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post image A croissant-doughnut by any other name from

The CronutA few days ago even the Financial Times (!) reported that - at last - the nearly mythological Cronut [what is that? Read further down] has made its way to London, with the first Cronut bakery ...

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post image Value-Enhancing Patent Prosecution Strategies (Part 1 of 4) from

In my role as the IP Strategist for a number of companies that do not employ in-house patent counsel, I am charged with making sure that my clients’ patenting efforts are in tune with their ...

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post image BGH rules for patentees on appeal - again from

In two decisions published yesterday on its website, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) overturned two decisions by the Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht) invalidating the patents in suit for lack of novelty. Both ...

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Second Quarter Venture Funding Increases 20% from First Quarter from

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this year, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the second ...

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WIPO General Assembly Agrees On Two New WIPO Offices; No Deal On Design Treaty from

The somewhat puzzling suspense around which countries would be home to new country offices of the World Intellectual Property Organization was partially resolved as the annual WIPO General Assembly came to end yesterday after working ...

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Finding of Invalidity Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 Collaterally Estops Infringement Claims as to Substantially Similar Patent from

The court granted defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s remote monitoring apparatus patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that plaintiff was collaterally estopped from pursuing its ...

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The Value of Copyright from

My topic is the valuation of copyright. Valuation of any sort of intellectual property is a tricky subject. Somebody invents a better mouse trap and wants to sell the invention. He may get a patent ...

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IP tiff over recipes from

From time to time, IPBiz discusses intellectual property related to food [e.g., The European cookie paste wars: blog post kills patent ]

Now, one notes a post involving Chris Knight with sub-caption: An Ottawa food ...

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Samsung v. Apple: A view from inside the courtroom from

  By Sarah Burstein, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law Samsung Elecs. Am., Inc. v. Apple Inc., No. 15-777 (argued Oct. 11, 2016) Transcript On Tuesday, I attended the oral ...

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Ptab reverse indefinite preamble system from

Takeaway: The independent claim on appeal was a "system" comprising a single "regulator" element. The rest of the claim defined the regulator with several structural elements and one functional limitation. The Examiner found it unclear ...

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