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post image General Court says "checkmate" to Louis Vuitton's patterns from

Two parallel judgments of the General Court in the Louis Vuitton (LV) cases, T-359/12 and T-360/12, are a welcome example of clarity and completeness, destined to influence case-law on the invalidity of a ...

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post image One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind? from

Surprise, surprise!It has been a quiet day so far, and Merpel was busy taking a nap in the sun when the following media release came in from the European Patent Office (EPO). This Kat ...

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post image Don’t Miss the Only Life Science Educational Event Dedicated to Due Diligence from

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Mergers, acquisitions, in-licensing and out-licensing have dramatically increased in popularity ...

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A Modest Proposal (or Two) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Any observer of the interaction between the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court over the past decade has recognized that the Court has become increasingly critical of the Federal Circuit's ...

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Geographical Indications An Engine For Development, EU Panellists Say At WIPO from

Geographical indications can provide socio-economic benefits for developing countries, said speakers at a side event to the World Intellectual Property Organization Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) this week.

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WIPO CDIP: New Proposals Rekindle Conversation On IP And Development from

Among the outstanding issues at the World Intellectual Property Organization is how WIPO committees report to the General Assembly on their implementation of the organisation's Development Agenda Recommendations. At this week's meeting on ...

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Shipping Container Monitoring Patents Invalid Under Alice from

The court granted defendants' motions to dismiss because plaintiff's shipping container monitoring patents claimed unpatentable subject matter. "[The] Patents are directed to the . . . . abstract idea [of] monitoring locations, movement, and load status of shipping ...

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Inventing Steak-Umms and popcorn chicken; the patenting of food items from

Eugene Gagliardi invented Steak-Umm [ At 3 in the morning, he had an idea. He got up out of bed and went to the plant and tried it. His idea was complicated — he put the meat ...

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Published US application 20150111269 to Butamax from


First 7 claims:

1. A mutant ketol-acid reductoisomerase enzyme comprising the amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 29.

2. A nucleic acid molecule encoding the mutant ...

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Moving Forward: Judge Stoll from

On a voice-vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved President Obama’s nominee Kara Stoll to be the next addition to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Now that the log-jam over Loretta ...

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Patent Quality Plans and Submissions from

Earlier this week I wrote about the upcoming deadline for comments on the USPTO’s patent quality initiative as well as the Berkeley Technology Law Journal’s parallel publication process.  Although the BTLJ’s project ...

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Losing relational capital: the Intuit case? from

Intuit seems to be a company with strong Relational Capital - a good reputation and a strong customer base. But recently they have had their share of problems. [In the interest of full disclosure, I use ...

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Apple's US application 20150112593 : Humanized Navigation Instructions for Mapping Applications from

From the specification of Apple's application:

[0003] Conventional navigation instructions are mechanical and not easily understood by many users. For example, a conventional navigation instruction may be "turn right in 0.3 miles to ...

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The CAFC deals with word count in an opening brief [FRAP 32(a)(7)] from

There is a post on the ABA Journal [Squished-together words don't count as one, Federal Circuit says; appeal is tossed ] discussing the case PI-NET INTERNATIONAL, INC. and DR. LAKSHMI ARUNACHALAM vs. JPMORGAN CHASE & CO ...

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UN Expert Says Secret Trade Negotiations A Threat To Human Rights from

The United Nations independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order raised concerns over the lack of awareness about the negative effects that free trade and investment agreements have on human ...

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The CAFC tackles disparagement in In re Tam from

In the case In re Tam, decided by the CAFC on 20 April 2015, the appellate court affirmed the TTAB's affirming
the examining attorney’s refusal to register the mark THE SLANTS because it ...

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Kyle Bass files two more IPR against drug patents on April 23, 2015 from

On April 23, 2015, Kyle Bass filed IPRs against a patent on Shire's Gattex and against a patent on Celgene's Thalomid.

In covering this in the post Bass Expands Drug Patent Fight as ...

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Divide And Conquer: The New US Strategy To Disentangle The TPP Negotiations from

Burcu Kilic & Pablo Viollier write: Political leaders in Washington and other Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating countries have set the end of May as the latest deadline for completion of the talks. The negotiations have already ...

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Written opinion for PCT/US2012/056063 shows one can patent a steak. from

On May 22, 2012, Eric Limer had a post titled Oklahoma State University Discovers New Steak, Trying To Patent It which began with the text

You might not think it would be possible, but through ...

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PTO Appeals to Federal Circuit Up Significantly from

The PTO statistics page shows the dramatic uptick in appeals to the Federal Circuit from the USPTO in recent years.  In the last couple of years, the number of appeals from the PTO has more ...

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IPRs can be filed against small companies from

A post in the Quad City Biz Journal titled Prophetstown company wins patent battle shows not all IPRs are filed against trolls.

From text within

On Jan. 22, in Jacobs Corp. vs. Genesis III, Inc ...

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Largest Internet Exchange Point Announces Complaint Against Snooping from

MUNICH - Decix, the largest internet traffic exchange point (IXP) worldwide, has had it with the snoops. Today (23 April), the Frankfurt company confirmed a report by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung that it will file a complaint ...

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