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Draft Agreement on European Patent Judiciary: New Developments

A while ago, we pointed out that one of the biggest developments in the EU legal order is the work going on to create a new European-wide jurisdiction for disputes concerning European and Community patents. At present no EU patent… … Continue reading

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EFF to Patent Office: Don't Make it Harder to Kill Bad Patents

It’s already much too difficult to invalidate bad patents—the kind that never should have been issued in the first place. Now, unfortunately, the Patent Office has proposed regulation changes that will make it even harder. That’s the wrong path to … Continue reading

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New “Ribbon Copy” Style for U.S. Letters Patent.

Ward Law Office received the first of the “new style” Ribbon Copy or Letters Patent this past week for one of our clients (U.S. Patent No. 10,015,955).  This new style commemorates the recent issuance of the Ten Millionth U.S. patent.  It is … Continue reading

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Does Presumption of Patent Validity Extend to Eligibility?

A plaintiff seeking to enforce patents claiming automated methods for uploading multimedia content was ordered to pay defendants’ attorney fees based on a finding of an “exceptional case” under U.S.C. § 285.  Cellspin Soft, Inc. v. Fitbit, Inc., No. 4:17-CV-5928-YGR … Continue reading

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Want a greater ROI for taxpayers? Restore the patent system, protect Bayh-Dole and cut the red tape strangling federal labs

Three events boosted our economic turnaround in the 1980's: the passage of Bayh-Dole, which injected the incentives of patent ownership into the federal R&D system; the enactment of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which insured the courts … Continue reading

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