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post image IQPC’s upcoming Global Patent Strategies Summit from

EXCLUSIVE PAST SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS Global Patent Strategies Summit December 3-5 · San Jose, CA You may feel a bit like you’re grasping at straws in order to keep up with the ever-changing ...

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post image USPTO Breaks New Ground with 300,000 Patents Issued This Fiscal Year from

  Fiscal Year 2014 has just ended for the Federal Government and – as expected – we have a new record number of US patent grants. For the first time, the USPTO has issued more than 300,000 ...

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post image A new website for UK IPO, and an event to explain everything from

With autumn already among us, it is time for a general season makeover. While embracing the new beauty trends, you may also want to embrace the idea that, starting 6 October, the UK Intellectual Property ...

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Supreme Court Preview -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. -- The End of Cybor Corp.? from

By Andrew Williams -- The Supreme Court will begin its 2014-2015 term next Monday. Last year, the Court heard a record number of patent law cases, at least for recent history. Nevertheless, it is scheduled to ...

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Infringement Opinions of Inventor-Expert Excluded as Unhelpful Advocacy from

The court granted defendant's motion to exclude the infringement opinions of plaintiff's inventor-expert because they were unreliable. "[M]ost of [the expert's] conclusions are simply implicit arguments about what claim construction should ...

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Why The Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Are Vying To Control The U.S. Patent System from

Robin Feldman, a professor at University of California Hasting Law School, has just published an interesting paper discussing recent U.S. Supreme Court cases almost uniformly rejecting the Federal Circuit’s view on many important ...

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Sports Broadcasters Make Case For International IP Rights Protection from

On the side of the World Intellectual Property Organization General Assembly last week, sports and entertainment broadcasters held an event to highlight the challenges they are facing in the digital world, in particular unauthorised retransmission ...

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Patent Assertion Entities Hit With Rule 11 Sanctions and Section 285 Attorneys’ Fees in Separate Delaware District Court Cases from

Much attention has been said about the role 35, U.S.C. § 285 in combating vexatious litigations brought by patent assertion entities (“PAE”) following the Supreme Court’s decision in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON ...

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As to the doctrine of equivalents:

Even without literal infringe-
ment of a certain claim limitation,
a patentee may estab-
lish infringement under the doctrine of
equivalents if an element of the
accused device “performs ...

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Crowdsourcing and growing plants from

IPBiz has written about crowdsourcing previously (e.g., Downside of crowdsourcing? ).

Note a US patent which issued on Sept. 30, 2014 titled Programmable lighting with multi-day variations of wavelength and intensity, optimized by crowdsourcing using ...

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Doctrine of Equivalents: What Element Are you Narrowing? from

Millipore v. AllPure (Fed. Cir. 2014) Patent cases are incredibly expensive to litigate.  However, in a series of recent cases courts have appeared more willing to dismiss cases on summary judgment or even on the ...

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Tobacco for biofuel? from

On September 25, 2014, within a post from the California Academy of Sciences titled The Search for More Sustainable Biofuels , there was text

Here’s an interesting idea from scientists at UC Berkeley and Lawrence ...

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FDA Warning Letters Expected to Increase in 2015 from

Did you know that the number of FDA warning letters issued increased substantially by 78% from 2007 to 2013? One of the industries that accounted for the highest number of warning letters was Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology ...

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CAFC vacates PTAB decision in In re Taylor Made Golf; PTAB needs to pay attention to Wikipedia from

The issue on appeal is whether the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office’s (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeals Board
erred in not rejecting on grounds of obviousness claims
8, 9, 12, and 13 of ...

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Blogs covering AIA Inter Partes Review, Post Grant Review and Covered Business Method Review from

My blog covers the A in PTAB – meaning that I discuss cases where the Applicant has appealed an Examiner rejection during prosecution. The T in PTAB stands for Trials, and it looks like these Trials ...

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