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post image More Than Just a Game - 2017 edition from

If you are interested in exploring and discussing the IP implications of what is 'more than just a game', ie interactive entertainment, you may want to check the programme of this year's edition of ...

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Secure Axcess, LLC v. PNC Bank National Association (Fed. Cir. 2017) from

Federal Circuit Finds That USPTO Board Interpreted CBM Statute Too Broadly By Joseph Herndon -- In an appeal of a Covered Business Method (CBM) patent review, the Federal Circuit overturned a decision by the U.S ...

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Rare Diseases: Pharma Industry Calls For Collaboration, Political Commitment For Research from

Big Pharma wants to develop treatments for rare diseases, with government support. The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) this week launched a new report describing policy priorities to increase research and development into ...

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Chan v. Yang: Can the Federal Circuit Continue to Affirm Without Opinion? from

by Dennis Crouch Another new petition for rehearing has been filed with the Federal Circuit asking the court to reconsider its Rule 36 Jurisprudence in light of the statutory requirements  that the court issue an ...

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What Is Fair Pricing For Medicines? WHO-Netherlands Forum Aims To Find Out from

Public health stakeholders – and just about everyone else – may take notice of a meeting planned for May in the Netherlands, as it could offer the beginning of a new approach to pharmaceutical costs. High drug ...

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New Attorney Announcement – AJ Wenn from

Ward Law Office is pleased to announce that Anthony “AJ” Wenn has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney, effective March 1, 2017. Mr. Wenn is a Registered Patent Attorney and admitted to the bar ...

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Should the USPTO Delay Publication of Trademark Applications? (Part 1) from

A while back, I published a couple of posts (here and here) about Chevrolet’s trademark applications for BOLT and CHEVROLET BOLT (Application Nos. 86357513 and 86357523).  The automaker had previously filed trademark applications for ...

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MIP International Patent Forum 2017 from

This moggy will be padding his way next week along to the MIP International Patent Forum 2017, taking place on 8 & 9 March at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London. He hopes that some IPKat ...

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Affirming Arbitration Award from

Bayer Cropscience v. Dow Agrosciences (Fed. Cir. 2017) (non-precedential). The case here involves a set of genetically modified crops containing the pat gene, which confers resistance to the herbicide glufosinate.  Some of the crops include ...

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USTR Issue 2017 Trade Policy Review from

The Office of the United States Trade Representative today released its 2017 trade policy agenda. The report includes numerous references to intellectual property rights, mainly focused on enforcement, and a reference to multilateral talks on ...

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