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post image Q&A with Matt Cutler on the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act from

Today we talk IP insurance with Matt Cutler, a principal at Harness Dickey Patent Baristas: You are currently with Harness Dickey specializing in intellectual property litigation and Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Review proceedings before ...

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post image The EPO confirms use of external investigation firms from

According to a comment received on her earlier post, Merpel understands that the European Patent Office has responded by means of the following internal Communiqué to the concern about reports that Control Risks (who describe ...

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post image Supreme Court closes the door on good-faith invalidity defence in Cisco's patent troll saga from

Because the AmeriKat does not believe
she is doing anything wrong, give her a defence
to destroying a toilet paper roll?  
Does your belief that you are not doing something wrong, give you a defence ...

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post image Diverting Organic Waste and Recyclables with Integrity from

Integrity Waste (IW) is full service waste management company that specializes in collection and disposal of organic waste.  Based in Novato, California, Integrity Waste has implemented programs to handle waste in Foster City, San Rafael ...

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post image Senz and Sensibility: what the informed user of an umbrella sees from

Design in Case T-22/13In Joined Cases T-22/13 and T-23/13 Senz Technologies v OHIM - Impliva (Parapluies) the General Court decided on an application to invalidate two of Senz's Community designs consisting ...

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Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (2015) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Supreme Court handed down its decision in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. today and in doing so reprised several themes that have emerged over the past decade of ...

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U.S. Dept. of Justice finds Google's Supreme Court petition in Oracle case flawed, recommends denial from

The Obama Administration may open its doors to Google more frequently than to any other IT company, but it doesn't buy absurdities from Mountain View. It's good news for software developers that the ...

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Buying and Selling Intellectual Property Rights Constitutes “Financial Product or Service” for CBM Review from

The Board granted institution of covered business method review of an IP rights management patent, finding the patent was directed to a financial product or service. "[T]he [challenged] patent states that the invention provides ...

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World Health Assembly Concludes With Actions On Range Of Issues from

The 68th World Health Assembly (WHA), which took place from 18-26 May, was characterised as one of the most successful annual assemblies ever by Margaret Chan, World Health Organization director general. From the standpoint of ...

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US Patent 9,040,264 to ExxonMobil: Recombinant cyanobacterium expressing a transcription factor domain protein from

The first published claim of US 9,040,264 :

A recombinant cyanobacterium comprising an exogenous nucleic acid molecule encoding a transcription factor domain protein, wherein the transcription factor domain protein has transcription factor activity and ...

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Supreme Court’s Adoption of Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures Will Require Heightened Pleading Standards in Patent Infringement Actions from

Recently, the Supreme Court adopted proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, that barring any modification by congressional action, may eliminate the difference in pleading standards between patent infringement actions and all other ...

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Jawbone suing Fitbit over poaching of employees and confidential information from

On employees joining competitors, from the NYTimes on Jawbone suing Fitbit in California State Court :

According to the complaint, recruiters for Fitbit contacted nearly a third of Jawbone’s employees early this year. Some of ...

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Plagiarism at university in Missouri? from


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The Jefferson City News Tribune reports that Atlanta-based motivational speaker Patricia Russell-McCloud quoted or paraphrased at least eight others during the May 16 commencement[at ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Blake Brittain : What’s My Name?: Rihanna’s “Robyn” Registration Opposed by DC Comic Doug Schoen : The Patent Process in America is Broken Joe Mullin: “Copyright trolling” Movie Studio gets hit with Godzilla-Sized Lawsuit Michael ...

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