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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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Statement on outcome of recent #IP5 meeting in Suzhou, China http://t.co/eiUIjQ8Sb9 #patents

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Richard Vary of Nokia & Lord Justice Floyd discussed FRAND & SEPs at @AIPPI_ORG event last night - new blog post http://t.co/DZbnihpMhS

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The fine line between abuse and fair use at the PTAB

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