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post image About "Part Time America" from

I'm a little chagrined at all the recent attention to the issue of part time workers -- specifically part time for economic reasons. The issue started getting attention earlier this year as economists, journalists and ...

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post image EPO Bound again - more precedental than ever: Precedent 2 from

The IPKat was very heartened by the responses to the post on Tuesday on the concepts of "precedent" and "binding nature" at the European Patent Office.  While all commenters did not agree, with him or ...

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Deputy Directory Lee Announces the Request for Written Comments to Help Improve PTAB Proceedings from

By Andrew Williams -- In a post from yesterday entitled "Help Improve our AIA Trial Proceedings," Michelle Lee, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark ...

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The popular press ridicules published US to Airbus from

There has been some buzz in the popular press in July 2013 over US Patent application 20140159444 to Airbus (published June 12, 2014 ), with abstract

A seating device with reduced bulk, for example for an ...

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UN Human Rights Report Finds Significant Harm, Possible Illegality, In Mass Surveillance from

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today released a report criticising government mass surveillance, including the coercion of companies to release individuals’ information without their knowledge or consent. This activity is “severely ...

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Civil Society Urges BRICS To Create New Model Of Internet Governance from

As the governments of the largest emerging economies gather this week in Brazil, a civil society coalition has issued a call for them to lead change in the global system of internet governance. The system ...

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Previously Denied Motion for Attorneys’ Fees Reconsidered and Granted Under Octane Fitness from

Following the Supreme Court's decision in Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc., 134 S.Ct. 1749 (April 29, 2014), the court granted plaintiff's motion to reconsider an earlier order denying plaintiff ...

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UNAIDS Gap Report: Need Smarter Scale-Up, Focus On People Left Behind from

According to a report released today by the United Nations programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), around 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV do not know that they have the virus ...

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ALJ Gildea Denies Motion For Non-Monetary Sanctions In Certain Integrated Circuit Devices (337-TA-873) from

On July 7, 2014, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 64 in Certain Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-873). By way of background, the investigation is based on a ...

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ALJ Lord Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Integrated Circuits (337-TA-920) from

On July 15, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 3 in Certain Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-920). By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 12 ...

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Switzerland Again World’s Most Innovative; North-South Innovation Divide Persists from

Switzerland has again been deemed the world’s most innovative nation, followed by the United Kingdom and Sweden. But the annual Global Innovation Index also shows a persistent innovation divide between developed and developing countries ...

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USPTO Proposes Rules Changes in View of Novartis v. Lee from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (79 Fed. Reg. 34681) discussing changes to the rules of practice to implement ...

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