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The Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (that's the International Literary and Artistic Association for those of you who, like my friend the IPKat, can't speak a word of French), is an international organization ...

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Guest Post: USPTO Public Forum on Patent Guidance: My Thoughts as a Speaker and Attendee from

[Ed. On May 9, 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 to ...

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Small Farmers’ Rights Sidelined In Uganda Plant Breeding Regulation from

In a country with over 35 million people, Uganda’s economy is based on agriculture. Over 80 percent of the country’s workforce is employed in the sector, contributing up to 23 percent of the ...

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TRIPS Council Debates Non-Violations, Innovation, Green Tech Transfer from

Whether countries can bring intellectual property complaints against each other under the World Trade Organization even if they don’t violate WTO rules was a topic of debate this week, but could not be resolved.

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IAM Patent 1000 Released – 2014 Edition from

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine has released the IAM Patent 1000:  The World’s Leading Patent  Practitioners 2014.  Each year, IAM surveys its readers and asks them to recommend patent licensing and prosecution attorneys for ...

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“My Data Belongs To Me”: Returning Online Control To Consumers from

A new initiative by the World Summit Award (WSA) initiative seeks to use its global multistakeholder network to push forward personal data ownership and big data issues at UN discussions. At an open discussion, the ...

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Judge Chen and Nonobviousness from

By Jason Rantanen The past two weeks have seen a substantial number of nonobviousness opinions emerge from the Federal Circuit.  These decisions are particularly interesting because they contain pairs of opinions with opposite outcomes.  Judge ...

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USPTO Adopts Final Rules of Practice for Recalculation of PTA from

On May 15, 2014, The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a Federal Register notice regarding the final changes to the rules of practice that relate to the patent term adjustment (PTA) provisions ...

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Looking Forward To Inclusion, 10 Years After World Summit On Information Society from

This week, governments and stakeholders have been taking stock nearly 10 years after 2005 UN-led World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), and working to set new goals for the future. One thing seems clear ...

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ALJ Pender Issues Claim Construction Order In Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets II (337-TA-905) from

On June 3, 2014, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 14 (dated June 2, 2014) in Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets II (Inv. No. 337-TA-905). By way of background, this investigation ...

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BMS loses to Teva from

Therefore, we see no error in the selection of 2′-CDG
as the lead compound here. See Velander v. Garner, 348
F.3d 1359, 1377 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (“Obviousness, and
expectation of success, are evaluated ...

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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-919) Regarding Certain Archery Products from

On June 11, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Archery Products and Related Marketing Materials (Inv. No. 337-TA-919). The investigation is ...

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ITC Issues Public Version Of Opinion In Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, And Treatment Plans For Use In Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances (337-TA-833) from

Further to our June 4, 2014 post, on June 11, 2014, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued the public version of its opinion granting a motion to stay the cease and desist orders pending ...

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Tesla’s Patents are Your Patents from

Tesla Motors has notified has granted a public and free license to its patent to anyone who uses their technology “in good faith.”: Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of ...

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