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post image Revised 3Q GDP and intangibles from

BEA has revised its estimate of economic growth up significantly this morning. The second estimate of the 3rd quarter GDP now shows that the U.S. economy grew 3.6% compared to the advanced estimate ...

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post image Online Dating Patent Failure from

As society progresses into the 21st Century, online dating has been more and more prevalent. To protect their “intellectual property”, some dating websites have gone as far as to patent their online match making systems ...

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post image BREAKING NEWS: Commission launches public consultation on review of EU copyright from

This morning the EU Commission launched its public consultation [which will close on 5 February 2014] on the review of EU copyright rules. 

The consultation follows conclusion of the Licences for Europe exercise [on which ...

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post image New EU patent court structure may (not) be OK: Ingve reveals all from

I recently received the following information from Dr Ingve Björn Stjerna (Rechtsanwalt and Certified Specialist for Intellectual Property Law in Simmons & Simmons' Düsseldorf office) which is well worth noting.  Ingve writes:
"I have news re ...

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Myriad Genetics Sues LabCorp over BRCA Gene Testing from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The very latest company targeted by Myriad Genetics for offering a genetic diagnostic test encompassing the human BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes is LabCorp (Laboratory Corporation of America), located in ...

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Introducing Osgoode Hall’s 2013-2014 Fox Moot Team from

IP Osgoode is pleased to introduce the 2013-2014 Harold G. Fox Moot Team for Osgoode Hall Law School. Representing Osgoode are Benjamin Farrow and Isabella Ssozi in the role of the Respondent, Faye Alipour and ...

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European Commission Launches Consultation On EU Copyright Modernisation from

The European Commission today announced the launch of a public consultation on modernisation of European Union copyright rules.Related Articles:

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Pillay And Berners-Lee: Human Rights Must Always Be At Heart Of World Wide Web from

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today said at the outset of a meeting with World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee that human rights must always be at the heart of discussions ...

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Royalty Rate of 50% of Defendant’s Profits Awarded for Infringement of Prilosec® Patent from

Following a bench trial on damages, the court awarded plaintiffs $76 million for defendants' three-year infringement of plaintiffs' Prilosec patent based on a royalty rate of 50% of defendants' profits. "[Plaintiff] would have had no ...

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Dating Sites Scrape Internet for Women’s Photos, Including Those of Deceased from

Dubious and likely illegal image scraping is alive and well. And outside of particularly public, harmful cases like Rehtaeh Parsons’ photo ending up on a dating site, few organizations or governments seem to be effectively ...

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Largest-Ever Open Access Publishing Initiative To Start At CERN In January from

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced today that the largest scientific open access initiative ever will begin on 1 January 2014.Related Articles:

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Federal Patent Court of Germany invalidates Microsoft FAT patent, appeals court may disagree from

Today the Bundespatentgericht (Federal Patent Court of Germany, BPatG) held a full-day nullity (invalidation) trial at the conclusion of which Judge Vivian Sredl, who presides over the Second Nullity Senate, announced the ruling that EP0618540 ...

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German court postpones ruling on Nokia v. HTC case over key USB-related patent from

A spokeswoman for the Munich I Regional Court confirmed to me today that the court's 21th Civil Chamber has postponed (on rather short notice, I must say) a decision in a Nokia v. HTC ...

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House Passes H.R. 3309 (Innovation Act) from

By Andrew Williams -- The House of Representatives earlier today passed H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act, by a 325 - 91 vote. Before voting on the bill, the House spent several hours debating and voting on ...

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Next Step in Patent Reform from

By Dennis Crouch With the passage of the Goodlatte Innovation Act (H.R. 3509), attention now moves to the Senate to consider a a roughly parallel bill. Several amendments passed during today's debate and ...

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ALJ Bullock Terminates Investigation In Certain Laundry And Household Cleaning Products (337-TA-891) from

On December 3, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 10 in Certain Laundry And Household Cleaning Products and Related Packaging (Inv. No. 337-TA-891). In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion ...

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