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post image Does the Shift in IP Ownership Predict a Political Shift in the IP Debate from

By Dennis Crouch One reason for the US strong pro-intellectual-property position is based on US national interests. US IP rights have historically been held primarily by US entities. In that scenario, US IP enforcement was ...

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H.R.845 -- Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act of 2013 (Introduced in House - IH) from

By Dennis Crouch The text of the proposed SHIELD ACT legislation adds one new section, 35 U.S.C. § 285A as follows: = = = = = Sec. 285A. Recovery of litigation costs (a) In General- In an action involving ...

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Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act Comes Into Effect from

After receiving Royal Assent on June 29, 2012, the provisions of Bill C-11 came into force on November 7, 2012. Titled the Copyright Modernization Act, it has garnered the nickname “Canada's SOPA” by some ...

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IP Osgoode Speaker Series: Douglas Pepper Video from

IP Osgoode would like to thank Douglas Pepper for taking part in our speaker series. His presentation provided an enlightening look at the publishing industry. For those who were unable to attend the event in ...

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Swiss Perspectives On The Success Of Its National Innovation Model from

Swiss innovation is internationally recognised for its high quality, and the reasons may derive from its fiscal system, labour market, research and development (R&D;) model and education policy, a senior Swiss official has said ...

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Apple Patent Apps Include 3 For Digital Rights Management from

The system laid out in these three interrelated patent applications would create an entire secondhand market for digital content like eBooks, music files and other software by managing access rights for a single file across ...

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Patent Prosecution: 35 U.S.C. § 112(a) Must Be Raised Before a § 102 or § 103 from

Logically, if the application does not describe an invention in terms that allows one skilled in the art to make and use it, then the Patent Office should not have sufficient information to suggest that ...

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America Invents Act – Secret Prior Art from

When the America Invents Act is fully implemented on Saturday, the scope of prior art will be greatly expanded, even beyond prior art in the rest of the world. In Europe and the majority of ...

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NJIPLA to Host the 2013 Patent Litigation Seminar from

On Wednesday, March 13, the New Jersey Intellectual Property Association will host the 2013 Patent Litigation Seminar at the Woodbridge Hilton in Iselin, NJ. This seminar will cover a range of important patent litigation topics ...

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ALJ Pender Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Paper Shredders (337-TA-863) from

Further to our January 28, 2013 and February 5, 2013 posts, on March 5, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 4 in Certain Paper Shredders, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same ...

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ALJ Bullock Sets 14-Month Target Date In Certain Robotic Toys (337-TA-869) from

Further to our February 6, 2013 post, on March 5, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 in Certain Robotic Toys and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-869). In the Order, ALJ Bullock ...

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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Electronic Imaging Devices (337-TA-850) from

On March 5, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 21 in Certain Electronic Imaging Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-850). By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint filed by FlashPoint Technology ...

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Controlling Patent Costs and How to Say No: Lessons from AUTM 2013 from

At inovia we often speak to universities about the challenges that they face when it comes to international patenting filing. Many of our university clients face budget and cost pressures and will often abandon technologies ...

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IP, Health Concerns As TPP Talks Continue from

As closed-door talks for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement progress this week, concerns have been raised about the proposed intellectual property chapter. Industry, public health and digital liberties groups urged negotiators to consider the possible ...

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Almost There: Senate Confirms Nomination of Richard Taranto from

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Richard Taranto for a position on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit with a unanimous 91-0 vote. I expect that he will be join the bench ...

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