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post image Tuesday tiddlywinks from

Current trade mark forecasting techniques
leave something to be desired ...
To boldly go -- and quickly too! Every day the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) seems to be getting more adventurous. Now this Kat finds ...

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post image Calling all Scientists and Engineers: Consider Volunteering for the Patent Examiner Technical Training Program from

Lewis Craft

If you’re an expert in a technical field, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) wants your help. From the USPTO’s website:

In accordance with a White House executive action ...

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post image Trolling with my homies: Some Economics of Internet Trolls from

IP is full of trolls, but typically those associated with IP, not those online.  The IPKat, however, is both a blog and part of the IP community, and therefore can take a wider look a ...

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post image Federal Circuit Bites Back against USITC Expansion into Electronic Importation from

By Dennis Crouch In ClearCorrect v. ITC and Align Tech, the Federal Circuit reversed the ITC’s prior determination – holding instead that the Commission’s jurisdiction over the importation of “articles that infringe” does not ...

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What Are the IP Provisions of the TPP? from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Obama Administration released the approved text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement last week, and it is substantially (and perhaps entirely; there has not been sufficient time to compare ...

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ITU: Industries Battle For Greater Spectrum Allocation At WRC-15 from

The mobile, satellite and broadcasting industries are campaigning for bigger shares of the finite resource that is radio-frequency spectrum at the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU)’s treaty-making conference this month. And in an exhibition ...

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Patent For Searching and Unifying Data Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's patent for searching and unifying data was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims lacked an ...

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CAFC affirms DNJ in Prometheus v. Roxane, a case on a method for treating Irritable bowel syndrome (“IBS”) from

The result of the case

Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. (“Prometheus”) appeals
a judgment of the U.S. District Court for the District of
New Jersey holding the amended claims of U.S. Patent
No. 6,284 ...

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Do universities face a reputational cost in enforcing patent claims? from

A post from Brookings investigates the role of universities as plaintiffs in patent infringement suits: Patent infringement suits have a reputational cost for universities .

Yes, WARF did come up, although the long history of WARF ...

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Supremes’ Alice Ruling Drowns Water Treatment Patent from

A Green Patent Complaint Update post reported on the patent infringement suit between Neochloris and Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions.  Citgo was also named as a defendant. In the lawsuit, Neochloris accused Emerson and ...

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EU Trademark Reform Advances; Dutch Warn Of Holdup Of Goods In Transit from

The European Union Council of ministers today adopted its position on the reform of the European trademark system. The Netherlands delegation abstained from voting out of concern that the proposed reform introduces the possibility to ...

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Swedish-Seychelles scammer stuffed -- but has he really triumphed? from

"IP scammers face record financial liability" is the happy title of a communication received by this Kat from his friends at the UK Intellectual Property Office. Their message reads, in relevant part, as follows: 10 ...

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Federal Circuit Hands Split Decision to Momenta on 271(g) and 271(e)(1) Issues from

Momenta and Sandoz. v. Teva, No. 2014-1274 (Fed. Cir.) Momenta and Sandoz v. Amphastar, No. 2014-1276 (Fed. Cir.) by Aaron F. Barkoff In a precedential opinion today, in companion cases concerning generic enoxaparin, the Federal ...

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10th Internet Governance Forum Opens In Joao Pessoa, Brazil from

In opening the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) of the United Nations in Joao Pessoa, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called for solutions to internet access, but also to address challenges in online human rights, especially ...

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LA Gadget Expo Cohen IP Law Group from

Michael Cohen of Cohen IP Law Group will be presenting a 30 minute lecture on IP issues on December 6th at the LA Gadget Expo. We are also a Silver Sponsor of the LA Gadget ...

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