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post image A Few Problems at the PTAB from

By Dennis Crouch Over the past decade, I have repeatedly written about the serious backlog problem facing the USPTO’s Board of Patent Trials and Appeals (Formerly BPAI, now PTAB). In 2006, there were fewer ...

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post image More Green Patent PR: Phytonix, Proterro and Others Tout Patents and Licenses from

I’ve written before (e.g., here and here) about tech firms’ penchant for patent PR.  Here are several recent contributions to the genre.   Phytonix Corporation, based in North Carolina, touts its new U.S ...

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post image EC Reports on Annual Counterfeit Customs Enforcement; Counterfeits by Post Being Increasingly Targeted from

The European Commissionreleased its annual report on intellectual property rights customs enforcement last Friday that detailed recent statistics in EU counterfeit import detentions and general enforcement activities. Below are the main statistical trends highlighted ...

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post image New York, New York, It’s a Wonderful… Trade Mark from

The New York Times reported last week that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority) has sent a cease and desist letter to Fishs Eddy, a New York City retailer selling ...

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post image Wii part ii - Partially valid patent remains unamended from

The IPKat reported last month on the case of Philips v Nintendo, concerning Nintendo’s Wii console, which was held to infringe two patents, which themselves were held to be partially valid.  Not available on ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

In case you're wondering where they are ...Getting out from under the shadow? As noted in a Petosevic Newsletter last week, three Eastern European countries -- Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova -- have signed EU Association Agreements ...

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post image July employment from

And in other economic news last week, the BLS announced that the U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs while the unemployment rate ticked up 0.1% to 6.2% in July. This was somewhat ...

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Inside Higher Ed off-base in "Not-So-Cardinal Sin?" on Walsh plagiarism from

Colleen Flaherty begins a piece on the John Walsh plagiarism with the text

Among academics, plagiarism is a cardinal sin. But to the general public? Maybe not so much. At least that’s what the ...

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Biofuels, New Jersey style from

In 2013, Joseph Furando, of Caravan Trading Co., and Evelyn Katirina Pattison, of CIMA Green, were charged in a biofuel scam. One can find references to them as two executives with a pair of related ...

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Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week ... from

This is the fifth in the regular series of round-ups of the previous week's Katposts, lovingly prepared by our esteemed and greatly valued former guest Kat Alberto.  It is a matter of great happiness ...

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Non-Faculty Presenters at IPSC from

The annual IP Scholars Conference is this week at Berkeley, and it includes over 150 presenters and up to six parallel tracks of presentations. The conference includes talks by Chief Judge Diane Wood of the ...

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Intangibles investments in 2Q 2014 GDP from

Catching up on economic news from last week, by now everyone probably knows that BEA's advanced estimate for 2nd quarter GDP showed a healthy 4.0% growth rate. One of the positive contributions to ...

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Purely Revenue-Driven Licensing Activities Alone Do Not Satisfy Domestic Industry Requirement for ITC Investigation from

The ALJ granted respondent's motion for summary determination of no domestic industry and terminated complainant's investigation because complainant was a licensing entity whose patent-related activities were purely revenue-driven. "No nexus is asserted between ...

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They Invented What? (No. 240) from

U.S. Patent No. 8,609,158:  Diane’s manna. JW Note:  Thanks to Guy L. for bringing this patent to our attention.  Guy tells us that is favorite quotes also include: Column 1, Line ...

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PwC Patent Litigation Study: More Suits and NPEs; Fewer Big Awards from

What’s to be learned from PwC’s 2014 Patent Litigation Survey that we don’t already know? Patent suits are at an all-time high, with almost 6,500 in 2013 keeping pace with the ...

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McDonald’s Triumphs over BioMcDiesel from

On July 14, 2014, the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) found the trademark “BioMcDiesel” for biodiesel fuel likely to cause confusion with McDonald’s Corporation’s (“McDonald’s”) famous family of MC-formative ...

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Patent "babble" from Forbes from

In a post from Forbes titled The U.S. Supreme Court Hopes To Limit Patent Trolling one has the text

In one case Taiwan’s GSPT, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and which holds ...

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"The Hill" on plagiarist Senator John Walsh: The calls are the latest sign that Walsh is a dead man running from

The Hill noted: Two of Montana's largest papers are calling on Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) to end his election bid following revelations he plagiarized much of his Army War College final paper.

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Compulsory Licences Needed for Affordable Hepatitis C Innovative Drug Regimens from

Compulsory licences should be issued to roll out generic versions of innovative HCV drugs. Only generic competition can push down the extortionate prices of these lifesaving medicines, while placing equitable access and public interest before ...

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