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post image The Lyrica patent dispute – part the second - infringement from

In his previous post, this Kat wrote about the validity aspect of the Lyrica decision.  Now, it is time for the infringement aspect.  Pfizer alleged that the patent was being infringed by Actavis, who were ...

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post image Stretching to its Limits: Can You Protect Yoga Poses through Copyright? from

Felines can often demonstrate great feats of stretchiness and overall flexibility, which can only be attributed to hard work at all-important cat yoga sessions. Whether you partake in yoga or any similar types of new ...

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post image The Lyrica patent dispute – part the first - validity from

This moggy posted a very brief note on the seminal substantive decision in the Lyrica case (see here for the post, containing links to the very lengthy history leading up to it).  Now the IPKat ...

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post image Reid Hoffman's networked future: all the world is one big LinkedIn from

For Kat readers who like big ideas from a hi-tech guru, Reid Hoffman is your man. From his involvement in PayPal to co-founding LinkedIn, Hoffman has become the apotheosis of our networked future. How much ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al. v. Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc. 1:15-cv-00686; filed August 5 ...

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Comments on the USPTO's Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance -- BSA from

By Michael Borella -- On July 30, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office updated its subject matter eligibility guidance ("July Update"). In the July Update, the Office provided recommendations and resources for examiners in ...

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LDC Pharma IP Waiver Until 2033 Approved By WTO TRIPS Council from

After two weeks of high level negotiations between the United States and the Group of Least-Developed Countries, the World Trade Organization committee on intellectual property rights today agreed to extend a waiver allowing LDCs to ...

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New WIPO Group B Coordinator; MPP Adds Members To Board from

October saw a flurry of changes in law offices in the United States. In Geneva, the coordination for Group B developed countries at the World Intellectual Property Organization changed hands, and the Medicines Patent Pool ...

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Director Michelle Lee: Moving toward Patent Clarity from

The following is a post from Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee and was published on the PTO Director’s blog.  Patent quality is central to ...

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Support for Mandamus Action to Limit Patent Forum Shopping from

Last week I discussed the TC Heartland mandamus petition here and here. Two amicus briefs have now been filed in support of the petition. The basic issue is whether the particular limits on patent venue ...

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