Patent & IP news for May 18, 2015

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

The 46th weekly round-up of the previous week's Katposts, brought to you by loyal Katfriend Alberto Bellan, reflects the fact that the week was a relatively quiet one on this weblog -- and that it ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

Well done, CIPA.  Readers of the PatLit weblog will already have spotted a short note on the decision of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) in the United Kingdom to reduce the registration fee ...

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post image Patent Drafting Tip: Alternative embodiments create prior art from

Bottom line: An application for patent generally focuses on the preferred embodiments of the invention but it may be prudent to also include alternative non-preferred embodiments. One reason for including these alternative embodiments is to ...

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post image CIPA initiative to boost 2015 Congress from

This blogger has often wondered about the pricing of major conferences. While the main cost to any IP professional is the loss of chargeable time while he attends them, the registration fees can be a ...

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Apple v. Samsung: Design Patents Win from

By Jason Rantanen Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2015) Download Opinion Panel: Prost (author), O’Malley, Chen This morning the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in the main show of the ...

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Appeals court finds third trial necessary in first Apple-Samsung case: $380 million in damages vacated from

In early December, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held a hearing on Samsung's appeal of the final district court judgment awarding Apple $929 million in damages (but no injunction ...

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White House Backs Recently Introduced Patent Reform Bill Known as PATENT Act from

On April 29, 2015, Senators Grassley, Leahy, Corny, Schumer, Lee, Hatch, and Klobuchar introduced another patent reform bill known as the Protecting Talent and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 (“PATENT Act”). This bill includes many provisions ...

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World Health Assembly Opens: Time Of Change At WHO; G-7 Involved from

“The Ebola outbreak shook this organization to its core,” World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan said in opening the WHO’s annual assembly today. And the need to better construct the world’s emergency ...

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