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post image Issa stepping down from House from

Joining Rep. Goodlatte, Rep. Darrell Issa has also announced his retirement from the House of Representatives.  For the past several years, these two have been the most active House members in the patent law area ...

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post image French Supreme Court in Finasteride second-medical use litigation acknowledges patentability of dosage regime claims from

Without the assistance of finasteride,
Bob found the Cour de Cassation
slightly chilly...
With the run-up to the holiday season, you may have missed a pretty interesting decision from France. On 6 December, the French ...

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Job Posting – Associate Attorney – Tiffin, Ohio. from

Ward Law Office LLC is a boutique intellectual property law firm, located in Tiffin, Ohio.  The firm is growing and has an immediate full-time opening for an associate patent or trademark attorney. Qualified candidates must ...

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US IP Law: A Look At The Year Ahead from

In the coming year, one US Supreme Court case promises to dominate developments in America’s IP law. The upcoming decision in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group could have major ramifications ...

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Inside Views: How International IP Policy Reconfigured National Politics: An Interview With Prof. Ken Shadlen from

The recently published book Coalitions and Compliance by Professor Ken Shadlen of the London School of Economics examines how international changes can reconfigure domestic politics. Since the late 1980s, developing countries have been subject to ...

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Darrell Issa of California's 49th congressional district not running for re-election from

Although known in IP circles for his patent positions, Issa was involved in the recall of then Governor Gray Davis; from wikipedia:

Issa came to national prominence in 2003 when he contributed more than $1 ...

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Venue Determined When Cause of Action Accrued, Not Complaint Filing Date from

The magistrate judge recommended denying defendant's motion to transfer for improper venue because defendant had a regular and established place of business in the district through two offices that closed before plaintiff filed suit ...

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What Deference Looks Like Attorney Fee Cases. from

by Dennis Crouch Honeywell v. Fujifilm (Fed. Cir. 2018) Honeywell sued Fujifilm and others for infringing its U.S. Patent No. 5,280,371 (LCD Display patent). However, the district court dismissed the case on ...

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IP Intensive – How to Build a Law (Or an Exception): A Semester at Canadian Heritage from

It is about becoming an expert. You have your research topic, you have ten weeks at your placement: go. At the end of your placement term as part of Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law & Technology ...

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IP Intensive: An Internship at Janssen – The Right Way to Do Drugs from

As part of Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law & Technology Intensive Program (IP Intensive), I spent last semester interning at Janssen Inc., a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, gaining more legal knowledge than I could have ...

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ALJ’s — Officers of the United States or Employees? from

The Supreme Court in its conference tomorrow will review the petition for writ of certiorari in Lucia v. SEC.  The question presented is whether administrative law judges of the SEC are considered to be  employees ...

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Contributors: JPO Invalidates The Word Mark “Bord’or” In Relation To Bordeaux Wines from

In a decision in an invalidation trial jointly claimed by INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L’ORIGINE ET DE LA QUALITE and CONSEIL INTERPROFESSIONNEL DU VIN DE BORDEAUX, the Invalidation Board of Japan Patent Office (JPO) ordered ...

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