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post image Claiming Intellectual Property from

By Dennis Crouch The chart above comes from Jeannie Fromer's 2009 article titled Claiming Intellectual Property. I like to use the chart in my patent law course when walking through potential ways that patent ...

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Supreme Court: Copyrighted works may be imported into and sold the United States if lawfully made abroad from

A math student with an eye for a bargain has shaken up the U.S. publishing industry after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of his textbook importation scheme. Supap Kirtsaeng moved from ...

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Diverging Views On IPR Protection Needs In Africa Emerge At IP Workshop from

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Nigeria’s booming film industry, born in an intellectual property-free environment, was presented as a case study of how IP needs may vary depending on context during a recent workshop organised ...

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The Patent Expert Pivot from

Parties to patent infringement actions heavily rely on experts to explain their “case.” The finder of fact, whether judge or jury, often views them as detached guides who truly understand the often esoteric subject technology ...

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ALJ Shaw Issues Notice Of Remand Initial Determination In Certain Gaming And Entertainment Consoles (337-TA-752) from

On March 22, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued a notice of the final initial remand determination (“RID”) in Certain Gaming and Entertainment Consoles, Related Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-752).  By way of ...

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Apple Awarded Processing Simulcast Data Patent from

Yet again, it was another busy week for Apple Inc. at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, as the California-based electronics developer received 48 patents and another 20 published applications for prospective patents. A number ...

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Global Fund Receives $1.65B From US Congress; Names New Board Leadership from

The United States Congress on 21 March approved US$ 1.65 billion in aid and support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and US$ 4.07 billion for the US President ...

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Silicon Valley: Too Big to Fail, or Too Frightened Not To? from

Am I seeing things or is the innovation capitol becoming less hospitable to really new ideas and strong patents? Are Silicon Valley’s guiding lights still willing to extend the welcome mat to entrepreneurs that ...

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South Africa: Trampling Tradition – A Call For Support from

On 5 March, the Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Wilmot James, submitted a Private Members’ Bill to the Office of the Speaker entitled the Protection of Traditional Knowledge Bill - a new traditional knowledge ...

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International Patent Exhaustion from

The Supreme Court has denied NineStar’s petition for writ of certiorari in its bid to change the law of international patent exhaustion. The non-decision leaves simmering the apparent conflict between the Federal Circuit’s ...

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Comparison Of US, EU Treaties Highlights Differences On ISP Liability from

Following the announcement that the United States and European Union will negotiate a free trade agreement, a comparison of recent US and EU treaties shows differences in their treatment of intellectual property. Related Articles:
Patent Attorney Services After First To File. WHAT to File? from

Just as most of society wrongly considers doctors as “gods”, many patent clients wrongly think that patent attorneys will help them achieve these business objectives simply by filing a patent. To be fair, patent attorneys ...

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UPOV 1991 Will Adversely Impact Farmers In Tanzania, Civil Society And Farmers Say from

Tanzania is on the road to becoming a member of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV), but Tanzanian civil society and farmers' organisations have warned about possible detrimental effects ...

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ITC Judge Says Microsoft Xbox Does Not Infringe Motorola Patent from

On Friday, March 22, 2013, Administrative Law Judge David P. Shaw of the United States International Trade Commission issued a remand determination relating to the investigation instituted by the Commission to investigate patent infringement allegations ...

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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-874) Regarding Certain Products Having Laminated Packaging from

On March 22, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Products Having Laminated Packaging, Laminated Packaging, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-874 ...

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ALJ Gildea Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Integrated Circuit Devices (337-TA-873) from

Further to our March 14, 2013 post, on March 25, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 2 in Certain Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-873). According to the ...

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Electronic Bark Control Collars (337-TA-870) from

On March 25, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 3 in Certain Electronic Bark Control Collars (Inv. No. 337-TA-870). According to the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Radio ...

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ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse: Preregistration Rights Only For Those Who Pay? from

Starting today, trademark owners from around the world will be able to have their rights recorded in the Trademark Clearinghouse of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Designed to help trademark owners ...

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Reverse Payments at the Supreme Court from

FTC v. Actavis (Supreme Court 2013) The Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in the reverse-payment pharmaceutical case of FTC v. Actavis. The FTC is asking the ...

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