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post image Potential Patenting Challenges for 3D Printed Organs from

On December 17, 2015, GEN published "Potential Patenting Challenges for 3D Printed Organs," authored by Julie L. Langdon. Julie L. Langdon

On December 17, 2015, GEN published "Potential Patenting Challenges for 3D Printed Organs," authored ...

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post image ‘Le Journal d’Anne Frank’: sufficiently distinctive to be a trade mark, says OHIM Fourth Board of Appeal from

Nedim MalovicIs the title of a (well-known) book, ie The Diary of Anne Frank, distinctive enough to be registered as a trade mark for (among other things) ... books?
Yes, said the Fourth Board of ...

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post image Reform of Boards of Appeal - Advance to Go from

Back from his the holiday break, this blogger was eager to learn about the fate of the proposal for the reform of the technical Boards of Appeal presented at the pre-Christmas meeting of the EPO ...

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post image New Year - New Patents Act for Spain from

The IPKat is always excited by a new patent law, and so is delighted to have received from Katfriend Elena Molina, abogada at Intangibles in Barcelona, this account of the new law in Spain.  Over ...

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Top Stories of 2015: #11 to #15 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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University Students Energise Global Campaign For Medical R&D Agreement from

The force of hundreds of students worldwide has gathered behind an international effort urging governments to promote research and development in a way that does not result in high-priced medicines. The initiative led by Universities ...

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How long does patent and trademark prosecution take? (2015 edition) from

At the end of each fiscal year, the USPTO releases a Performance and Accountability Report, which is loaded with data about patent and trademark allowance rates, average pendency, and other details. The USPTO recently released ...

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Network Messaging Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The magistrate judge recommended granting defendants' motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s network messaging patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract idea. "[T ...

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Chief Administrative Patent Judge from

The USPTO needs to hire a new Chief Administrative Patent Judge — head of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Apply here The Chief Administrative Patent Judge (Chief Judge ...

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WIRED takes on the CRISPR patent interference matter from

A story by Sarah Zhang at Wired on the coming CRISPR patent interference battle is titled:
An Arcane Patent Law May Decide Crispr’s Big Legal Fight

Of the money aspect:

The money is getting ...

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Innovation in baseball from

Back in 2013, IPBiz had a post Innovation in football which concluded

An invention does not become an innovation until it changes the way things are done. Xerox invented the mouse, but the non-inventor innovator ...

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