Patent & IP news for November 29, 2013

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post image Patent infringement as anticompetitive conduct? Why not, says the Eastern District of Texas from

Conventional wisdom, and copious case law, suggest that there may be situations in which patent holders use their patent rights to impair competition or foreclose competitors. Examples of such anticompetitive conducts include enforcement actions filed ...

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It's the BBG again!  Only hours after updating the IPKat on the current state of its work with the UK's Intellectual Property Office on lookalike packaging, the British Brands Group, in the person ...

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post image First catch your judges, then you can train them from

First, catch your judge ...Two interesting items appeared in this blogger's in-box this week.  The first was an announcement, reproduced in full below, on the first training course for Europe's new generation of ...

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post image Now not quite so new ... from

Earlier this week PatLit reported that European patent attorney Hugh Dunlop (Jenkins) had written a new book, European Unitary Patent and Unified Patents Court, which was so new that this blogger has yet to find ...

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post image What is the lookalike effect, and why don't we know if the Germans do things better? from

Taking a project to the next stage
is never easy if you need to sleep
eighteen hours a day ...
This Kat is always happy to post news of interesting initiatives, but it's a sad ...

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Scrabble Scrambles for Trade-mark Infringement Ruling from

Popular online game developer Zynga was recently the subject of a trade-mark infringement claim over their game “Scramble With Friends.” In the England and Wales High Court case, J.W. Spear & Sons Ltd Mattel, Inc ...

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IP Osgoode Speaker Series Video: Advocacy in IP Litigation in the Supreme Court from

IP Osgoode would like to thank everyone who attended Justice Marshall Rothstein’s lecture, titled “Advocacy in IP Litigation in the Supreme Court,” on November 25, 2013 at Osgoode Hall Law School. The video of ...

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European Commission Floats Proposal To Stop Theft Of Trade Secrets from

The rise of cybercrime and industrial espionage, including alleged economic spying by the US National Security Agency, calls for a pan-European system to protect trade secrets, the European Commission said on 27 November. A recent ...

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Patently-O Bits & Bytes by Lawrence Higgins from

Jury Orders Newegg To Pay $2.3 Million To TQP Development The online retailer Newegg has lost a patent case centering on Web encryption, after a Texas jury rejected its argument that a claim from ...

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