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post image Wednesday whimsies from

Fifty-Fifty, and fizzing. "When I saw the headline, I thought it was about The Simpsons", says Chris Torrero (katpat!), echoing the first thoughts of many of us non-Californians when confronted with the banner "BART Battles ...

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post image AMBA speaks - with a brand new website from

The IPKat likes websites, since he lives in one himself, and is always happy to welcome a new one.

Merpel was interested to hear of an organisation that is perhaps less well known in European ...

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post image Digital exhaustion: a debate and a (policy) scandal from

Eleonora, Mr Justice Arnold
and Hugo Cuddigan QC
Yesterday night The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation (TIPLO) hosted yet another fun event devoted to enjoying both the delicious food served (this time) at Lincoln's Inn ...

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Apple's US '564 camera patent from

The first claim

1. A digital camera device comprising a device housing in which the following are integrated: a light splitter cube having an entrance face to receive incident light from a camera scene, the ...

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The ACLU, Working for the Man from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The ACLU championed its efforts in the AMP v. Myriad case as being another instance of the group fighting for the rights of the many and the powerless against corporate America ...

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Apple's US patent 8,989,773: tracking people from

The first claim


1. A method comprising: on a first device executing a first instance of a location application, receiving first location data describing a path traveled by the first device, the first location data ...

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Parties Ordered to Identify Ten Most Significant Disputed Terms from

In response to the parties' joint claim construction statement addressing twenty-three disputed terms, the court ordered the parties to "identify the ten terms the construction of which will be the most significant in the resolution ...

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Manny Schecter writes on patent quality from

From TheHill by Manny Schecter:

A strong patent system, supported by quality patents, also boosts American competitiveness. The U.S. must set the standard for patent quality to ensure other countries both respect U.S ...

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CAFC affirms PTAB in Kennametal from

In Kennametal v. Inversion, the CAFC notes that anticipation does not necessarily imply obviousness, citing Cohesive v. Waters. In the present case, however, anticipation did indicate obviousness.

The PTAB decision is affirmed.

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Duty of Candor and Indefinite Claims from

The Patent Act requires that patent claims be clear and distinct. 35 U.S.C. 112(b)(“The specification shall conclude with one or more claims particularly pointing out and distinctly claiming the subject matter ...

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Cuba, Large Friends, Trying To Corner US Into Compliance With WTO Rum Trademark Ruling from

Better relations may be on the way for Cuba and the United States, but the thaw has yet to be seen in a longstanding World Trade Organization dispute over a Cuban rum trademark. As it ...

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PTAB claim construction each indefinite article one more from

Takeaway: The Applicant appealed the obviousness rejection of claims to digital image processing. The claim language at issue was: "for each of multiple given pixels of a color image, determining ..." The Examiner read this on ...

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WIPO Releases Data on 2014 International Patent Filings from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released data on 2014 international application filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). WIPO noted that U.S. and Japanese filings accounted for almost ...

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