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post image From Batsman to Biscuit: family frets as Foundation flourishes from

With the fourth Ashes Test in the series of cricket matches been old rivals England and Australia about to get underway tomorrow morning at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, what better way might there be to stimulate ...

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post image Lone Rangers and Invention from

A not so alone inventor.Ahh, the myth of the lone inventor.  Once a revered symbol of innovation and human advancement, now pushed sadly to the wayside of more compelling figureheads. Does this fallen hero ...

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post image Productivity Increase at the EPO: How and Why? from

In July 2014, fellow Kat David published news of an initiative from the EPO to "to improve legal certainty on pending patent applications."  The aims were:
  • issuing search reports with written opinions within six months ...

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Rep. Goodlatte Releases Report on H.R. 9 from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last week, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, released a 200-page Report on H.R. 9, "The innovation Act," introduced by Chairman Goodlatte with several co-sponsors earlier this ...

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June trade in intangibles from

This morning's trade data from BEA shows a widening deficit as imports jumped by $2.8 billion and exports remaining basically flat (dropped by $100 million). The deficit grew from $40.9 billion in ...

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Which Fees are Recoverable Under 35 USC § 285? from

Following a decision to award § 285 attorney fees, district courts often resolve a second wave of disputes concerning the amount and type of fees recoverable. Because district courts exercise broad discretion to fashion a reasonable ...

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Fees for “Litigation Database Analysts” Recoverable Under 35 USC § 285 from

The court denied plaintiffs' motion for attorneys' fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285, but nonetheless addressed the reasonableness of the requested fees, concluding that fees for Litigation Database Analysts were recoverable. "The Court would ...

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Agriculture as an information intensive industry from

A number of years ago I wrote a report for the Economic Development Administration on Knowledge Management as an Economic Development Strategy. In the report I made the point that rural areas and agriculture are ...

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Patent citation analysis does not establish patent quality from

More than ten years ago, IPBiz pointed to the folly of using patent
citation statistics to prove the value or impact of a patent.
There they go again: patent citation studies

Scientists long ago ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Ree Hines: Airbus Patents Jet That Could Travel From New York To London In 1 Hour Victoria Slind-Flor: Conan O’Brien, Doobie Brothers, ‘Happy Birthday’, Michael Jordan Aric Suber-Jenkins: WWE Might Sue Rapper For Using ...

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Interactive “Men of Progress” portrait is at the National Museum of American History in the "America Innovates" exhibit from

IPBiz noted the post by Bruce Berman titled “Men of Progress” depicts U.S. inventing’s, past, present and future
which discusses that the painting is located at the National Portrait Gallery. IPBiz notes that ...

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Patent reform issues are so-o-o-o non-partisan from

On August 4, 2015, Kevin E. Noonan at PatentDocs discussed the Goodlatte Report
on Goodlatte's Innovation Act, HR 9.

Of interest related to the estoppel issue was the text:

An example of the former ...

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