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Patent Harmonization: Is the End of the Filing Grace Period As We Know It Near?

Most of us who grew up in the U.S. often heard the wise saying “to each his own” from our elders. So, while we might adore some of our own American quirks- like putting ice in… 899 more words


IP in 2014: The Good, the Bad and the Idiotic

For those in the Washington, DC area, I am giving a talk at INCA (http://www.dcinventors.org/) next Monday evening. INCA, which stands for the Inventors Network of the Capital Area, is a nonprofit educational organization whose members are interested in patents, the innovation process, product design, marketing, licensing, prototyping and other product development issues. 21 more words


Versata Software, Inc. et al. v. Callidus Software, Inc.

Docket Nos. 2014-1468

November 20, 2014

Brief Summary: DC decision denying a stay for certain claims being reviewed by the PTO under the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method (CBM) Patents program was reversed and remanded. 364 more words

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Do-Gooders Need Not Apply

By Alicia Palladino, Ph.D. and Tom Engellenner
According to its mission statement, Consumer Watchdog is a non-profit entity “dedicated to providing an effective voice for taxpayers and consumers in an era when special interests dominate public discourse, government and politics” – and they apparently also challenge patents in their spare time. 574 more words

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