Patent & IP news for December 13, 2013

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post image Italian Communication Authority issues its regulation on (fast-issimo) online copyright enforcement from

Alberto BellanAs The 1709 Blog announced, yesterday the Italian Communication Authority (AGCOM) issued its much-awaited Regulation on online copyright enforcement. Talented Katfriend Alberto Bellan has produced a super-swift and thorough analysis of the background ...

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post image They Invented What? (No. 237) from

U.S. Patent No.8,147,323: Gaming machine with visual and audio indicia changed over time. JW Note: Wishing a Happy Holidays to all!  See you in 2014! For more holiday TIW? from years ...

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Brookings Paper Calls for Technology Transfer Model Based on University Start-ups from

By Donald Zuhn -- A paper released by the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution asserts that by relying on a technology transfer model based on patent licensing, only a few universities have been ...

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WIPO Assembly: Potential Design Treaty Misses Train To Russia In June, Still On Track For 2014 from

It took World Intellectual Property Organization members long hours in informal consultations over the past two days and far into last night to try solving two outstanding issues in the extraordinary session of the organisation ...

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Every little hurts, as Tesco Clubcard applications hit the wall from

Giant supermarket chain Tesco got an oblique mention in this recent post on the comparative advertising and trade mark infringement spat between Aldi and Dunnes Stores in Ireland, but this remarkably successful business has ...

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IP and competition law - 'We have been up to the challenge so far', says the EU Commission from

It has been a busy week for Joaquin Almunia, Vice President of the EU Commission, and the DG Competition. At the IP Summit 2013, held in Paris from 9 to 11 December, Almunia (speech available ...

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Happy Holidays from IP Osgoode! from

Giuseppina D’Agostino is the Founder and Director of IP Osgoode, the Founder and Director of the new IP Intensive Program, and an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. IP Osgoode wishes everyone a ...

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Copyright Infringement of Tiny Photos Leads to Gigantic Award from

An American photographer has been making headlines after receiving a massive award for copyright infringement by a health supplement website in relation to two of his photographs. It took 5 years, but on October 11 ...

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Momentum Builds on Patent Litigation Reform...Goodlatte Bill Passes House from

As we previously reported, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) recently introduced H.R. 3309, entitled “Innovation Act,” (hereafter, “the Goodlatte Bill”).

After varying support and challenges to the bill, as well as a ...

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ALJ Essex Denies Motion To Compel In Certain Omega-3 Extracts From Marine Or Aquatic Biomass (337-TA-877) from

On December 9, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 34 (dated November 15, 2013) in Certain Omega-3 Extracts from Marine or Aquatic Biomass and Products Containing the Same (Inv ...

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Brazil Takes Steps Aimed At More Balanced IP Rights from

As of today, the Brazilian Patent Office has a new president: Otávio Brandelli, according to an official announcement. Also today, the nation's new amendment on collective management went into effect.Related Articles:

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup from

Good afternoon and Happy Friday, readers.  We have some exciting patent news to take you into the weekend, please see below for the latest updates: Apple recently scored another litigation victory this week, as a ...

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Tyco Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Acousto-Magnetic Electronic Article Surveillance Systems from

On December 11, 2013, Tyco Fire & Security GmbH of Switzerland, Sensormatic Electronics, LLC of Boca Raton, Florida (“Sensormatic”), and Tyco Integrated Security, LLC of Boca Raton, Florida (collectively, “Tyco”) filed a complaint requesting that the ...

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