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post image No Doubt Lawsuit with Activision Right of Publicity from

No Doubt enjoyed mainstream success during the 90s with hits like “Don’t Speak” and “Just a Girl.” Last week, the band announced its plans to reunite and release an album this September. The same ...

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McAndrews, Held & Malloy Adds Two Ph.D. Chemists, Bolstering Life Sciences Patent Practice from

It brings me great pleasure to announce that McAndrews, Held & Malloy has added two outstanding professionals to its life sciences patent practice: Christopher Singer, Ph.D. and Timothy Long, Ph.D. Christopher Singer, Ph.D ...

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BIO International Convention 2012 Preview - Part III from

BIO and the America Invents Act By Andrew Williams -- The 2012 BIO International Convention begins in Boston next week. Patent Docs has been highlighting a few sessions, in thematic fashion, to help you navigate your ...

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The Aussies Are At It Again from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last year, the Australian Senate rejected a call for banning patents on human genes in Australia. This result came after almost a decade of debate, resulting in several Reports (including the ...

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New tool for tracking USPTO trademark applications and registrations: from

I am pleased to announce the [beta] launch of sofTMwareTM. sofTMware is a new free tool for tracking USPTO trademark applications and registrations. It was built from scratch and uses the data published by the ...

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Global Broadband Commission Urges G20 To Act For Development from

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, a mixed public-private sector leaders group aimed at boosting high-speed internet availability in the developing world, today issued an open letter to the leaders of the Group of 20 ...

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The Central Saint Martins' degree show 2012 from

I’ve just visited the degree show at Central Saint Martins’, close to King’s Cross, and wished I had longer than an hour and a half. There was a vast amount to see, as ...

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EU antitrust chief stresses responsibility of regulators, courts and industry for FRAND from

European Commission Vice President Joaquín Almunia, the EU commissioner in charge of competition policy and enforcement, delivered a speech today at the International Bar Association's antitrust conference in Madrid. The vice president's speech ...

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Amicus Briefs In Remand of Myriad from

Today is the deadline for filing amicus briefs for the Federal Circuit to consider when it decides the Myriad gene patent litigation, i.e. The Association for Molecular Pathology v. US Patent and Trademark Office ...

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Negotiators Set to Wrap-up Talks on New Treaty to Improve Actors’ and other Performers’ Rights in Audiovisual Productions from

The stage is set for a new international treaty that would extend the protection for audiovisual performers, granting them both economic and moral rights similar to those already recognized for music performers. Over 500 negotiators ...

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More Myriad Briefs from

Here are some more briefs recently filed in the remanded Myriad case.

ACLU and the Public Patent Foundation have filed their supplemental brief on behalf of plaintiffs, available here. Not surprisingly, they argue that the ...

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UNCTAD Report Sees Sustainable African Growth In IP Flexibilities from

The United Nations agency on trade and development this week published its Economic Development in Africa 2012 report, which argued, among other things, that the region’s sustainable future depends on using flexibilities in intellectual ...

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Lemley & McKenna: Is Pepsi Really a Substitute for Coke? Market Definition in Antitrust and IP from

Traditionally, antitrust law has viewed product markets as relatively static domains where products compete solely based on price and quality. But intellectual property rights complicate this simple picture. For example, while basic intuition would make ...

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Australia and WIPO Sign Agreement in Favor of Least-Developed and Developing Countries from

Australia and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today signed an agreement detailing how an AUD$2 million Australian contribution would assist least-developed and developing countries improve their intellectual property systems. No related posts. Related ...

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And Many More Myriad Briefs from

And here are links to more Myriad briefs for those interested:

Supplemental Brief for Appellant (Myriad)

Brief of Amici Curiae The National Women’s Health Network, et al

Brief of Amici Curiae New York Intellectual ...

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