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post image Australian Federal Court Prevents Registration of the Word ‘Yellow’ As Trade Mark from

The IPKat is delighted to receive this guest piece from Katfriend and Antipodean author Brett Shandler, reporting the case Telstra Corporation Limited v Phone Directories Company Australia Pty Ltd [2015] FCAFC 156.
Yellow is one ...

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post image Disclosure: I'm now long AAPL though I view patents as a net negative for Apple from

For many years I used to state in my author's profile (the one in the right column) that, in order to avoid conflicts of interest, I didn't hold or initiate transactions involving technology ...

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post image 2015 in Review: District Court Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Decisions from

With the beginning of a new year, I thought it would be interesting to review district court decisions on patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in 2015. Jeremy McKinney

With the beginning of ...

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Top Stories of 2015: #6 to #10 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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Network Firewall Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The magistrate judge recommended denying defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's network firewall patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because the claims were not directed toward an abstract idea ...

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New Year Brings New Faces To IP World, Bids Others Farewell from

The New Year brings some new faces in the intellectual property world as several changes were announced at the end of 2015, in particular at the European Commission, in the private sector and non-governmental organisations ...

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Wi-Lan v. Apple: “Clarification” or “reconstruction”? from

By Jason Rantanen Wi-Lan, Inc v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016) Download Opinion Panel: Reyna (author), Wallach, Hughes Although precedential, this case doesn’t really break new patent-law ground.  Instead, it offers a data point ...

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