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post image New PTAB Rules Result in Decline of Institution of IPRs from

A final rule issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and published in the April 1st edition of the Federal Register amended rules of practice for trials held before the Patent Trial ...

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A Principle Of Balance: Top Official Explains India’s IP Policy from

Adopted in May, the first Indian intellectual property policy brought some concerns that the focus on IP rights might dampen India’s willingness to use the IP flexibilities to safeguard national policy space. It was ...

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Plaintiff’s False and Misleading Testimony Concerning Standing Warrants Attorney Fees Award from

Following a dismissal for lack of standing, the court granted defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 because plaintiff's litigation conduct was unreasonable. "Plaintiff’s conduct throughout this litigation, culminating ...

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Oral Argument of the Month: IPLEARN-FOCUS, LLC v. Microsoft Corp. from

The oral argument of the month is from IPLEARN-FOCUS, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., No. 2015-1863 (Fed. Cir. July 11, 2016).  The issue in dispute was step two of the Alice/Mayo test.  The Appellant argued ...

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On USPTO Oversight from

by Dennis Crouch I am generally in favor of additional Congressional oversight of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office – this is especially true because members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees tend to be ...

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Rebuttal Letter – WIPO Human Resources Report A “Whitewash” from

Ed Flaherty writes: Please be advised that I represent the duly elected members of the World Intellectual Property Organisation's Staff Council. On their behalf, I must respond to the inaccuracies contained in the article ...

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The CAFC in Veritas v. Veeam addresses claim amendments in IPR proceedings from

The clarification of IPR law related to a burden PTAB placed
on amendments by patentees.

[PTAB] also denied Veritas’s motion to amend, though
without making an evidentiary determination of patentability
of the proposed claims ...

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Samsung on smartphones with two operating systems from

Various sources are reporting on a patent on a dual operating system smartphone.

Vlad Dudau at Neowin wrote:

According to a South Korean patent that Samsung applied for back in 2015, the company is looking ...

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CO2 Solutions issues press release on outcome of IPR review of U.S. Patent No. 8,329,458 from

A press release from CO2 Solutions describes results of an IPR in the carbon capture/biofuel area:

CO2 Solutions Inc. (CO2 Solutions or "the Corporation") (TSX-V: CST), the leader in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon ...

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