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post image IgniteOKC 9 Set for May 26, 2016, at the Lyric Theatre at the Plaza from

Elizabeth Isaac My favorite OKC event is this week, and so I wanted to share our organization’s press release! This event is near and dear to me as I’ve participated in the IgniteOKC ...

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post image Sustainable Agriculture and the Rise of GMO Patents from

At the Patents for Humanity Awards last year the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) gave awards to seven patents for innovations in different humanitarian fields including sanitation, energy, and medicine. Among these seven ...

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US High Court To Consider IP Protection For Clothing Design from

Fashion in the US generates over $330 billion in annual revenues, but it is more than a business. Fashion is a well-recognized art, displayed in numerous museum exhibitions throughout the world. This art, however, receives ...

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Global Health R&D Under Debate At World Health Assembly from

What’s at stake for global health R&D; during WHA 69? This was the question of the moment at a World Health Assembly side event panel yesterday. The 23 May event, co-sponsored by the ...

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Initiative To Find New Antibiotics Being Launched At World Health Assembly from

A new initiative seeking to develop new antibiotic treatments is being launched today at the annual World Health Assembly. The Global Antibiotic Research and Development (GARD) is a partnership between the World Health Organization and ...

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Facebook Activities Unrelated to Infringement Claims Insufficient to Exercise Personal Jurisdiction from

The court granted defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's infringement action for lack of personal jurisdiction. Although defendants' Facebook activities were purposefully directed at the forum, those activities were not directly related to plaintiff's ...

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What does the timing of the US Defend Trade Secrets Act and EU Trade Secrets Directive really mean for companies? from

The AmeriKat listening intently to trade secrets
expert, Jim Pooley
With President Obama signing the Defend Trade Secrets Act into law a couple of weeks ago and the imminent adoption of the European Trade Secrets ...

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PTAB reverse 101 transitory nuijten signal from

[Today's guest post is from Robert K S, who is a patent attorney from Cleveland, Ohio.]

Takeaway: The 35 U.S.C. § 101 prohibition against claims covering transitory signals per se, as articulated by ...

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They Invented What? (No. 5) from

Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:
U.S. Pat. No. 4,022,227:? Method of concealing partial baldness ?? I claim: 1. A method for styling hair to cover bald areas using ...

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Transition Of Core Internet Functions (IANA) Oversight From US Government No Done Deal from

Will the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) be able to handover oversight over the management of the DNS root zone and other core databases of the internet in September? At a hearing of ...

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WHO Engagement With Outside Actors: Delegates Tight-Lipped, Civil Society Worried from

This week, country delegates meeting at the annual World Health Assembly are expected to come to an agreement on a framework managing the UN World Health Organization’s relationship with outside actors, such as the ...

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Panel Shopping? from

One would think that it would be impossible to panel shop at the Federal Circuit; but, I wonder if clever litigants have done so to a limited extent.  For example, I noticed that Judge Dyk ...

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AT&T Mobility LLC v. Intellectual Ventures II LLC (PTAB 2016) from

Directory Assistance Call Completion Is Not A Financial Service for CBM Purposes By Joseph Herndon -- On May 4, 2016, the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a decision denying institution of a Covered ...

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