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post image Freeze-dried bacterial food for thought, as pharma company is offered a second bite at the cherry from

Readers may be merry-making over the holiday period or dedicating their time to the pursuit of truth at this year's Fordham IP Conference.  Either way, here's something for them to chew on. Actial ...

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post image "What about Article 5(5)?" A trade mark enthusiast asks ... from

The IPKat and Merpel are always happy to help their readers, particularly when (i) it doesn't cost them anything and (ii) the enquiry is an interesting one.  Today the Kats received one such enquiry ...

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post image What might have happened if there had not been Article 16(3) of TRIPS? from

This Kat, being a bit of a history buff, recently read with great relish a review in The New Yorker, written by Louis Menand (himself a distinguished social/intellectual historian), of the new book by ...

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post image Plants or Plant Material are Neither Process nor Plant Variety from

The Enlarged Board of Appeal has written a new chapter in the Tomato- Broccoli Saga and confirmed the narrow interpretation of Art. 53(b) EPC.

The following is a quote from the EPO-website:
In the ...

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Exela Pharma Sciences LLC v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Late last month, the Federal Circuit handed Exela Pharma Sciences its latest defeat in litigation relating to its ANDA filing on Cadence Pharmaceuticals' injectable acetaminophen-based drug Ofirmev®, in Exela Pharma Sciences ...

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Appeals court not inclined to toss $14.5 million FRAND breach verdict against Google's Motorola from

More than 4½ years after Microsoft sued Motorola for not renewing a license agreement (a renewal that would likely have been costly after Motorola stopped making Windows devices), Motorola still hasn't paid Microsoft a ...

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Financial Times on April 8 interchange on Innovation Act from

The a Financial Times covers the most recent debate over the Innovation Act:

High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article ...

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WIPO Seminar On TK, Genetic Resources: Variations In Public Domain, Disclosure from

The concept of public domain was born out of the intellectual property system, according to some. However, what constitutes the public domain depends on national interpretations. A recent seminar organised by the World Intellectual Property ...

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US 20150064787 to Bell Biosystems of Palo Alto from

Bell Biosystems has a US application with abstract:
The present invention is directed generally to host cells with artificial endosymbionts, wherein the artificial endosymbiont and the host cell communicate with each other to alter a ...

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US 20150094168 on tracking a golf ball from

The first claims of US  20150094168:

1. An object, such as a golf ball, comprising: a. a ball; b. at least one GPS chip; c. at least one accelerator chip; d. at least one gyroscope ...

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Paragraph IV Certification Not A “Civil Action” Triggering § 315(a) IPR Bar from

The court denied plaintiffs' motion to enjoin ANDA defendants from participating in inter partes review and rejected plaintiffs' argument that defendants were barred from seeking IPR because their Paragraph IV certification was a previously filed ...

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Guest Post by Prof. Ghosh – Kimble v. Marvel: Exorcising the Spirit of Justice Douglas from

Shubha Ghosh is the Vilas Research Fellow & George Young Bascom Professor in Business Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School.  He is currently serving as the inaugural AAAS Science, Technology, and Policy Fellow at ...

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IP Rights Get A Good Look At Fashion Law Conference from

NEW YORK – A daylong event on fashion law devoted significant time to ways intellectual property rights are increasingly providing protection in the fashion world – including with the advent of 3D printing.

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Colleen Chien and "patent assertion entities" from

In a guest post on PatentlyO, Ron Katznelson wrote of the Patent Assertion Entities [PAE] Report, prepared by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, the National Economic Council, and the Office of Science & Technology ...

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Facebook's published US application 20150100431 from

Many patent reform advocates point to "how fast" internet technology changes.

Facebook's '431 is a continuation of a continuation, filed  June 15, 2011.

The first claim of the '431:

1. A method comprising: receiving ...

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