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FTC Releases Another Report on Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements in ANDA Litigation from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- As it has frequently in the past decade, the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday released a Report on the frequency of reverse payment settlement agreements in ANDA litigation between generic and ...

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3 Rivers Venture Fair accepting nominations for presenting companies at April 2013 event from

This year’s 3 Rivers Venture Fair is scheduled for April 10-11, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA.  The 3RVF connects investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders and service providers who are interested in discovering innovation ...

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3rd Circuit: Covenant not to Sue is a License and therefore Not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy from

By Dennis Crouch In re Spansion (3rd Cir. 2012) A recent Third Circuit decision focuses on the impact that a bankruptcy has on a patent license. In 2009, Spansion and Apple settled a patent dispute ...

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Syngenta Opens Doors To Its Patented Technologies, For Easier But Not Free Access from

A new innovation platform launched yesterday by Syngenta, the international agri-business company, means to broaden availability to some patented traits and technologies for vegetables, but also aims at opening new ways to use the intellectual ...

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Official Offers Reflections On WHO Reform, Private Sector Role from

In 2011, Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, launched a major reform of the United Nations organisation. This week, a presentation and discussions around the WHO reform by Gaudenz Silberschmidt, senior adviser ...

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EPO Sees Record Patent Filings, Grants from

The European Patent Office has announced that it reached new records in 2012 for patent filings and patents granted, according to preliminary figures. The United States remained at top, but growth was fastest in Asia ...

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America Needs a National Manufacturing Policy from

I don't believe the federal government needs to coordinate a program or embark upon studies by some blue-ribbon panel. What the federal government needs is to institute a meaningful and coherent National Manufacturing Policy ...

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Supreme Court Finds Covenant to Sue Sufficiently Broad from

Trademark holders no longer have to worry about not being able to dismiss a case by entering into a properly drafted covenant not to sue.

In Already, LLC, dba Yums v. Nike, Inc., the Supreme ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook Who to Contact to Get Removed from isn’t the worst website on the Internet by a long shot, but the arrogance with which the site is operated and seems to flagrantly disregard copyright laws is astounding. If you are ...

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US FTC Finds Sharp Rise In ‘Pay-For-Delay’ Deals Blocking Generics from

The United States Federal Trade Commission, which keeps an eye out for anticompetitive behaviour, has issued a study finding that in 2012, a record number of deals were struck between brand-name and generic drug companies ...

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USPTO New Fee Schedule from

By Dennis Crouch Today the USPTO published its final fee-setting rules under what is being termed the USPTO's "Section 10 authority" based upon Section 10 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act that provides the ...

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Apple Seeks Patent for Parental Controls on Pre-Paid Debit Cards from

Apple Inc. is always applying for protections on different device designs and computer systems. As happens every once in a while, three of these 18 published patents are part of a single series; these patents ...

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ALJ Rogers Rules On Motion To Preclude Certain Invalidity Defenses In Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, And Treatment Plans For Use In Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances (337-TA-833) from

On January 10, 2013, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 19 denying Complainant Align Technology, Inc.’s (“Align”) motion to preclude certain invalidity defenses of Respondents ClearCorrect Operating, LLC and ClearCorrect Pakistan (Private ...

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U.S. Department Of Justice And U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Issue Joint Policy Statement On Remedies Involving Standards-Essential Patents from

On January 8, 2013, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued a joint policy statement on providing injunctive relief in judicial proceedings ...

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