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post image Federal Circuit Interprets PTAB’s Requirements for Amending Patent Claims During IPR from

At issue before the Federal Circuit was whether Nike’s conclusory statement that the proposed substitute claims are patentable over prior art not of record (but known to Nike) was sufficient. Lewis Craft

In an ...

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Sandoz Petitions for Certiorari over 180-day Notice Provision in BPCIA from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- As reported earlier today in IP Law360, Sandoz has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for certiorari to review the Federal Circuit's decision that reversed the District Court in Amgen ...

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Climate Change Panel Seeks To Improve Communication, Open Doors To Private Sector from

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change seeks to improve its communication to promote its reports, its chair said at a briefing yesterday. Working on its next assessment report expected to be released in five or ...

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EU Parliament Members Seek To Curb Antibiotics In Animals, Boost New Research from

In the fight against antimicrobial resistance, members of the European Parliament’s Environment and Public Health Committee have advocated banning collective and preventive antibiotic treatment of animals, and supported measures to stimulate research into new ...

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Federal Circuit to PTAB: Explain Yourself from

On January 22, 2016, the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded a decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) in an America Invents Act review, after ruling ...

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Network Communication Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The magistrate judge recommended denying without prejudice defendants' motion to dismiss for lack of patentable subject matter and rejected the argument that plaintiff's network communication patent was directed toward an abstract idea because the ...

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Subscriber Alert: New Proposed Text For WIPO GR, TK Committee from

Today a new text was issued for the consideration of the WIPO committee on genetic resources and traditional knowledge. The text is a work in progress, according to the group of delegates tasked with proposing ...

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Retroactive License to Parts Exhausts Patent Rights as to Whole from

By Dennis Crouch The Federal Circuit has released an interesting new (though non-precedential) decision on patent exhaustion – in particular the court affirmed a lower court finding of exhaustion based upon a retroactive sublicense filed after ...

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Why Do Milestones Matter? from

Being involved in a lot of patent cases isn’t always the best indicator of a firm’s patent litigation experience. At Docket Navigator, we look at patent litigation data from many different angles. Another ...

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Algorithm: patent transactions have decreased 78% since 2013 from

If it seems like US patent transactions have fallen dramatically over past few years you are not imagining things says a Chicago patent attorney. According to research conducted by Dmitriy Andreyev, CEO with Flagship IP ...

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IP Osgoode Speaks Series Video: Jerry Agar from

IP Osgoode would like to thank everyone who attended Jerry Agar’s presentation entitled “I Don’t Care About You” on January 20, 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School.  The video-recording of  the presentation is ...

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CAFC affirms DNJ; appellant High Point loses from

From the decision

High Point SARL (“High Point”) appeals the final
judgment of the United States District Court for the
District of New Jersey holding that its patent rights were
exhausted by the authorized sales ...

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Thinking Outside the (Legal) Box: IP Osgoode’s Orphan Works Licensing Portal Hackathon from

The Event Over the course of three days in early February 2016, IP Osgoode played host to the Orphan Works Licencing Portal Hackathon, a multidisciplinary and international event that resulted in a memorable proposal for ...

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TTIP: Alternative ISDS No Real Alternative, NGOs Warn from

Just days before the restart of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on 22 February in Brussels, a large coalition of non-governmental organisations led by the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) published a ...

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Disclosure Requirement In IP Applications Necessary To Comply With Obligations, Speakers Say from

As World Intellectual Property Organization members struggled this week to find consensus on the wording of a potential treaty protecting genetic resources from misappropriation, a side event explored the role of WIPO and the intellectual ...

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