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Business law update - Spring 2014

  • Thompson Hine LLP
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  • Canada, China, Germany, Japan, USA
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  • March 24 2014

With deals today being larger and more global than ever before, a merger between two U.S. companies may have far-reaching effects in countries around

Patent Appeal Board assumes all claimed elements essential but finds lack of detail in specification supports a finding of obviousness

  • SIM. IP Practice
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  • Canada, USA
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  • January 22 2014

On March 6, 2013, the Patent Appeal Board (PAB) delivered its decision in the case of Pitney Bowes, in which claims 1 to 5 of Canadian Patent

Eligibility of software and business methods in the United States, Europe and Asia

  • Perry & Currier Inc
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  • Canada, China, European Union, India, Japan, South Korea, USA
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  • January 6 2014

Software and business methods are a crucial component of the world's innovation-driven economy. However, patent protection for these intellectual

Quebec court warns against “fishing expeditions” denies U.S. letters rogatory (“LR”) request in contentious Omega-3 U.S. patent litigation

  • SIM. IP Practice
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  • Canada, USA
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  • November 25 2013

The Defendant in a US patent litigation matter (Aker Biomarine AS, ("Aker")) recently fell short of meeting the threshold requirements for

PTAB allows second deposition of declarant where party submitted declaration with one paper and then used the declaration in a different context to support an argument in another, later-filed paper

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • November 14 2013

There has been some gamesmanship in the use of declarations submitted in connection with various papers in post-issuance trials. Under the Rules, a

La divulgation publique d'une invention et la période de grâce canadienne

  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
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  • Canada, USA
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  • October 28 2013

Des changements apportés à la loi américaine par l'America Invents Act (AIA) jettent une certaine lumière sur des

Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association v. Monsanto Co.

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • October 27 2013

A recent decision by the U.S. Federal Circuit Court refusing to issue a declaratory judgment in Organic Seed Growers and Trade Associate v. Monsanto

Comparing US and Canadian approaches to determining subject matter eligibility of computer-implemented inventions

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • October 25 2013

The recent U.S. Federal Circuit decision of Accenture Global Services, GMBH v. Guidewire Software, Inc. (“Accenture”) is a reminder that American law

Software and business method patents continue to vex patent offices and courts

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • September 17 2013

The patent eligibility of software and business method patents often presents a difficult problem: how do we allow inventors to protect

Patent and trade mark updates from around the world

  • Griffith Hack
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  • Canada, European Union, India, Mexico, USA
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  • July 30 2013

Recently the USPTO launched the After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0 (AFCPP 2.0), which provides examiners with additional time to consider an