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post image USPTO Grants and Applications Both Down (Slightly) for FY2015 from

I am predicting that US patent grants will fall in Fiscal Year 2015.  The chart above shows that the expected numbers through September 2015 will likely be slightly below the all-time high of 300,000 ...

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post image 3D printing and the law: three recent studies and some recommendations from

3D Cherries ...If you think that Bournemouth is just a rather old-fashioned traditional British seaside town, it's time to think again.  Not only has the local football team ("the Cherries") secured promotion to English ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

May 26, 2015 - "Prosecuting Patents for Sales and Licensing" (American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Development, Section of Intellectual Property Law, and Young Lawyers Division) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (ET) May 27 ...

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H&M's underwired bras get no support from Court of Appeal from

Stretchline Intellectual Properties Ltd v H&M; Hennes & Mauritz UK Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 516 is a 22 May 2015 ruling of the Court of Appeal, England and Wales (Lords Justices Aikens, Kitchin and Briggs ...

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Teva Does Not Require Reinstatement of District Court’s Claim Construction Reversed on Appeal from

The court denied defendant's motion to reopen the judgment and rejected its argument that Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., 135 S.Ct. 831 (2015), invalidated the Federal Circuit's claim construction in ...

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TIPG Copyright and Technological Neutrality Event: Ghostbusting with Professor Guiseppina D’Agostino, Christine Pallotta and Richard Pfohl from

On the heels of oral arguments heard before the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in CBC v SODRAC, the Toronto Intellectual Property Group hosted a fascinating event centered on the principle of technological neutrality from ...

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NPEs are winning 4.5x more in damages than opcos, new PwC patent litigation study shows from

With patent litigation down 13% over 2013, and median damages awards just $2.9 million, the lowest in at least 20 years, NPEs are still besting operating companies in damages at trial by more than ...

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Commil v. Cisco: Belief-of-Invalidity not a Defense to Inducement from

In Commil v. Cisco (Supreme Court 2015), the Supreme Court has held: (a) That a defendant’s “belief” that a patent is invalid does not serve as a defense to charges of inducing infringement of ...

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Senator Hirono (D-HI) gets it from

Earlier this month, Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) introduced S.1262: The Small Business Start-up Savings Accounts Act of 2015. The bill would allow entrepreneurs to establish a business savings account similar to an individual ...

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Cisco loses at Supreme Court in case involving Commil USA LLC from

The US Supreme Court reversed the CAFC in a case involving Cisco and Commil.

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The Bloomberg post Patent Suit Defense Gets U.S. High Court Review in ...

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WHO Engagement With Non-State Actors: No Deal This Year, Work To Continue from

The annual World Health Assembly closed today following a decision to postpone for one year completion of a new policy on the UN agency’s engagement with industry, foundations and other “non-state actors.”

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