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post image Wednesday whimsies from

Far, far too slow. Readers of this weblog will recall that this Kat has been complaining endlessly about the absolutely unjustifiable amount of time that it takes before a contested Community trade mark application gets ...

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post image Be wary of marketing invention before filing a patent application from

Entrepreneurs typically undertake a number of efforts in order to sell a product.  They demonstrate their products to the public and one-on-one to buyers.  They may engage in cold calls to set up customer meetings ...

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post image From Earls Court to High Court: when litigation is far from Ideal from

Left to oneself and without any knowledge of law, the typical sentient human being, being of sound mind and average judgement, might be prepared to assume that, when one business has been using its name ...

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post image USPTO Backlog from

The backlog of pending cases generally has two major inputs: (1) how many applications are filed and (2) how fast the USPTO is at examining those applications.  The USPTO is operating faster than ever, but ...

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post image Strategic Patenting: How To Get it Right (Guest Post) from

This article, by Francis Hagel, first appeared in Intellectual Property Management. It provides strong guidance, in checklist form, for those seeking to beat the odds that the patents they obtain will actually generate strategic value ...

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Court Report -- Part II from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. Glaxosmithkline LLC et al. 2:14-cv-06627; filed November 19, 2014 in the ...

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How the Kirtsaeng Decision Could Ruin the U.S. Branded Drug Industry from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Constitution gives Congress the power to grant copyright and patent protection in the same part of Article I, specifically in Section 8, Clause 8: To promote the Progress of Science ...

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Can you be liable for third-party copyright infringements if you offer password-free free internet access? New case referred to CJEU! from

Smart idea?Via Katfriend and copyright aficionado Tom Ohta (Bristows) comes the news that a new depressingexciting case has just been referred to everybody's favourite court, ie the Court of Justice of the European ...

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Vail 2015 from

I will be part of the faculty of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the National CLE Conference in Vail, Colorado January 7-11, 2015,  I hope to see you there. For a ...

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Petitions for Inter Partes Review Citing Same Prior Art May be Decided Differently from

The Board denied the petitioner's request for rehearing of an earlier decision partially denying institution of inter partes review and rejected the arguments regarding the institutions of earlier petitions. "[The petitioner] contends that its ...

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Interview With Alberto Bichi, Federation Of The European Sporting Goods Industry from

Alberto Bichi is secretary-general of the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), based in Brussels. In an interview with Intellectual Property Watch’s Catherine Saez, he describes FESI's mission, the views of ...

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Patent Jobs 2014 from

We have a new set of Patent Law job postings on the Patently-O Job Board: Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Washington, D.C. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va ...

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Nazomi v. Microsoft: stipulation gambit fails from

This case is one of which the losing party on claim construction
stipulated to a decision (here, one of non-infringement) in order
to appeal to the CAFC. Here, that path did not work out well ...

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Near-automatic injunctions raise concerns at hearing on rules for European patent court from

A hearing was held today at the Academy of European Law in Trier, Germany, on the rules of procedure for Europe's future Unified Patent Court (UPC), as I mentioned last week when I commented ...

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ABA Journal Announces 2014 Blawg 100 from

Patent Docs Makes List for Third Year in a Row The ABA Journal, the American Bar Association's flagship magazine, has announced its annual list of the 100 best legal blogs -- or blawgs -- following a ...

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