Can You Rely on the Printed Claim Terms in an Issued Patent?


The short answer is no, as Microsoft found out on January 31, 2017, in Smart Wearable Technologies Inc. v. Microsoft Corp.
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Post Grant Proceedings – Are Covered Business Method Reviews Dead?


Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has frequently been quoted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board when instituting a Covered Business Method review.
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The United States May Become an International Intellectual Property Tax Haven


We are all familiar with the use of offshore intellectual property holding companies to capitalize on international tax gradients.
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The Federal Circuit Adopts Classic Common Law Approach for Analyzing Patent Eligibility


On November 1, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) in Amdocs (Israel) v. Openet Telecom, No. 2015-1180 (“Amdocs II”), rendered a precedential opinion with regard to the issue of patent eligibility and reversed the district court’s finding of patent ineligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
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Avoiding Disaster - the Importance of an Intellectual Property Protection Plan for Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries


An effective intellectual property protection strategy is vital for almost every business, but is perhaps even more important for businesses such as breweries, wineries and distilleries where much of their product differentiation comes in the way of their unique recipes and creative and eye-catching logos marks.
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