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post image How to disqualify non-analogous references cited in an office action from

In an Office Action, the Examiner may cite to one or more patent references or other documents collectively known as the cited prior art. This is the body of prior art references that the Examiner ...

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Julie Langdon

In what is an unusual set of facts, a court recently disqualified a law firm from acting as trial advocates in a case where the lead litigation attorney also prosecuted the patents-in-suit and ...

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post image Why Business Fails to Generate Patenting Strategies that Protect Innovation Value & How to Make It Easier from

Business leaders often find the decision of whether to obtain patent protection for their company’s innovations to be difficult. Of course, conventional wisdom, not to mention legions of patent attorneys, assert that patents are ...

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post image Lack of originality, slogan similarity and the Greek elections from

The snap Greek elections, which have been called for 20 September, did not seem to have taken anyone by surprise, with exception of the "creative" branches of... the two larger political parties in Greece. How ...

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post image Even regulations have a heart -- Italian court on moral rights in legal texts from

Giovanni CasucciFrom fellow IPKat contributor Alberto Bellan comes a moving story about EVERYTHING that matters, ie copyright, love, and Italy (of course).
Here's what Alberto writes:
"Law students are usually told that one ...

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Inline Plastics Corp. v. EasyPak, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

Claim Terms Not Limited to Specific Embodiment By Joseph Herndon -- In Inline Plastics Corp. v. EasyPak, LLC, the Federal Circuit offered some bits of wisdom for patent application specification drafting, while applying well-known case law ...

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Dow v. Nova: “Nautilus changed the law of indefiniteness” from

By Jason Rantanen The Dow Chemical Company v. Nova Chemicals Corporation (Fed. Cir. 2015) Download Opinion Panel: Prost, Dyk (author), Wallach Earlier this year in the opinion on remand in Biosig v. Nautilus, Judge Wallach ...

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KhoiSan Dig For Indigenous Knowledge Rights In Climate Change Mitigation Practices from

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - A project to assess the impact of climate change on KhoiSan communities and the production of local level decision-making in rural communities is expected to contribute towards the guidelines and protections ...

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Patent Infringement Blog from

The court granted defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 after a non-practicing entity plaintiff's infringement claims were dismissed for lack of standing. "Although [patent assertion entities] rarely win the ...

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Osgoode Announces New Funding for Financial Accessibility to Mark 50 Years at York U from

To read the original post on York University’s yFile, click here. On Monday, Aug. 31, Osgoode Hall Law School at York University announced a further $1 million investment in financial accessibility to ensure that ...

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IP Osgoode Call for Applications from

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for a number of exciting opportunities with IP Osgoode including IPilogue Editors and Innovation Clinic Fellows. See below for more information. CALL FOR IPILOGUE EDITORS Deadline ...

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Proposed PTAB Rules Provide Incremental Change from

On August 20, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published proposed amendments to current rules governing trial practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) under the America Invents Act (AIA). The ...

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Former USPTO Director Kappos: Inventors Giving Up On Patent System After 200 Years from

In a clarion call to policymakers, former United States Patent and Trademark Director David Kappos said recently that this year’s unprovoked drop in patent filings in the United States is unprecedented and signals a ...

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Rapid Litigation Management (Celsis) v. Cellzdirect: BIO Files Amicus Brief in Another Patent Eligibility Case before the Federal Circuit from

On August 28, 2015, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) filed an amicus brief in another important patent eligibility case currently before the Federal Circuit, Rapid Litigation Management (formerly Celsis In Vitro) v. Cellzdirect.  The claims ...

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Did Kendall And Kylie Jenner Know Outcome Of Their Domain Dispute Before Filing At WIPO? from

Teens are way out front when it comes to tech stuff and the internet. So it's totally not surprising that American teen tv stars Kendall and Kylie Jenner announced winning their domain name disputes ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Adam Bonica, Adam Chilton, & Maya Sen: The Political Ideologies Of American Lawyers David Stein: The USPTO Strikes Back Joseph Herndon: Inline Plastics v. EasyPak Simon Deans: How To Protect Your Business From Intellectual Property Theft ...

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