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Is your invention software or a business method? Getting a patent may have just gotten harder

  • Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
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  • USA
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  • August 29 2014

On June 25th, the USPTO provided its examiners with preliminary guidelines for analyzing patent applications that contain "abstract ideas." What is

Renewal fees under the Patents Act 2013

  • Henry Hughes
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  • New Zealand
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  • August 1 2014

The Patents Act 2013 comes into force on 13 September 2014. In addition to other substantive changes the 2013 Act will introduce annual maintenance

Raising the bar in New Zealand - the Patents Act 2013

  • Henry Hughes
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • August 1 2014

The Patents Act 2013 comes into force on 13 September 2014 and is a replacement for the Patents Act 1953. This Act will make it more difficult and

Second patent settlement fine in the EU

  • McGuireWoods LLP
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  • European Union
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  • August 1 2014

The EC constantly flags the pharmaceutical sector as being high on its competition law target list. The EC wants to ensure that EU consumers benefit

Brief probe into technical features defined by function in China

  • DEQI Intellectual Property Law Corporation
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  • China
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  • July 31 2014

Generally, a technical feature of product invention is defined as a structural feature or a parameter feature, and a technical feature of process

District court precludes defense based on strength of patent in FTC v. Cephalon “reverse payment” litigation

  • Kaye Scholer LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 31 2014

In the first decision since FTC v. Actavis to address whether parties to a "reverse payment" antitrust case may litigate the strength of the patent

Court denies monetary sanctions based on overdesignation of documents as Confindential-Outside Counsel Eyes Only but orders defendants to re-designate documents and pay cost for redesignating documents in the plaintiff's document management system

  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 31 2014

In this patent infringement action brought by plaintiff Trustees of Boston University ("BU") , BU alleged that defendants infringed U.S. Patent No. 5

Will you be able to cut in line at the European Patent Office?

  • FRKelly
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  • European Union
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  • July 31 2014

The European Patent Office (EPO) has launched a new "Early Certainty from Search" scheme, which is intended to optimise the use of examining

The USPTO patent subject matter eligibility guidance trips over treaty requirements

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 30 2014

The "Myriad-Mayo" patent subject matter eligibility guidance issued March 4, 2014 reflects the USPTO's interpretation of Supreme Court cases

Petitioner over-reaching at the PTAB results in adverse summary judgment

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 30 2014

In district court, 102 grounds are highly preferred to even the strongest 103 ground. This is because of the uphill battle in demonstrating invalidity