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3-D Workspace Patents Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s 3-D workspace patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims lacked an inventive concept. "[N]either the problem ...

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They Invented What? (No. 9) from

Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:
U.S. Pat. No. 6,055,910:  Toy gas fired missile and launcher assembly.   Background: Flatulence is the accumulation of excessive gas in the stomach ...

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First Revised Articles Of Potential Treaty Protecting TK At WIPO Issued Today from

A new set of draft articles of a potential treaty protecting traditional knowledge from misuse and misappropriation was issued this morning. Facilitators to the discussions worked late last night to produce a document with a ...

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Objective Reasonableness Still at Play in Willfulness Cases from

WesternGeco v. Ion Geophysical (Fed. Cir. 2016) [WesternGeco] Following Halo v. Pulse, the Supreme Court vacated and remanded WesternGeco’s case for further consideration.  Now on remand, the Federal Circuit now vacates the district court ...

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Oral Argument in Mandarin at the Federal Circuit from

A pro se appellant recently showed up at the Federal Circuit to present oral argument — the only problem was that he only speaks Mandarin.  I don’t know if there is an official rule; but ...

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Against ‘Grave Challenge To Achievements Of 20th Century’, UN Agrees Political Declaration On Antibiotic Resistance from

NEW YORK -- The membership of the United Nations today agreed a political declaration on antimicrobial resistance, elevating the global fight against overuse and misuse of antibiotics – and lack of new antibiotics – to the highest political ...

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