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USPTO Implements Enhanced Patent Assignment Search from

By Donald Zuhn –- In a Patent Alert e-mail distributed last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced the release of an enhanced version of its Patent Assignment Search System. The Office noted that ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

October 11, 2016 - Patents Ombudsman Program and Pro Se Assistance Program (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) - 12:00 to 1:00 pm (ET) October 12, 2016 - "Addressing §101 Patent Eligibility Rejections: Getting Off the ...

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WIPO Workshop: African States Are Themselves To Blame, Should Compile, Publicize IP Statistics from

Each year, the World Intellectual Property Organization Economic and Statistics Division sends out questionnaires, which intellectual property offices worldwide are expected to complete and return.

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Members Debate Changes To Oversight At WIPO from

Stung by what some saw as a botched process for handling allegations from senior officials about the head of the World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO members are working this week to agree on changes to ...

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Online Brand Protection In One Convenient Step from

Managing a brand and trademark portfolio is a demanding undertaking that can require expert precision to prevent unsavory characters and companies from stealing intellectual property. Tools are needed to help companies better manage their IP ...

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Record 20.4% move in 3Q for Public IP company stock index (PIPX) from

Public IP licensing companies (PIPCOs) are very much alive and some company shares are doing surprisingly well, despite increased obstacles to patent licensing.   PIPX reported a 20.4% gain for the 3Q vs. just 3 ...

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WIPO Assembly: IP-Watch Tally Of Finished And Pending Items from

As the 2016 World Intellectual Property Organization General Assemblies near their close on 11 October, Intellectual Property Watch provides an update on what’s been agreed and what’s still outstanding among the key issues.

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Federal Circuit invalidates three software patents; Judge Mayer calls for ban on all software patents from

In the past few months, the Federal Circuit reversed a two-year trend of overturning software patents by publishing three decisions that outlined various parameters in which software can be eligible for patenting.  In those decisions ...

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Interview With Brazilian Culture Minister Marcelo Calero from

At last week's first-ever Assembly of the Marrakesh Treaty, Intellectual Property Watch caught up with the Assembly Chair, new Brazilian Culture Minister Marcelo Calero. He talked about the importance of libraries and of implementing ...

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It is Improper to Consider Extra-Record Claim Construction Evidence On Appeal from

Apple v. Samsung (Fed. Cir. 2016) (En banc) Note: This SamsApple case is not the design patent damages case now before the US Supreme Court. Rather, this case involves Apple’s patents covering slide-to-unlock; phone ...

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