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post image Les Fantaisies du Vendredi from

I am shamelessly copying Eleonora’s idea of using one’s mother tongue for the title of the Whimsies and Fantasies posts, as I find it to be a wonderful way to hint that the ...

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post image Patents In, Garbage Out? When machine translation mangles the prior art from

Voltaire had it right when he said: “Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning.” Was he foreseeing the unfortunate results of feeding a Japanese specification through Google ...

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post image Buy one, get two free: the EFF's approach to amicus curiae briefs in Oracle v. Google from

Six amicus curiae briefs in support of Google's petition for writ of certiorari (Supreme Court review) of the Federal Circuit ruling in the Android-Java copyright infringement case have been filed, as the official website ...

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BIO IPCC Panel Discusses Impact of Myriad-Mayo Guidance from

By Donald Zuhn -- Yesterday, we reported on a session of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Intellectual Property Counsel's Committee fall conference, which took place earlier this week in Nashville, TN, in which the U ...

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When a Delay turns into a Monster - T 0480/12 from

In the third game of the World Chess Championship in Sochi, challenger Viswanathan had put a  pawn on c7 quite early. Initially, the pawn did not look very dangerous but slownly tunred into a true ...

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WHO In Race To Find Promising Ebola Treatments As Many Products Ruled Out from

Proposals for products to help fight Ebola are coming in to the World Health Organization, but few look promising so far, an official said today. Meanwhile, efforts are on to establish testing sites for potential ...

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IP Protection for Websites from

For many businesses, a website is among the company’s most valuable intangible assets. A company’s website (or mobile site) serves as its front door, calling card, storefront, and corporate bio for actual and ...

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Casino Monitoring Patent Not Abstract Under Alice from

The court denied defendants' motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's casino monitoring patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and rejected defendants' argument that the prior art showed the abstract concept of ...

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Federal Circuit: Novelty in Implementation of an Abstract Idea Insufficient to Overcome Alice from

by Dennis Crouch The key language from the Federal Circuit’s most recent pronouncement in  Ultramercial v. Hulu (Fed. Cir. 2014) is as follows: We do not agree with Ultramercial that the addition of merely ...

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Ireland to host local division of Unified Patent Court from


Richard Bruton, the Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, has announced that Ireland will host a local division of the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

The UPC is a key part of the ...

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