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post image Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week! from

How is Kit Kat treated in Singapore?Been away and want to catch up on last week's IP news? No problem! As always, the IPKat is here to bring you a quick summary -- the ...

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post image Hmm . . . a Few Bars: Tesla Changes its Tune on Model 3 Trademark from

About a year ago, Tesla filed two new trademark applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – Application Serial Nos. 86/960,133 and 86/960,138 – the first for its three bars ...

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post image Federal Circuit Finds Two Claim Terms Indefinite Under Nautilus from

Trusted Knight Corp. v. International Business Machines Corp. (Fed. Cir. Mar. 7, 2017) (nonprecedential)

In this case, the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court decision invalidating three patent claims as indefinite under the Supreme Court ...

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post image BREAKING: Politico publishes (part of) draft copyright report by MEP Comodini Cachia from

MEP Therese
Comodini Cachia
Politico Europe (PRO version) has just published part [so far only the odd pages] of the text of the draft report that MEP Comodini Cachia is preparing on the European Commission ...

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PTAB Life Sciences Report -- Part I from

By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. McKesson Corp. v. My Health, Inc. PTAB Petition: IPR2017-00312 ...

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Paint Medical Patents Green Or Improve Efficacy from

When the holder of a medical patent finds herself on the patent cliff, staring into the abyss of a patentless and incomeless future, she will become very ingenious in applying for new uses, new pathways ...

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Two Way Location Tracking Patents Not Patent Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss on the ground that plaintiff’s two way location tracking patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims did not lack an inventive concept. "Combining the ...

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Failed Assignment Documents → NO STANDING TO SUE from

Intellectual Ventures v. Erie Indemnity (Fed. Cir. 2017) In yet another Intellectual Ventures loss, the the Federal Circuit has affirmed the W.D. Pennsylvania district court ruling that the asserted patents are invalid as ineligible ...

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CAFC has interesting take on prejudgment interest in Comcast v. Sprint from

Sprint lost a jury verdict of patent infringement and filed
for JMOL/new trial and lost the appeal thereof at the CAFC.

The district court
then denied Sprint’s motion for judgment as a matter ...

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Monica Crowley speaks on plagiarism charges from

Monica Crowley to Sean Hannity in March 2017: “What happened to me was a despicable, straight-up, political hit job, OK?”

Accusations of plagiarism against high profile people tend to be politically motivated. The various SIU ...

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