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Federal Circuit Grants Privilege to Clients’ Communications with non-Attorney Patent Agents

By Kevin Crenny – Edited by Stacy Ruegilin

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overcame general presumptions against finding new forms of privilege, ruling that certain communications between non-attorney patent agents and their clients may be protected against discovery. The court extended privileged status to communications that relate to “obtaining legal advice on patentability and legal services.”

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Posted On Mar - 22 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Gia Velasquez – Edited by Olga Slobodyanyuk

The Federal Aviation Association Implements a Mandatory Registration Process for Drones

The FDA Expedites the Review Process for Generic Pharmaceutical Drugs

Senate Rejects GMO Labeling Bill

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Posted On Mar - 22 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST

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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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