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Getting ready to catch up!On The 1709 Blog, Marie-Andree Weiss comments on the Court of Cassation decision of 16 November 2016, ECLI: F ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

December 6, 2016 - "From Chevron to Cuozzo: Practical Impacts of Administrative Law on PTO Proceedings" (Federal Circuit Bar Association) - Boston, MA December 8, 2016 - "Means-Plus-Function Patent Claims After Williamson: Navigating the New Standard -- Assessing Impact ...

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Recent events make antitrust chief Vestager the EU's second-most powerful left-winger -- but she's isolated from

Leading U.S. high-tech companies like Apple (whose "state aid"--it hurts me to use that misnomer even in quotes--case I'll comment on soon) and Google (I recently outlined my differentiated take on the ...

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New venture boosts leading medical researchers & their IP rights from

A unique public-private partnership provides medical research centers and the patents they generate with a more efficient and rewarding path toward commercialization. Bridge Medicine is a drug discovery company launched recently in conjunction with three ...

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WIPO Committee On Traditional Knowledge Agrees On Revised Text For Further Discussions from

World Intellectual Property Organization delegates last week agreed on a revised set of draft articles to be further discussed at the next session of the committee working on a potential treaty to protect traditional knowledge ...

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Will The Voice Of Indigenous Peoples Disappear From WIPO Discussions To Protect Their Knowledge? from

What would be the credibility of the World Intellectual Property Organization committee negotiating a system of protection for traditional knowledge held by indigenous peoples, if none of their representatives could participate in the meetings? That ...

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Guest Post: Can an Inventorship Be Challenged in a PGR Proceeding? from

Thomas D. Kohler and Kevin C. McGrath* The enactment of the AIA brought several changes to processes for correcting and challenging inventorship.  Perhaps most notable were the elimination of 35 U.S.C. § 102(f ...

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"Motivation to combine" analyzed by CAFC in Dako v. Leica from

From the decision:

The existence of a motivation to combine is a factual
determination. Star Sci., Inc. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Co., 655 F.3d 1364, 1374–75 (Fed. Cir. 2011). Under a
substantial ...

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PHOSITA, the Frankenstein from the US Supreme Court? from

The 717Madison blog had a post mentioning the use of the word "Frankenstein" in oral argument at the CAFC.

That appellation goes back some time, and the first court "attacked" with this verbiage was the ...

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Top Patent Law Stories of 2016 from

If you miss my patent law year-in-review talk in Snowmass on January 6, do not worry – Patent Docs authors Donald Zuhn, Kevin Noonan, and Michael Borella will be offering their 10th annual live webinar on ...

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