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post image Inter Partes Review: Winning by Losing from

By Dennis Crouch Garmin v. Cuozzo (P.T.A.B. 2013) Download Notice-15 In what appears to be the first Inter Partes Revew petition decided on the merits, the USPTO Patent Trials and Appeal Board ...

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post image Citing Patent References from

by Dennis Crouch The chart above shows a histogram of the number of references cited on the face of utility patents issued in the calendar year 2012. As is apparent, this is a highly skewed ...

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In re Rosuvastatin Calcium Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2012) from

By Andrew Williams -- Late last year, in AstraZeneca v. Aurobindo (In re Rosuvastatin Calcium Patent Litigation), the Federal Circuit affirmed that a reissue patent covering the active ingredient of Crestor® was valid, enforceable, and infringed ...

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LPO patent prosecution violates EAR and USPTO rules from

With the growth of legal process outsourcing, a small minority of applicants, law firms and others attempted to outsource the preparation of a patent application abroad for filing in the United States. However, on July ...

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Live and Let Die: Gene Patenting Plot Thickens as the Patent/Trade Secret Line is Blurred from

The long battle in the American courts over Myriad Genetics’ patents of BRCA1 and BRCA2, the primary diagnostic genes for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer has been well-documented in the IPilogue (see coverage by Beatrice ...

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EPO Staff To Get Disputed €28M Bonus, Despite Protest from

The European Patent Office Administrative Council in December agreed to award a controversial bonus of tens of millions of euros to EPO staff at the end of 2012, with 24 positive votes and 8 negative ...

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New on AskPatents Awaiting Your Answer from

I don't want to patent my idea, but I want to share it with the world and prevent others from patenting it. What is the best approach? [Link] Who decides whether a patent is ...

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Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at the USPTO Nov/Dec 2012 from

David Gaudio was not a registered patent practitioner, but this was not a case where OED went after someone who was only engaged in trademark representation via a reciprocal discipline proceeding. The Law Office of ...

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The GOLD GLOVE Trademark Infringement Action: Will Rawlings Strike Out For Failure to Adequately Plead Its Case? from

On January 7, 2013, Cincinnati Reds second baseman, and three-time Gold Glove Award-winner, Brandon Phillips, moved to dismiss Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. Inc.’s (“Rawlings”) trademark infringement action arising from his use of a glove ...

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NPEs Solidify Enforcement Jurisdiction at USITC from

By Dennis Crouch InterDigital v. USITC and Nokia (Fed. Cir. 2013) (en banc) An en banc request for rehearing in the Interdigital case has been denied, but the panel majority has released a new opinion ...

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PTO Opens Patent & Trademark Resource Center on Long Island from

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today opened a new Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) in Smithtown, New York, at the Smithtown Library to better serve ...

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Reform Of EU Data Protection – Largest EU Lobbying Campaign Ever? from

“We live in an age changed and characterised by the use of information about individuals and personalised data and we need clear and differentiated rules how to handle this,” Green Member of the European Parliament ...

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ALJ Rogers Rules On Motion To Strike Notice Of Prior Art In Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, And Treatment Plans For Use In Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances (337-TA-833) from

On January 8, 2013, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 18 granting-in-part and denying-in-part Complainant Align Technology, Inc.’s (“Align”) Motion to Strike the Notice of Prior Art in Certain Digital Models, Digital ...

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Band “DeNovo” Rocks Beijing from

Professor Sean O’Connor has posted some photos of Chief Judge Rader’s band DeNovo performing in Beijing this past October: [Link]. I understand there is no truth to the rumor that the opening act ...

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