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post image Data brokers and intellectual property: a call for comments from

From Katfriend Alexandra Mezulanik (currently completing an internship in The Bahamas at a boutique IP firm, Mosko & Associates) comes the following invitation:
Occasionally there is a window that allows one to see how far the ...

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post image The Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office are to be reformed -- but how? from

In yesterday's post, Merpel looked at the current Business Distribution Scheme of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office.  We know that the current organisation of the BoA is to be reformed ...

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post image Extend patent protection and receive more royalties from

Bottom line: By filing a string of continuing patent applications and not claiming priority for the continuing patent applications back to a common parent application, the patent owner may be able to extend patent protection ...

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post image Cross-border IP Enforcement: a new research title from

Here is a book which this Kat unashamedly welcomes, with the warning to readers that he has a vested interest in it,  The book in question is The Research Handbook On Cross-Border Enforcement Of Intellectual ...

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post image Disclosure of customer names and reputational concerns: Wobben gets its way from

Wobben Properties GmbH v Siemens Public Ltd Company and others [2014] EWHC 3173 (Pat) is a Patents Court, England and Wales, decision of Mr Justice Morgan that dates back to early December of last year ...

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Competing device makers HTC and LG join Google, SAP in backing Samsung against Apple from

Apple, Samsung and Google are three of the most significant members of an industry coalition that is fighting the good fight for balanced rules of procedure for Europe's future Unified Patent Court, particularly with ...

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Pressure mounts on EPO president and administrative council over suspension of patent judge from

About a month ago, the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation, the international body running the European Patent Office, expressed "concern at an incident unique in the history of [the] EPO" without saying clearly ...

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Top Three Stories of 2014 from

By Donald Zuhn -- After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its eighth annual list oftop patent stories. For 2014, we identified eighteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs ...

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What does the USPTO’s 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility mean for software inventions? from

At the end of a year in which the patent eligibility of software inventions came under fire like never before, the USPTO finally issued its long-awaited 2014 Interim Guidance for Subject Matter Eligibility, which describes ...

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India’s Draft IP Policy Shows Major Changes Coming, While Fitting IP System To Local Needs from

The first draft of a national intellectual property rights policy being developed by a “think tank” of Indian IP experts shows adherence to the country’s principles of bending the IP system to its local ...

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“Nearly Incomprehensible” Pleading Insufficient to State Inequitable Conduct Claim from

The court granted plaintiffs' motion to dismiss defendants' inequitable conduct claims. "[Defendants'] recitation of facts makes for impenetrable reading. The allegations of inequitable conduct are about two and one-half times the length of a principal ...

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De Rassenfosse & Jaffe on Weeding Out Bad Patents with Fees from

Gaétan de Rassenfosse and Adam Jaffe have posted a new empirical working paper, Are Patent Fees Effective at Weeding Out Low-Quality Patents? Short answer: yes. Longer answer:

The authors used the difference-in-differences technique to study ...

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