Patent & IP news for August 3, 2014

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post image One new patent, one new court, one event -- and two venues from

Managing Intellectual Property magazine, which this blogger founded back in the 1990s and for which he still has a soft spot, is running a conference, titled the "European Patent Reform Forum", in two European venues ...

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post image Coming soon: a Kit talks to a Kat from

Not that any member of this blog team would dream of addressing so august a personage as Christopher Rennie-Smith as "Kit", it is well established that Kit is a friendly and informal abbreviation of the ...

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post image Pendency from Filing to First Action from

One common complaint of the U.S. patent system is delay. Most patents take over three years to issue. Adding in priority claims moves-out the average timeline (original priority filing date to issuance) to over ...

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post image The proposed Trade Secrets directive: comments from the Max Planck Institute from

Nuno Sousa e Silva, Katfriend and contributor to the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP), has been giving thought to the current proposal for a trade secrets directive -- but he's not the only ...

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A ray of hope for embryonic stem cell patents in Europe; and the 4 things you need to know from

Guest Post by Thomas Leonard of Kilburn & Strode LLP, London The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued his opinion in C-364/131, and in doing so has ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

August 7, 2014 - "Battling Patent Trolls: Leveraging AIA, State and Federal Legislative Action, and Other Key Developments" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) August 7, 2014 - "Divided Infringement in the Life Sciences: Implications ...

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How to Protect a Product of Nature from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- "The more things change . . ." is the beginning of an old saw, and that saying has particular relevance just days after the USPTO stopped accepted comments on its Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance ...

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ABA Journal Accepting Nominations for 8th Annual Blawg 100 from

The ABA Journal has begun work on its 8th annual list of the 100 best legal blogs (or blawgs) and has announced that it is seeking the advice of its readers, via the ...

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