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

Is it safe to come out yet?You could be forgiven for being too distracted by the last week of news to catch up with IPKat... but not to worry! Never Too Late 102 is ...

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post image US Supreme Court Accepts USPTO "Death Squad (?)" "Broadest Reasonable Construction" Standard from

Will Congress react?  The US Supreme Court issued the much-awaited decision in Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee.  In that decision, the Supreme Court upheld the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) use of ...

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Russia Centralizes State Power In The Field Of IP Rights from

The Russian government has officially adopted a package of measures aimed at tightening state control for the observance of intellectual property rights in the country. This will take place through the introduction of a new ...

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WIPO Patent Law Committee Undertakes Many Issues This Week from

The World Intellectual Property Organization Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) is meeting this week. Among the possible agenda items: updates to the international patent system, exceptions and limitations to patents, quality of patents ...

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In Complex Cases, Section 285 Attorney Fees May be Awarded After Each Phase of Litigation from

Following a consent judgment, the court granted defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 in the first phase of the parties' litigation and rejected plaintiff's argument that an award of ...

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Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Sequenom v. Ariosa from

The Supreme Court issued an order this morning denying certiorari in Sequenom, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. Patent Docs will provide more analysis of the Court's denial of certiorari in a subsequent post.

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Supreme Court to Decide Patent Export Case: Life Tech v. Promega from

by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court has granted a petition for writ of certiorari in the pending patent case of Life Tech. v. Promega Corp (14-1538) – focusing only on Question 2: Whether the Federal Circuit ...

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Supreme Court denies Sequenom Petition: Alice and Mayo Remain from

by Dennis Crouch Patentees in the biotech and software industries had placed substantial hope on the pending Supreme Court case of Sequenom v. Ariosa: The hope being that the case would serve as a vehicle ...

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Supreme Court Review Sought on Federal Circuit’s Standard for Appellate Review of Damages Awards from

Recently, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) filed a petition requesting the Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit decision that vacated a $16 million award against Cisco Systems Inc. Supreme Court Docket ...

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Bascom beats AT&T on 101 issue at CAFC from

Bascom won a vacating of an order from ND Texas.

However, we disagree with the district court’s analy-
sis of the ordered combination of limitations. In light of
Mayo and Alice, it is of ...

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Can You Induce Yourself to Infringe? from

The Supreme Court granted certiorari in Life Tech v. Promega Corp. today to resolve an interesting conundrum of statutory interpretation having to do with foreign infringement. I won't provide all the details here - as ...

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BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016) from

Federal Circuit Concurrence -- Decide Patentability with Patent-Eligibility By Joseph Herndon -- The Federal Circuit earlier today vacated a District Court's order dismissing BASCOM's complaint and remanded for further proceedings. BASCOM sued AT&T; Inc ...

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