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post image Accelerating ex parte PTAB Appeals: For a Fee from

By Dennis Crouch The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is burdened with a statutory mandate to quickly reach final determination in its post-issuance review trials. To meet that requirement, the PTAB has put tremendous ...

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Forbes criticizing Forbes on patents; one poseur dumping on another poseur? from

A definition of a poseur is a person who pretends to be what he or she is not. Writers at Forbes pretend to be knowledgeable about patents. Criticizing an earlier Forbes piece [covered in IPBiz ...

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What is a reasonable interpretation of the teachings of the prior art? from

PatentDocs, in discussing the recent Apotex case on inequitable conduct, wrote

The opinion did draw an important distinction:

To be clear, we agree with Apotex that Dr. Sherman had no duty to disclose his own ...

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IP-Watch, DiploFoundation Offer Shared Internship In Geneva from

Intellectual Property Watch is pleased to announce a joint internship opportunity with the DiploFoundation/Geneva Internet Platform in Geneva, covering events and issues related to internet governance.

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Patent Aggregator License Excluded from Evidence, Except to Provide Context for Other Licenses from

The court granted in part defendant's motion in limine to exclude evidence of plaintiff's $8.5 million license of a patent-in-suit to a patent aggregator. "Because [the aggregator's] business model is unique ...

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PTAB integral claim construction mechanical from

Today's post will consider how the Board has interpreted the claim term "integral", and variations thereof, in a few different mechanical applications. In these decisions, the Board read "integral" to be broader than unitary ...

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Intangibles and knowledge management from

Yesterday, I had the enjoyable privilege of participated in a session at the Digital Government Institute's Government Knowledge Management Conference. The session was a lively discussion among the panelists and audience kicked off with ...

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How to Meet the Inequitable Conduct Standard after Therasense from

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently clarified the standard necessary for holding a patent unenforceable for inequitable conduct relating to intentionally withheld references and misrepresentations of material information. Apotex Inc. v. UCB ...

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Judge Koh denies Samsung's Alice-based motion against two Apple patents for untimeliness from

The first post-trial decision in the second Apple v. Samsung case in the Northern District of California has just come down. Judge Lucy Koh just denied Samsung's early-July motion to hold two of Apple ...

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CAFC explores double-patenting in Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute; Kennedy loses. from

In Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute;, Judge Dyk gives an expansive review of double-patenting.

We now make explicit what was implicit in Gilead:

the doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting contin-
ues to apply where two patents ...

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Top NIH-funded U.S. Universities 2014 from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- On Monday, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN) published a list of the Top 50 NIH-funded U.S. universities in fiscal year October 1st – September 30th. Geographically, California leads the list ...

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Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments -- AUTM, COGR, AAU, and APLU from

By Donald Zuhn -- On March 4, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a guidance memorandum, entitled "Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural ...

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