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post image Patent amendments not allowed during court proceedngs, rules Malaysia's highest court from

The AmeriKat teaching her trainee kittens about the
merits of looking outside one's own patent jurisdiction
It is so easy to get wrapped up in one's own orbit. What impacts you right here ...

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post image Congratulations, Sir Nicholas Forwood! from

Congratulations to Sir ForwoodThe AmeriKat is delighted to offer her and the entire IPKat team's congratulations to one of the recipients of this year's New Years Honours.  The list has revealed the ...

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post image Looking back over this GreeKat shoulder… the last bit: “In transit” to 2016 from

The EU trade mark reform package (for press release see here  and for the legislative texts see here, for the Directive, and here, for the EU TM Regulation) was probably the main course in this ...

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post image Australia's big win in Philip Morris plain packaging arbitration from

The AmeriKat is the epitome of
plain packaing....
Plain packaging has been a hot topic on the Kat this year, most recently with Guest Kat Niko's post on the topic here.  But if you ...

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01 Communique Laboratory, Inc. vs. Citrix Systems, Inc., (N.D. Ohio 2015) from

Patent Eligibility Requires Consideration of the Claim as a Whole By Joseph Herndon -- The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (Eastern Division) issued an opinion on December 21, 2015 in the ...

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Inter Partes Reviews are Won/Lost on the First Filing from

In Redline Detection v. Star Envirotech,[1] the Federal Circuit has affirmed (1) the PTAB substantive determination that Star’s patent claims[2] are invalid as obvious and (2) the PTAB procedural refusal to allow ...

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The movies Concussion, Rollerball, and the myth of the solo inventor from

With the movie "Concussion," derived from work by Dr. Bennet Omalu on football injuries, getting some
play in the year 2015, one thinks back 40 years to the 1975 movie Rollerball (which was set in ...

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Top Stories of 2015: #16 to #20 from

By Donald Zuhn -- After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its ninth annual list of top patent stories. For 2015, we identified twenty stories that were covered on Patent ...

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