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post image Guest post: 2016 U.S. Patent Practitioner Trends Part 2 – Removal and Retirement of Patent Practitioners from

By Zachary Kinnaird, Patent Attorney with International IP Law Group, PLLC Based on my analysis of the USPTO roster data: There were 44,295 registered patent practitioners in the U.S. as of April 2016 ...

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USPTO Implements Pilot Program to Support President's National Cancer Moonshot from

By Donald Zuhn –- Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice in the Federal Register (81 Fed. Reg. 42328) regarding the implementation of a new pilot program that will provide for ...

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Post-Alice Defense of Patent-In-Suit Does Not Justify Award of Attorney Fees from

Following judgment on the pleadings of unpatentable subject matter, the court denied defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285, because plaintiff's litigation positions were not baseless. "According to [defendants], after ...

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AIDS Conference: Will The UN High-Level Panel Report Deliver R&D And Access To Medicines? from

DURBAN, South Africa - The lessons derived from the history of AIDS treatment have become a rallying call for civil society organisations globally. Not being able to afford AIDS medicines should not be repeated for people ...

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UNCTAD14: Global Non-Tariff Measures Database Launched; Calls For Strengthened UNCTAD Heard from

NAIROBI, Kenya (IP-Watch) -- A global database on non-tariff measures (NTMs) has been launched here at the 14th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14). Also this week the World Investment Forum kicked off ...

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Under Halo, Enhanced Damages Claim Does Not Require Request for Preliminary Injunction from

The magistrate judge recommended denying defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's willful infringement claim for failure to state a claim and found that the Supreme Court's recent decision in Halo Elecs., Inc. v ...

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Federal Privacy Commissioner Provides Submission on New Data Breach Notification and Reporting Regulations from

The re-posting of this article is part of a cross-posting agreement with CyberLex. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC“) has provided its views on the data breach reporting and notification requirements that ...

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New GAO Patent Studies from

The Government Accountability Office released two new reports on the PTO today: one on search capabilities and examiner monitoring, one on patent quality and clarity. They also released the underlying data from examiner surveys.

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US Justice Department Nails Three In Mass Mailing Trademark Scam from

A Wells Fargo bank manager in California worked with two colleagues to conduct a scam targeting trademark holders and launder the proceeds, the United States Department of Justice said today. The three laundered about $1 ...

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GAO: Patent Office Must Define and Improve Patent Quality from

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published two new reports on Patent Office Activities along with the results of a major survey of 2,600 patent examiners. Patent Office Should Define Quality, Reassess Incentives, and ...

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WHO Updates Patent Status Info For New Hepatitis C Medicines from

The World Health Organization has issued updated information on the patent status of hepatitis C medicines, including assessments of hurdles for affordable generic versions of latest drugs.  The reports were updated on seven new treatments ...

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D. Delaware decision on jurisdiction vacated by CAFC in Polar Electro from

The outcome:

Polar Electro Oy (“Polar”) appeals from the decision of
the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
granting Suunto Oy’s (“Suunto”) motion to dismiss
for lack of personal jurisdiction. See ...

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Diana Rigg Birthday on July 20 from

Apart from lunar landing day, July 20 is Diana Rigg's birthday. In 2014, she was quoted:

"I think women of my age are still attractive." She removes her glasses and faces me down with ...

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HP Inc. v. Big Baboon, Inc. (PTAB 2016) from

Business Method Patent Not Invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101 By Joseph Herndon -- HP Inc. and SAP America, Inc. filed a Petition seeking a covered business method (CBM) patent review of claims 15 and ...

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