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An applicant can claim small entity status if: If the owner is a "person" (i.e. individual or individuals) who has not assigned, granted, conveyed, or licensed, and is under no obligation under contract or ...

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Estoppel Arising from Inter Partes Review Will Have Minimal Adverse Impacts The new patentability trial proceedings of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) have been met with great enthusiasm by many science and technology companies ...

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USPTO Extends Comments Deadline, Will Hold Roundtables on RCE Practice from

By Donald Zuhn -- In December, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice in the Federal Register (77 Fed. Reg. 72830) seeking public feedback on Request for Continued Examination (RCE) practice. The notice ...

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Recordings of Recent En Banc Arguments from

The Federal Circuit sat en banc for two oral arguments last Friday. The audio for the oral argument in Robert Bosch v. Pylon Mfg. Corp. is available [here]. The audio for the oral argument in ...

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Does the Presumption of Validity Apply to Section 101 Subject-Matter-Eligibility Questions? from

By Dennis Crouch One issue put before the en banc Federal Circuit in CLS Bank v. Alice is whether the presumption of validity applies to subject matter eligibility questions. The statute, 35 U.S.C ...

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Apple Requests Patent for Hearing Aid Detection from

More than 30 patent applications assigned to California’s Apple Incescribe upgrades to handheld devices manufactured by the electronics firm. A new hearing aid detection system may make iPhone use much easier for the hearing ...

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Year Ahead In IP, Biotech, Biodiversity: A Trio Fuelling Debates, Opportunities In 2013 from

The coming year promises to be very interesting at the intersection of intellectual property with biotechnology and biodiversity. Patentability of human genes in the United States, of conventionally bred plants in Europe, plant breeders' rights ...

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The Proof is in the...Patent? from

On October 5, 2012, the Supreme Court decided to hear a case centered on the interpretation of intellectual property rights. That case, Bowman v. Monsanto, is set to begin with oral arguments commencing on February ...

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Gibbons Institute Program to Cover Biosimilars from

Why all the buzz about biosimilars?

Biosimilars, also known as follow-on biologics, are biologic medical products whose active drug substance is made by a living organism or derived from a living organism by means of ...

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Tetris Gets Permanent Injunction Against Xio from

final judgment that was made by the New Jersey District Court in favor of Tetris Holding with respect to its copyright and trade dress infringement claims against Xio Interactive, Inc., I would issue this obvious ...

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Letter Shows US Pressure On Global Fund For Compulsory Licensing, Generics from

A 2011 letter from the top Republican on the United States Senate Finance Committee condemned efforts by the Global Fund to train public health officials on the use of flexibilities to the patent system contained ...

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ALJ Bullock Issues Claim Construction Order In Certain Ink Application Devices (337-TA-832) from

On February 8, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 21 construing the disputed terms of the asserted claims in Certain Ink Application Devices and Components Thereof and Methods of Using Same (Inv ...

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Mining the Digital Gold Rush: The Legal (L)ore around France’s Data-Mining Tax from

With markets in real property, personal property, and intellectual property quite cornered, the future-savvy lawyer might consider their cutting-edge cousin, if France’s data-mining tax proposal has its way: what could be termed existential property ...

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Senators go after intangible transfer pricing issue from

Yesterday, Senators Levin (D-MI) and Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the Cut Unjustified Tax Loopholes Act (CUT Loopholes Act), S. 268 -- see the press release, the bill summary and Senator Levin's floor statement. While the bill ...

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Meeting the Challenges of Data Collection and Analysis from

As a leader in patent analysis, Landon IP has expert searchers who answer complex questions on a daily basis to produce the highest quality results. If you work with patents, you know the obstacles we ...

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Intellectual Ventures Sues Internet Providers For DSL Patent Infringement from

Intellectual Ventures, a patent holding company, has filed a patent infringement suit today against DSL providers AT&T;, CenturyLink and Windstream Communications. Related Articles:

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UK Appoints IP Attaché To ASEAN Countries from

The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office has appointed its fourth IP attaché, this time to represent UK businesses in the 10 countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). TAN Shin Yuan ...

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First Patent Value Quotient Report Shows Average Price Paid For Issued US Patents from

By Kelly Burke for Intellectual Property Watch A new quarterly report on patent sales by technology shows that in 2012 the median price paid for issued US patents was US$ 221,000, while the average ...

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Texts Show Details Of EU Parliament Transparency Directive Vote from

The European Parliament last week overwhelmingly adopted a text on transparency that was said to improve conditions for generic medicines in the region. The voting documents are now available. Related Articles:

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President Obama Calls For Dramatic Increase In R&D, Major Trade Deals from

In the annual state of the union speech, newly re-elected US President Obama outlined numerous initiatives aimed at strengthening the United States inwardly, but he also kept his eye on international competitiveness. For instance, he ...

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