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District Court Rules That Genes and Genetic Tests Are Not Patentable
... on three Supreme Court decisions, American Fruit Growers, Inc. v. Brogdex Co., 283 U.S. 1 (1931); ...127 (1948); and Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 447 U.S. 303 (1980), the District ...
Patent-Eligible Subject Matter in the United States
The United States Patent statute provides that utility patents may be granted for the invention of any new and useful process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter or any new useful improvement thereof.
... a product of nature, in American Fruit Growers Inc. v. Brodgex Co 7 , the Supreme ... . In Diamond v. Chakrabarty 9 the Supreme Court upheld the ...
No Small Potatoes: Patenting Spuds in an Era of Gene Silencing
During a 1911 journey—in which he would discover Machu Picchu—Hiram Bingham’s exploration party came across native Peruvians who “lived almost entirely on gruel made from chuño, frozen bitter potatoes. Little else than potatoes will grow at 14,000 feet above the sea.” For millennia, those living in the Andean highlands have cultivated over 3,000 varieties of potatoes—many of which remain unknown...
Food, Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Update | Vol. IV, Issue 6
TOP NEWS - FDA Proposes New Compliance Dates for the Water Provisions of the Produce Safety Final Rule - On September 13, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed rule to extend, for covered produce other than sprouts, the dates for compliance with the agricultural water provisions (subpart E) in the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and...
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A Constitution of collaboration: protecting fundamental values with second-look rules of interbranch dialogue.
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The diaspora of ethnic economies: beyond the pale?
...(13) The diamond industry is dominated by Orthodox Jews who rely ... Asians in the United States, Surinamese fruits or vegetables in the tropica shops in Amsterdam, ... text, meant that Japanese produce growers would sell to wholesalers who in turn sold to ...
IP Insight - September 2011
In This Issue: - U.S. Federal Courts 01 Federal Circuit Holds Isolated DNA Is Statutory Subject Matter Under S101 07 Prometheus Redux 08 Federal Circuit Opens Reissues Proceedings to Add New Claims to Hedge Against Patent Invalidity - International Trade Commission 12 ITC...
A Practitioner’s Guide To Protecting Technology Assets
There is arguably no more important asset for a company than its intellectual property. It is often the result of years of labor and millions, or even billions, of dollars in investments. It is also used to symbolize a company's reputation and good will in a market. The most recognized symbols, art, and characters in the world are often owned by some entity as intellectual property. ...
Independent counsel investigations.
... of Iran-Contra was not without fruit: it resulted in eleven convictions (two of which ...Diamond Growers, 941 F. Supp. 1262, 1273 (D.D.C. 1996) ...
A Trademark Year In Wine And Beer 2016: Our Holiday Buyer’s Guide To Disputed Beverages
Just in time for the holiday season, we present our third annual Trademark Year in Wine and Beer, a wrap-up of alcohol-related trademark and trademark-ish disputes dating back to December 2015, when we published our last edition. Our scope includes lawsuits brought in U.S. Courts, actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”), arbitrations pursuant to the Uniform Domain Name...
... that by the flamboyant restauranteur Diamond Jim Moran, whose obsession with diamonds ...Kurniawan moved to suppress the fruits of the search on the grounds that no nexus ... . MECCA GRADE . . Mecca Grade Growers ’ application to register MECCA GRADE for ...
The Class Action Chronicle - Fall 2014
This is the fifth edition of The Class Action Chronicle, a quarterly publication that provides an analysis of recent class action trends, along with a summary of class certification and Class Action Fairness Act rulings issued during each quarter. Our publication is designed to keep both practitioners and clients up to date on class action developments in antitrust, mass torts/products liability,
Shearman & Sterling’s Recent Trends and Patterns in the Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)/FCPA Digest - January 2017
Shearman & Sterling’s bi-annual Trends & Patterns in FCPA Enforcement report provides insightful analysis of recent enforcement trends and patterns in the US, the UK and elsewhere, as well as helpful guidance on emerging best practices in FCPA and global anti-corruption compliance programs. Please see full Digest below for more information.