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The UK's Brexit vote will mean more complexity and higher costs for IP owners in Europe 

Well, we have only gone and done it. By a margin of 15,188,406 votes to 13,266,996 the people of the United Kingdom have decided that the
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Should Section 101 of the Patent Act be Removed

David Kappos, the director of the USPTO under President Obama from 2009 to 2013, recently called for congress to repeal section 101 of the patent act.
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U.S. Supreme Court Eases Way for Larger Patent Damage Awards

U.S. Supreme Court Eases Way for Larger Patent Damage Awards | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court eased the way for larger damage awards when a company intentionally copies a patented invention.
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Brexit would scupper Europe’s unitary patent plans, says EPO president

Brexit would scupper Europe’s unitary patent plans, says EPO president | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Leave vote would delay benefits for tech companies eager for a single patent.
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Brexit and the Unitary patent in Europe?
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Former Patent Troll Admits That Patent Trolls Are Bad For Business And Innovation

Former Patent Troll Admits That Patent Trolls Are Bad For Business And Innovation | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
I've spoken to a few patent attorneys who have fought against patent trolls who have admitted to me that, at times, it's quite tempting to give up and join the other side, since patent trolling is fairly easy and incredibly lucrative
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Back from the dark side - from patent troll to operating companies
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Technology Transfer 2.0: Finding economic value in university R&D

Technology Transfer 2.0: Finding economic value in university R&D | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
With traditional sources of funding under siege, universities are increasingly looking to commercializing research, or "tech transfer" as a financing mechanism. Unfortunately, traditional technology transfer has thus far been largely a failure—but it doesn't have to be this way. Scott Andes argues universities' approach to tech transfer should be modernized in three key ways to increase its yields and expand its benefits to more schools and throughout regional economies.
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Tech Transfer 2.0
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The Quid Pro Quo – How Bad Patents Can Harm A Startup Company

Bad patents aren't just a waste of money, but their competitive advantage is eviscerated by over disclosure. Bad patents are very damaging to a startup.
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How Bad Patents Can Harm A Startup Company
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Billions at Stake in University Patent Fights

Billions at Stake in University Patent Fights | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
How colleges profit from patents that you helped pay for
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Defeating Patent Trolls with Failure to Mark

Defeating Patent Trolls with Failure to Mark | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Failure to mark with a patent number can bar a hefty damage claim by eliminating any damages prior to notice of patent infringement.
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The UN's Misguided Focus on Patents as the Cause of Drug Shortages

The UN's Misguided Focus on Patents as the Cause of Drug Shortages | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
The UN's High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines is to address the policy incoherence between intellectual property laws and access to medicines.
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The patent system as the cause of drug shortages?
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Clinical Trials and Tribulations: Why IP Protection is Critical to the Future of Biologic Medicine

Clinical Trials and Tribulations: Why IP Protection is Critical to the Future of Biologic Medicine | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
As clinical trials are becoming increasingly costly the biopharmaceutical industry is now funds six times more clinical trials than the federal government.
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Patent and clinical trials.
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U.S. Venture Capital Investment Dollars Down 11% Year-to-Date, Late Stage Rounds Hit Hardest Followed by Series B - Mattermark

U.S. Venture Capital Investment Dollars Down 11% Year-to-Date, Late Stage Rounds Hit Hardest Followed by Series B - Mattermark | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
tl;dr: We have enough time series data to call a slowdown in VC funding. It’s been 3 months since the February 5th stock market swoon that solidified the fears of many … Read More
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How to Select Country of First Patent Filing, Get Foreign Filing License, and Comply with Export Controls

How to Select Country of First Patent Filing, Get Foreign Filing License, and Comply with Export Controls | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Does your company have foreign competitors? Business is global, but each patent—a weapon for market advantage—is an armament of one nation. Treaties notwithstanding, the power of a patent usually stops at the border.
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How the U.S. Patent Office Got So Screwed Up

How the U.S. Patent Office Got So Screwed Up | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
​Once a haven for innovation, over the last two decades the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been rocked by the velocity of technological change and roiled by "patent trolls." Could it be that the biggest impediment that innovators now face is the very system that was created to protect them?​
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How scientists could patent the genetic blueprint for a human

How scientists could patent the genetic blueprint for a human | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Three weeks ago, scientists announced a controversial plan to create synthetic human genomes from scratch. The paper — which they published following reports about a private, off-the-recor
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Patent synthetic human genome?
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The changing trade secret and patent equilibrium

The changing trade secret and patent equilibrium | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
It is no secret that trade secrets are essential to the success of many businesses. Nearly all of us are aware of examples of highly treasured trade secrets,..
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Caltech's infringement lawsuit against Apple, Broadcom is latest in university patent suit university patent suit Univvetrend

Caltech's infringement lawsuit against Apple, Broadcom is latest in university patent suit university patent suit Univvetrend | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
This latest patent infringement lawsuit is part of a growing trend where universities who find themselves forced to sue to protect their patent rights.
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University patent suit is the new trend
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The figures indicate that the PTAB really is the patent NPEs and tdeath squad for NPEs

No patent owner likes to find itself subject to an inter partes review or covered business method patent procedure before the Patent Tria
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IP Protection Critical for BioPharma Given Number, Cost and Complexity of Clinical Trials

IP Protection Critical for BioPharma Given Number, Cost and Complexity of Clinical Trials | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Without IP protection for biopharma discoveries, the low probability of success makes it difficult to justify spending to develop treatments and therapies.
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Review of clinical trials and its complexity
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Caltech Is Apple's Latest Patent Foe

Caltech Is Apple's Latest Patent Foe | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Apple is again in patent crosshairs after the company has been sued by Caltech for allegedly infringing the university's patents.
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Calling All Patent Owners - Google, IBM, Ford, Cisco and Other Leading Global Companies Want to Buy Your Patents - Through the New IP3 Purchase Program by AST

Calling All Patent Owners - Google, IBM, Ford, Cisco and Other Leading Global Companies Want to Buy Your Patents - Through the New IP3 Purchase Program by AST | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all patent owners! Some of the world's largest companies have combined resources to buy your patents. Industry Patent Purchase Program, IP3, announced today by AST in collaboration with a diverse group of global companies, is a new streamlined and easy way for patent owners to sell their great patents to buyers. IP3 creates a patent marketplace that brings together a pool of significant money from companies including Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, Adobe, SAP, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia Motors, Verizon, Cisco, Arris, leading cable service providers, and many other multinational companies to purchase patents in a format that allows sellers to set their own price for their patent assets and reduces the time and complexity usually associated with patent transactions. 
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University Technology Transfer - Share Equity Dilution, or "When 50 = 5"

University Technology Transfer - Share Equity Dilution, or "When 50 = 5" | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
I hope that governments and other commentators will come to understand about dilution and anti-dilution of shares in university spin-out companies. Or, to put it another way: when does 50% = 5%? A
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2016 First Quarter IP Litigation Trends

2016 First Quarter IP Litigation Trends | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Patent litigation District Court In the first quarter of 2016, 955 patent cases were filed.  This number represents a decline from the level of litigation seen over the last few years – a quarterly low not seen since 2011.   Looking at the quarter more granularly (Fig. 2), shows that the first two months of …
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Media use of patent “troll” is unfair says professor in Stanford Technology Law Review

Media use of patent “troll” is unfair says professor in Stanford Technology Law Review | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
The use of inaccurate, prejudicial language by newspapers, business publications and technology magazines to describe patent licensing activity biases readers and courts. That is among the findings…
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New USPTO Guidance On Patent Eligibility Of Diagnostic Methods

The patent eligibility examples published by the USPTO on May 5, 2016 include two new examples relating to diagnostic methods and two new examples relating to “nature-based” products. This article will consider the diagnostic methods examples and ask whether they are consistent with recent Federal Circuit decisions, or whether the USPTO is taking a stand against … Continue reading this entry
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