Patent & IP news for May 1, 2013

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post image Slow and Steady: PTAB Continuing to Address Backlog of Ex Parte Appeals from

By Dennis Crouch The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is turning a corner in terms of its backlog of pending ex parte appeals with a significant drop in the backlog in March 2013. Still ...

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Planning for the digital afterlife: What happens to social media accounts after the account holder dies? from

For many individuals, social media accounts can hold some the most personally valuable intellectual property that the person owns. Photos, videos, written content, online personas (i.e., personal “brands”) — all of these reside in cloud-based ...

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Experts Offer Perspectives On R&D Policies In The Public Health Domain from

A panel of experts gathered at the Graduate Institute in Geneva last week discussed how to secure collective action to provide global public goods through research and development (R&D;) for the particular public health ...

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Inventors' Notebooks in a First-to-File Patent System from

Since March 16, 2013, the United States has been under a first-inventor to-file patent system. Although it has always been good scientific practice for inventors to keep and maintain laboratory notebooks, it was all the ...

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Should I hire a patent agent instead of a patent attorney to save fees? from

In an effort of full disclosure, I am a patent attorney.  There are two significant deficiencies in working with a patent agent. No attorney client privilege. Patent agents cannot give and do not have any ...

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Final Two WTO Director Candidates Highlight Technology And IP from

The selection process for the next director general of the World Trade Organization is down to two candidates, both from Latin America. Intellectual Property Watch asked them to comment on why they would be the ...

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Game of Thones – Piracy is Coming from

TorrentFreak has reported that the first episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones season three broke historic download records, with more than a million as of April 1st, 2013. Canada ranked fourth internationally in terms ...

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Patent Attorney Asks Examiner “Are you drunk?” from

Are you drunk? No, seriously... are you drinking scotch and whiskey with a side of crack cocaine while you "examine" patent applications? (Heavy emphasis on the quotes.) Do you just mail merge rejection letters from ...

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Importance of Using a Registered Patent Practitioner. from

Most anyone who has been involved in the filing of a patent application at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will tell you this – the patenting process is complicated.  It is full of ...

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ITC Decides To Review In Part Remand Initial Determination On Validity and Enforceability In Certain Static Random Access Memories (337-TA-792) from

On April 26, 2013, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice in Certain Static Random Access Memories and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-792).  In the notice, the Commission determined to review Chief ...

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