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Patent Office Releases Comments on Standards for Patent Eligibility Examination

On November 2nd, Robert Bahr released a concise but informative memorandum that could be entitled “What We Learned From McRO and BASCOM.” I have posted on McRO, Inc. dba Planet Blue v. Bandi Namco Games America Inc. et al., 120 … Continue reading

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Chisum and Mueller Dissect The Recent En Banc Decision In Apple v Samsung – “Smartphone Wars: Federal Circuit Shenanigans?”

This is a guest post by Donald Chisum and Janice Mueller. The Federal Circuit’s October 7, 2016 en banc decision, 2016 WL 5864573, concerning one phase of the ongoing Apple v. Samsung smartphone patent wars, may turn out to be the … Continue reading

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Hillary Believes In The Patent System

Hillary Clinton has released a position paper: “Initiative on Technology and Innovation” which contains two paragraphs on actions she would promote to reduce litigation by trolls and strengthen the USPTO.

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FDA Releases Outline of Guidance for Developing Tests Based on Human Genetic Variants

The FDA is charged with regulating “Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Tests,” and has just released draft guidance on what needs to be regulated. (A copy of the first draft and second draft can be found at the end of this … Continue reading

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