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The “Top Ten” IP Stories of 2014 (Most “Definitely”)

I don’t think I can recall a more action-packed year for intellectual property law in my career, much less during the almost six years that I have been writing this blog. I am trying to write this while in transit, … Continue reading

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K/S HIMPP v. Hear-Ware Technologies, LLC – Splitting a KSR Hair

In KSR, the Court seemed to encourage the broader use of the “logic, judgment, and common sense available to the person of ordinary skill that do not necessarily require explication in any reference” to resolve the obviousness question.  587 F.3d … Continue reading

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In re Bergstrom – A Lost Precedent That Should Be “Found”

Since I do a lot of commentary, I read a lot of commentary, and have been struck by how the PTO s. 101 Guidelines on “Laws of Nature” have been criticized as if they are free from the constraints of … Continue reading

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Lightning Ballast II – Judge Lourie Tries to Get to “The Facts of the Matter”

After reading all 88 pages of this very scholarly opinion which left patent law right where it was post-Cybor – no matter how much weight the parties and amici felt stare decisis deserved – I went back and read Judge Lourie’s concurrence. It is mercifully … Continue reading

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