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post image Obviousness: Despite KSR, Still Tough to Win in Court from

Ivera Medical v. Hospira (Fed. Cir. 2015) On summary judgment, the district court found Ivera’s asserted patent claims invalid as obvious under 35 U.S.C. § 103. On appeal, the Federal Circuit has reversed ...

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Media Rights Technologies, Inc. v. Capital One Financial Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

Broad Claim Terms and Inadequate Support in Specification Render Patent Invalid By Joseph Herndon -- In Media Rights Technologies, Inc. v. Capital One Financial Corp. (September 4, 2015), the Federal Circuit first transformed a broadly described ...

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In the face of repression, EPO employees should quit their jobs to promote innovation in industry from

Political initiatives to improve the terrible situation at the EPO appear to be "too little, too late." Now that the summer vacation season has ended, it's apparent that things keep getting (even) worse.

Skeptics ...

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Green Economy Initiative Names Innovation Award Winners In Africa from

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that 27 African eco-enterprises were the winners of a contest based on business models bringing social and environmental benefits to local communities. Affordable light and electricity, reusable ...

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Object Oriented Software-Relational Database Interface Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

Following remand, the court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's database interface patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the patent was not directed toward an ...

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BREAKING NEWS Full decision out in the Lyrica case, and it's a whopper from

There has just fallen onto the desk of this Kat the judgement of Mr Justice Arnold at first instance following the full trial in the long-running case of Mylan and Actavis v Warner-Lambert.  It has ...

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More Evidence on Patent Citations and Measuring Value from

For years, researchers have used patent citations as a way to measure various aspects of the innovative ecosystem. They have been linked to value, information diffusion, and technological importance, among other things. Most studies find ...

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The American Spectator gets it wrong on HR 9, the Innovation Act from

An article in the American Spectator by David Applegate and Gene J. Koprowski contains the following questionable text:

House Resolution 9 (H.R. 9) seems today most favorable to technology industries, including Silicon Valley and ...

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WIPO To Tackle Lisbon Financing, External Offices, Development Expenditures from

The World Intellectual Property Organization Program and Budget Committee meets next week to address several substantive issues. Among the issues to be discussed is the financing of the system of protection of geographical indications, which ...

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European Commission Supports Indefinite Exemption Of LDCs From IPRs On Pharmaceuticals from

In a communication today, the European Commission said it agrees to support a least developed country request at the World Trade Organization to prolong indefinitely a current exemption on the enforcement of IP on pharmaceutical ...

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European Trademark Office Documents Steep Cost Of Counterfeits In Sport Industry from

A new study released by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the European trademark office, measured the cost of intellectual property infringement in sport goods. According to the study, counterfeit in sport ...

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Deja vu all over again: threats against buyers of patented products from

The caption of the famous Selden car case which found Henry Ford did not infringe the Selden patent is -- Columbia Motor Car Co. et al. v. C.A. Duerr & Co. et al., 184 F. 893 ...

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Amgen v. Sandoz Update -- En Banc Rehearing Petitions Filed from

By Andrew Williams -- On July 21, 2015, the Federal Circuit decided the Amgen v. Sandoz appeal in a case of first impression regarding the interpretation of the disclosure and notice provisions of the Biologics Price ...

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