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post image Press Release: IPKat Announces IPO from

As Chief Economist of the IPKat, I am delighted to announce that we have decided to take the next step to grow the IPKat: go paw-blic.

Licensing our future
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post image Fordham 2016: Views from the Judiciary from

Views from the JudiciaryThe AmeriKat's favorite session of Fordham was first up on her morning's agenda - Views form the Judiciary. There is not much more to say by way of introduction, so ...

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post image Friday Fantasies: On vanilla and fair use from

“Vanilla” May Not Be What You think It Is--The next time a Kat reader takes a lick of what he or she believes is high quality vanilla ice cream, be warned: “vanilla” may not ...

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Motorola Mobility, LLC, v. Intellectual Ventures I, LLC (PTAB 2016) from

After Multiple CBM Petitions, Motorola Invalidates Software Patent By Joseph Herndon -- On March 21, 2016, the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a final written decision in the Covered Business Method (CBM) patent ...

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Council Of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2016-2019 Stresses Human Rights from

The Council of Europe, the 47-member intergovernmental group based in Strasbourg, France, this week adopted an internet governance strategy for the next four years, putting particular emphasis on human rights and democracy online. The strategy ...

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Busy Board bounces appeal of statutory rejections when provisional rejection matures during appeal from

[Today's guest post is from Robert K S, who is a patent attorney from Cleveland, Ohio.]

Takeaway: At the time applicants filed their notice of appeal, fewer than all the pending claims had nonprovisional ...

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Artists, Music Industry Urge Reform Of “Broken” DMCA from

Arguing that the copyright law in the United States intended to protect creative works while allowing access by the next creators is “broken”, hundreds of top artists, songwriters, managers and music associations are urging reforms ...

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EV Startup: You Can’t Have Our Patents! from

Bucking the recent trend of donating patents relating to electric vehicle technology, EV startup Whisker Electric announced that it would maintain its patents as private intellectual property. In a statement made today, the company’s ...

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Portable Data Storage Device Patent Unpatentable Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

In a final written decision, the Board found a claim of a portable data storage device patent unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 101. "[T]he ’458 patent discusses addressing recording industry concerns of data ...

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Pending Supreme Court Patent Cases 2016 (April 1 Update) from

by Dennis Crouch Design Patent Damages: The Supreme Court has granted Samsung’s petition for writ of certiorari on the issue of design patent damages under 35 U.S.C. 289.  The statute allows for ...

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Geotag loses at CAFC from

As to jurisdiction, Madey v. Duke is cited:

“A procedural question
not unique to patent law”
is governed by the law of the regional circuit.
See, e.g., Madey v. Duke Univ., 307 F.3d ...

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SimpleAir loses at CAFC from

The bottom line:

For the reasons set forth below, we determine the district
court erred in its constructions of “a data channel”
and “whether said devices are online or offline from a data
channel associated ...

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