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The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation

This week, the International Center for Law & Economics filed comments  on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines. 438 more words


The Latest Front in the Patent Wars: Attacking Innovation in Universities

It’s not quite so simple to spur innovation. Just ask the EU as it resorts to levying punitive retroactive taxes on productive American companies in order to ostensibly level the playing field (among other things) for struggling European startups. 1,798 more words

Truth On The Market

The America Invents Act, a First-to-Invent Patent System, and “Obama-Birther” Accusations

About a month ago, I was asked by some friends about the shift from the first-to-invent patent system to a first-to-file patent system in the… 1,288 more words

Intellectual Property

A case that could redefine US patent litigation

On Friday, January 15, the United States Supreme Court granted Cuozzo Speed Technologies’s writ of certiorari challenging the PTAB’s decision to invalidate its patent. 548 more words


What Happens When a Patent Owner Dies?

When a patent owner dies, the patent rights come at an unusual juncture of state and federal law. Literally, the federal law determines the patent rights, as the patents are issued by the federal government. 241 more words

IP Law

The latest trends at the EPO

Every year the European Patent Office (EPO) as a fundamental institution of intellectual property rights in Europe organizes a conference where the recent highlighted decisions are revealed and current trends are analyzed in depths. 1,168 more words