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post image Guest Post by Prof. Tu and Dr. Gaudry – Our Call to the PTO: Release SAWS Data from

Guest Post by Prof. Shine Tu and Dr. Kate Gaudry.  Professor Tu is an Associate Professor of Law at the West Virginia College of Law.  Dr. Gaudry is an associate attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend. The ...

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post image How much are Wikipedia's public domain photos worth? from

Every so often this Kat is delighted to hear from his imaginative and mercurial friend Paul J. Heald (Richard W. & Marie L. Corman Research Professor; Fellow & Associated Researcher, CREATe, RCUK Centre for Copyright, University of ...

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post image Declining public trust in innovation: where genius may not be enough from

Shortly after this Kat published his most recent post, “Declining public trust in innovation: why we should be worried”, he came across a recent article in The New Yorker magazine entitled “We Know How You ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

Are there better ways to train a TM examiner?This Monday the IPKat published a guest piece y Ana Paula Affonso Brito, "Speed and efficiency in processing IP applications: has Brazil got what it takes ...

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post image IP, women and leadership: your poll responses from

After staging two successful events in the United States, Managing Intellectual Property magazine decided to import its intellectual property International Women's Leadership Forum to Europe (it takes place in London on 24 February). Readers ...

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Unemployment and technology from

From on the meaning of the unemployment rate:


None of them will tell you this: If you, a family member or anyone is unemployed and has subsequently given up on finding a job ...

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USPTO Holds Forum on Interim Guidance -- Part I from

By Donald Zuhn -- In a forum held January 21 on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Alexandria campus, Office representatives discussed the Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility, which was released in ...

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Plaintiff Sanctioned for Disclosure of Confidential Information in PTAB Proceeding from

The court sanctioned plaintiff for disclosing defendant's litigation budget and corporate revenues in an unrecorded PTAB hearing. "This case highlights what is likely to be a recurring issue as more cases are brought for ...

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Washington DC's intangible economy: strong in "advanced industries" from

A number of years ago, I did a quick analysis of the Washington DC areas' economy. According to my finding, metro area employment was 57% in intangibles - dominated by Government, Professional & Business Services and Educational ...

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CAFC in Cuozzo: § 314(d) prohibits review of the decision to institute IPR even after a final decision from

In In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, a split CAFC panel observed

Contrary to Cuozzo’s contention, we hold that we lack
jurisdiction to review the PTO’s decision to institute IPR.
We affirm the Board ...

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Patentee Loses First IPR Appeal on all Grounds from

by Dennis Crouch The America Invents Act (AIA) was a major rewriting of U.S. patent law, but the statute includes a number of new provisions that need some amount of court interpretation.  Although the ...

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Unlimited Potential – The Innovation Renaissance Is Now from

By Patrick Kilbride At no other time in history has humanity enjoyed such a boundless period of innovation.  The human experience is literally changing day-to-day as new medicines and new technologies create solutions to seemingly ...

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