Patent & IP news for February 11, 2016

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The cat as patent star--It is rare that the IPKat and its ilk find themselves part of a patent appeal. For that reason, the IPKat thanks Kat friend Sam Adams of Müller-Boré & Partner for ...

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Disclaimed Financial-Related Claims Disregarded in Determining Whether Non-Overlapping Claims Qualify for CBM Review from

Following the patent owner's disclaimer of certain challenged claims, the Board denied institution of covered business method review of a patent directed to electronic commerce because the petitioner did not show that the patent ...

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Strategic Decision Making in Dual PTAB and District Court Proceedings from

By Jason Rantanen Saurabh Vishnubhakat (Texas A&M;), Arti Rai (Duke) and Jay Kesan (Illinois) recently released a draft of their empirical study of Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, Strategic Decision Making in Dual ...

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US Industry IP Index Rates Nations from

The United States Chamber of Commerce has released an index rating countries on their use and treatment of intellectual property and innovation, finding the United States to be top in the world. The report scores ...

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Discussions On Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge Resume At WIPO Against Stormy Background from

After a hiatus of one year, the WIPO Committee working on the protection of genetic resources, traditional knowledge and folklore against misappropriation resumes its work next week. The subject is touchy, with most developing countries ...

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Should Bank of America be giving lectures to USPTO employees? from

IPBiz got a chuckle from the Bloomberg post titled --Wall Street Is Trying to Beat Silicon Valley at Its Own Game, which included the text

In January dozens of government patent examiners gathered in a ...

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Life of a national/EU trade mark ... in a map from

Is trade mark law difficult? 

Usually, the response that one gets (with a serious/defeated tone) when asking this question is: "Yes because of the Court of Justice of the European Union that has added ...

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CAFC tackles IPR amendments in Nike v; Adidas from

The outcome:

This appeal arises from the inter partes review (IPR) of U.S. Patent No. 7,347,011 (the ’011 patent) owned by Nike, Inc. (Nike). The United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent ...

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US Congress Passes Customs Bill With Strong IP Enforcement Provisions from

The United States Congress today passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, establishing clearer rules on customs officials' work to stop infringing goods from entering the US. The Act creates a new National IP ...

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