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  • The fine line between abuse and fair use at the PTAB

    Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass has outraged the pharma and biotech industries by seeking to invalidate their patents at the PTAB, with some observers linking his attacks to short-selling of company stocks. Michael Loney reports on a controversy that goes to the heart of the US patent system

  • The fine line between abuse and fair use at the PTAB

    Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass has outraged the pharma and biotech industries by seeking to invalidate their patents at the PTAB, with some observers linking his attacks to short-selling of company stocks. Michael Loney reports on a controversy that goes to the heart of the US patent system

  • US software patents – Obtainable, enforceable, and as important as ever

    Rumours of the death of software patents are greatly exaggerated, say Elliot Cook, Brandon Bludau and Darren Jiron. Various software-based inventions were patented by the USPTO at rates even higher in 2014 than previous years while many types of software patents are being upheld by courts

  • IP Clinic: How can we encourage our employees to patent more?

    How can our IP department work more effectively with engineers in the company to encourage them to submit more invention disclosures?

  • IPOS develops patent services for businesses

    Through its IPOS International (IPOS-I) initiative, the IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) provides IP-related services to businesses. IPOS-I, which launched in January, offers patent-related services such as prior art searches, patent landscaping and analytics. Peter Leung reports

  • EPO rules on plant patents cases

    The EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal has held that patents on plants produced by essentially biological process are not excluded from patentability. But Claudia E Unsin and Joseph P Taormino say this is not the end of the debate over the use of patented material by plant breeders

  • Battling trade mark piracy in Cuba

    With diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba slowly being restored, many US companies are keen to register their trade marks in Cuba. But, says Erica Gould, they need to watch out for pirates who have got their first

  • What should influence your decision to opt-out of the UPC?

    David Wilson, Rachel Montagnon and Christopher Sharp discuss European, Unitary and national patent registration strategies in the context of the option to opt-out of the Unified Patent Court

  • Hague gives teeth to provisional rights

    Publication of design patent applications under the Hague Agreement for the Registration of Industrial Designs increases the value of provisional rights in the United States, as Brent M Dougal explains


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The week in IP - @mdloney's round-up: Ford, Google, Oracle, patent grants, Led Zep, trolls http://t.co/AjdMvgYP3B http://t.co/vKhF6mUyAV

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@TGraulund @jakobballing That does seem the most likely reason. But it may backfire if companies cut back on filings!

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@TGraulund If anyone could explain the logic behind putting fees up by this amount, in current business environment, we'd be grateful!

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The fine line between abuse and fair use at the PTAB

Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass has outraged the pharma and biotech industries by seeking to invalidate their patents at the PTAB, with some observers linking his attacks to short-selling of company stocks. Michael Loney reports on a controversy that goes to the heart of the US patent system



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