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post image The Socrates Effect in Approaching Trade Mark Prosecution from

Socrates was one of the all time giants in providing mankind with quotations of enduring value. One of my favorites is his observation that "[w]isdom begins in wonder". When paired with his better known ...

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Bay Area Genetic Diagnostics Company Files Declaratory Judgment Action against Myriad Genetics from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Whether relying on Carl von Clausewitz or Jack Dempsey for the sentiment, Counsyl, Inc., a genetic diagnostic testing company has decided that the best defense against Myriad Genetics is a good ...

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WHO Fine-Tuning Pandemic Flu Preparedness Strategy, Use Of Industry Contributions from

The World Health Organization is putting the finishing touches on an implementation plan for industry's financial participation in the global influenza preparedness strategy. This week the advisory group met to discuss a draft plan ...

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Authors and Users: Lessons From Outre-Mer from

Although states have different cultural and legal traditions, copyright is a legal discipline that unites many aspects of these traditions.   The globalization of culture and creative collaboration, the effect of virtual worlds in dismantling physical ...

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“REPORT and OPINION on the making available and communication to the public in the internet environment – focus on linking techniques on the Internet” Adopted by ALAI from

The exclusive right of “making available” under the WCT [WIPO Copyright Treaty] and the implementing EU legislation cover the offering to the public of a work for individualized streaming or downloading; in addition, where it ...

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US Signs WIPO Marrakesh Treaty On Copyright Exceptions For The Blind from

The United States has signed the World Intellectual Property Organization Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.Related Articles:

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ALJ Gildea Grants Samsung’s Motion For Summary Determination With Respect to the Economic Prong of the Domestic Industry Requirement in Certain Wireless Communications Equipment (337-TA-866) from

On September 26, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 41 (dated September 11, 2013) in Certain Wireless Communications Equipment and Articles Therein (Inv. No. 337-TA-866). According to the Order ...

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New Lawsuits: Gillette and P&G from

By Dennis Crouch Two interesting consumer products lawsuits filed this week: Gillette Company v. BK Gifts, Docket No. 13-cv-02241 (N.D. Ohio); and Procter & Gamble Company v. Conopco, Inc. and Unilever United States, Inc., Docket ...

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US Copyright Reform Hearing Rescheduled To 12 December from

A hearing to consider a United States government "green paper" as part of the ongoing reform of the US copyright system has been moved to 12 December due to the government shutdown.Related Articles:

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Hello everyone! We are wrapping up this week with a look at the best foreign filing news from around the world: Denmark is set to vote this fall or winter on joining the Unified Patent ...

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Court Enjoins LED Greenwashing; Orders Lighting Co. to Pay $21 Million for Consumer Redress from

A previous post discussed a recent court decision giving the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a big win and holding that Lights of America (LOA) violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by making ...

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5th Annual RIPL Symposium from

The John Marshall Law School Review of Intellectual Property Law (RIPL) will be holding its 5th Annual RIPL Symposium from 9 am to 5 pm on November 8, 2013 at the John Marshall Law School ...

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ABA Webinar on Reverse-Payment License Agreements from

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law, Young Lawyers Division, and Center for Professional Development will be offering a live webinar on "Reverse-Payment License Agreements: A Review of the Hatch-Waxman Act Post-Actavis ...

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Patenting Biotech Inventions Seminars from

The California Healthcare Institute (CHI) and D Young & Co will be hosting two seminars on Patenting Biotech Inventions on November 19, 2013 in San Diego, CA and on November 20, 2013 in San Francisco, CA ...

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Webinar on Obviousness Standard After AIA from

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Obviousness Standard After the AIA: Leveraging Latest PTO and Court Guidance -- Overcoming Challenges of Obviousness and Attacks on Patent Validity" on November 14, 2013 from 1:00 ...

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