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post image High Court summarily dismisses Seretide combination color mark from

Face planting - the AmeriKat's new pastime after a summer
of political mayhem
For those readers who fancy a change from Brexit and UPC-fate related news, preferring instead a reminder of good, old fashioned IP ...

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Amgen Inc. v. Apotex Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016) from

By Andrew Williams -- Last year, the Federal Circuit described the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act ("BPCIA") as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside of an enigma" in the Amgen v. Sandoz case. Nevertheless ...

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Focus On Medicines Patents & Prices Alone May Do More Harm Than Good from

Populism is in vogue these days and critics of pharmaceutical patents are trying to ride the wave, claiming that undermining patents will dramatically decrease prices but not reduce innovation. Both sides of that claim are ...

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After Halo, Jury Finding Alone Sufficient to Support Judgment of Willfulness from

The court granted plaintiff's motion for judgment as a matter of law that defendants willfully infringed its transformer patent based on the jury's finding of willful infringement. "[T]he jury returned a verdict ...

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What impact should the UCC as authority have on patent eligible subject matter? from

In yesterday’s opinion in Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc., __ F.3d __ (Fed. Cir. 2016) (en banc), the Federal Circuit relied upon the Uniform Commercial Code in establishing a test for when an ...

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How Are Licensors And Licensees Adapting To New Scenarios? from

BARCELONA, Spain -- A recent industry conference panel here covered topics of changing intellectual property scenarios perceived from different angles, in particular from operating companies which manufacture products or services and patent assertion entities (PAEs).

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