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post image Top Patentees in the First Quarter of 2016 from


These charts show the most active patentees in U.S. district court cases during the first quarter of 2016 by the number of cases and the number of accusations asserted in ...

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post image New Jersey Follows Federal Circuit in Finding Jurisdiction Over Hatch-Waxman Defendants from

We recently reported on the Federal Circuit’s holdings in Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. v. Mylan Pharm. Inc. and AstraZeneca AB v. Mylan Pharm., Inc., where it held that Mylan was subject to jurisdiction in Delaware ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

May 4, 2016 - "POPRs and the New PTAB Final Rules: Maximizing the Impact of POPRs in IPR Petitions" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) May 4, 2016 - "Protection 360: The interplay between patent ...

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USPTO Seeks Comments on New Patent Quality Metrics from

By Donald Zuhn –- In a notice published in the Federal Register (81 Fed. Reg. 16142) last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that new patent quality metrics were being designed for use ...

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Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week from

Were you too busy for the IPKat last week? The 94th edition of Never Too Late is here to help out.

** Paint it Vantablack

Is it possible to have the exclusive rights over a colour ...

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Brody/Berman-mentored Fruti-Cycle wins LES busines competition from

Fruiti-Cycle Project, an Ungandan start-up that has developed an affordable bio-gas powered, refrigerated tricycle that speeds to market delivery of fruits and vegetables, has won the Global Prize at the 2016 LES business plan competition ...

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Where will the 'friends of the Supreme Court' come down on design patent damages in Apple v. Samsung? from

In March, the Supreme Court granted Samsung's petition for writ of certiorari with respect to design patent damages. Thankfully, the top U.S. court will interpret a statute that the Federal Circuit and Judge ...

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MSF Issues Report On R&D And Public Health from

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctor Without Borders) today announced a report detailing what it calls failings in the current system for developing new drugs in ways that all patients can afford and access, and providing ...

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Special Report: The Battle For Biosimilars In India from

Biosimilar drugs hold out big opportunities for India’s drug companies. But the future is fraught with challenges. One key challenge is regulations.What does this mean for countries like India, an emerging market for ...

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Geographical Data Display Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's geographical data display patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the asserted claims did not lack an inventive ...

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Orders Denying § 101 Challenges for Failure to Show a Lack of Inventive Concept from

The most common reason § 101 challenges fail is a failure to establish the first step of the Alice analysis, that the challenged claims are directed to an abstract idea or some other patent ineligible subject ...

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Supreme Court to Review (and likely Reject) Laches as a Defense in Patent Infringement Cases from

by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court has granted SCA Hygeine’s petition for writ of certiorari with merits briefing over the summer and a likely fall 2016 hearing on the question: Whether and to what ...

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Nvidia, Samsung settle their patent infringement law suits from

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, May 2, 2016:

Nvidia Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. agreed to settle competing patent lawsuits between the two companies, the companies said Monday.

In the fall of 2014 ...

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WSIS2016: Software Licensing Matters – To Everybody from

A special committee at the World Intellectual Property Organisation on software licensing, a globally harmonized software licence model and a dispute resolution system were among the ideas presented to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO ...

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Plagiarism incident at the Naval War College; result different from the Walsh affair at Army War College? from

ForeignPolicy reports an incident of plagiarism at the Naval War College, which apparently ended differently
than the Walsh incident at the Army War College.

See How not to handle plagiarism: An example from the Naval ...

Share via E–mail | Twitter | Facebook – Australian Commission Recommends Fair Use To Restore Balance In Copyright Law from reports: A draft report by the Australian Productivity Commission (APC) concludes that the current copyright law fails to properly balance the interests of copyright holders and users. It warns that “Australia’s copyright ...

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