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Solicitor General Recommends that Supreme Court Grant Certiorari in Sandoz v. Amgen from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit's decision in Amgen v. Sandoz, regarding litigation "under" (or at least based upon) the Biologics Price Control and Innovation Act (BPCIA), interpreted for the first time two ...

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Academic publishing houses lose appeal against Delhi University & photocopy shop from

The IPKat is delighted to receive this guest post from long time Katfriend Prashant Reddy (details at the end of the post).

Academic publishing houses, OUP and CUP have suffered yet another defeat in their ...

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Google-we really really hope that you know what you are doing! from

Google’s widely reported acquisition of Motorola Mobility is continuing the run of the prominence of IP and specifically patent reporting in the financial press. The FT runs a very good insights piece here, though ...

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Gov’t study of economic impact of patent infringement is needed ASAP, experts say from

There are abundant statistics on the cost of counterfeits, copyright infringement and even the negative impact of patent “trolls,” but nothing on the estimated extent of U.S. patent infringement and the cost in lost ...

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UAEM Targets Accessible Medicines, R&D Financing, Publicly Funded Research from

From extracurricular creativity to global campaigns, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) continues in its activities to raise awareness and explore how universities can best direct their research and innovations towards promoting global access to ...

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US Supreme Court Declines To Hear Biologic Drug Patent Fight from

The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case over whether companies that make copycat versions of biologic drugs must wait six months after winning federal approval before bringing them to the market.

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WIPO Patent Committee Asked To Discuss UN High Level Report On Access To Medicines from

The World Intellectual Property Organization patent law committee is a unique international forum where discussions about the patent system are held. The committee meeting this week is a display of different views of developed and ...

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Petitioner’s Failure to Identify Real Party-In-Interest Warrants Sanction of Attorney Fees and Costs from

The Board granted the patent owner's motion for sanctions. "In the related IPR, the Board specifically found that AGLR is a real party in interest, and it follows that the merged entity is also ...

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Europe, Canada Meet To Discuss A New Model For Investor-State Trade Disputes from

The European Commission and the Canadian government today and tomorrow are hosting a first meeting for talks on a new multilateral investment court. Such a court could, the European Commission explained in an announcement, become ...

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CAFC in Medgraph v. Medtronic discusses the meaning of "and" and "or" from

The issue

Medgraph argues that the district court erred in construing
the claim limitation “and” to mean “and” instead
of “or.” Under the district court’s construction, claim 16
requires both computer (e.g., Internet ...

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Yes, All Elements Rule Still Applies to Infringement from

Medgraph v. Medtronic (Fed. Cir. 2016) Medgraph’s claims are directed to a set of methods “for improving and facilitating diagnosis and treatment of patients.” See U.S. Patent 5,974,124 and U.S ...

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USPTO Director Lee Discusses Importance Of Patent Quality from

Opening a conference on patent quality today, United States Patent and Trademark Office Director Michele Lee highlighted efforts of the administration in improving the quality of patents and addressing backlog of patent applications. Patent backlog ...

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ICC As UN Observer – Big Business Gets A Seat At The UN Table from

The International Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organisation, today was granted observer status at the United Nations General Assembly, given business a direct voice in the UN system for the first time ...

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Music Industry Groups In Harmony In Calling For Support From Trump from

A wide array of music industry groups, from Christian to classical, rhythm & blues to movie soundtracks, and everything in between sent a letter to United States President-Elect Donald Trump urging him to take their intellectual ...

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