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Zack Lee

The Washington Redskins are becoming all too familiar with losing, both on and off the field, in recent years. While losses to division rivals may cause the Redskins faithful to lose sleep during ...

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The chart above comes from the interesting new article from Kirti Gupta and Jay P. Kesan of Qualcom and Univ of Illinois respectively titled Studying the Impact of eBay on Injunctive Relief in Patent Cases ...

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This weblog has already visited Luxembourg once today, to pick up breaking news of the Huawei-ZTE ruling, and now it's back there again: the excuse? The Court of Justice of the European Union (Fourth ...

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This Kat has frequently visited the issue of the Nagoya Protocol of access to genetic resources, and the requirement, where the provider country so specifies, to obtain prior informed consent and reach access and benefit ...

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The Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its judgment today in Case C-170/13 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd v ZTE Corp., ZTE Deutschland GmbH. a reference from the Landgericht Düsseldorf on a matter ...

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Defendants, Non-Profits, Defensive Aggregators And Hedge Funds: Common And Less Common Uses Of Inter Partes Review from

By Rich Hung & Alex Hadduck Introduction Inter partes review (“IPR”) proceedings were originally intended to allow defendants in patent infringement lawsuits to invalidate questionable patents cheaply and quickly. But these proceedings increasingly are being used ...

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Appellate Jurisdiction: Its No Longer a Patent Case (and thus no Fed. Cir. Jurisdiction) when the Patent Claim is Voluntarily Dismissed from

by Dennis Crouch Predator Int’l v. Gamo Outdoor (10th Cir. 2015) In this decision, the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (10th Cir.) has held that it has jurisdiction over an appeal of ...

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Greg Mandel et al. on the Plagiarism Fallacy in IP from

Greg Mandel (Temple Law) has done some interesting empirical work on public perceptions of IP. In his latest work, Intellectual Property Law's Plagiarism Fallacy, he has collaborated with two psychologists, Anne Fast and Kristina ...

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Apportionment Opinion Based on Forward Citation Analysis Excluded from

The court granted defendant's motion to exclude the opinion of plaintiff's damages expert regarding apportionment using forward citation analysis. "Defendant seeks to exclude [the expert's] first apportionment methodology based upon academic literature ...

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CPC and Google Search from

For the past 15 years, the US patent classification system has fallen on hard times as more searchers move toward non-structured “Google style” searching.  Now, however, a global cooperative led by the EPO and USPTO ...

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Itsy Bitsy Brulotte Climbed Up The Supreme Court Steps and Was Upheld from

We previously reported on the potential impact that the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. may have on patent licensing terms. On June 22, 2015, the Supreme Court ...

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TISA Stocktaking Meeting Reveals There Is Still Ground To Cover from

The ambassadors for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) have endorsed a deadline of notifying any additional new annexes by 31 July, and submitting completed offers by 15 September. This is the result of the ...

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Should the Federal Circuit Be Reviewing Any Part of the Decision to Institute? -- The Versata Dissent-in-part from

By Andrew Williams -- As we reported earlier, the Federal Circuit recently affirmed the PTAB's Final Written Decision in the Versata Development Group v. SAP America, Inc. case -- the first appeal under the covered business ...

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