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Obviousness-Type Double Patenting May Exist When There Is Neither Common Ownership nor Common Inventorship -
Addressing an obviousness-type double patenting rejection, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...more
October 29, 2007 started bad for Cortez Fisher.
He walked out of his house and the Baltimore police approached him (he lived in Baltimore). They asked to talk to him. He said no. He tried to drive away, but backed into...more
The Illinois Supreme Court has issued new court rules that become effective on May 1, 2013, modifying the evidentiary requirements for obtaining foreclosure judgments, among other things. The rules are the result of the work...more
On February 22, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Court adopted a set of new procedural rules that will impact both residential and commercial foreclosures in Illinois. The new rules are scheduled to go into effect as early as March...more
The transition to the first-inventor-to-file (FITF) system occurs on March 16, 2013. To prepare for implementing the change to the FITF system, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), on February 14, 2013,...more
In the recent decision of Dugai, Murphy v. Manulife Financial Corporation (2013 ONSC 327), the Divisional Court confirmed the principle that defendants have no obligation to lead evidence on a motion for leave to assert a...more
On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced the launch of the “deferred action” program to suspend immigration enforcement actions against qualifying individuals who came to this country as children....more
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