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post image Inventor Count from

by Dennis Crouch The chart below shows the number of inventors per patent over the past seven years. What you can see is a continued increase in the percentage of patents with teams of inventors ...

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post image Once Again Tech Dirt proves its ignorance of patents and property rights from

TechDirt attacked an article written by Judge Michel, who was the former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the court charged with hearing all patent appeal cases. Let me list ...

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post image Deleting Cybor: En Banc Opportunity from

by Dennis Crouch Hal Wegner recently sent around an interesting note regarding the Federal Circuit and the fact that there are only nine regular judges on the court (excluding senior judges). This number is down ...

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WIPO Report: Worldwide Patent Filings Increased 7.8% in 2011 from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) issued a report indicating that worldwide intellectual property filings showed strong growth in 2011 despite a global economy that continued to underperform. In particular ...

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USPTO, Smithsonian Collaborate to Open “Innovation Pavilion” from

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Smithsonian Institution have signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the USPTO to support the Smithsonian’s development of an ...

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USPTO Launches First CBM Post-Grant Review from

The America Invents Act (AIA), created a transitional program for post-grant review of certain patents claiming subject matter referred to as covered business methods (“CBM”). As defined by AIA § 18(d)(1) and 37 C ...

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US Senate Judiciary Committee 2013 Agenda Includes Privacy, Press Freedom from

The United States Senate Judiciary Committee in 2013 will address topical issues of gun violence and immigration, but will also take up issues of citizens' civil liberties in light of ever-increasing security measures, and a ...

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FTC Upholds Decision on Deceptive Advertising of Pomegranate Products from

The Commission issued a Final Order that bars the POM marketers from making any claim that a food, drug, or dietary supplement is “effective in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease ...

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The Big Shift: A Look At Key Issues In International Copyright In 2013 from

Although pressure on internet service providers and other online companies to stop digital infringement isn't likely to abate this year, the current focus on enforcement appears to be giving way to a broader debate ...

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Learn All About America Invents Act, European Unitary Patent, “Designing Around” Valid US Patents, and More! from

Every professional in the patent field will have the opportunity to learn about crucial patent law, search, and business topics during the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program hosted by Patent Resources Group.  The Spring 2013 ...

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27 Patents Awarded to Apple, Includes New Laptop Design from

Tuesday’s list of issued patents published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office includes 27 patents assigned to Cupertino, California device manufacturer Apple Inc. Each week, Apple is awarded a few patents that pertain ...

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CPhI “2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013” Conference, Mumbai from

CPhI India will hold its 2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013 in Mumbai from April 10-12, 2013. The three-day conference will focus and discuss on patent regimes and market entry strategies of over 10 countries ...

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ManagingIP “India IP and Innovation Forum 2013” Conference, New Delhi from

ManagingIP will hold its 2nd India IP and Innovation Forum 2013 in New Delhi on March 07, 2013 following the inaugural success in 2012. The conference is designed open and free for corporate patent/IP ...

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In FY 2012, Branded Drug Firms Increased the Use of Pay-for-Delay Settlements to Keep Generic Competitors off the Market from

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, the number of potentially anticompetitive patent dispute settlements between branded and generic drug companies increased significantly compared with FY 2011, jumping from 28 to 40, according to a new Federal ...

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New PTO Fee Schedule from

Tomorrow, the PTO will be publishing the Fee Schedule in the Federal Register.  The new schedule should take place by mid-March. The original proposal was published for comment in September.  The final rules are quite ...

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Animated Explanation of First-Inventor-to-File – Effective March 16, 2013. from

  JW Note: An excellent video animation from the Klarquist law firm explaining the upcoming AIA change in U.S. patent law on March 16, 2013. The United States will be transitioning from a “first-to-invent” system ...

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ITC Rescinds Exclusion Order Directed To HTC In Certain Personal Data And Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710) from

On January 14, 2013, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a notice rescinding the limited exclusion order (“LEO”) previously issued and directed towards Respondents High Tech Computer Corp., HTC America, Inc. and Exedea, Inc. (collectively ...

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New Patent Fees: USPTO Exercises Fee Setting Authority from

The final rules on patent fees will publish in the Federal Register on Friday, January 18, 2013. Fees are going up for most, but not as much as feared. It will be more expensive to ...

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Times are Tough for Universities: What is the Future of University Online Education and IP from

The University of California (UC) system has invested millions of dollars in marketing the offering of some of its courses online.  The courses are not only offered to current UC students, but also are offered ...

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