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post image Will Impulse shoppers be Impulsive? CJEU gives guidance from

Five-and-a-bit months after the Opinion of Advocate General Wahl was published in Case C-125/14, [here, with Katnote here] in Iron & Smith Kft v Unilever NV, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU ...

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Federal Circuit Lifts Injunction Against Sandoz from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Sandoz successfully (at least for now) has overcome conventional wisdom, the plain language of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) (or, at least those provisions regarding patent litigation) and ...

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Universal Health Coverage, Millennium Development Goals And Post-2015: The Improvable Way Forward from

The negotiating process to achieve post-2015 development goals has clarified the agenda that governments ought to follow until 2030. Unfortunately, due to vague terms and the lack of unequivocal definitions, a number of relevant issues ...

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo withdrawn over copying concerns from

After much controversy about the 2020 Olympics logo being copied, the logo has been withdrawn. ABS-CBN reported:

Organizers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have withdrawn the official logo announced for the Games just a month ...

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Forbes talks about patent privateers from

From Forbes post titled Attack of the Patent Privateers

One example of this growth is the emergence of so-called patent privateering, which contributes to an ever-greater amount of frivolous or abusive patent litigation. Privateering is ...

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Dickstein Shapiro Dodges Malpractice Suit by Showing Long-Ago Issued Claims Were to Ineligible Subject Matter from

By David Hricik This one will make your head spin, especially the statutory construction part.  The case is Encylopaedia Britannica, Inc. v. Dickstein Shapiro LLP (D. D.C. Aug. 26, 2015). The Dickstein Shapiro firm ...

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OECD Book Highlights Economic Impact – Good And Bad – Of IPRs from

A new book from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) paints a revealing picture of the impact on economies of intellectual property rights. The book, entitled, “Enquiries Into Intellectual Property’s Economic Impact ...

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USPTO Proposes a Pilot Program to Allow a Single APJ to Institute an Inter Partes Review from

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has published a request for comments in the Federal Register for a proposed pilot program which would allow for a single Administrative Patent Judge (APJ) to determine ...

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Defendant Granted Leave to Assert Claim Under Florida “Patent Troll Prevention Act” from

The court granted defendant's motion to amend its pleadings to add a claim under Florida's recently-enacted Patent Troll Prevention Act and rejected plaintiff's arguments regarding delay, harassment, and futility. "Defendant sought the ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

Never too late!  On the Monday of every week this weblog publishes a "Never Too Late ..." feature in which it summarises, complete with links, the topics covered in the previous week's Katposts.  This week ...

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Rapid Litigation Management (Celsis) v. Cellzdirect: BIO Files Amicus Brief in Another Patent Eligibility Case before the Federal Circuit from

On August 28, 2015, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) filed an amicus brief in another important patent eligibility case currently before the Federal Circuit, Rapid Litigation Management (formerly Celsis In Vitro) v. Cellzdirect.  The claims ...

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post image Why Business Fails to Generate Patenting Strategies that Protect Innovation Value & How to Make It Easier from

Business leaders often find the decision of whether to obtain patent protection for their company’s innovations to be difficult. Of course, conventional wisdom, not to mention legions of patent attorneys, assert that patents are ...

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IP Osgoode Call for Applications from

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for a number of exciting opportunities with IP Osgoode including IPilogue Editors and Innovation Clinic Fellows. See below for more information. CALL FOR IPILOGUE EDITORS Deadline ...

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post image Let's Get Ethical! from

Julie Langdon

In what is an unusual set of facts, a court recently disqualified a law firm from acting as trial advocates in a case where the lead litigation attorney also prosecuted the patents-in-suit and ...

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