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post image Inventors lulled into false security by one year grace period from

Under current U.S. patent laws, the first inventor to file (FITF) a patent application on an invention is awarded the patent.  This means that if two individuals separately file patent applications on the same ...

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post image UPC-ing is Believing: Preview of London's UPC location from

The AmeriKat steps foot onto
the carpet of the new
London UPC locationAfter wringing the London rain from her whiskers and tail in the lobby of Aldgate Tower last Wednesday, the AmeriKat bounced up ...

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post image The purpose of appeal proceedings and "adverse effect" -- on appellants and on delicate digestions from

"Here's something to chew on", announces one of our readers, a patent attorney on the other side of the English Channel from this Kat, making an observation on a recent decision of a European ...

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post image Kit Kat quandary: have the media and the majority got it wrong? from

Something in common: both Kit Kat and LEGO
have come up before the CJEU for a trade mark
ruling. LEGO definitely lost.  But 
Nestlé ?At the very end of August, this weblog hosted a guest ...

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Directional Drilling Patents Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court denied defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's directional drilling patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were not directed toward an ...

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WIPO: Progress On 2016-2017 Program/Budget, But Final Work Left To Assembly from

Members of a World Intellectual Property Organization committee last week reached some tough agreements on issues relating to the next two years’ program and budget, but had to pass on unfinished work to the full ...

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Federal Circuit: Damages Expert Credibility is a Question for the Jury from

Summit 6 v. Samsung (Fed. Cir. 2015) A jury sided with the patentee – finding that Summit 6 had proven infringement and that Samsung had failed to prove invalidity of U.S. Patent No. 7,765 ...

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CAFC affirms award against Samsung in Summit6 case from

This appeal is from a final judgment entered on a jury verdict in a patent case. The jury found the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,765,482 (“the ’482 patent”) not invalid ...

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University of Arizona places gag order on discussion of promoted professor plagiarist from

From within an Arizona Daily Star article on plagiarism by Professor Susannah Dickinson titled UA professor who plagiarized student gets tenure :

The provost has explicitly prohibited us from discussing with anyone particulars related to the ...

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Next up: trade secret trolls? from

From The Verge:

Of course, frivolous lawsuits are nothing new, but recent shifts have made trade secrets a particularly attractive claim for anyone looking to go after a deep-pocketed tech company. As courts weaken patent ...

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Did PTAB and the NLR analyze the facts of the Tecfidera petition properly? from

A post in the National Law Review, dated 10 September 2015,

Clinical Trials As Prior Art: PTAB Denies Bass IPR Petition With Only A "Hope" of Efficacy includes the text:

The Board rejected the challenge ...

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Top US Lawmakers On Trade Urge Action On India’s Treatment Of IPRs from

The top members of US Congress and the Senate responsible for international trade issues today urged the Obama administration to push for changes to India’s handling of intellectual property rights and technology. The United ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

David Graver: Alfred Steiner’s “Likelihood Of Confusion” Exhibition Kevin Noonan: Amicus Briefs In Support Of Sequenom’s Petition For Rehearing En Banc Sarah Bro: Do Online Retailers’ Search Results Constitute Trademark Infringement? Sam Thielman ...

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