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Bioethics commission nears final recommendations on genomic data privacy issues

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 16 2012

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues recently held its 10th meeting to discuss a number of draft recommendations relating to privacy issues raised by whole genome sequencing for research and clinical medicine

Control at issue in split Federal Circuit ruling on joint infringement

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 21 2011

A divided Federal Circuit Court of Appeals panel, relying on recent precedent, has confirmed that "where the actions of multiple parties combine to perform every step of a claimed method, the claim is directly infringed only if one party exercises 'control or direction' over the entire process such that every step is attributable to the controlling party."

FTC report recommends ways to balance patent system with competition

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2011

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a report titled "The Evolving IP Marketplace: Aligning Patent Notice and Remedies with Competition.”

U.S. Supreme Court considers patentability of computer software

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2014

The U.S. supreme Court has heard oral argument in a case, which raised significant interest in the technology community and generated dozens of

Federal Circuit issues seven opinions on patentability of software innovations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 16 2013

The en banc Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has divided over whether method and computer-readable media claims and system claims are directed to