Patent & IP news for May 6, 2013

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Photographers in Copyright Infringement Suit Against Google from

The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) recently announced that it is joining the other cast of characters who have filed a class action complaint against Google, claiming (as the other plaintiffs have) that Google's ...

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Data needs for an evidence based policy on intangibles from

Last week I posted an item on the new National Academies' study on on Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy. Today, I would like to follow up by highlighting one of the ...

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Cuba Files WTO Dispute Against Australia Over Tobacco Plain-Packaging from

Cuba has joined several other World Trade Organization members in filing a dispute settlement case against Australia over its new rules requiring tobacco products to be sold in plain packages. The measure was instituted this ...

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Who Inherits Your Likes? from

Our myriad of online accounts for social media and other cloud services will all persist after our deaths. Until recently, not much thought was given to managing these digital assets after we pass.   Estate planning ...

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Sangeeta Shashikant writes: "Developed countries, particularly the United States and the European Union, have offered a poor and impractical deal of an incredibly short extension of 5 years with restrictive conditions to least developed countries ...

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Patent Ownership Split in Divorce and Divided Ownership Negates Standing to Sue from

By Dennis Crouch James Taylor v. Taylor Made Plastics (M.D. Fla. 2013) James Taylor is the named inventor of several patents covering plastic used in storm drainage system. See U.S. Patent No. 5 ...

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CDCA grants SJ of no pre-assignment damages based on silent assignment. from

On May 1, 2013, the Central District of California in Nano-Second Tech. Co. v. Dynaflex Int’l granted summary judgment on the issue of pre-assignment damages.  The plaintiff had purchased the patent in September 2010 ...

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Common Market For Eastern And Southern Africa (COMESA) Drafts IP Policy from

Cape Town, South Africa - The draft intellectual property policy of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has put IP rights at the centre of the region’s competitive growth strategy.

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