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post image A Milestone: IPKat's 10,000th Post! from

The IPKat has surpassed 10,000 posts on the wonders and frustrations of intellectual property law and practice.  That makes our blogging rate, since the IPKat's birth in 2003, about 800 posts a year ...

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post image Evans observes "It's ok to steal" from

About ten years ago, IPBiz recounted the story of the Harvard Business Review publishing an article including the text "plagiarize with pride" [See Harvard Business Review article: Plagiarize with Pride ]. One notes that one of ...

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The VENUE Act -- A Last-Ditch Attempt at Patent Reform? from

By Andrew Williams -- It has been some time since we have heard serious discussions about patent reform legislation from Congress. Sure, the Innovation Act (H.R. 9) is still pending in the House, and the ...

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Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Foreign Sales Don’t Affect US Patent Rights from

The controversial ruling was perhaps to be expected. The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals doggedly hewed to its existing interpretation of patent law. Unfortunately, the court’s decision in Lexmark International v Impression Products conflicts ...

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Parties and Counsel Ordered to Choose Between Ban on Jury Research or Disclosure of Research to Venire from

The court ordered the parties to inform the court if they consented to a ban on Internet research of the jury pool and empaneled jury until trial was over or indicated it would order counsel ...

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PTO Brief – Looking for Supreme Support for its AIA Trial Regime from

Oral arguments in Cuozzo v. Lee are set for April 25, 2016 addressing two particular questions: Whether the PTO may require that, during an inter partes review, the claims in a patent will be given ...

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Book Review: Trade Marks Law by Glen Gibbons from

Having been sent for review the second edition of "Trade Marks Law", by Glen Gibbons (ISBN: 978-1-905536-80-1), this being a book on trade mark law written from an Irish viewpoint, this Kat was delighted to ...

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Tuesday This and That from

FRAND IN JAPAN--A March 23rd client alert from Louise Stoupe and Chihiro Tomioka of Morrison & Foerster reports on recent revisions to guidelines published by the Japan Fair Trade Commission whereby, under the Japanese Antimonopoly ...

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TriVascular, Inc. v. Samuels (Fed. Cir. 2016) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Early last month, the Federal Circuit addressed an important question regarding the interplay between a decision to institute inter partes review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the ultimate ...

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