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post image Book Review: The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology by Kelly Sims Gallagher from

The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology:  Lessons from China is a thoroughly researched and well-written book and an important contribution to the subject of clean tech innovation. Five years in the making, Kelly Sims Gallagher ...

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post image Bat-tastic - Batmobile Protected by Copyright in the US from

Amongst the very old school and traditionalist judgments here in the UK, it is always refreshing to read ones that step outside of that dusty judicial demeanor, and often our friends across the pond in ...

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post image EPO bids to save litigating employees from union's human rights infractions from

Merpel has been taking another peep at the weird and wonderful topsy-turvy world of Eponia, in which the European Patent Office (EPO) has apparently seized the opportunity to offer some warm and tender paternalistic advice ...

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post image Gucci may be one nail away from a new legal battle from

Kevin Bercimuelle-ChamotStill dreaming of the outfits and accessories seen on the catwalks at recent Fashion Weeks around the world? Such dreams may come with legal headaches in some cases, egfor Italian fashion house ...

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PIPEX patent company index falls 15.4% for 3Q, double the S&P 500 from

The PIPEX intellectual property sector stock index fell more than twice as much as the S&P; 500 as the effects of the Alice and IPRs, in combination with a correcting stock market, came into ...

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Mobile Device Game Promotion Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's mobile device game promotion patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward ...

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Federal Circuit Considering En Banc Rehearing in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc. from

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is deciding whether to reconsider en banc its panel decision in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc. Numerous amici have lined up in support of ...

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Oral Arguments and Stock Prices from

Rovi Corp. is another great example of how important patents are to companies in the computer age.  When five of Rovi’s patents were initially declared patent ineligible by a district court this past July ...

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No Motivation to Make a Worse Product – Therefore Patentable? from

by Dennis Crouch Spectrum Pharma and the University of Strathclyde v. Sandoz Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) In this case the Federal Circuit shoots down two fairly silly arguments, but not without first giving them full ...

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Countries Seek Ways To Restore Work On Traditional Knowledge Protection At WIPO from

The fate of the World Intellectual Property Organization committee dedicated to finding solutions to protect traditional knowledge, generic resources, and folklore is being actively discussed informally at the organisation's general assembly.

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TPP Heads Into Ratification Game from

Reactions to yesterday's announcement that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is in the books quickly turned to “what's next?” with European Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem sending congratulations and expressing expectations that “with TPP done, we ...

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ParkerVision loses at CAFC from

Footnote 1 of ParkerVision v. Qualcomm begins:

This is ParkerVision’s third attempt to explain away
the inconsistencies in Dr. Prucnal’s testimony.

Within the opinion:

No evidence supports ParkerVision’s newly minted
theory that ...

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TownHall gives take on Mark Cuban on patents from

Seton Motley at TownHall on Mark Cuban-->

In the initial part of the post:

Well, Mark Cuban has a problem with patents. Specifically “dumbass,” “stupid” patents. He has said: “Dumbass patents are crushing small businesses ...

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Forbes on the Wall Street Journal on pharma patents from

From a piece by Tim Worstall in Forbes about an article in the WSJ.

Here’s the WSJ:

Demand for a drug called Avonex has declined every year for the past 10.

Not a problem ...

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Australia Rejects Isolated-DNA Patents from

D’Arcy v. Myriad, [2015] HCA 35 The High Court of Australia (HCA) has determined that Myriad’s claims to isolated DNA are not patent eligible — finding that the creation of this category of important ...

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Guest Post: The Blurring Of §§ 101 and 103—A Double-Edged Sword that Cuts the Other Way from

Guest post by Ben Roxborough.  Mr. Roxborough is one of a few dual citizens who have completed federal court clerkships in both the United States and Australia. He has clerked in the U.S. for ...

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May 9, 2016 may (or may not) be the Oracle v. Google Android-Java copyright retrial date from

On Tuesday afternoon local time, Judge William H. Alsup of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued a third case management order in the remand proceedings of the Oracle v ...

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