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post image Precisely delineated claims and the Protocol to Article 69: two cases, two views from

From our friends Brian Whitehead, Stuart Jackson and Richard Kempner of Kempner and Partners comes this handy note on some very dramatic patent litigation from England and Wales which comes under their stern scrutiny. This ...

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Docket Navigator has a new feature available that makes it possible to create your own customized charts and graphs with just a few clicks! If you’ve ever wanted to create a chart showing how ...

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post image Not so secret agent: when Bond isn't 007 but 0.77 from

In "The wounded patent survived, was only just infringed, but no injunction", here, fellow Kat Darren wrote about the decision of Birss J in Smith & Nephew Plc v ConvaTec Technologies Inc [2013] EWHC 3955 (Pat ...

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post image Canary Wharf: great place name, not much hope for a trade mark ... from

Here's a curious tale of a trade mark that might have been. It's Canary Wharf Group Ltd v Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks [2015] EWHC 1588 (Ch), an 8 June ...

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post image 1,000 EPO employees took to the streets of Munich to protest hidden surveillance, other violations from

About two months after I expressed the opinion that potential union recognition by the European Patent Office (after some 40 years of existence) would be insufficient to solve the social conflict there, it turns out ...

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G.D. Searle LLC v. Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Over seven years ago, the Federal Circuit delivered a mixed ruling against Pfizer in litigation against Teva) relating to the pain medication Celebrex® (celocoxib) (where "celocoxib" is 4-[5-(4-methylphenyl)-3- ...

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US patent application 20150176033 to Joule Unlimited: REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES-RESISTANT MICROORGANISMS from

The first twelve claims of the published patent application:

1. A method to produce a carbon-based product of interest, comprising culturing an engineered cyanobacterial cell in a cell culture in the presence of CO.sub ...

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WIPO Seminar Looks At Protection Of TK, Genetic Resources Across Borders from

Keen on maintaining momentum in the discussions on the protection of traditional knowledge and genetic resources, while the normative agenda on the issue is suspended, the World Intellectual Property Organization is holding a seminar on ...

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US patent application 20150173302 with inventor Lowell Wood: REFLECTIVE ARTICLES AND METHODS FOR INCREASING PHOTOSYNTHESIS from

The first published claim:

A reflective article comprising: a reflecting material configured to diffusely reflect at least 80% of incident sunlight that is photosynthetically active; and a retro-reflecting material configured to retro-reflect at least 80 ...

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US legislation coming on the "patent box"? from

The problem for the US is that the US cannot compete with single-digit tax rates some companies can now achieve abroad, so there is some thought in Congress for a "tax break" related to intellectual ...

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US Political Trademarks And Campaign Branding 2016 from

By Steven P. Hollman As prospective presidential candidates prepare to plunge voters in the United States into campaign purgatory, it is time for pundits to examine how candidates are branding their political campaigns and crafting ...

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Failure to Address Market Elasticity Supports Summary Judgment of No Lost Profits from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff was not entitled to lost profits damages because plaintiff did not address market elasticity. "In constructing a hypothetical 'but for' market for the purposes ...

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Businesses Should Re-evaluate Approach to Privacy with Passage of Digital Privacy Act from

The re-posting of this article is part of a cross-posting agreement with CyberLex. The Digital Privacy Act (Bill S-4) passed into law yesterday, introducing (among other things) significant fines and mandatory breach notification (not yet ...

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Prism wins against Sprint from

Ars Techica notes:

Patent troll wins $30M verdict against Sprint, has more trials on the way
Changes in case law didn't stop Prism Technologies from winning big.

A Nebraska jury has ordered Sprint to ...

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Federal Circuit Tackles Claim Construction Review under New Standard from

The More Things Change (Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Philips Electronics North America), the More They Stay the Same (Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc.) By Andrew Williams -- On June 18, 2015, the Federal ...

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