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post image Does Twitter portend the demise of IP protection for advertising? from

This Kat from time to time engages in feline fretting about how tech trends may impact on the future face of IP. His most recent fret recently occurred as he read an article on Bloomberg ...

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post image AIPPI Congress Report 7: The one where the second medical use resolution is adopted from

As much as the AmeriKat adores
administrative AIPPI issues, a much needed
bubble bath was required in preparation for
the Gala Dinner
After an intense morning of IPKat posting and editing, the AmeriKat wandered down ...

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post image AIPPI Congress Report 6: The big privilege problem from

Unlike the AmeriKat's photo of Toronto, lawyers can only
wish that the issue of privilege was so black and white
"When in Rome" the AmeriKat's colleague said as she drizzled some Canadian maple ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

Forthcoming events. Do please remember to check the IPKat's ever-changing Forthcoming Events page for interesting bits and pieces that are coming your way.  One such event, about which this Kat will have more to ...

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PTAB Update -- A Review of the First Round of Comments (Part 1) from

By Andrew Williams -- The USPTO has been seeking feedback on the PTAB trial proceedings established by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. A Federal Register Notice from June 27, 2014 contained the "Request for Comments on ...

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Cautionary Tale: CAFC Rules That Delay Resulting From Reexamination Can Trigger Litigation Laches from

Defendants accused of patent infringement sometimes raise the equitable doctrines of laches and estoppel as affirmative defenses. Although the defenses often appear to be linked, they are actually quite separate. As the Supreme Court explained ...

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District Court’s and BPAI’s Pre-Alice Determinations of §101 Patentability Unpersuasive in CBM Review from

In a finding that the challenged patent was directed to unpatentable subject matter, the Board rejected the patent owner's arguments that the patent had been previously reviewed in other venues where it was not ...

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Google wants reversal or new trial in Microsoft-Motorola FRAND case: opening brief from

There was a time when it would almost have been appropriate to rename this blog "FRAND Patents". While there is still a lot going on in that field, the related antitrust investigations have all come ...

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Biogen v Medeva: historical patent litigation landmark recognised from

"Biogen v Medeva 20 years on" is the title of a seminar organised by Rouse for Thursday 16 October in the Crisis Skylight London Café (64 Commercial Street London, E1 6LT). You can check out ...

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