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

Last week was another frenetic one for this weblog.  Over 33,000 site visits were recorded, including 3,168 yesterday (Sunday being a day when we don't normally get much beyond 2,000 even ...

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post image EPO, SUEPO and a question of governance: why a word from the Baroness would be welcome from

These are troubled times indeed in the annals of the European Patent Office.  This moggy understands from a SUEPO notice (reproduced in material part, below) that the union has called off its proposed march on ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

Calling all trade mark students. This Kat's friends in the International Trademark Association (INTA) are having their 137th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, from 2 to 6 May. They tell him this:
San ...

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Conference on Post-Grant Patent Challenges at the PTAB from

Momentum will be holding its 2nd IP Counsel Exchange on Post-Grant Patent Challenges at the PTAB on March 30-31, 2015 in San Jose, CA. The conference will offer presentations on the following topics: • Perspectives from ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

February 25, 2015 - European biotech patent law update (D Young & Co) - 3:00 am, 6:00 am, and 11:00 am (ET) February 25, 2015 - "Prevailing Before the PTAB 'Death Squad': Practical Considerations for Petitioners ...

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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. Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc. et al. v. Pfizer, Inc. 2:15-cv-01283; filed February 18, 2015 ...

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TRIPS In Question During Social Forum Discussion On Access To Medicines from

Intellectual property rights are hindering access to medicines by maintaining monopolies and high prices, according to speakers at an annual United Nations forum on human rights last week. Flexibilities enshrined in the World Trade Organization ...

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In 21st Century No One Should Die For Lack Of Access To Medicines, Participants At UN Forum Say from

Last week’s 2015 Social Forum led by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) called for urgent action to facilitate access to medicines. In particular, the functioning of the intellectual ...

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In Determining § 101 Validity Under Alice, Steps of Combination Patent May Not be “Filtered Out” from

The court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment that one of plaintiff's medication monitoring patents was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and rejected defendant’s argument that certain steps should be ...

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Natural genetic modification in Prochloroccus from

From O. Ulload in the ISME Journal:


Cyanobacteria of the genus Prochlorococcus are the most abundant photosynthetic marine organisms and key factors in the global carbon cycle. The understanding of their distribution and ecological importance ...

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Court Finds Lack of Standing in Medical Data Breach Case from

In Peters v. St. Joseph Servs. Corp., the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas recently dismissed a class action complaint seeking damages arising out of a data incursion. The Court dismissed ...

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A Patent on the Internet from

Guest Post by Professor Marketa Trimble (UNLV).  Imagine that someone had a patent on the internet and only those who had a license from the patent holder could, for example, do business on the internet ...

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