Patent & IP news for December 20, 2016

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post image Complete Sentences: Biofuel RIN Fraudsters Get Long Prison Terms from

Previous posts, e.g., here and here, discussed fraudulent biofuels credits schemes in which companies falsely claim to produce biofuels and sell fake credits on the Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) market. A RIN is a ...

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Guest Post -- The Patient Side of the CRISPR Patent Battle from

By Nicholas Vincent* and Anthony D. Sabatelli** -- A contentious patent battle has continued to rage between the Broad Institute at Harvard/MIT and the University of California ("UC"). UC is challenging thirteen patents related to ...

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EPO bows to EU Commission on patentability of products of essentially biological processes from

This Kat is grateful to his colleague Andrew Sharples, head of  practice group EIP Life, for preparing this report of recent news from the European Patent Office about the patentability of products of essentially biological ...

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Post-Alice Evolution of 35 U.S.C. § 101 Law Warrants Reconsideration of Attorney Fees Award from

The court granted plaintiff's motion to reconsider its award of attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 and reversed its order awarding fees after the PTO allowed a continuation patent with claims that ...

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Podcast: ITIF’s Atkinson On Trade, Innovation, China In Trump’s Washington from

A major shift is underway in Washington that is expected to have ramifications for global trade, innovation, and intellectual property enforcement, as Donald Trump steps into the United States presidency. IP-Watch caught up with Rob ...

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Inventor Kearns’ fight with Ford & other auto cos is 2016’s most read IP CloseUp post; 20,000+ visitors from

An article summarizing inventor Robert Kearns’ epic battle against the automobile industry is this year’s most read IP CloseUp post with more than 21,000 visits. The post summarizes the twelve-year patent suit mounted ...

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An IP flashback on Jerry Lewis from

Yahoo Celebrity ran a post Jerry Lewis Gives the Most Awkward Interview which included text:

Comedian Jerry Lewis sat down with the Hollywood Reporter for its series on entertainers who are in their 90s and ...

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CAFC issues Rule 36 judgment in Wildcat v. Adient from

The CAFC issued a Rule 36 judgment in the Wildcat Licensing case. Donald Dunner
represented the unsuccessful appellant in the appeal from inter partes reviews
IPR2014-00304 and IPR2014-00305.

The oral argument can be found at ...

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