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Pfizer hit by UK Supreme Court ruling on Lyrica patent

Pfizer has lost its protracted patent battle in the UK for big-selling drug Lyrica, potentially exposing it to claims for hundreds of millions of pounds from the NHS. A...

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Episode 876: Patent Deception

World Patent Marketing’s pitch to inventors was simple: Pay us lots of money, and we’ll take care of the complicated patent office details. Hundreds of...

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The Supreme Court Should Confirm, Again, that Abstract Software Patents Don't Need a Trial to be Proved Invalid

This year, we celebrated the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank. Alice made clear that generic computers do not make...

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Bank of America Wins Crypto Storage Patent

A patent awarded to the Bank of America outlines how enterprise-level institutions may be able to store cryptocurrencies owned by their customers. The filing, awarded by...

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Pfizer loses blockbuster drug patent fight in UK Supreme Court

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – Pfizer <PFE.N> lost the final round in a long-running patent battle in Britain on Wednesday after the country’s...

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Ethernet patent inventor given permission to question validity of his own patent

The inventor of two patents that covers Ethernet switching products has been given permission to question the validity of his own invention. That’s the unusual...

Regulation of patent agents to improve services

Patent agents will be ordered to cease doing business and pay fines if it’s found that they are working without a license, under a newly revised regulation. The...

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Defunct Patent Firm That Matthew Whitaker Advised Posted Video Featuring Trump

The now-defunct Florida company where Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker served as a paid advisory-board member once posted a promotional video featuring someone...

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Amex Files Patent for Blockchain System to Match Images of Receipts With Stored Records

Financial services giant American Express (Amex) has filed a patent for a blockchain-based system to capture and transmit the image of a receipt, according to a U.S....

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Stopping The Patent Scams

The news that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions had resigned at President Trump’s request was a fitting end to a dizzying post-midterm election news day last week....