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

No more worries - for a week or two...Did you take a summer holiday from the last week of IPKat? Here is the 108th edition of Never Too Late wishing you were here!
* The Limerick ...

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post image Book Review: Socio--legal Aspects of the 3-D Printing Revolution from

The cost to businesses will reach $100B by 2018! 3-D printed guns! Quick, panic! Despite 3-D being printing a fascinating area for legal analysis, we've not seen much scholarly analysis of the subject. This ...

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post image Where are the COMPANIES supporting Apple's design patent damages claim against Samsung? from

An amicus curiae brief filed with the Supreme Court by 111 designers and design educators in support of Apple's design patent damages position against Samsung last week drew lots of attention. Understandably so, as ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

August 8-9, 2016 - Advanced Patent Law Seminar (Chisum Patent Academy) - Seattle, WA August 9, 2016 - European biotech patent law update (D Young & Co) - 4:00 am, 7:00 am, and 12:00 pm (ET) August ...

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Letter to Colombian President Encourages Grant of Compulsory License for Imatinib from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, we reported on letters sent by two Senators and fifteen Representatives to the U.S. Trade Representative, seeking clarification regarding the Administration's position on compulsory licenses. The letters were ...

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Brexit Raises Questions About the Future of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court from

Recently, the UK voted to leave the EU. However, that has not happened yet for several reasons. The first reason is that the referendum actually needs to be voted on by Parliament, adopting the results ...

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Santos-Dumont at the Olympics. But patents establish who was first. from wrote of the mention of Santos-Dumont during the opening ceremonies at the Olympics:

Ask any American who invented the airplane and they would say the Wright brothers, but Brazilians would have a different ...

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Attorney Fees Awarded for Plaintiff’s Continued Prosecution of Infringement Claim Despite Clear 28 U.S.C. § 1498 Defense from

The court granted defendant's renewed motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 after plaintiff's action was dismissed under 28 U.S.C. § 1498 because plaintiff's litigation positions were baseless ...

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Google's integration of Android into Chrome makes a third Android-Java copyright trial 100% inevitable from

About a month ago, Oracle renewed its motion for judgment as a matter of law against Google and brought a Rule 59 motion for a new trial. While such post-trial motions are common and expected ...

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Charles Osgood host of Sunday Morning on August 7, 2016 from

Charles Osgood hosted Sunday Morning on August 7, 2016. Included in the headlines were Michael Phelps, the death of Pete Fountain, and a new Lucille Ball statue.

The cover story was by Lee Cowan, titled ...

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Indefinteness: Terms Cannot be Moving Targets from

by Dennis Crouch Icon Health v. Polar Electro & Garmin Int’l. (Fed. Cir. 2016) [IconHealth] In a non-precedential opinion, the Federal Circuit has affirmed that Icon’s asserted patent claims are invalid because they “fail ...

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Coordinate Adjectives:”Well-understood, routine, conventional” from

From time to time during oral arguments at the Federal Circuit, grammatical issues arise.  Sometimes a judge will instruct an advocate about what the proper grammatical interpretation of something is (according to that particular judge ...

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Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. v. Polar Electro Oy (Fed. Cir. 2016); Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. v. Garmin Int'l., Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- In parallel decisions regarding litigation over the same patent, the Federal Circuit affirmed a District Court decision that the claims were invalid for indefiniteness under 35 U.S.C. § 112(b ...

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