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WLF Submits Comments on Abbott's Citizen Petition on Biosimilars from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last April, Abbott Laboratories filed a Citizen Petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, asking the agency to refrain from accepting biosimilar applications under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation ...

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Will the SHIELD act reduce patent litigation? from

A new “loser pays” bill aimed at reducing “patent troll” litigation is getting a lot of attention since its introduction last week. The Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes (SHIELD) Act of 2013 proposes ...

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Mark Cuban is an Idiot, Patents Do NOT Impede Innovation from

Those that do the complaining erroneously state that they speak on behalf of the entire industry. But I know they don't speak for IBM, or Qualcomm or Tessera or the many other innovative companies ...

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ALJ Pender Issues Notice Regarding Initial Determination In Certain Dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps (337-TA-830) from

On February 27, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued a notice regarding the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-830).  By way of background, the International ...

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"SHIELD Act" Reintroduced to Combat NPEs... from

We previously reported on the proposed Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act of 2012 (“SHIELD Act of 2012”), introduced in the House of Representatives as HR 6245 last year. This Act, intended to ...

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January trade in intangibles - and annual revisions from

So much for last month's good news on trade. This morning, the BEA announced that the January trade deficit jumped by $6.3 billion to $44.4 billion. Exports were down by $2.2 ...

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ALJ Rogers Grants Apple Motion To Quash In Certain Integrated Circuit Chips (337-TA-859) from

On March 1, 2013, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 16 in Certain Integrated Circuit Chips and Products Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-859). According to the Order, non-party Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) filed ...

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WTO Hears Health, Economic Considerations Of Plain Packaging For Tobacco from

In its meeting this week, the World Trade Organisation intellectual property committee heard again about the issue of plain packaging of tobacco products, as New Zealand is proposing to introduce such a regime in the ...

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Examiner Interviews from

Oral communication is often more effective than written communication. Once I’ve been through a round of written responses with a patent examiner, if I feel that the examiner is not being receptive to my ...

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Job Opening – Patent Counsel – Washington DC from

This prominent national firm seeks a highly qualified patent attorney with a Ph.D. in Biology or relevant technical field to join the Washington, D.C. office. Related posts:
  1. Job Opening – Midlevel Patent Prosecution Associate ...

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Limited Equitable Estoppel for 4 ½ Year Delay in License Pursuits from

By Dennis Crouch Radio Systems Corp. v. Lalor (Fed. Cir. 2013) (Moore (majority author), Reyna, & Newman (in partial dissent)). In a split decision, the Federal Circuit has affirmed that the judicial doctrine of equitable estoppel ...

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Call for Nominations for the Creative Achievement Award from

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is accepting nominations for its annual Creator of the Year Award honoring creative achievements in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Award recognizes the people or companies behind ...

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The Unified European Patent: What it Means for International Enterprises Seeking Protection on the Continent from

On February 19, 24 members of the 27 European Union signed a unified patent court agreement in Brussels, Belgium. Bulgaria is expected to sign once it completes internal administrative procedures, but because the single patent ...

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US As Defender Of Internet Freedom, Keen On Protecting IP Rights from

For the third year in a row, the United States mission to the United Nations in Geneva brought together human rights activists from different parts of the world in an effort to promote internet freedom ...

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