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Happy Thanksgiving from Patent Docs

The authors and contributors of Patent Docs wish their readers and families a Happy Thanksgiving. Publication of Patent Docs will resume on November 28th.

Center for Healthcare Economics and Policy brochure

Check out FTI Consulting’s Center for Healthcare Economics and Policy‘s new services sheet here. The cover page and overview of some of our HEOR services are below. More details on the full scope of health economics services that we offer can be found here.

Senators Ask President to Prioritize Appointment of IP Officials

By Donald Zuhn — In a letter sent to President Joseph Biden at the end of March, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, asked the President to “prioritize the appointment of intellectual property officials within the …

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Resolving disputes rationally

Perhaps your friend–let’s call him Karl–thinks that a single payer system is the best health care system. Perhaps another friend–let’s call him Friedrich–disagrees and believe more free market systems work better. Karl thinks that Friedrich doesn’t care about poor people. Friedrich think your friend is naive in believing that the government would do a good …

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Choosing a Baby Formula

Infant nutrition, outside of breastfeeding, has become a hot topic recently. Families are taking a hard look at how baby formulas’ ingredients impact their children’s health and development. Concerns and Contamination Every day American parents and caregivers reach for over-the-counter baby formulas and are surprised to find chemicals, additives, and other ingredients that are known …

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IPO Sends Letter on IP Law and Policy to President-Elect and Vice President-Elect

By Donald Zuhn — Last month, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) President Daniel J. Staudt sent a letter on behalf of the IPO to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris “to recommend that intellectual property (IP) law and policy be priorities in your administration.” The letter states that: The IP system is fundamental …

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Season’s Greetings from Patent Docs

The authors and contributors of Patent Docs wish their readers and families a Happy Holidays! It is also our hope that all of our readers, along with their families and friends, stay safe during the holiday. Publication of Patent Docs will resume on December 27th.

Happy Thanksgiving from Patent Docs

The authors and contributors of Patent Docs wish their readers and families a Happy Thanksgiving. It is also our hope that all of our readers, along with their families and friends, stay safe during the holiday. Publication of Patent Docs will resume on November 28th.

Quotation of the Day

Thought can be lofty without being elegant, but to the extent it lacks elegance it will have less effect on others. Force without finesse is mere mass. Fernando Pessoa from The Book of Disquiet

Tormasi v. Western Digital Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2020)

By Donald Zuhn — Last month, the Federal Circuit affirmed an Order by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, finding that Appellant Walter A. Tormasi lacked the capacity to sue under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 17(b). Mr. Tormasi had filed suit against Appellee Western Digital Corp., asserting that Western Digital …

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What Is the Difference Between Oxygen Generators and CPAP?

A CPAP machine is a device that can replace or improve human breathing, increase lung ventilation, and improve respiratory function. It is generally used for lung failure or airway obstruction to breathing normally to help the patient complete the breathing process of inhalation and exhalation. It has a variety of breathing modes (various ways in …

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Federal Trade Commission v. Qualcomm Ins. (9th Cir. 2020)

Ninth Circuit Overturns District Court Judge Lucy Koh’s Decision That Qualcomm’s Licensing and Chip Sales Practices Are Antitrust Violations By Kevin E. Noonan — The Federal Trade Commission has a history of taking positions and aggressively pursuing them, despite getting reversed (sometimes continually) by Circuit Courts (see “Reverse Payments in Generic Drug Settlements”), although occasionally …

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