Patent & IP news for January 20, 2018

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Crowdsourced Bibliography on IP and Distributive Justice from

Professor Estelle Derclaye recently sparked a terrific email thread among IP professors about articles tackling IP from a distributive justice perspective. Here is a lightly edited list of the suggested works, roughly in chronological order ...

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Minnesota Vikings seeking a trademark in 'Minneapolis Miracle' from

Note the post at ESPN Vikings seek trademarks for 'Minneapolis Miracle' and 'Minnesota Miracle'

This relates to the pass of Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs.

As to "miracle," CBS Sports wrote: One of the most ...

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Copyright infringement case over “The Rest of Our Life” from

The Independent discusses a recent copyright infringement case involving the song “The Rest of Our Life”.

Of note in the text:

Carey and Golden filed a lawsuit in New York last week accusing Sheeran and ...

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EU Commission refuses to face reality about Apple's record repatriation tax payment from

As I wrote more than two weeks ago, one of the key conflicts to watch in 2018 is The (failed) EU vs. Silicon Valley. Long gone--really long--are the days when European technology companies were ...

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Where’s the beef! from

The Patently-O blog recently reported on the new petition for writ of certiorari in R&L; Carriers, Inc. v. Intermec Technologies Corp. [Link]. The question presented asks: Do Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(c), Anderson ...

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USPTO Broadcast: Appropriations Status Update from

The following message comes from Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce.  The main point is that USPTO will remain in operation even if there is a government ‘shutdown.’: As many of you are aware, annual funding ...

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Removing Unnecessary Rules at the PTO from

As required by the Trump White House, the USPTO has continued its process of removing regulations that are “potentially outdated, unnecessary, ineffective, costly, or unduly burdensome to both government and private sector operations.”  Executive Order ...

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Lack of Market Share Undermines Claim of Irreparable Harm for Preliminary Injunction from

The court denied plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction to preclude the sales of the accused fracking system because plaintiff failed to establish irreparable harm through loss of market share or reputation. "⁠[Plaintiff] currently ...

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People: Moving Landscape In The Intellectual Property World – Organisations, Industry, Law Firms from

The end of 2017 and start of 2018 brought a lot of changes in the global intellectual property arena. The World Health Organization underwent major changes in its leadership following a new head elected in ...

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post image Teaching IP to kids with Ed Shearling, Kitty Perry and friends from

Ducks can come up with great logos in a matter of minutesMany people have puzzled over how to educate the public about intellectual property.  This task is even harder when trying to educate children.  The ...

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More Aqua Products Fallout -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. v. Godo Kaisha IP Bridge from

By Andrew Williams -- In November, Chief Judge David P. Ruschke of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a memorandum entitled "Guidance on Motions to Amend in view ...

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post image USPTO Updates Section 101 “Subject Matter Eligibility” Judicial Decisions References from

Ann Robl

You may be aware that the USPTO has a “Subject Matter Eligibility” webpage with links to resources regarding how patent examiners are to evaluate claims for patent subject matter eligibility under 35 U ...

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post image They Invented What? (No. 31) from

Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:
U.S. Pat. No. 4,656,687:  Elephant-shaped car cleaner and air pump.   Background: Vacuum cleaners are widely used today for cars, but portable car ...

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Intellectual Property Strategies for Next Generation Cybersecurity Technologies from

Cybersecurity technology has become one of the most important industries in the world today. With products that are critical to businesses in countless fields, including finance, healthcare, transportation, public utilities, manufacturing, defense and government, experts ...

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