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Remarks by Director Iancu at IPO’s Annual Meeting

USPTO director, Andrei Iancu, delivered remarks at the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s 46th Annual Meeting.  Dir. Iancu indicated that a major initiative is underway at the USPTO to reduce the arbitrary and capricious application of 101 patent ineligibility to patent applications.  To read … Continue reading

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Do You Really Want to File for Pharma Patent Protection in Canada, India or Ecuador?

IPO Letter Reports Weaknesses in IP Protection Around the World In a 27 page letter dated February 8, 2018 and sent to Sue Chang at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Executive Director of IPO, Mark Lauroesch, extensively … Continue reading

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Innovation Act Stalls in the House

Representative Goodlatte’s Innovation Act (H.R. 9) has been shelved for now, and will not receive a floor vote until September at the earlier. There is significant conflict between measures intended to deter patent trolls and the ability of non-profit institutional … Continue reading

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Ignorance is Bliss – for Teva

I did not pay much attention to the fairly recent panel decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Teva Pharma. USA, 757 F.3d 967 (Fed. Cir. 2014). It seemed like a fairly routine panel affirmance of the district court’s finding that … Continue reading

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