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post image Softly, softly: General Court no-hopes Pianissimo application from

The General Court of the European Union gave one of the most predictable decisions of the year to date this morning when it dismissed Grundig's appeal against refusal to register a Community trade mark ...

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More Gifts for the Discerning Patent Professional from

With Valentine’s Day approaching you may be wondering what to get that special patent professional in your life.  Here are a few options: 1)  An oldie, but a goodie:  The IP Man movie poster ...

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Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. (2015) from

Is Deference in Claim Construction Review a Good Thing for the Patent System? By Andrew Williams -- As we reported earlier today, the Supreme Court held in a 7-2 decision authored by Justice Breyer that an ...

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Giving Deference to the Supreme Court in Teva v. Sandoz from

by Dennis Crouch In Teva v. Sandoz, the Supreme Court raised the standard of appellate review of a district court’s factual conclusions regarding extrinsic evidence relied upon during claim construction proceedings.  Although the decision ...

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Judicial Independence - the EPO Responds to Sir Robin Jacob's Letter from

Merpel posted a copy of Sir Robin Jacob's letter to the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office earlier in January, on his request.  The letter protested the treatment of a member of the ...

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Did the Supreme Court err in part III of Teva v. Sandoz? from

As to the Supreme Court decision in Teva v. Sandbox,  conventional wisdom before the case suggested Rule 52 would apply as to findings of fact by district courts in patent cases.  Of the outcome, the ...

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CAD/CAM Data Importation Patents Invalid Under Alice from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's CAD/CAM data importation patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed to the abstract ...

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No pain for Actavis - Warner-Lambert fail to stop launch of generic pregabalin from

In a decision that is only moderately Arnoldian (139 paragraphs), Mr Justice Arnold refused today to grant an interim injunction that Warner Lambert had requested against Actavis [Warner -Lambert Company, LLC v Actavis Group Ptc ...

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Supreme Court Limits Federal Circuit’s Ability To Revise Claim Construction On Appeal from

On January 20, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its first patent decision of the current term, rejecting the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s long-standing practice of reviewing ...

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PTAB claim no limit enablement written description indefinite inoperable from

Today's post will consider various non-prior art issues that might arise when a claim fails to include either an upper or lower limit. In some of these cases, I'm not sure the Applicant ...

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Uganda: International Standard Book Number Helps Authors, Readers Identify Publications from

The publishing industry in Uganda is a fast-rising sector, gauging by the many emerging publishing houses and self-publishers. With many titles on display, one of the ways authors and readers identify published works is the ...

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