IP Buzz - October 2012

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In this issue:

- Fashion and IP Roundup – Recent Cases Provide Tips That Can "Make or Break" the Winning Strategy

- USPTO Increases Fees, More Fee Adjustments to Come

- Legislative Update – What's Next for Protection of Fashion Design in the United States?

- Changing Induced Infringement: The Federal Circuit’s Akamai/McKesson Decision

- Chain Reaction

- Marketing to Teens: Not All Fun and Games

- Announcements And Reminders

An excerpt from "USPTO Increases Fees, More Fee Adjustments to Come"

On October 5, 2012, the USPTO implemented a modest fee increase. The USPTO is also contemplating a more comprehensive fee adjustment based on the AIA, which would increase the large entity fees for a utility patent application by approximately 27%, decrease the large entity issue fee by approximately 46% and increase the three maintenance fees are increasing by approximately 43%. These further fee adjustments are expected to be implemented before the first to-file crossover date of March 16, 2013.

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