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post image Cross-litigation on BIODERMA: different perspectives in national and Community proceedings from

BIODERMA: products for almost all sorts
of skin -- but not furry skin ...
Earlier this week, an interesting cross-litigation saga involving the French BIODERMA marks bounced around the social networks: a trade mark battle which ended ...

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post image The ethics of biotech patenting: a dialogue about monopolies, human dignity and the cost of medicines from

Further to last week’s introductory Katpost on biotech, this post will discuss the impact of ethics on the ‘patentability’ of biotech inventions and the ‘enforcement’ of biotech patents. At the onset this Kat would ...

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Tex. L. Rev. Evidence-Based IP Symposium from

The Texas Law Review, which has displayed impeccable taste in IP articles, focused its 2014 symposium issue on the topic "Steps Toward Evidence-Based IP." This symposium is part of a growing trend in evidenced-based IP ...

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Ptab reverse obvious rationale conclusory result from

Board reverses obviousness when Examiners rationale amounts to results of combination rather than reason for making it

An independent claim on appeal recited:

14. A cooling device for electrodes of a metallurgical furnace, comprising
a ...

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Non Practicing Entities in Europe from

Guest Post by Peter Arrowsmith. Arrowsmith is a patent attorney and partner at the London based firm Cleveland IP. Non practicing entities (NPEs) are a familiar part of the IP landscape in Europe, just as ...

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