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post image CEPGI 2013 Year in Review Shows Small Annual Rise But Record High for Green Patents from

The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) recently released its 2013 Year in Review.  Researched and published by the Heslin Rothenberg law firm, CEPGI is a quarterly report on clean energy patents granted in the ...

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post image Suspicion of Partiality in Enlarged Board of Appeal found justified from

This moggy noticed a little while ago an extraordinary interlocutory decision from the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office in case R 19/12 (an application for review of a decision of ...

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post image Actavis v Lilly - An Arnoldian Treasure Chest from

This moggy has been kept busy over the last 24 hours with matters of partiality at the EPO, Swiss form claims, and Bolar exemption in UK and under unitary patent, and then, no sooner was ...

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FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Biosimilars from

Sets Forth Clinical, Pharmacology Data Sufficient to Support Biosimilarity By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Food and Drug Administration has released the first new Guidance relating to its evolving standards for satisfying the biosimilarity requirements of ...

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USPTO Holds Forum on Subject Matter Eligibility -- Part II from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last Friday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office held a four-hour long forum to receive public feedback on the Myriad-Mayo Guidance, which was issued by the Office on March 4. According ...

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CAFC affirms TTAB on case about mark -- STOP THE ISLAMISATION OF AMERICA -- from

Discussion of the case

Applicants Pamela Geller and Robert B. Spencer
(“Appellants”) appeal from the Trademark Trial and
Appeal Board’s (“Board”) refusal to register the mark
with ...

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Forbes on patent pools from

A Forbes post Abuse From Patent Pools could have benefitted from a discussion of past patent pools, such as for aircraft circa 1915 and sewing machines even earlier.

For example
Patent pools don't encourage ...

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ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation In Its Entirety In Certain Point-To-Point Network Communication Devices (337-TA-892) from

On May 12, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 37 in Certain Point-to-Point Network Communication Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-892). In the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a motion filed ...

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ITC Issues Public Version of Opinion In Certain Optoelectronic Devices For Fiber Optic Communications (337-TA-860) from

Further to our April 23, 2014 post, on May 9, 2014, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued the public version of its opinion finding a violation of Section 337 by Respondents IPtronics A/S ...

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EPO Internal Strife Spills Over Into European Parliament, Human Rights Court from

Relations between European Patent Office (EPO) staff and senior officials, already tense due to work issues with President Benoît Battistelli, have been further undermined by the continuing presence of Vice-President Željko Topić, according to a ...

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Unilateral Prosecution Bar Approved for NPE’s Counsel from

The court granted defendants' motion for a unilateral prosecution bar against a NPE plaintiff in the parties' protective order. "A unilateral prosecution bar is appropriate in this case. . . . The possibility of future product plans potentially ...

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En Banc Federal Circuit to Review ITC’s Power over Induced Infringement from

By Dennis Crouch Suprema, Inc. and Mentalix v. US International Trade Commission and Cross Match Tech (Fed. Cir. 2013/2014) Although the USITC handles plenty of patent cases, it actually derives its power from the ...

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Williams & Woelker on Fee Shifting from

I am looking forward to the upcoming CLE-webinar by my former MBHB colleague Andrew Williams, Ph.D. along with Erin Woelker on the impact of the Supreme Court’s fee shifting cases. On April 29 ...

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Case Highlight: Spiro v. Vions Technology, Inc. – State Court Maintains Subject Matter Jurisdiction In Dispute Surrounding Intellectual Property Ownership Rights of A Now-Bankrupt Corporation from

Intellectual property and bankruptcy disputes are matters typically reserved for the subject matter jurisdiction of the federal courts. However, in Spiro v. Vions Technology, Inc., C.A. No. 8287-VCP (Del. Ch. March 23, 2014) the ...

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Plagiarism charges at Arizona State University from

See New Book, New Allegations about charges against Arizona State University professor of history Matthew C. Whitaker .

Within the post, one finds the text

Donna Shear, director of the [University of Nebraska] press, said she ...

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