Patent & IP news for November 5, 2016

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Does the First Amendment limit the power of Congress as to Intellectual Property? from

The concurring opinion of Judge Mayer in the Intellectual Ventures case, bringing up First Amendment issues in IP law, has drawn some attention. JD Supra wrote:

Putting eligibility issues aside for a moment, Judge Mayer ...

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The strange co-existence of two characters each named "Dennis the Menace" from

Independent creation is a defense in copyright law:

“Bolton and Goldmark also contend that their witnesses rebutted the Isley Brothers' prima facie case of copyright infringement with evidence of independent creation. By establishing reasonable access ...

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Summary judgment of non-infringement affirmed by CAFC in Red Dog v. KAT from

The non-precedential case of RED DOG MOBILE SHELTERS v. KAT INDUSTRIES is of interest because of subject matter and legal citations.

Red Dog’s 8,534,001 patent, entitled “Re-Deployable Mobile
Above Ground Shelter,” discloses ...

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FCBA Webcast on Factual Disputes in PTAB Institution Decisions from

The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) will be offering a webcast entitled "That's a Fact! The Role of Factual Disputes in PTAB Institution Decisions in the Life Sciences" on November 15, 2016 from 1 ...

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IPO Webinar on Ethics in Post-Grant Proceedings from

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Ethics in AIA Post-Grant Proceedings at the PTAB" on November 10, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Hon. Thomas Giannetti ...

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USPTO Patent Quality Chat Webinar Series from

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be offering the next webinar in its Patent Quality Chat webinar series from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (ET) on November 8, 2016. Robin Evans, Director ...

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Webinar on Patent Prosecution and Defeating Abstractness from

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Prosecution and Defeating Abstractness: Minimizing the Risk of Sect. 101 Rejection -- Lessons From Recent Federal Circuit Court Decisions" on November 10, 2016 from 1:00 to ...

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