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post image Crumbs! Bake Off parody goes off-air from

The Great British Bake Off has turned out to be a most popular television production from the BBC. Maybe it's not quite in the same league as the lately controversial Top Gear, but it ...

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post image Transitions in European Patent Law and the new patent package: a new book from

Here's a new book that might appeal to PatLit readers.  This blogger has yet to see it (though he has just asked for a copy), but it looks both topical and significant, in that ...

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post image Ethicon v. Covidien: Cut to the Marrow on Indefiniteness from

Tomorrow I’ll write about the design patent functionality questions in Ethicon Endo-Surgery v. Covidien, Appeal No. 14-1370 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (medical shears).  Today, the focus is on the Federal Circuit’s reversal on indefiniteness ...

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post image A premature requiem? Proving acquired distinctiveness of shape marks from

Tibby tries to get to the
bottom of this problem
The fate of the Kit Kat chocolate wafer biscuit finger shape in Europe remains in the balance, as the judges in the Court of Justice ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on August 9, 2015 from

Charles Osgood, in a pastel rainbow tie and blue pinstripe suit, introduced the stories for August 9, 2015.

Of note for patents, almanac began with an
image of US patent 25,076 to Nathan Ames ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

August 10-11, 2015 - "Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar 2015: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing" (Practising Law Institute) - San Francisco, CA August 11, 2015 - Patent Quality Chat webinar series -- Measuring Patent Quality - noon to 1:00 pm (EDT ...

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