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post image European Commission Update: Revised SPC tender now open! from

The AmeriKat rolling over with excitement
with the announcement of the new SPC study tender
Back in April, the AmeriKat provided a status update on the then Commission's "Study on the legal aspects of ...

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post image 5G wireless technology: has the battle for national champions already begun? from

National champions may be all the rage in sports, especially in an Olympic year, but the notion is less certain when it comes to hi tech. Some say that the global nature of technology renders ...

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Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance -- Example on Screening for Gene Alterations from

By Donald Zuhn –- Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued further guidance for determining subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In addition to a memorandum on subject matter eligibility ...

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The Yankees and "first base" from

The 2016 Yankees have a problem at first base. As noted:

Yikes. That makes four legitimate first baseman the Yankees have lost this season, a string of injuries perhaps unlike anything else in ...

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Dental Laser Patent Not Unpatentable Law of Nature Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss on the ground that plaintiff’s dental laser patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the claims were not directed to a law of nature. "[Defendant] fails to ...

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Kenya’s Fledgling Innovation Agency Could Be Dissolved from

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya could disband its infant innovation agency and have its functions taken up by the state’s science, technology and innovation body, if changes suggested by the government to reform the science, technology ...

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Amid Allegations Of IP Theft By Corporations, Local Kenyan Innovators React from

NAIROBI, Kenya - As start-up and innovation centres spring up across Africa, Kenya - which birthed the continent’s tech movement - is emerging as one of its leading innovation nuclei. But concerns are intensifying here that young ...

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Patent Damages Conference at Texas Law from

Numerous patent academics, practitioners, and judges gathered in Austin at the University of Texas School of Law yesterday and today for a conference on patent damages, organized by Prof. John Golden and supported by a ...

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VW and Feds On Track to Settle; VW to Repair or Buy Back Cheating Vehicles from

It’s hard to keep track of all of the developments in the Volkswagen emissions greenwashing scandal, and there’s much to catch up on. First, the German automaker worked out the framework for potential ...

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Judge Newman discusses the AIA in the SAS INSTITUTE, INC. case from

Of the CAFC decision:

SAS Institute, Inc. filed an inter partes review (“IPR”)
petition with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”)
to review the patentability of ComplementSoft’s U.S.
Patent No. 7,110 ...

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