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post image More Green Patent PR: Solidia Technologies Granted Three New Patents from

Solidia Technologies (Solidia) is a New Jersey company that has developed a carbon sequestration technology for use in the concrete and cement markets.  Solidia’s process sequesters CO2 by injecting it into concrete during the ...

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post image Pending Patent Applications from

For this study, I collected PAIR data from a sample of about 10,000 published utility patent applications that were filed 2007-2016. (not considering priority claims). For each of those applications, I simply categorized whether ...

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Guest Post -- The Emergent Microbiome: A Revolution for the Life Sciences -- Part VIII, The Microbiome and Immunotherapy I from

By David Puleo* and Anthony D. Sabatelli** -- Introduction Cancer immunotherapy or immuno-oncology (I-O) has gone mainstream. You may have heard about these topics in the media. Along with having surgery and radiation therapy, Former President ...

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Proposal By WHO To Increase Country Contributions Receives Mixed Reactions from

As the head of the World Health Organization warned of funding shortfalls at this week’s financing dialogue, she also proposed to raise assessed country contributions by 10 percent to help mitigate the situation. However ...

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Willfulness Claim May be Based on Advanced Notice of Imminent Patent Issuance from

The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's claims for willful infringement and enhanced damages because plaintiff filed suit on the day its patent-in-suit issued. "In its complaint, [plaintiff] alleges several instances in ...

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WIPO Committee Debates SDGs, Review Of Development Agenda Recommendations from

The World Intellectual Property Organization Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) is meeting this week with an agenda including the presentation of a first review on how well WIPO implemented its Development Agenda Recommendations ...

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Ottiglio Leaves IFPMA For Consultancy In Geneva from

Mario Ottiglio is stepping down as director of public affairs, communications & global health policy at the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Geneva. He will be staying in Geneva as the managing director of the ...

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Mark Whitaker Of Morrison & Foerster Named AIPLA President from

Mark L. Whitaker, a veteran intellectual property trial lawyer and partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group in Washington, DC, has been named president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

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Appellant Walker loses appeal against Harvard University in case involving copying of dissent in Bilski from

Walker v. Harvard, Cosgrove, Weinreb, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 19164 (CA1 Oct. 24, 2016 ) was an appeal by former law student Walker of an unfavorable summary judgment decision.

The decision by CA1 includes a ...

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SCA Hygiene Laches Oral Arguments: How Do we Interpret Congressional Silence? from

Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in SCA Hygiene v. First Quality with the following question presented: Whether and to what extent the defense of laches may bar a claim for patent infringement brought ...

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