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post image Report on the 15th UPC Preparatory Commitee Meeting from

The UPC Court of Appeal Building in LuxembourgThe Report on the 15th Meeting of the UPC Preparatory Committee Meeting is available here.

Good news is that Bulgaria is about to ratify and that the recruitment ...

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post image Young EPLAW Congress: Brexit, SPCs, Skinny Labels and SEPs washed down with ample amounts of Belgian beer from

The AmeriKat clinging to her idea of a Belgian dinner...With the Unified Patent Court bringing European patent litigators ever closer together, there has been an uptick in conferences aimed at facilitating a shared ...

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post image EU Commission Update: Revised tender for SPC study likely in May 2016 from

The only time anything "tender" comes into the
AmeriKat's life is when she rolls over
to show her belly....
On Friday, the AmeriKat posted a guest post from ECPA about the proposed procedure by ...

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Automobile industry convergence is the focus of Detroit IP conference from

Over the past ten years or so the motor car of the 20th century has been transformed from a mechanical conveyance to a high-speed information technology platform. Cars today draw upon networks of complex inventions ...

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Uganda In The Process Of Signing Swakopmund And Arusha Protocols from

KAMPALA -- The Republic of Uganda is in the process of signing the Swakopmund Protocol on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore, and the Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of ...

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Nationalizing Trade Secret Law from

by Dennis Crouch Defend Trade Secrets Act: The House Judiciary Committee is moving forward with the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) with a discussion of the bill (H.R. 3326) and its Senate companion (S ...

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WIPO IP And Development Conference Looks At Dynamic IP Systems from

Countries develop intellectual property systems in different ways, and a recent conference at the World Intellectual Property Organization delved into some thoughts about, and examples of, how this is done. The WIPO Conference on IP ...

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Voluntary Dismissal Does Not Moot Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings of Invalidity Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's interactive map patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter due collateral estoppel and rejected plaintiff's argument that its ...

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20% discount for Docket Navigator subscribers for PTAB conference from

Docket Navigator will be speaking at the MIP PTAB Forum 2016, hosted by Managing Intellectual Property, in New York on May 12, 2016. Topics include: the latest trends and developments in PTAB trials; preparing for ...

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Sport Dimension v. The Coleman Company: CAFC speaks to design patents and expert witnesses from

Coleman Company, Inc. appeals from a stipulated
judgment of noninfringement entered by the United
States District Court for the Central District of California.
Coleman challenges the district court’s claim construction
on which the stipulated ...

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According to the CAFC, PTAB's BRI was unreasonably broad in IN RE: MAN MACHINE INTERFACE

Teva was mentioned, but had no impact:

“[W]e review the Board’s ultimate claim constructions
de ...

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Federal Circuit Shows Deference to USPTO in Ruling Against Cree LED Patent from

A Green Patent Complaint Update from fall 2014 discussed one of the patent lawsuits between Cree and Harvatek in which Cree asserted several patents relating to white light LED technology. One of those patents – U ...

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. v. Smartflash LLC (PTAB 2016) from

PTAB Not Bound by Prior District Court Ruling on § 101 By Joseph Herndon -- On March 30, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a Final Written ...

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