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post image Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat’s Attorneys Sue Scribblenauts Videogame For Copyright and Trademark Infringement from

Los Angeles, CA – A copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit was filed against Warner Bros. and 5th Cell Media, the creators of the Scribblenauts videogame, by attorneys for Charles Schmidt – creator of the Keyboard Cat meme ...

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Coelacanth Genome Sequence Determined from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The coelacanth, an aquatic animal described as a "living fossil" when discovered in 1938, was thought to have gone extinct during late Cretaceous period, ~70 million years ago. Only about 300 ...

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The Corbys have copyrights from

Various members of Schapelle Corby‘s family, like most other people who take photographs, do own copyright in the photographs they have taken and Allen & Unwin, which published 5 of their photographs in The Sins ...

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UNCTAD Handbook: IP And The CBD Protocol On Genetic Resources from

The Nagoya Protocol, adopted under the Convention on Biological Diversity, provides a set of rules to prevent misappropriation of genetic resources. As such, it crosses paths with the international intellectual property system. This interface is ...

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Software Patents: Drafting for Litigation and a Global Economy from

On March 25, 2013, I spoke on the record with Eric Gould Bear (left) about software innovations, software patents and the trials and tribulations of litigating software patents long after they were first written. In ...

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CERN Marks 20 Years Of Making Available WorldWideWeb Technology from

Twenty years ago the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) put its WorldWideWeb technology in the public domain. Related Articles:

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They Invented What? (No. 228) from

U.S. Patent No. 6,145,506: Decorative penile wrap. What is claimed is: 1. A decorative penile wrap mountable about a human penis for stimulative, non-intercourse use comprising: a sheath sized for encircling a ...

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UK Moving on Design Patent Rights from

By Dennis Crouch UK has an Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) that is the go-to-agency when considering policy implications of potential changes to the laws. One recent focus of the UKIPO has been industrial design rights ...

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Design Patents from

Utility patents get all of the publicity in when discussing innovation.  This could be changing with Apple’s $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung, which was based in large part on infringement of Apple’s ...

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Lazare Kaplan v. Photoscribe: Make Sure to Always File a Cross-Appeal (Except When You Shouldn't) from

By Jason Rantanen Lazare Kaplan Int'l. v. Photoscribe Technologies, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013) Download Lazare Kaplan v Photoscribe Panel: Lourie (author), Dyk (dissent), Reyna Deciding which issues to appeal can sometimes be a challenging ...

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Confirmation Hearing for Raymond Chen from

The Senate Judiciary Committee quietly conducted the confirmation hearing for Raymond Chen last Wednesday.  While only three Senators on the committee were present for the hearing, the questioning was refreshingly more patent-centric than in recent ...

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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-879) Regarding Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems from

On April 26, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-879). The investigation ...

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AEREO, Cable, What’s The Difference? from

The world of copyright law is constantly evolving and adapting to changes and innovations.  No case better captures this ongoing evolution than the recent American decision of WNET, THIRTEEN, FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC. v. AEREO ...

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Biotech Venture Funding Down 33% in First Quarter from

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the first ...

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Guest Post: Nine Reasons why the Supreme Court Should Side with Myriad and Affirm the Patenting of Isolated Human Genes from

Guest Post by Benjamin Jackson, Senior Director of Legal Affairs at Myriad Genetics, Inc. The Myriad Case: A Golden Opportunity to Bring Clarity and Fairness to Subject-Matter Eligibility Two weeks ago the US Supreme Court ...

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