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Oblon Signs Five Year Deal with Copyright Clearance Center for Its Annual Copyright License from

The answer to why a patent law firm would be taking a blanket copyright license may well be found in the old saying about a penny of prevention being worth a pound of cure. Law ...

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WIPO, EPO Leaders At OECD: Adjust The Patent System For The Globalised, Knowledge-Based Society from

The international intellectual property rights system must urgently make headway toward an easier-to-use, globally agreed upon, inclusive and effective architecture, a high-level panel of IP policy leaders said on 29 November.Related Articles:

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FTC Says Brand Name Drug Redesign Violates Antitrust Law from

Not only is the FTC arguing that product changes to patented drugs violate U.S. antitrust laws, but the FTC and Department of Justice (DOJ) are going to look into whether patent enforcement activities that ...

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WIPO Members To Decide On GI Protection: Revised Agreement Or New Treaty? from

For most people, champagne evokes a sophisticated bubbly white wine, associated with luxury and celebration. Champagne is also a region of France where this particular wine originates. The protection of geographical indications, such as champagne ...

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Update on Supplemental Examination from

by Dennis Crouch Supplemental Examination has been available as a post-grant option since September 16, 2012. I just received confirmation from the USPTO between Sept 16, 2012 and November 18, 2012, a total of four ...

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An Examination of Software Patents from

Software patents, like all patents, are a form of innovation currency. They are also ecosystem enablers, and job creators. The innovation protected by software patents is highly integrated with hardware. All of it must remain ...

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ITU’s Touré Urges Syria To Restore Internet Access from

UN International Telecommunication Union Secretary General Hamadoun Touré used a press conference on the eve of the much-anticipated World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) which starts in Dubai next week to call on the Syrian ...

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ALJ Rogers Denies Motion To Compel Forensic Examination In Certain Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances (337-TA-562) from

On November 21, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 56 denying Complainant Align Technology, Inc’s (“Align”) motion to compel Respondent ClearCorrect Operating, LLC (“ClearCorrect”) to submit to a third-party forensic examination ...

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ALJ Pender Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Electronic Devices Having A Retractable USB Connector (337-TA-843) from

On November 28, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 36 granting Complainant Anu IP LLC’s (“Anu”) motion to terminate the investigation based on withdrawal of the Complaint as to Respondent Option, Inc ...

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Supreme Court has Granted Cert in the Myriad Case, Question: Are Human Genes Patentable from

by Dennis Crouch From the get-go, case of AMP v. Myriad appeared to be on its way to the Supreme Court. That fate was furthered by District Court Judge Sweet’s sweeping 2010 ruling in ...

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ALJ Pender Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices (337-TA-861) from

Further to our November 16, 2012 post, on November 28, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 3 in Certain Cases for Portable Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-861). In the Order, ALJ Pender set ...

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Supreme Court Grants Cert in AMP v. Myriad from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- In a decision that should surprise no one, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari today in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. The grant was limited to the first ...

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