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post image New book for the preparation for the Pre-Examination of the EQE from

Recently, a new book written by Cees Mulder was published entitled: A Self-Study Guide for the Pre-Examination of the EQE – Part I: The Legal questions. 
The Pre-Examination is the entrance exam of the European Qualifying ...

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post image 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition from

Jeremy McKinney

It is the end of the Oklahoma Regionals of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC for short), and as I sit here in the “pit” reflecting on this year’s robotics season I feel ...

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

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 141st edition of Never Too Late.
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post image Oldie but goldie - when is old prior art a suitable starting point for inventive step analysis? from

Fig. 1 from EP 1 571 938Nike Intl is the owner of EP 1 571 938 "footwear incorporating a textile with fusible filaments and fibers". With decision of 13 November 2014, the German Federal ...

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PTAB Life Sciences Report -- Part II from

By John Cravero -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Allergan, Inc. PTAB Petition: IPR2017-00576; filed January ...

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Judge Moore and Learned Hand from

Those of you who know me, know that I am a big fan of stand-up desks.  I was in Austin the other day and stopped by the University of Texas Law School’s law library ...

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The UPC after Brexit - is CJEU jurisdiction a deal-breaker? from

This Kat posted last week about the current progress of ratification of the UPC Agreement, and with it the likely timetable of the coming into operation of the Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent ...

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The Current And Future Scope Of IPR Estoppel from

The estoppel provision of the America Invents Act, 35 U.S.C. 315(e), was touted originally as a check against patent challengers using inter partes review (“IPR”) proceedings to attack patents serially on the ...

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Public-Private Coalition’s High-Profile Delinkage Policy For Emerging Vaccines from

It’s early February in Tchaourou district, Borgou in Benin, and a pregnant woman is admitted to hospital. Her premature baby is born by caesarean section but she dies a day later on February 12th ...

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Patent Assignment Agreement Providing Outcome-Based Compensation to Fact Witness Does Not Justify Award of Attorney Fees from

Following claim construction and a stipulated judgment of noninfringement, the court denied defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 because plaintiff's litigation tactics were not exceptional. "Defendants rely on the ...

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En banc denial in Challenge to Versata-Review of CBM Decisions from

by Dennis Crouch Unwired Planet v. Google (Fed. Cir. 2017) (en banc denied) The Federal Circuit has denied Google’s petition for rehearing en banc.  The patent challenger asked the Federal Circuit to overturn Versata ...

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Ward Law Office helps inventors obtain patents, trademarks from

Originally posted on Seneca Success:
Meet registered patent attorney Jake Ward and his staff at Ward Law Office LLC. Jake works alongside his wife and Business Manager, Kristi; Office Manager, Jenn; and Associate Attorney, AJ ...

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