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

This week we celebrate the 43rd weekly listing of the previous week's Katposts, once again cunningly contrived and collated by our friend and ally Alberto Bellan.  For the benefit of newcomers to this weblog ...

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post image Book Review Monday: First to File: Patents for Today’s Scientist and Engineer from

I received a copy of First to File: Patents for Today’s Scientist and Engineer (Wiley 2014), by M. Henry Heines a while ago and have just had time to sit down and read through ...

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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. Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. v. Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. et el. 3:15-cv-02841; filed April ...

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Federal Circuit’s Initial Reaction to Teva: “Clearly Erroneous” Review Standard Not Implicated In Most Cases from

In the nearly three months since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that subsidiary factual findings in claim construction proceedings must be reviewed for clear error, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal ...

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Nichia loses to Everlight on white LED patents from

From Digitimes:


In April 2012, Everlight Electronics filed for declaratory judgment of invalidity and non-infringement of Nichia's US patents related to white LEDs, including US Patent Nos. 5998925 and 7531960. These two patents are ...

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Prior Finding of Willfulness Does Not Support New Willful Infringement Claim as to Modified Products from

The court granted plaintiff's motion for summary judgment that it did not willfully infringe defendant's power converter patent and rejected defendant's argument regarding a finding in a previous action that plaintiff was ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Prior Trademark Application may be Evidence in Later Application from

Post by Dan Lorentzen

During the process of obtaining a federal trademark, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examines a trademark application to determine whether the mark meets all of the necessary criteria.  Among ...

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Quote of the day from

The Court has accordingly modified the standard by which lower courts examine allegedly ambiguous claims; we may now steer by the bright star of “reasonable certainty,” rather than the unreliable compass of “insoluble ambiguity.” Judge ...

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Do Limits on Trademarks-that-Disparage Violate Freedom-of-Speech? from

by Dennis Crouch In re Tam (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc order) Simon Tam has been attempting to register the name of his band “The Slants” as a trademark.  However, registration has been denied under ...

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No toleration for Novartis - rivastigmine patch patent declared invalid from

It has been all quiet on the pharma front since the beginning of March (when the epic series of first instance decisions on Swiss form claims came to and end - see here, here, here and ...

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Google buying US Patents, for two weeks from

Google will be buying patents in the time window May 8, 2015, through May 22, 2015.

Google Launches A Marketplace To Buy Patents From Interested Sellers


Google launches Patent Purchase Promotion program

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The Dexter Suggs plagiarism affair and the title "Doctor" from

An editorial in Arkansas Business, talking about the Suggs affair, begins:

Under Associated Press style rules, most of which we have adopted at Arkansas Business, the honorific Dr. is reserved for medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians ...

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