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U.S. Government Requests Argument Time in Bowman v. Monsanto -- at Monsanto's Expense from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- In a paper filed earlier this week by Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr., the U.S. government has asked the Supreme Court for leave to present ten minutes of argument in ...

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The 113th Congress: Meet the Democrats on the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property from

Two weeks ago House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) announced the House Judiciary Committee’s Republican subcommittee assignments for the 113th Congress. See Republicans of the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. Today we meet ...

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African Union Declares It Will Proceed With Pan-African IP Office from

The heads of state of the African Union (AU), the regional body working on African integration, have decided to proceed with the establishment of a Pan-African Intellectual Property Office (PAIPO), despite misgivings about the potential ...

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IEEE Comments on RCE Practice from

In December, the PTO requested comments on RCE practice.  Specifically, the PTO asked for comments on 11 questions.  The Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) submitted a detailed response that includes a proposal to ...

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New Text Issued In WIPO Genetic Resources Talks from

The first revision of what could become an international instrument on the protection of genetic resources was issued this morning and submitted for comments from World Intellectual Property Organization delegates. Related Articles:

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Financing entrepreneurship - and a missed oppportunity from

Yesterday, the Kauffman Foundation held an event to unveil its 2013 State of Entrepreneurship Address. The theme of the address and the accompying report was Financing Entrepreneurial Growth. The report discusses the issues entrepreneurs face ...

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Next Step for Director Kappos: from

by Dennis Crouch Former USPTO Director David Kappos announced today that he has joined the New York corporate law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP as a partner. The 500+ attorney firm only has two ...

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Find Patent Coverage Around the World with Intellogist’s Newly Updated Map from

Intellogist’s Interactive Patent Coverage Map has been updated and overhauled with new content! What is the Interactive Patent Coverage Map? Users can select a country or regional patenting authority by name or by clicking ...

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Art Units in Misc. Computer Applications Have 72% Allowance from

This all means that the “business method Art Units” are not the only ones charged with examining applications covering computer-implemented methods. In fact, there are Art Units where from a patentee perspective you would really ...

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Kappos Joins Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York from

Earlier today Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP announced that David J. Kappos, former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), joined the Firm as a partner. The Wall ...

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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-869) Regarding Certain Robotic Toys from

On February 5, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Robotic Toys and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-869). The investigation is based ...

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ALJ Pender Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices (337-TA-861/867) from

Further to our November 16, 2012 and January 29, 2013 posts, on February 4, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 3 in Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-861/867). According ...

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ALJ Gildea Grants Joint Motion To Terminate HTC Respondents In Certain Consumer Electronics (337-TA-839) from

On February 4, 2013, ALJ James E. Gildea issued Order No. 35 granting a joint motion to terminate Respondents HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc. (collectively, “HTC”) from the investigation in Certain Consumer Electronics, Including ...

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