Patent & IP news for June 27, 2012

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post image You Can’t Copyright Public Domain Michelangelo Statue – Lawsuit Follows Copyright Infringement Cease-And-Desist Letters from

Having received two copyright infringement cease-and-desist letters, ThinkBronze filed a copyright declaratory judgment lawsuit against Wise Unicorn entities, which also includes offensive causes of action for misrepresentation of copyright infringement under 17 U.S.C ...

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Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in the U.S. over design patent, Friday hearing surprisingly canceled from

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California just became the third court to order a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the second, after the Düsseldorf Regional ...

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Reflections on IPBC2012 from

Executive summary Great networking and catching up with old friends Patchy content Telecoms fixated Patent dominated Not a great dinner venue for Monday, particularly for an epileptic A market on the move, but still too ...

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UK Parliament Panel Urges Government To Speed IP Reforms from

The United Kingdom government has done a “considerable amount” of high-grade policy development work in the year since publication of a key report on the health of its intellectual property regime but must move faster ...

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The Patented Medicines Review Board and its Proposed New Regulations from

On June 16, 2012, the Canada Gazette, published the proposed new regulations formalizing procedures before the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (the Board).  These proposed new regulations represent an effort to enhance the efficiency of ...

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EDGAR: The SEC’s Financial Data Goldmine from

What is the best way to find detailed financial data on a particular company? You can use a subscription database, such as Factiva, to view a “snapshot” of the current financial status of a company ...

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People: Keeping Pace With The IP Crowd’s Latest Moves from

From government appointments and committee creations to key additions in the non-profit sector and industry advocacy’s revolving door, we’ve kept up with all of the latest hires, resignations, retirements and promotions over the ...

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Copyright protection rejected for water container design from

A recent court decision relating to the design of a hookah’s water container highlights the distinction between “works of authorship” (which can be protected under copyright law) and “useful articles” (which cannot). In Inhale ...

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Patent Business: Deals, Acquisitions & Licenses Vol. 1 from

Merck and AstraZeneca Agree to Amend Partnership - Theradiag Acquires Innovative MicroRNA Technology Platform - 8x8 Sells Patent Family - MPEG LA Announces Call for Patents Essential HEVC - International Rectifier Enters Into Patent License Agreement - Acacia Subsidiary Acquires ...

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US Congress Members Demand Access To TPP; ACTA Criticised In Australia from

More than 130 members of the United States Congress have sent a letter to the US Trade Representative demanding greater access to the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, while a new bill is being introduced ...

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Patent Plays In Focus At Seeking Alpha: InterDigital, Nokia, Augme And Others from

Some readers may already have noticed a recent series of articles posted to the investor-focused website Seeking Alpha focusing on companies that either currently, formerly, or prospectively will, derive most of their revenue from patent ...

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