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post image Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week from

Did you miss the last week of IPKat? Never mind - here is the 96th edition of Never Too Late!

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post image By The Numbers: Is the PTO Underreporting the Rate They Institute IPRs and CBMs? from

Guest post by Michael E. Sander, Founder and CEO of Docket Alarm, Inc. The Patent Office routinely publishes statistics on IPR and CBM proceedings, but their methodology suggests that the petition institution rate is lower ...

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post image Copyright in a telephone directory: an interesting angle from Singapore from

Can there be an issue in copyright law that has more cat lives than the compilation right, especially in telephone directories? Aaron Thng, of Amica Law in Singapore, brings Kat readers the following summary of ...

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IBM's US patent application 20160132897 titled COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT PREVENTION from

IBM's patent application titled COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT PREVENTION has an abstract:

In an approach for determining printability of an electronic file, a computer electronically receives a file for printing. The computer parses the file for ...

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Google’s Book Scan Project Still Under Fire Despite Legal Victory from

Legal barriers for Google’s monumental book-scanning project have been removed in the United States, but the initiative remains controversial and would likely run afoul of US copyright law, legal experts say.

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Electronic Messaging Patents Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that the asserted claims of two of plaintiff’s electronic messaging patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract ...

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Rules, Standards, and Change in the Patent System (Keynote Speech Transcript) from

Last weekend I was honored to give the keynote speech at the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court annual dinner held at the Supreme Court. It was a great time, and I met many judges ...

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Examiner Ninja website offers free insight into USPTO Patent Examiner data from

A new website offers a useful — and free — tool to help patent applicants and their attorneys make data-driven decisions about patent prosecution strategy. The Examiner Ninja website publishes allowance rates, interview effectiveness data, and appeal ...

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A Comparison of the EU Trade Secrets Directive and the US Defend Trade Secrets Act from

Guest post by Mark Ridgway and Taly Dvorkis, Allen & Overy, LLP, London.  It has been a busy year for law makers seeking better protection for trade secrets.  Much coverage has been given to the Defend ...

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