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post image Magic Leap lampoons Google Glass in patent filing from

From US2016/0109707Patent drawings are not generally a source of amusement, as artistic as they may sometimes be. Magic Leap, the fabled and secretive augmented reality start-up valued at USD 4.5 billion, however ...

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post image Arnold J at appellate level - EPO news and a timely decision for World IP Day from

Arnold J gets appellate...Tuesday 26 April 2016 was World Intellectual Property Day.  Fittingly, various nuggets of news emerged.

First, the IPKat learned from CIPA that Mr Justice Arnold has been appointed to the Enlarged ...

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post image Wednesday Whimsies from

IBIL:  striking a balanceForthcoming IP events. Have you checked out the IPKat's forthcoming events page lately? If not, you may have missed the addition of UCL's annual Sir Hugh Laddie lecture. For ...

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post image BREAKING: House passes Defend Trade Secrets Act, next stop President Obama from

Mr Night Owl's expression doesn't change if he is
happy or sad.  For those unfamiliar, the AmeriKat can confirm
that this is his "excited face" in response
to the House's passage of ...

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The “new normal” is focus of IP Business Congress in Barcelona from

With traditional patent strategies under pressure to show that they are still relevant, business as usual is the IP space is no longer the same. Patent-adverse laws and more circumspect courts have forced owners worldwide ...

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Drawn Out Battle Over Genetic Resources Dampens Africa’s Hopes from

The global South is full of significant, diverse biological and genetic resources. It’s also home to most of the world’s indigenous communities. This is why developing countries are sensitive about protecting their genetic ...

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New Guide To The WIPO Governance System from

A new publication offering an overview of the World Intellectual Property Organization governance system seeks to contribute to ongoing debates on the organisation's governance, according to its author.

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On IP Protection, USTR Finds Fault With China, India … And Switzerland? from

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) does not hesitate to add even its closest friends to its annual list of concerns about possible inadequate protection of US intellectual property rights. So this ...

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MPEG Decoder Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss on the ground that plaintiff’s MPEG decoder patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed to an abstract idea. "[T]he [Alice ...

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Largan loses at CAFC; its circumstantial evidence of direct infringement was insufficient from

Appellant Largan Precision, represented by Donald Dunner, lost its appeal at the CAFC, with the CAFC finding that no reasonable jury could have found induced infringement.

Genius Electronics argued that there was no evidence of ...

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Pro se appellant Celorio loses in appeal of results of ex parte re-exam from

Among other arguments in his appeal of a PTAB decision, pro se appellant argued that the Board was prejudiced against
pro se Hispanics.

The appellant lost.

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Merck v. Gnosis: No en banc review of "substantial evidence" standard in IPRs from

Judge Newman's dissent in the denial of en banc review of Merck v. Gnosis is worth a look.


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Why We Celebrated World Intellectual Property Day 2016 from

By Corey Salsberg* Yesterday was World Intellectual Property Day. April 26 is the day we celebrate and call attention to the global intellectual property (IP) system.  Why do we set aside a day for the ...

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Implementing and Interpreting the Defend Trade Secrets Act from

By Dennis Crouch With today’s 410-2 House vote, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) has now passed both the House and Senate and is headed to President Obama for his expected signature.[1]  The ...

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Surprise! Much Work Being Done On Transparency Of Patents On Medicines from

James Love writes: In a recent paper by Reed F. Beall and Amir Attaran [KEI's April 12, 2016 comment here:], and in the WIPO seminar discussions about the ...

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Defend Trade Secrets Act Passes House, Moves to President for Signature from

By Josh Rich -- One week after the House Judiciary Committee unanimously reported the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 to the House floor, the full House approved the bill, 410-2. The two no votes were ...

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