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ABA IP Law Section Sends Section 101 Revision Proposal to USPTO Director Lee from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA-IPL) sent today to continuing U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee a letter containing its proposal for revising ...

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17 Civil Society Groups Urge EU To Support WHO Resolution On Cancer from

A range of civil society organisations today issued a letter to European Union leadership urging support for a World Health Organization resolution that mandates a feasibility study on a fund for cancer research and development ...

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Narrowing Asserted Patent Claims Precludes Validity Determination as to Unasserted Claims from

The court granted in part plaintiff's motion to reconsider an earlier order granting defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's remote monitoring patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter and agreed with ...

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WTO Job Opening For Legal Analyst On TRIPS Agreement from

The World Trade Organization has issued a call to hire a legal analyst specialised on intellectual property law, including the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

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FREE: Examination Practice and Procedure Training (March 31 Deadline) from

Sign-Up Closes March 31 for the USPTO’s Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) Training to be held May 9-11 at the Rocky Mountain USPTO regional office in Denver, Colorado.  According to the PTO: This training ...

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USPTO Leadership Updates from

In what I expect will be a several-month-stasis, the USPTO has reshuffled some of its personnel to fill vacant slots and better-fit with the Trump administration. Michelle Lee remains at the top as Director of ...

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Funding Injection For New Antibiotics: The CARB-X Transatlantic Partnership from

A partnership of government agencies and organisations in the United States and United Kingdom have announced an investment of up to US$48 million into the development of new antibiotics and products to fight antibiotic ...

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The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court - where are we now? from

Over the last few weeks, this moggy has been scampering between several conferences and events about Brexit and Intellectual Property, and the progress of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court.  At other events, these ...

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Qualcomm allegedly kept Samsung out of the wireless chipset market: unconvincing denial from

When routinely checking for Twitter news about Qualcomm's antitrust issues, I found a job ad for an antitrust counsel at Qualcomm. Seriously, if you're an antitrust lawyer looking for a job, this might ...

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Oral argument of the day: Thales Visonix, Inc. v. U.S. from

The oral argument of the day comes from last month’s Federal Circuit decision in THALES VISIONIX INC. v. US, No. 2015-5150 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 8, 2017) (reversing a holding of patent ineligibility).  This reversal ...

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