Patent & IP news for November 7, 2016

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For American readers – As you plan for your business day on November 8, 2016 – Please remember to Vote. I originally posted the photo below on Patently-O back in 2004 with the following caption: Here is ...

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November 8, 2016 - "Clarity of the Record Pilot: A Discussion of Findings" (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) - 12:00 to 1:00 pm (ET) on November 9, 2016 - "Evolution of Patent Litigation: Interface of ...

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USPTO to Hold Roundtables on Subject Matter Eligibility from

By Donald Zuhn –- In a notice published in the Federal Register (81 Fed. Reg. 71485) last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that it will be holding two roundtables in order to ...

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East African Nations Agree Declaration Promoting Regional Pharma Sector Investment from

Senior officials from East African nations last week agreed on a declaration on promoting investment in the region's pharmaceutical sector, spelling out terms aimed at boosting investment in ways that are locally relevant and ...

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Firings will continue until morale improves - Merpel revisits the EPO from

Merpel was extremely disappointed and dismayed to hear that Laurent Prunier, the Secretary of SUEPO The Hague and a member of the EPO's Central Staff Committee, has been fired by the EPO President, Benoit ...

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WIPO Development Committee Finds Compromise On Future Work from

The World Intellectual Property Organization committee on development last week agreed on a work programme which appears to be the best compromise to keep discussing subjects that developing countries consider as having major importance, such ...

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Cloud Computing Management Patent Directed to Abstract Idea from

The magistrate judge recommended denying without prejudice defendants' motion to dismiss on the ground that plaintiff’s cloud computing management patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter, but found that the claims were directed toward an abstract ...

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WHO Makes Headway In Hepatitis C Treatment Access Campaign from

Daniele Dionisio writes: It is morally mandatory to ensure that lifesaving direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C treatment become accessible to all those who need them. This requires commitment and coordination by all interested parties to ...

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Partial-Institution Decisions Blessed by En Banc Federal Circuit from

SAS v ComplementSoft (Fed. Cir. 2016) Today, the Federal Circuit denied SAS’s en banc request challenging the USPTO’s approach to partial-institution of inter partes review petitions.  In a substantial number of cases, the ...

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Union Calls “Flash Demo” After EPO Fires Another Union Representative from

The Staff Union of the European Patent Office (SUEPO) called a 7 November “flash” demonstration in Munich after the office fired Laurent Prunier, SUEPO secretary in The Hague. The move dismayed employees encouraged after the ...

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