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post image Litigation-proof patents: a new title from

Litigation-Proof Patents: Avoiding the Most Common Patent Mistakes is the title of a new book by this blogger's friend, US patent attorney and author Larry M. Goldstein. The book is so new that it ...

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In 2011, the Federal Circuit significantly raised the bar to successfully win on a defense of inequitable conduct. Therasense (Fed. Cir. 2011). One of the reasons for raising the bar was that such claims were ...

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Cohen IP Law Group will be attending SEMA 2014 in Las Vegas.  SEMA is the number one annual convention of automotive specialty products.  If you will be there, let us know!


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In the best of (unprotected) taste. "Pizzeria Attempts To Trademark The Flavor Of Pizza. Yes, Seriously" is Techdirt's account of the New York Pizzeria's scrap with Gina's Italian Kitchen, which ...

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post image Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ... from

Here's the eighteenth weekly round-up of last week's blog posts for the benefit of those readers who were either unfortunate to have missed last week's entries or extremely fortunate to have spent ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi et al. 1:14-cv-01349; filed October 28, 2014 in the District Court ...

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Federal Circuit: Private entities do not infringe patent when performing “quasi-governmental actions” from

Private entities cannot be liable for patent infringement when performing “quasi-governmental actions” with the express or implied consent of the U.S. government, according to a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals ...

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US Government Secrecy Orders from

Open Government Advocate Steve Aftergood has provides some numbers on USPTO Secrecy Orders. [FAS BLOG][New Data].  According to the USPTO FOIA response, over 5,500 pending applications are currently held in limbo under a ...

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The Honorable Grace K. Obermann to Present at NJIPLA’s ETS Seminar on November 6, 2014 from

On Thursday, November 6, 2014, The Honorable Grace K. Obermann, Lead Administrative Patent Judge, USPTO, PTAB, will present on practicing before the PTAB at the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association’s seminar, "Electronics, Telecom ...

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WTO To Make Vast Store Of TRIPS Information Easier To Use from

The World Trade Organization is taking steps to make the vast store of information shared by WTO members in the Council on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) easier to use.

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No Disclosure of Defendant’s Confidential Information to Plaintiff’s Patent Assertion and Licensing Contractor from

The court granted defendant's motion to prohibit plaintiff's proposed expert from accessing confidential information under the parties' protective order because there was a high risk of inadvertent disclosure where the expert worked for ...

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Top Patently-O Subscribers from

Although most Patently-O readers still come to the site, over 20,000 subscribe through our free e-mail service available through Google’s Feedburner.  With over 5,000 different domains represented, most subscribers come from businesses ...

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Gray-Le Coz and Duan: USPTO’s Immediate Implementation Alice v. CLS Bank from

In our newest Patently-O Patent Law Journal article, Charles Duan and Tristan Gray-Le Coz of Public Knowledge provide details of the USPTO’s recent implementation of Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International.  In ...

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5 Steps to Picking the Right Trademark for Your Business from

Whenever you begin to embark upon the branding of your business, there are many factors to consider. First off, hats off to you for getting past the “I’m thinking about starting my own business”...


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Unwired Planet: Can Cash Position Cushion Long Sales Cycle? from

With three recent Markman hearings and more than $100M in cash UPIP trading currently at $1.46 could be a good buy for those with patience and a strong stomach. At an earnings call last ...

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