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post image Convatec v Smith & Nephew: why the Court of Appeal was wrong from

There's definitely something wrong ...The IPKat has reported already twice on the interesting Court of Appeal, England and Wales, decision in Smith & Nephew Plc v ConvaTec Technologies Inc, relating to ConvaTec's patent EP ...

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post image Extrication from the Stranglehold of Art. 123(3) EPC - T1360/11 from

The decision T1360/11 relates to a captious problem in relation to Art. 123(3) EPC (extension of the scope of a granted claim).

Presume that a claim defines a composition as comprising substances of ...

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post image Aster: Ancient Greek words, modern CTM battles under the starry sky from

The ancient Greek word 'αστήρ' (transliterated as aster) found itself in the center of CTM opposition proceedings and the General Court's judgment in case T‑521/13, Alpinestars Research Srl v. OHIM / Kean Tung ...

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Eon Corp. IP Holdings LLC v. AT&T Mobility LLC (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

By David Grosby and Michael Borella -- On September 23, 2010, Eon filed suit against seventeen defendants in the District Court of the District of Delaware, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,663,757 ...

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Judge Kara Stoll Confirmed by Senate from

The Federal Circuit will very soon return to its full-strength of 12 circuit court judges.  The Senate has confirmed Kara Stoll’s nomination as the next Circuit Judge for the Court of Appeals for the ...

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Panel: Paradigm Shift In Film Watching Has Created Need For New Finance, Distribution Models from

People are becoming increasingly mobile. With that, there are new expectations and needs. And video-on-demand industry experts told a recent event at the World Intellectual Property Organization that this represents a “change of paradigm,” requiring ...

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Williamson v. Citrix Online Does Not Require Reconsideration of Earlier Determination of No Indefiniteness from

The court denied defendant's motion for leave to file a motion to reconsider an earlier decision denying defendant's motion for summary judgment of indefiniteness in light of a recent Federal Circuit decision. "[Defendant ...

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US High Court Removes Economics From Patent Law from

Economics be damned. So said the US Supreme Court on 22 June, when it reaffirmed a 50 year-old ruling that limits how patent owners can license their patents. The court conceded the limit does not ...

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Here we go again on updating development bonds from

It shouldn't be this hard to make simple policy adjustments to cope with the intangible economy. But it is. Case in point is the Qualified Small Issue Manufacturing Bonds program (formerly known as Industrial ...

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European Parliament Decides In Favour Of TTIP Mandate And “New ISDS” from

The European Parliament today voted in favour of its own mandate for the negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a broad free trade agreement between its 28 member states and the United States ...

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Sharply Divided Federal Circuit Confirms that PTO Can Broadly Construe Claims During Inter Partes Reviews from

by Dennis Crouch In re Cuozzo Speed Tech (Fed. Cir. 2015) The Federal Circuit simultaneously released two decisions in this appeal of the first inter partes review proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ...

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US Federal Judge Orders Cancellation Of Redskins’ Football Team Trademark Registrations from

The Washington Post reports that the Washington Redskins - an American football team - lost their biggest legal and public relations battle yet in the war over their name after a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the ...

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Court Affirms Cancellation of Redskin Marks from

Pro Football v. Blackhorse (E.D.Va. 2015) In an important trademark ruling, E.D. Virginia Judge Gerald Bruce Lee has affirmed the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board’s (TTABs) cancellation of the trademark registrations associated ...

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Mohsenzadeh v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, in Mohsenzadeh v. Lee, the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision by the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granting summary judgment to the Director of the U.S ...

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