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FDA FY2012 Drug Approvals Equal FY2011 Mark from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its annual report on innovative drug approvals, noting that the agency approved 35 novel medicines in FY 2012. The 35 approvals equaled ...

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Philippines Mulls Suspended Cybercrime Law Restricting Communication from

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Supreme Court has begun to hear and weigh the arguments on the constitutionality of a controversial law listing punishable activities on the internet. Its implementation was suspended last year amid mounting ...

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Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at the USPTO Oct. 2012 from

What follows is discussion of the two disciplinary proceedings undertaken by the USPTO during the month of October 2012. First up is a situation where the USPTO went after an attorney in California who engaged ...

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Landscape 2013: Who are the Players in the IP Marketplace? from

The latest statistics show that the cumulative value of U.S. intellectual property is approximately $5.8 trillion (or 48.4% of GDP), and each year over half a million patent applications are filed, over ...

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Google Report Shows Steady Rise In Government Surveillance from

US internet giant Google has released a report showing a steady climb in government surveillance online, which a tech industry group called "disturbing". The report, which covered from July through December of last year, includes ...

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Free Online Sources of Italian Patent Data from

What is the best free online source for Italian patent data?  The most obvious answer would be the Worldwide Database on Espacenet, which contains the bibliographic, title, and abstract information for IT documents from the ...

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Music Pirate Kim Dotcom Schmitz Launches a (Tired) Second Act from

File sharing kingpin hopes to evade authorities by using complex encryption scheme. A year after being shut down for running Megaupload, an illegal music file sharing website, content pirate Kim Dotcom Schmitz (IP CloseUp, October ...

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IP Professionals Discuss Tech Transfer Potential In Humanitarian Business from

A global business association held a meeting at the World Intellectual Property Organization this week on IP market developments, including increasing opportunities in technology transfer for commercial purposes. The intimate gathering featured a line-up of ...

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Federal Government Taking More Steps to Protect Trade Secrets from

The federal government continues to take aim at those who violate trade secrets rights. On December 28, 2012, the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012 (S. 3642) became law, expanding the definition of ...

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A New Kind of University? Merging Industry and Academia (with help from the Government) from the Ground Up (almost). from

The NY Times recently discussed the admission of the first class of graduate engineering students in computer science at Cornell NYC Tech.  Cornell NYC Tech is an ambitious graduate school designed to foster entrepreneurship through ...

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Patently-O Bits & Bytes by Lawrence Higgins from

Upcoming Events: The New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association presents: Electronics, Telecom, and Software Patent Practice Update on January 24, 2013. Agenda includes panels on Non-Practicing Entities, America Invents Act, and case law updates. "We ...

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ALJ Gildea Rules On Motion To Compel In Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices (337-TA-853) from

On January 22, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 16 (dated January 9, 2013) in Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-853).  According to the ...

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ALJ Rogers Denies Motion for Summary Determination In Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, and Treatment Plans For Use In Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances (337-TA-833) from

On January 15, 2013, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 22 in Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, and Treatment Plans For Use In Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances Made Therefrom, and Methods ...

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E.J. Brooks Company Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Sealing Rings For Utility Meters from

On January 18, 2013, E.J. Brooks Company of Farmington Hills, Michigan (“Brooks”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that Mao Dah Enterprise Co ...

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Historical Supreme Court Oral Arguments from

The OYEZ Project site has updated its patent content significantly over the past few months.  The oral arguments from most of the historical patent cases on the site are now available. Listen to the Marshall ...

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