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post image CJEU asked to clarify copyright questions regarding online infringement, transformation and ... exhaustion from

Ready for autumn:
Merpel with her bouquet of
newly sharpened pencils
and collection of
latest CJEU copyright

With autumn officially started, it is time to get back to school, buy a "bouquet of newly ...

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When engaged in a blogging activity, one could argue that you always end up with people copying your work without your consent. Such is the life of IP rights on Internet, especially when it comes ...

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Coalition Opposes Expansion of AIA § 18 from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, a coalition of more than 100 companies and organizations including the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the California Healthcare Institute (CHI), and Eli Lilly & Company, sent a letter to Congressional leaders ...

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Civil Society Groups Launch Human Rights Principles Related To Mass Surveillance from

A coalition of civil society organisations yesterday officially launched a set of 13 principles on the application of human rights to communication surveillance during a side event at the 24th session of the UN Human ...

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Indonesia Becomes Fifth To File WTO Case Against Australia Tobacco Plain-Packaging from

Indonesia has become the fifth country to initiate dispute settlement procedures at the World Trade Organization challenging an Australian public health law requiring tobacco products to be sold in plain packages as a way to ...

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WIPO General Assembly Opens With Loaded Agenda from

The World Intellectual Property Organization annual General Assembly opened today with an unusual number of issues for delegates to solve, in particular those inherited from the committee in charge of approving the budget and the ...

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Software patents in New Zealand and Australia: a little clarification from

From Matt Pini (a partner in the Australian bit of Marks & Clerk) comes an expression of grave concern that the law in New Zealand concerning that patenting of computer software has been misunderstood. Software patents ...

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ITC urges dismissal of Microsoft lawsuit, proposes own enforcement proceeding against Motorola from

There's a new development in the dispute between Microsoft and certain governmental entities relating to the (non-)enforcement of an ITC import ban against Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility's Android-based devices over a meeting ...

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Patent Reform 2013 from

Coming soon … "Anti-troll" bills in both the House and Senate that focus on transparency in patenting and litigation, attorney fees, reducing discovery costs, raising pleading requirements, and offering an outlet for lawsuits against the customers ...

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Withdrawing Claims Does Not Divest Court of Jurisdiction to Grant Summary Judgment of Noninfringement from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment of noninfringement as to plaintiff's on-line services patents where plaintiff dropped the asserted claims of that patent. "[Plaintiff] earlier dropped the asserted claims of the ...

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They Invented What? (No. 232) from

U.S. Patent No. 7,104,865: Apparatus for cat’s cradle game. What is claimed is: 1. A self-play cat’s cradle toy that permits a single user as a first player to manipulate ...

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UN Office of Human Rights Commissioner Seminar On Right To Enjoy Benefits Of Scientific Progress from

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will hold a seminar on the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications in Geneva next week.Related Articles:

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Next Federal Circuit Judge: Todd Hughes from

The Senate has unanimously (98-0) confirmed Todd Hughes to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Hughes is the first openly gay judge to be confirmed for any Federal appellate court. With Hughes ...

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Volkswagen v Garcia et. al.: Volkswagen Halts Disclosure of Secret Security Algorithm from

Last June, Justice Birss of the High Court of England and Wales (Chancery Division) ruled in favor of Volkswagen and granted an interim injunction against Flavio Garcia, Computer Science Lecturer at the University of Birmingham ...

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TRW Automotive Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras from

On September 20, 2013, TRW Automotive U.S. LLC of Livonia, Michigan (“TRW”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that Magna Electronics, Inc. (“Magna ...

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ITC Names New Administrative Law Judge from

On September 23, 2013, the International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that Judge Sandra (Dee) Lord will become an administrative law judge at the ITC. The press release relating to ALJ Lord states ...

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