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Pass the Patented Peas, Please: EPO Upholds Plant Product Patents

By Amanda Liverzani – Edited by Paulius Jurcys

Everything’s coming up roses for plant patent holders, following the European Patent Office’s recent endorsement of patents for tomato and broccoli plants.  In a March 25, 2015 decision, the Enlarged Board of Appeal held that the European Patent Convention’s Article 53(b) prohibition on patents for production of plants by “essentially biological processes . . . does not have a negative effect on the allowability of a product claim directed to plants.”

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Posted On Apr - 13 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Rejects En Banc Review of Infringement Willfulness Standard

By Paulius Jurcys – Yaping Zhang

The Federal Circuit rejected a motion for en banc review of a patent infringement case evaluating the willfulness standard and whether the standard should be changed in order to meet the interpretation provided by the Supreme Court in the Octane decision.

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Posted On Mar - 31 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Flash Digest: News In Brief

By Jeanne Jeong

Summary Judgment Finding Patent Claim Invalid as Indefinite Reversed and Remanded Due to Specification and Prosecution History

District Court Grant of Summary Judgment Finding Affirmed

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Posted On Mar - 15 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Scholars Petition to Congress on Reducing Patent Litigation Cost

By Yaping Zhang – Edited by Yunnan Jiang

On March 2, 2015, 51 scholars in the field of economics and law, submitted a letter to the United States Congress, petitioning for effective reform to reduce patent litigation cost. In the letter, the scholars argue that the current patent litigation costs are too substantial and threaten research and development, venture capital investment, and entrepreneurship. The letter represents another effort to persuade Congress to take affirmative steps to curb patent troll litigation.

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Posted On Mar - 10 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Flash Digest: News in Brief 

By: Cristina Carapezza

Federal Circuit Tackles Common Service Mark Question 

Federal Circuit Vacates $101 Million Damages Award in Medtronic Patent Case

USDA Not Liable for $10 Million to Subcontractor Building Wireless Broadband Networks

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Posted On Mar - 8 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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