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post image IP Summit 2016 from

Save the date for the 11th edition of the Pan-European Intellectual Property Summit!

Created in 2004, the IP Summit is a high-level event to discuss the hot topics and last EU reforms in trademark, patent ...

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post image East meets West: the EU-China IP Forum (part 2/2) from

In this post, we conclude our report on the EU-China IP Forum held on November 8th. Part 1 can be found here.
Afternoon Session
*** Panel 3: Specialist IP courts ***
His Honour Judge Hacon talked on ...

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Tranxition, Inc. v. Lenovo (United States) Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016) from

Federal Circuit Finds Another Software Patent Invalid under Section 101 By Joseph Herndon -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a recent non-precedential decision in a case captioned Tranxition, Inc. v ...

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ARIPO Members: Collective Management Organisations Need Better Digital Documentation, Licensing from

Collective management organisations need to embrace online trading platforms, so as to increase earnings for economies and creators. That was the call made during a recent regional workshop on digital licensing and documentation in Harare ...

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WHO Releases Reports On Pandemic Framework Review, Implications Of Nagoya For Public Health from

The World Health Organization has published two advanced documents to be presented at the organisation’s Executive Board meeting in January. One relates to the review of the WHO mechanism for pandemic influenza preparedness, and ...

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Unwired Planet prevails over Google, with CAFC invoking image of a novel lighbulb from

Unwired Planet, represented by Goodwin Procter LLP, won its appeal at the CAFC:

Unwired Planet, LLC (“Unwired”) appeals from the
final written decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal
Board (“Board”) in Covered Business Method ...

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WIPO: China Leads IP Applications Worldwide Again, Asia Dominates IP Activities from

The World Intellectual Property Indicators 2016 sounds like a refrain, but with some superlative when it comes to China, which became the first intellectual property office ever to register over a million patent applications in ...

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Patent for Reducing Signal Interference on Mobile Devices Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court denied defendants' motion to dismiss on the ground that one of plaintiff’s patents for reducing signal interference on mobile devices encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed toward ...

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Happy Thanksgiving and Moving Forward in a Pluralistic America from

by Dennis Crouch Although many of us will retreat to our families for this week’s thanksgiving holiday – the American tradition is to use the time to build cross cultural ties with our neighbors. I ...

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Guest Post -- USPTO Charting the Way for Subject Matter Eligibility from

By Nicholas Vincent* and Anthony D. Sabatelli** -- On November 2, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an important and forward-looking memo on Recent Subject Matter Eligibility Decisions for patent applications that ...

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