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Future of Telecom: The T-Mobile / Sprint Merger

Sprint and T-Mobile recently announced that they had reached a deal to merge, promising to “be a force for positive change in the U.S. wireless, video, and broadband industries.” Combining the country’s third and fourth largest mobile service providers would be one of the most significant consolidations in the American wireless market in years.

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Change is Coming to Alice: Examiners with the Highest Percentage of Alice Rejections, 2014-2017

Due to inconsistent interpretation, preparing for and responding to Alice rejections has become one of the most stressful aspects of patent prosecution. Rejections citing Alice have multiplied exponentially since the initial decision on June 19, 2014, and they now account for more than 60% of §101 rejections and more than 8% of all rejections, as of our latest analysis.

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Future of Pharma: Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Acquisition of Celgene

Two of the biggest pharmaceutical companies are joining forces in a blockbuster merger. Bristol-Myers Squibb is buying Celgene in a cash and stock deal valued at about $74 billion.

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3D Printing: A Look at the Patent Landscape

If you were following patent and innovation news in 2018, it was hard to avoid mentions of 3D printing.

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Incoming Clouds: An Analysis of IBM’s Acquisition of Red Hat

IBM recently took a giant step forward to position itself as a leader in the new frontier of cloud computing.

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The Most Interview-Friendly Examiners at the USPTO

It’s common for patent applications to suffer at least one rejection during prosecution. To overcome rejections, patent professionals will often request an interview with the assigned USPTO examiner. But are some examiners more receptive to interviews than others?

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