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Nipper: fit for resuscitation
-- or ripe for a merciful release?
News that HMV was calling in administrators from Deloitte was greeted with sadness by many recorded music lovers from the vinyl era, but with little ...

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House Considers Alternative Patent Royalty Scheme for Genetically Engineered Seed from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The tendency for members of the House of Representatives to exhibit ignorance of the patent system, so amply demonstrated in the "debate" over H.R. 6621 at the end of the ...

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AIA Technical Amendment Becomes Law from

H.R. 6621, officially titled An Act To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code was signed into law by President Obama on January 14 ...

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Nike v. YUMS: Covenant Not to Sue Prevents Jurisdiction from

The Court went to the actual terms of the Covenant to determine if Nike had met this very tough burden burden. In this case, though, Nike did. The terms of the Covenant were unconditional and ...

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‘Lock Your Knees’: Yoga Sequences Not Copyrightable from

December was a busy month for yoga guru Bikram Choudhury. On December 14, 2012, the United States District Court of the Central District of California granted a partial Summary Judgment in favour of Evolation Yoga ...

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Catching up on some new reports from

From Brookings: Devashree Saha and Mark Muro, Create a Nationwide Network of Advanced Innovation Hubs Bruce Katz and Peter Hamp, Create a 'Race to the Shop' Competition for Advanced Manufacturing http ...

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Introducing the 2012-2013 Fox Moot Team for Osgoode from

IP Osgoode is pleased to introduce the 2012-2013 Harold G. Fox Moot Team for Osgoode Hall Law School. Representing Osgoode are Ryan Heighton and Ryan Keller in the role of the Respondent, Robert Trenker and ...

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Big Changes at Public Library of Science Help Prior Art Searchers from

Public Library of Science  (PLOS) is a publisher of seven peer-reviewed and open-access journals which users can search through an online portal that has recently undergone some major renovations. I first looked at the PLOS ...

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What can Patent Applicants do to Improve Patent Quality? from

By Dennis Crouch Patent "quality" has many different meanings. The primary focus of the PTO under Director Dave Kappos is on the timely issuance of "right sized," valid patents. I would add an additional important ...

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ALJ Shaw Denies Motion For Protective Order And Grants Motion To Compel In Certain Personal Data And Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710) from

On January 11, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public version of Order No. 124 and Order No. 125 (both dated September 19, 2012) in Certain Personal Data and Mobile Communications Devices and Related ...

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ALJ Shaw Rules On Discovery Motion in Certain Wireless Devices With 3G Capabilities (337-TA-800) from

On January 11, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public version of Order No. 78 (dated October 23, 2012) in Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-800). By way ...

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Pharma Law and Business – A Monthly Roundup for January 2013 from

Not surprisingly, 2013 began with a predictable rush of interesting news. So here are some of the most recent highlights, from court rulings and medical study findings to FDA doings and steps taken to developed ...

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Company Takes A Fair Shot At Facebook, LinkedIn, With Social Networking Patents from

A Virginia-based company in the midst of a multi-million dollar merger is asserting patents on fundamental aspects of social networking it says have been infringed by Facebook, LinkedIn and three other companies. But even if ...

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Virginia State Bar IP Section from

2013 Student Writing Competition.  The Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Section is seeking papers written by law students who are attending law school in Virginia or are residents of Virginia attending law school outside of ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Review Lead Compound Test for Obviousness Analysis from

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied the petition for writ of certiorari filed by Apotex seeking review of the Federal Circuit’s May 7, 2012, ruling that affirmed the District Court of New Jersey’s ...

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RSC Files New 337 Complaint And Moves For Preliminary Relief Regarding Certain Electronic Bark Control Collars from

On January 14, 2013, Radio Systems Corporation of Knoxville, Tennessee (“RSC”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.  RSC also filed a motion for preliminary relief with the ...

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