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

Were you too busy hiding from Cruella de Vil and her goons to read the IPKat last week? Not to worry, the 101st edition of Never Too Late is here to bring you up to ...

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post image Neighbouring rights for publishers: are national and (possible) EU initiatives lawful? from

... or, in alternative,
to introduce an EU-wide neighbouring right
for publishers
Over the past few years debate has ensued at the level of EU Member States and the EU alike on how to address declining ...

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Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee (2016) -- Question 2 -- PTAB Shenanigans and Reviewability from

By Andrew Williams -- The saga of the first-filed IPR petition (IPR2012-00001) came to a close today when the Supreme Court decided the Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee case. We have been following this case ...

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Cherry picking and smushing references together from

Patent prosecutors — and applicants disillusioned with the patent process — will be particularly receptive to the comments that Judge Moore made during the recent oral argument of In re Neill.  During that oral argument Judge Moore ...

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Airbus (the COMPANY, not a plane) hijacked by patent extremists, joined trolls' lobbying entity named IP Europe from

With respect to standard-essential patent licensing, my preferred European voice of reason(ableness) is the Fair Standards Alliance, an organization Google recently joined and which I'd like to see Apple and Samsung team up ...

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Nearly All Global Physical Counterfeiting Is From China & Hong Kong, US Report Shows from

A new analysis released this week by the United States Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) shows that some 86 percent of all physical counterfeiting comes from China and Hong Kong. Companies locating ...

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Asserted Claims of Attention Management Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that the asserted claims of plaintiff’s attention management patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract ...

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WTO Reports On IP Trends In G20 Countries from

As part of a larger report on the G20 top global economies, the World Trade Organization has provided a discussion of policy developments in trade and intellectual property. This includes a look at international policy ...

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Federal Circuit Saves Patentees by ruling that “Before” includes “Just Afterwards” from

by Dennis Crouch Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2016) [ImmersionHTC] Sometimes one day makes a big difference – especially if accidentally missed yesterday’s deadline (or if you misread the statute). The case here ...

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US High Court Inter Partes Review Leaves Patent Holders Dissatisfied from

A 20 June decision by the Supreme Court upholding US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rules for inter partes review of patents isn't helpful to patent owners, according to several attorneys. The ruling in ...

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Supreme Court Calls for Views of the Solicitor General from

The no-change decision in Cuozzo was the biggest immediate patent law news from June 20, 2016.  However, two other actions by the court that day may end up having a greater long term impact.  Namely ...

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Amgen v. Sandoz Update -- Supreme Court Seeks Views of United States from

By Andrew Williams -- In other Supreme Court news from Monday, June 20, 2016, the Court invited the Solicitor General to file briefs in the Sandoz v. Amgen (No. 15-1039) and Amgen v. Sandoz (No. 15-1195 ...

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