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post image They think it's all over -- but the Comptroller can intervene from

Kennametal Inc v Pramet Tools SRO, Associated Production Tools Ltd and Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, a Court of Appeal, England and Wales, ruling last Wednesday, is noted on subscription service Lawtel. It ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

With just six days to go, the IPKat's sidebar poll on IP and the International Women's Leadership Forum has attracted a wide array of opinions and little apparent consensus. Do please feel welcome ...

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post image Women in IP leadership roles: MIP responds from

Last week, in "A woman's place is in ... the lead: thoughts on an upcoming IP Forum", here, the IPKat reviewed a forthcoming International Women's Leadership Forum on Intellectual Property and asked some fairly ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Tris Pharma Inc. v. Par Pharmaceutical Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00068; filed January 21, 2015 in ...

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Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ... from

The IPKat weblog was exceptionally busy last week.  Our page counter recorded no fewer than 39,271 site visits, making it our second best week on record.  Even so, it's possible that, amid ...

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Delano Farms v. California Table Grape Commission (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

by Dennis Crouch Like their utility and design patent brethren, plant patents must also satisfy the patentability requirements of Section 102 and 103 of the Patent Act. In Delano Farms v. California Table Grape Commission ...

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Ebola, Reform High On WHO Executive Board Agenda This Week from

The World Health Organization Executive Board yesterday adopted a resolution on Ebola, one the eve of today’s opening of its 10-day meeting addressing a broad range of health issues, including several of relevance to ...

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Patent Employing Mathematical Formula for Real-Time Traffic Tracking Not Invalid Under Alice from

The court denied without prejudice plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction precluding the sales of defendant's traffic sensor products, but rejected defendant's argument regarding lack of patentable subject matter. "Claiming the [patent-in-suit ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Teva Decision Clarifies Standard of Review for Claim Construction from

Post by Paul S. Mazzola


In Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc., decided in 1996, the Supreme Court held that the construction of a patent should be decided by a judge and treated as a question ...

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Haber & Werfel on Trolls from

Stephen Haber and Seth Werfel (Stanford Political Science) have posted Why Do Inventors Sell to Patent Trolls? Experimental Evidence for the Asymmetry Hypothesis. Here is the abstract:
Why do individual patent holders assign their patents ...

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Next Up: Lighting Ballast from

In Teva v Sandoz, the Supreme Court held that a district court’s factual conclusion supporting a claim construction determination should be reviewed de novo on appeal.  In the expected follow-up, the Supreme Court has ...

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University of Maryland does patent law from

From. CBSBaltimore via AP:

BALTIMORE (AP) — The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has expanded its new master of science in law program to include specializations in patent law and cybersecurity, bringing ...

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