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post image Revisiting Inequitable Conduct at the Supreme Court from

By Dennis Crouch The US Supreme Court has decided a number of patent cases that raise questions of unenforceability. Perhaps most notable among these are: Keystone Driller Co. v. Gen. Excavator Co., 290 U.S ...

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Myriad Sets Forth Its Case to the Supreme Court from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Myriad Genetics filed its responsive brief with the Supreme Court last Thursday in AMP v. Myriad Genetics ("the Myriad case"). It is a certainly a serviceable brief that makes the patent ...

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Announcing the Gowlings IPilogue Prize from

Each year, IP Osgoode awards prizes for contributions to our website by students of Osgoode Hall Law School. These Prizes are generously sponsored by the law firm of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP. All blogs submitted ...

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World Congress Hosts 5th Annual Corporate IP Counsel Forum from

The World Congress will host its 5th Annual Corporate IP Counsel Forum on 20-21 March in New York, NY. Related Articles:

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Senate Finally Confirms Richard Taranto from

Yesterday, the full Senate finally confirmed Richard Taranto to a seat on the Federal Circuit.  Taranto was nominated November 10, 2011, giving his nomination a 16 month pendency before the Senate.  This nomination was not ...

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Patent fee increases take effect March 19, 2013 from

This week will be an active one for changes to U.S. patent filing procedures.  In addition to the new first-to-file law taking effect on March 16, significant patent fee changes will take effect on ...

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Data Mining Lessons Applied to Analyzing Patent Documents from

Recently, we have seen two examples where the use of patent analytics have had a significant impact on the economic valuation of a collection of patents. The first involved a doubling of the value of ...

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Interview Exclusive: Judge Richard Linn Part II from

In Part I of the interview we discussed Judge Linn’s early interest in patent law and how he found himself appointed to replace the recently deceased Judge Giles Sutherland Rich. We then discussed engaging ...

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Doctrinal Precedence Among the Hatch-Waxman Act, the Patent Act, and the Sherman Act from

Guest post by Professor Brett M. Frischmann (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) On March 25, 2013, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Federal Trade Commission v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a case concerning ...

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Limitations on Discovery in Inter Partes Review Proceedings from

Companies accused of patent infringement have a number of basic alternatives to contemplate: settle the matter; defend the suit; or consider resort to a post grant patent proceeding at the United States Patent and Trademark ...

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Leaked IP Chapter Of India-EU FTA Shows TRIPS-Plus Pitfalls For India, Expert Says from

Indian negotiators are reportedly under tremendous pressure to give in to the European demands for a more rigid intellectual property rights regime in the ongoing discussions on EU-India free trade agreement, suggests a leaked draft ...

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Series Of Meetings On IP And Innovation In Africa Open In Tanzania from

A ministerial-level meeting organised by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Japan Patent Office, and the Tanzanian government began today in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The two-day conference, which focuses on how IP can stimulate ...

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Free Mexican Patent, Trademark, and Design Search Tools: VIDOC and SIGA from

Patent search professionals will mainly rely on subscription patent databases to locate worldwide patent prior art, but sometimes full-text versions of documents or specific bibliographic/legal status data can be quickly located for free through ...

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Great (IP) Brands (Products) Never Die from

During the last election cycle, US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked the beloved US children’s television show, Sesame Street, in a debate with Barack Obama.  In a bizarre exchange, Romney basically said he was ...

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ALJ Pender Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices (337-TA-861/867) from

Further to our January 29, 2013 and February 6, 2013 posts, on March 5, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 7 in Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-861/867). In ...

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STMicroelectronics Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”) from

On March 11, 2013, STMicroelectronics, Inc. of Coppell, Texas (“STM”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that InvenSense, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California (“InvenSense”), Roku ...

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