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post image Letter from AmeriKat: Brought to you by the Letters 'A', 'W' and 'R' and the numbers 50 million and $100 million from

The AmeriKat and her niece kitten
watching hours of the wonderful
Sesame Street
Over the past 18 months or so, the AmeriKat has delved back into the once familiar world of Sesame Street, hardback books ...

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post image CSIR Tech. Pvt. Ltd: Its controversial past and its uncertain future from

As I wait for the Central Public Information Officer at CSIR, to send me details of the royalties earned through licensing of CSIR’s patents, I thought that it would be interesting to share with ...

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post image SpicyIP Tidbits: The text and video of the Rajya Sabha on the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 from

The text of the Rajya Sabha debates discussing the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 are now available on the website of the Rajya Sabha. These debates, which went on for almost three hours, can be accessed ...

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post image When unity creates division: A Kat patent recap from

The unitary patent's countdown clock
has the same face as Big Ben....coincidence?
The AmeriKat cannot say whether the hands on the unitary patent clock that are ticking away as she types are counting ...

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post image Shall We Thuuz Today: Only the Trade Mark Knows For Sure from

One of my podcast staples is the hour-long lecture as part of the DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar here, under the auspices of Stanford University and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program here. Each week (well ...

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Samsung accuses Apple experts of "slavish adoration of their client", blames "cult-like following" from

Apple's original U.S. lawsuit against Samsung is still scheduled to go trial this summer after the parties dropped a number of claims, which makes the presiding judge hopeful that the case will soon ...

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Bye for Now: In Loving Memory of Mary C. Quinn 1933 – 2012 from

It is with an indescribably profound sadness that I write this article. In the early morning hours of May 17, 2012, my mother — Mary Catherine Quinn — passed, succumbing to her fight against cancer. My mother ...

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Who Coined It First? The Advent of Digital Currency from

When the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) announced that it would be creating a digital representation of the Canadian Dollar in the form of MintChip, the digital currency sphere lit up with comparisons to numerous previous ...

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Servier v Apotex: Illegality Earns $17.5 million in Damages from

Normally, doing something that breaks the law earns you a punishment, including a fine, community service, or even imprisonment. However, when Apotex Inc., a large generic pharmaceutical company, began producing and selling a drug that ...

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Copyright Lightweights: When 50 pounds in damages might be abuse of process from

The issue at the heart of Sullivan v. Bristol Film Studios is not merely the trivial amount of damages. Instead, the analysis from this recent case puts the principle of proportionality front and centre. The ...

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India’s Generics-Big Pharma Battle Drops Drug Prices, Raises Legal Debate from

The escalating battle between Big Pharma and India’s generic drug manufacturers is pushing down medicine prices in one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical markets. Related Articles:

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

May 21, 2012 - Patent Institutions Summit (Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology) - Stanford Law School May 22-23, 2012 - Biosimilars*** (American Conference Institute) - New York, NY June 1, 2012 ...

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FDA Holds Public Hearing on Biosimilar Draft Guidance from

By James DeGiulio -- Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a public hearing on the Draft Guidance on Biosimilar Development, where researchers, payors, patient and physician groups, and industry advocates provided their ...

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