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post image AIPPI Congress Report 3: Biosimilars – similar but different? from

The general configuration AIPPI attendee's
saw the AmeriKat in during this year's Congress
While the AmeriKat was busy meeting with AIPPI's Standing Committee on the UPC (and boy did we have a ...

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post image AIPPI Congress Report 4: Lawyers who lunch - role of experts in litigation and the EPO in the 21st Century from

The AmeriKat getting through her AIPPI lunch
(jet lag, definitely not content related....)
For attendees who just cannot get enough of legal intrigue at AIPPI's Congress
, learning and debate can, for a small fee ...

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Iron Gate Security, Inc. v. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2016) from

By Michael Borella -- Iron Gate, holder of U.S. Patent No. 7,203,693, sued Lowe's in the Southern District of New York, alleging infringement. Lowe's moved to dismiss under Rule 12(b ...

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European Cooperation Against Counterfeits Online: Sporting Goods Industry Joins Team from

The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) and the European Commission recently signed a memorandum of understanding that sets out to “establish a code of practice in the fight against the sale of ...

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Nagoya Protocol Gains Members, Implications Spread Ripples from

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) announced early this month that five new countries ratified its protocol on access and benefit sharing of genetic resources, bringing membership to 85 countries.

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Shared Experiences Of Indigenous Peoples In The WIPO Negotiating Process from

Members of indigenous communities this week shared their experiences in negotiating for their rights at the World Intellectual Property Organization and gave their advice on negotiations for potential treaties on genetic resources, traditional knowledge and ...

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Willfulness Expert Excluded as Unhelpful to Jury from

The court granted plaintiff's motion to exclude the testimony of defendants' expert regarding willfulness as unhelpful. "[The expert's] testimony on willfulness is not helpful to the jury, as it does not concern a ...

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The English approach to obviousness - It all depends on the facts? from

One of the joys of blogging is that commenters, as well as alerting the hapless blogger to typographical errors and terminological infelicities, can alert to interesting aspects of a decision that did not seem striking ...

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EU copyright reform – A leap forward or step back? from

Reforms to copyright law proposed last week by the European Commission would put the burden on Internet companies like Google, Facebook and YouTube to prevent online piracy and compensate content providers, like music companies and ...

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CAFC affirms PTAB in Classco v. Apple: We find that those contentions do not show that the Board’s approach is inconsistent with KSR . from

From the decision:

Contrary to ClassCo’s argument, KSR does not require
that a combination only unite old elements without
changing their respective functions. KSR, 550 U.S. at
416. Instead, KSR teaches that “[a ...

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Obviousness does not Require Prior Art to Fit Together Exactly from

ClassCo v. Apple (Fed. Cir. 2016) In response to being sued for patent infringement, Apple filed for inter partes reexamination of ClassCo’s Patent No. 6,970,695. That litigation (originally filed in 2011) has ...

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Yeda Research and Development Co. v. Abbott GmbH & Co. (Fed. Cir. 2016) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Before the Supreme Court's recent forays into the topic of subject matter eligibility in patent law, the most contentious line of cases (from the Federal Circuit) concerned the written description ...

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