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post image USPTO Post-Prosecution Pilot May Be Beneficial for Patent Applicants from

Ann Robl

The USPTO has created a new option for patent applicants who receive a rejection in a final Office Action – the Post-Prosecution Pilot (“P3”). Like the Pre-Appeal Brief Conference Pilot Program, in P3 the ...

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post image Compulsory collective management of copyright for images displayed by search engines: a French cultural exception to EU law from

Olivia KlimisA few weeks ago this Blog explored the possible of implications of a case currently pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Marc Soulier C-301/15, in particular should ...

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post image Are companies allowed to tweet about #Rio2016? from

With the Olympics currently ongoing in Rio many questions have emerged, ranging from "Why are pools turning green?" to "Who can and who cannot use the hashtag #Rio2016?"
Katfriend Oliver Löffel (Löffel Abrar ...

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Uber and Netflix: The challenge of becoming a global brand from

There can be no greater allure for the owner of a successful service name and mark than the possibility of becoming a global brand. No need to maintain hundreds of manufacturing sites around the world ...

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The Supreme Court Weighs in on PTAB’s Claim Construction Standard for IPR Proceedings from

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit’s ruling that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) was within its authority to give a patent claim “its broadest reasonable construction” during ...

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Enfish Does Not Require Reconsideration of Earlier Unpatentability Decision from

The court denied plaintiff's post-Enfish motion to reconsider an earlier order granting defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's underground location patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter ...

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CAFC to tackle some issues in amending claims in IPR from

The CAFC will address issues of amending claims during IPR in the
case In re Aqua Products, 2015-1177.

The issues in Aqua:

(1) The petition for rehearing en banc filed by Appellant
Aqua Products, Inc ...

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