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post image US Supreme Court in Halo and Kirtsaeng makes IP victory sweeter for successful parties from

The AmeriKat getting her paws on some sweet
IP victory pie, thanks to the US Supreme Court
While the AmeriKat has had her eyes and whiskers towards Europe over the past couple of weeks, there ...

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The CREATE Act of 2016: Senate Listens to Generics Industry from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last week, co-sponsors Senators Leahy (D-VT), Grassley (R-IA), Klobucher (D-MN), and Lee (R-UT) introduced a bill (S. 3056), entitled the "Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act of 2016 ...

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Patent Claiming Method for Selecting Color for Digital Image Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendants' motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s digital color selection patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward a mathematical algorithm. "[The patent-in-suit ...

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Enlarged Board publishes decision: EPO President violated judicial independence from

Merpel has now got her paws on several copies of the Enlarged Board of Appeal's decision in the latest round of the "House Ban" disciplinary action (reported here). If you like your IP decisions ...

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Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 from

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law a bill that amends the federal criminal code to create a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation.

Under the new law, called the ...

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Cuozzo v. Lee and the Potential for Patent Law Deference Mistakes from

I wrote a short post on Monday's decision in Cuozzo v. Lee for Stanford's Legal Aggregate blog, which I'm reposting here. My co-blogger Michael Risch has already posted his initial reactions to ...

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Supreme Court Case of the Week: Prouty and Mears v. Ruggles et al. from

This week’s Supreme Court Case of the Week is a short one but an important one.  The key passage recites: The patent is for a combination, and the improvement consists in arranging different portions ...

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LinkedIn’s Patent Portfolio; Looking For Hidden Gems from

John Sullivan writes: It's obvious that this acquisition isn’t necessarily about the IP assets of LinkedIn. However, let’s have a closer look at LinkedIn’s portfolio to see if there are any ...

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