US Trade Representative Issues Annual Report on Global IP Rights

For 2010 the US Trade Representative reviewed 77 trading partners for this year’s Special 301 Report, and placed 41 countries on either the Priority Watch List, Watch List, or the …
5 years ago 0

Pharma Reverse Patent Payments Are Not An Antitrust Violation

The plaintiffs had argued that defendants had in fact violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act when they settled their dispute concerning the validity of Bayer’s Cipro …
5 years ago 11

Dow Jones Sues Briefing.com Alleging Copyright Infringement

The complaint alleges that in some cases the republication and distribution occurs within a minute or two after the article is published by Dow Jones. In just …
5 years ago 5

CAFC: Bad Actor Makes Bad Inequitable Conduct Law

Intent to deceive was admitted, if you can believe that, but as it turns out the prior art withheld, a prior sale, was not invalidating and would …
5 years ago 22

Patent Reality Check: The Hypocrisy of Duke University on Patents

There are few things in this world that irritate me more than hypocrisy. Did you know that since 1976 Duke University has had 716 issued US patents, 266 of which …
5 years ago 50

Federal Circuit to Consider Inequitable Conduct En Banc

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit earlier today decided to take up important issues relating to inequitable conduct en banc, vacating the earlier …
5 years ago 7

Leahy Procedural Move Makes Patent Reform Passage Near

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) recently came to agreement with Committee Ranking Republican Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on changes to the Patent Reform Act of 2009 (S. 515), …
5 years ago 10

WIPO Turns 40! Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

How is it possible that a calendar that tells me that January 2 is a bank holiday in the UK, that February 6 is Waitangi Day in New Zealand, …
5 years ago 2

PLI Patent Bar Review New Live Course at Santa Clara May 24-28

PLI is pleased to announce a new live course added to the schedule in conjunction with the Santa Clara University School of Law’s High Tech Law …
5 years ago 0

IP Leaders Gather in Boston May 19-21 for LES Spring Meeting

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2010 – Hundreds of intellectual property (IP) business leaders will attend the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada) Spring Meeting May 19-21 in Boston. Themed, IP for …
5 years ago 0

Patent Strategy: Laying the Foundation for Business Success

Patents provide a competitive advantage, and those sophisticated in business know enough to look for and exploit whatever competitive advantage exists. Patents are the 800 pound gorilla of …
5 years ago 1

Inventing Advice: How to Improve Upon a Product

There are always trade-offs in design work. Design features often conflict. For example, a big heavy vehicle is usually safer but the gas mileage is lower. But …
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