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post image Uncertainty Surrounding Personal Jurisdiction in Hatch-Waxman Litigation from

Alyssa Novak

A few years ago, there seemed to be a consistent approach to personal jurisdiction in Hatch-Waxman cases.  Generic drug manufacturers typically file new drug applications throughout the country and district courts would assert ...

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post image Caught in the Act: the shameful state of U copyright legislation from

Earlier today, fellow Kat Nicola posted an item the title of which opened with the cunningly rhymed words "The Authority's Priorities".  This piece reviews the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO)'s research and evaluation ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

What if a new version of the
Mouse replaced the old?
Trade marks and recall of altered goods: can you help? One of our long-term readers has been researching into the trade mark owner’s ...

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Amicus Briefs in Support of Sequenom's Petition for Rehearing En Banc: IPO from

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this summer, in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the District Court for the Northern District of California granting summary judgment of invalidity of ...

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The Authority's Priorities - IPO Research 2015/2016 from

The IPO's Economics, Research & Evidence Team have just published the IPO's research and evaluation priorities for 2015/2016.  Each year, the IPO identifies a combination of targeted research to identify immediate policy questions ...

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Buzz on Toyota's published US application 20150246720 for flying car from

The first claim of the published application is to a wing:

A wing comprising: an upper surface that forms a generally fixed shape; and a lower surface adjacent to said upper surface, wherein said lower ...

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CBM Standing Does Not Require Continuing Controversy from

The Board denied the patent owner's post-institution request to file a motion to terminate the review. "In related litigation, [Credit Acceptance Corp. v. Westlake Services, LLC, CV 13-01523 SJO (C.D. Cal.)], the district ...

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Qualifications for patent attorneys to represent before the UPC have been approved - many will qualify from

Thanks to a very timely email from CIPA (the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys) the IPKat has been alerted to the fact that a further draft of  the Rules relating to the European Patent ...

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European Patent Litigation Certificate: here are the draft rules from

Further to Monday's PatLit post, the Unified Patent Court website has posted the following information today:
Draft proposal for rules on the European Patent Litigation Certificate and other appropriate qualifications
 Published: Wednesday, 09 September ...

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Resisting The Law Of Greed from

In 2011 in a small court in Ecuador’s Amazon jungle, a judge ordered the American oil giant Chevron to pay US$9 billion dollars in damages for pollution in the region that was caused ...

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Vision meets commerce is focus of the 50th LES annual meeting in NY from

Big Ideas: The Intersection of Innovation & Business is the theme of  this years Licensing Executives Society annual meeting to be held in New York, October 25-28. Speakers from  Google, GE Ventures, J&J;, Columbia Technology ...

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German Bundestag Not Happy About Being Kept Out Of TTIP Reading Room In Berlin from

Transparency in negotiating free trade agreements continues to be a controversial issue, despite attempts of the official negotiators, especially European Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem, to pour oil on troubled waters. Regardless of Malmstroem's transparency initiative ...

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They Invented What? (No. 3) from

Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:
U.S. Pat. No. 5,553,327:? Hat made from cardboard beverage container and method of making the same ?????????????????????????????????? ???? We claim: 1. A method of ...

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TheHill on 9 Sept 2015 says Congr. Goodlatte (R-Va.) remains confident that his patent reform bill would get a floor vote soon from

TheHill discusses some thoughts on Goodlatte's Innovation Act as of 9 Sept 2015:

"I think the issue is making sure that the momentum stays strong," Goodlatte said. "There was a little bit of a ...

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