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post image AIA Patents – Approaching 50% of newly issued patents. from

By the end of the calendar year, most newly issued US utility patents will be considered “AIA Patents.”  AIA-patents are examined under the first-to-file rules of the America Invents Act of 2011 and are also ...

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Ann Robl

What do you consider a work-appropriate Halloween costume? If you work at Intellectual Property Law firm Dunlap Codding, it’s a Halloween Design Patent! Congrats to Lori Martin for her creative use of ...

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post image Copyright on a Useful Item from

Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the pending copyright case of Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands.  Although not a patent case, the issue involves the boundary line (if any) between patent and copyright ...

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Synopsis, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2016) from

By Michael Borella -- Synopsys brought a patent infringement action against Mentor Graphics in the Northern District of California, alleging infringement of various claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,530,841, 5,680,318, 5 ...

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Power Struggle In Russia As Internet Pirates Vie For Upper Hand from

The Russian intellectual property industry is on the verge of a new scandal. Following the recent arrest of Sergey Fedotov, head of the Russian Authors’ Society (RAS), Russia’s leading public association for the protection ...

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Halo Does Not Disturb Jury Finding of Willfulness from

Following a jury trial, the court denied defendants' motion for judgment as a matter of law that they did not willfully infringe plaintiff's patents in light of the Supreme Court's intervening decision in ...

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Chan Issues Clarion Call For Increased WHO Funding from

World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan today warned of serious funding shortfalls for the current biennium endangering the implementation of certain programmes. Areas most in need of financing include non-communicable diseases (such as cancer ...

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Brazil, China, India, South Africa Put UN High-Level Panel On Medicines Access On TRIPS Council Agenda from

For next week's World Trade Organization intellectual property committee meeting, the major developing economies have submitted a request to discuss the recently released report of the United Nations Secretary General's High-Level Panel on ...

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Announcing the Winner of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2016 from

IP Osgoode and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) are thrilled to announce the winner of the eigth annual edition of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge: 1. In the Law Student category, Jim Lepore ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Lain Thomson: AI Software Should Be Able To Register Its Own Patents, Law Prof Argues Intellectual Property Cyber Theft Expected To Rise Mark Schultz & Kevin Madigan: It’s Time To Fix The Global Patent System ...

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