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post image The direct product of a Swiss-type claim is packaged and proided with instructions from

In the appeal underlying the decision T 1673/11 (Treatment of Pompe's disease/GENZYME) of 20.10.2015, the patent had been granted with  a Swiss-type claim to a process of manufacture of a ...

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post image Wines, spirits, cheese – and less GI infringement please! from

This Kat was delighted to hear that more research is being done on Geographical Indications. DPhil candidate Alexandra Mogyoros looks at EUIPO's recent report:
I enjoyed reading the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s ...

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post image Various Bodies in Europe and the US Stay Active on Greenwashing from

Two recent greenwashing decisions in the United States and Europe highlight the various (sometimes overlapping) organizations involved in combating false or misleading green advertising claims. In the U.S., the National Advertising Division (NAD) of ...

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post image USPTO PTAB Designates More IPR/CBM Decisions as Precedential from

Today the USPTO announced that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) designated five more post-grant proceeding decisions as precedential. This brings the total number to eight. Ann Robl

Today the USPTO announced that the ...

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Merpel prowls further around the corridors of the EPO from

It has been quite a long while since Merpel visited the European Patent Office.  She would like to apologise to those readers who have wanted more frequent updates, and thank those who have sent her ...

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Popularity of § 101 Motions Weighs Against Certification for Interlocutory Appeal from

The court denied defendant's motion to certify for interlocutory appeal an earlier order denying defendant's motion to dismiss for lack of patentable subject matter because, although there was a controlling question of law ...

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The New Docket Navigator Mobile App is Now Available! from

Free to Docket Navigator subscribers, the Docket Navigator mobile app is now available for iOS and Android devices. With a sleek new look and expanded features, the new mobile app keeps you up-to-date with the ...

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Immediate action for Human Resource Departments on the Defend Trade Secrets Act from

by Dennis Crouch The Key: Starting May 12, 2016 all employers will be required by Federal Law to provide a notice-of-immunity to employees and contractors “in any contract or agreement with an employee [or independent ...

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At UN Indigenous Forum, WIPO Gives Update On Negotiations from

The World Intellectual Property Organization, a United Nations agency, today gave the UN in New York an update of ongoing negotiations for the protection of indigenous knowledge and genetic resources.

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Precedent and Process in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board from

Guest post by Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Associate Professor of Law at the Texas A&M; University School of Law.  Prof. Vishnubhakat was an advisor at the USPTO until June, 2015, although his arguments here should not ...

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