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Federal Circuit Flash Digest

By Colette Ghazarian – Edited by Yunnan Jiang

Evidence of Prior Art Cannot be Excluded for Untimeliness

Consent Decree Still Enforceable Even if Patent Later Found Invalid

Description of Pros and Cons of Patent Features Not Required for Negative Claims Limitation

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Posted On Dec - 3 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Italy Joins Growing Support for European Union Unitary Patent

By Shailin Thomas – Edited by Travis West

Italy has become the 26th state to endorse the EU’s Unitary Patent legislation. The legislation creates a new kind of patent in participating member states which would be enforceable across those jurisdictions, and establishes an independent court for patent disputes. Obstacles remain, but Italy’s support represents a large step towards an integrated European patent system.

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Posted On Dec - 3 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Flash Digest

By Kayla Haran – Edited by Ken Winterbottom

Court Finds Negative Claim Limitation Meets Written Description Requirements

International Trade Commission’s Expansion of its Jurisdiction to Include Electronic Transmissions of Digital Data Ruled Improper

Court Holds That Patent Trial and Appeal Board Did Not Deny Procedural Rights in Review

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Posted On Nov - 23 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By David Nathaniel Tan – Edited by Ken Winterbottom

Patent Holders’ Choice of Forum Under Siege

Property vs. Privacy: Shooting Down Drones

United Kingdom Re-introduces Surveillance Bill

Full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Released

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Posted On Nov - 11 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Supreme Court Poised to Overrule Federal Circuit Again in Upcoming Patent Case

By Adi Kamdar – Edited by Travis West

The Supreme Court announced it would take up two parallel patent cases this term, Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc. and Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., regarding the Federal Circuit’s strict standard for awarding enhanced damages for willful patent infringement — a standard that does not comport with recent high court rulings. Commentators predict the Supreme Court will overrule the Federal Circuit, continuing a clear trend that materialized through the Court’s last few terms.

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Posted On Nov - 4 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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