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Update on Patentability of Diagnostic Claims: Australia (Part 1 of an 8-part Series)

This is an update to our 2014 10-part series “The Thorny Problem of Patentable Eligible Subject Matter.” Since that series, the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued further guidance on December 16, 2014, updated in July 2015 and May 2016 (May 2016 Update), for evaluating subject matter eligibility under Section 101 (Guidance). 1,732 more words

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SEC Issues Proposed Rules to Increase Financial Thresholds Applicable to Smaller Reporting Companies

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed rules that would amend the definition of a “smaller reporting company” by significantly increasing the applicable financial thresholds. 519 more words

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India’s Stringent and Shifting Policy on Genetically Modified Cotton Seeds

India’s Cotton Industry & Monsanto

India is the world’s second largest producer and exporter of cotton. While India produced cotton before the introduction of genetically modified seeds, Monsanto Company’s (Monsanto) … 1,421 more words

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Expediting Patent Prosecution in Brazil

Although it was encouraging when Brazil implemented new laws in the mid-1990s that expanded the scope of patentability to include pharmaceutical and biotechnology inventions, the Brazilian Patent Office (INPI) has not been able to accommodate the dramatic influx of patent applications that followed. 922 more words

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Pile Up That Debt!

Paul Jones, co-chair of Venture Best, the venture capital practice group at Michael Best, has been selected as a regular contributor of OnRamp Labs, a  114 more words

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Measuring Startup Investing Returns: Part II

Paul Jones, co-chair of Venture Best, the venture capital practice group at Michael Best, has been selected as a regular contributor of OnRamp Labs, a  95 more words

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Cash Musical Chairs

Paul Jones, co-chair of Venture Best, the venture capital practice group at Michael Best, has been selected as a regular contributor of OnRamp Labs, a  117 more words

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