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Protecting Yourself from Patent Trolls

The tactics used by some Patent Trolls or Patent Assertion Entities (“PAEs”) have recently been in the news, with President Obama taking steps to curb PAE practices he deems undesirable (See: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/06/04/fact-sheet-white-house-task-force-high-tech-patent-issues) and Congress debating the SHIELD Act to regulate …

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The Patentability of Naturally Occurring Genes

“Anything under the sun that is made by man” is a phrase summarizing the provisions of 35 U.S.C. § 101 (the statute concerning patentable subject matter), first uttered by P. J. Federico, a principal draftsman of the 1952 recodification of …

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