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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

Federal Circuit Flash Digest

By Keke Wu – Edited by Yunnan Jiang

Federal Circuit Rejects-in-part the District Court’s Claim Construction

No Jurisdiction to Claim Reputational Harm after Settlement

Federal Circuit Affirms-in-part PTAB in Belden vs. Berk-Tek

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Posted On Nov - 18 - 2015 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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