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Inovia Releases 2013 Report on Global Patent Trends from

By Donald Zuhn -- Patent services provider inovia announced the release of its 2013 report on global patent and IP trends today. In compiling the report, inovia, which produces products for PCT national phase entry, European ...

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Apple's European Multi-Touch Patent Revived by the English Court of Appeals from

By Dennis Crouch HTC v. Apple, [2013] EWCA Civ 451 (Court of Appeals of England and Wales 2013) In a Judgment by Lord Justice Kitchen, the English court of appeals has offered a decision in ...

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IBM Patents Apps Focus on Improved Multimedia Experiences from

Within the past month, many IBM patent applications published by the USPTO show a desire to improve multimedia experiences on many computer devices. Patent applications filed by IBM include systems for improving secure access of ...

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Experts Assess UNEP Report On Green Economy And Trade from

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a new report focused on the issue of green economies and international trade. The report examines six sectors – agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, forestry, manufacturing, renewable energy and ...

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LDC Request For Waiver Of IP Obligations Meets Conditions From Developed Countries from

The request by least developed countries (LDCs) to push back the date on which they would have to enforce intellectual property rules under the World Trade Organization is the subject of informal consultations between delegations ...

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A Patient-Centric Look At Gene Patents from

One of the central policy issues injected into the current case of AMP v. Myriad Genetics is whether the BRCA patents are good for innovation and ultimately for patients. Specifically, ACLU and PubPat allege that ...

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Clash of MDL and AIA? from

We previously reported on the interplay between the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (“MDL”) under 28 U.S.C. § 1407(a) and the joinder rules under 35 USC § 299 of the America Invents Act (“AIA ...

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Micro entities receive a 75% discount on patent fees from

Over the past two years since enactment of the America Invents Act, the USPTO has generally been raising filing fees.  They wanted the fees to be more in line with the actual costs for the ...

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ALJ Shaw Grants-In-Part Motions For Summary Determination In Certain Audiovisual Components (337-TA-837) from

On May 7, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public versions of Order No. 67 (dated February 27,2013) and Order No. 71 (dated March 5, 2013) in Certain Audiovisual Components and Products Containing ...

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ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Compel In Certain Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps (337-TA-872) from

On May 6, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 17 granting Complainant Neptun Light Inc. and Andrezj Bobel’s (collectively, “Neptun”) motion to compel discovery from Respondent Satco Products, Inc. (“Satco”) in Certain Compact ...

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ALJ Bullock Issues Notice Regarding Remand Determination In Certain Video Game Systems And Wireless Controllers (337-TA-770) from

On May 7, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice of Remand Determination (“RD”) in Certain Video Game Systems and Wireless Controllers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-770). By way of background, on ...

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