The next step is a bit of debate, then a merits ...

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Senate Cloture Vote on H.R. 1249 Scheduled for Tuesday from

By Donald Zuhn -- Tomorrow, the Senate will vote to invoke cloture on a motion to proceed to H.R. 1249, the House version of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. The vote to invoke cloture is ...

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Another Wolf Cry? Patent Reform Vote Imminent from

After years of speculation and debate, this latest implementation of patent reform (H.R. 1249) could move quickly through the senate this week.  The best hope for those opposed to the bills dramatic changes would ...

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The Glivec Patent Saga: Its Raining Recusals from

A highly contentious Supreme Court case involving the patentability of Novartis' anti cancer drug, Glivec continues to be mired in suspense and controversy. And might just make it to the Guinness Book of Records for ...

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Indian Supreme Court To Hear Novartis Challenge To India’s Patent Law from

The Indian Supreme Court today is expected to hear Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis’ case against a provision of Indian patent law aimed at preventing the extension of drug patents for minor changes in existing products ...

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U.S. IP Brokers: No Ethical Regulations and No Standards from

It has now been three years since an article entitled “Meet the Middlemen” was authored by Ron Laurie and I, and published in the February/March 2008 issue of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine.  In ...

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Confirmation Hearing for Judge Evan Wallach — September 7th from

The Senate Judiciary Committee has posted on its website the date and time for Judge Evan Wallach’s confirmation hearing for a seat on the Federal Circuit bench.  The hearing is currently scheduled for Wednesday ...

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Labor is at the center of the Intangible Economy from

The first Labor Day (celebrated in New York City in 1882 -- made a national holiday in 1894) holidays were billed as the "workingman's holiday." In more recent years, the emphasis has been more as ...

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Tech News and Technical Papers at ZDNet from

We’ve looked at sources of patent-related news, but where can patent searchers keep up-to-date on the latest technological innovations that may be relevant to their searches?  Many tech-related websites offer excellent news and analysis ...

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Have any patents in the insurance industry been challenged as claiming unpatentable subject matter under Bilski? from

Supreme Court and Federal Circuit opinions often leave open questions about how changes in case law will play out in other cases. And since the appellate process can take years to complete, often times the ...

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Another Reason to Be Suspicious of the America Invents Act from

Gametimeip makes an interesting point about the America Invents Act: The sheer size of the bill (150 pages) is massive compared to other legislation, such as the original patent act (9 pages), the Civil Rights ...

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Google objects to judge's proposal for jury selection from

A week ago, Judge William Alsup of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered an order regarding jury selection that indicated a possible (though by far not certain) postponement of ...

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U.S. Senate to Vote Soon on America Invents Act of 2011. from

Earlier today, the U.S. Senate voted 93-5 to end debate on the America Invents Act of 2011.  A vote by the Senate to adopt the H.R. 1249 bill, which was recently approved by ...

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