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post image Clean Tech in Court: Green Patent Complaint Update from

Several new green patent lawsuits were filed in the last couple of months in the areas of LEDs, smart grid technologies, concentrated solar power, solar inverters, green dry cleaning solvents, and water treatment.   LEDs Cree ...

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OHIM New Fast Track Program The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) is introducing a faster way to register for a trade mark, Fast Track. The new program will start on November 24 ...

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Evidence from micro-level patent application data or gobbledygook from the depths of legal academia? from

LBE got a chuckle from text at the writtendescription blog:

Prior work by Mark Lemley and Bhaven Sampat has shown that more experienced examiners grant more patents, and they have some results suggesting that this ...

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Antares Pharma, Inc. v. Medac Pharma Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014) from

By Andrew Williams -- When can a sufficient disclosure for patentability purposes nevertheless fail to adequately "describe" the claims of a patent? According to the Federal Circuit in a case issued this week, when the claims ...

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Rockstar’s $188M Settlement with Cisco Revives Patent Licensing from

Cisco deal shows reports of patent licensing’s death have been greatly exaggerated.   Patent licensing may no longer be what it once was in areas of art like smart phones and consumer electronics, where the ...

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Is there “a culture of fraud” at the US patent office? from

Within a post titled House hearing probes alleged telework abuses at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office covering the Congressional hearing on 18 November 2014, there is text:

Connolly asked Focarino about the charge that ...

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Excluding Dollar Amount of Prior License to Aggregator Does Not Undermine Jury’s Finding of Obviousness from

Following a jury trial, the court denied plaintiff's motion for judgment as a matter of law that its patent was not obvious and rejected plaintiff's argument that it should have been permitted to ...

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Google supporters increasingly recognize flaws of overturned ruling in Oracle's Java copyright case from

Google won't leave any stone unturned in its quest for a Supreme Court review of the Federal Circuit's appellate ruling holding Oracle's asserted Java API declaring code copyrightable. My first reaction to ...

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What in the world is China doing? from

When it comes to intellectual property developed in the United States, everybody knows it’s important to protect your individual rights.  And most people generally understand that, in this global...


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