Monthly Archives: September 2010

Stem Cell Funding Ban Stayed by D.C. Cir.

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit stayed the order of the D.C. District Court that had nullified President Obama’s executive order restoring Federal funding for research on embryonic stem cells (ESCs) as conflicting with … Continue reading

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Savior or Candidate for “Worst Patentee”? Nutriset

Last Sunday’s New York Times magazine had a provocative article about Plumpy’nut, a nutritive peanut paste that is foil-packaged so it does not need refrigeration. When eaten by malnourished children it can “cure” them in a relatively brief period of time. It … Continue reading

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USPTO Issues “2010 KSR Guidelines Update”

On September 1st, the Office of Patent Legal Administration (I didn’t know there was one) issued 17 pages in the Fed. Reg. (Vol. 75, 53643) updating its obviousness guidelines. (A copy of the guidelines is found at the end of … Continue reading

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The Justice Department has appealed the injunction levied by Judge Lamberth of the D.C. District Court that would negate President Obama’s executive order, issued in 2009, that repealed President Bush’s order of 2001, barring Federal funding of research on embryonic … Continue reading

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