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post image Estimate for 4Q GDP growth in intangible revised again from

BEA has released its third (what was formerly called the "final") estimate of US GDP. And once again there was a large change in the growth rate for intellectual property products (IPP), i.e. research ...

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post image Federal Circuit: An Author is not an Inventor (And Thus, a Claim of “Authorship” Does Not Raise an Inventorship Dispute). from

By Dennis Crouch StoneEagle Services v. Gillman and Nextpay (Fed. Cir. 2014) This case offers an important reminder that patent ownership is largely a matter of local law – be it state or foreign-national. The result ...

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post image The Court knows the law-- but perhaps lawyers don’t, says the CJEU from

Today’s ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Case C-530/12 P OHIM v National Lottery Commission (plus Advocate General Bot’s conclusions, hereis about a case with ...

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post image BREAKING NEWS: CJEU says that blocking orders are OK and do not have to be specific from

Are blocking injunctions compatible with EU law? If so, under what conditions?
In a nutshell, this is what this reference for a preliminary ruling from the Oberster Gerichtshof (Austrian Supreme Court) was all about. 
To ...

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post image Hargreaves implementation: draft regulations on copyright exceptions laid down before UK Parliament from

Those several readers who have spent the past few years only thinking about the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property & Growth will promptly recall that on 7 March last UK Government announced that it was about ...

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GEN and FiercePharma Compile Lists of Top Selling Drugs for 2013 from

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News released its list of the top 25 best-selling drugs worldwide for 2013. GEN's list, which the journal released on March 3 (see "The Top ...

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New Draft Text At WIPO On Protection Of Traditional Knowledge from

This morning, the World Intellectual Property Organization committee on traditional knowledge issued a revised set of draft articles of an international instrument aimed at protecting traditional knowledge against misappropriation.Related Articles:

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Adult TV channel blocking patents held invalid from

Via Paul England (a professional support lawyer at Taylor Wesing and an occasional guest blogger with the IPKat) comes the following note on a mammoth judgment delivered yesterday by Mr Justice Arnold in the Patents ...

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Australia Accepts Indonesia WTO Dispute On Tobacco Packaging; Calls For Five Disputes To Be Joined from

Australia yesterday took the unusual move of agreeing to the first request by Indonesia to establish a World Trade Organization dispute panel against it. The ready acceptance of the panel request was an attempt by ...

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Loss of Sale in Competitive Bid May Establish Lost Profits Causation Without Apportionment from

The court denied defendant's motion for summary judgment that the entire market value rule did not apply and that plaintiff was required to apportion damages. "[T]rying to prove but-for lost profits in a ...

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WHO Members Discuss Engagement With Non-State Actors This Week from

The World Health Organization this week is holding an information consultation with member states on the UN agency's engagement with “non-state actors.” The meeting follows a request by member states at the January WHO ...

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ALJ Lord Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Television Sets (337-TA-910) from

On March 25, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 4 in Certain Television Sets, Television Receivers, Television Tuners, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-910). By way of background, this investigation is based on a ...

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US Defends Investor-State Provisions; EU Promotes TTIP Consultation from

Investor-state provisions in trade and investment agreements, which allow private companies to sue governments for policies taken that undermine the companies' investment expectations, have come under recent scrutiny for their potential to undermine the public ...

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U.S. patent litigation and attorneys' fees: a case study from

"Patent litigants beware: awards of attorneys' fees just got easier with Federal Circuit's Kilopass decision" is the title of a Current Intelligence note written for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP) by ...

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Senate Judiciary Committee Takes Up, Then Tables, Patent Reform from

By Andrew Williams -- Earlier today, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held an Executive Business Meeting in which the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act was considered, then held over for another week. Nevertheless, several members ...

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ALJ Pender Rules On Motion To Strike Reliance On Belatedly Identified Priority Evidence In Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems (337-TA-890) from

On March 20, 2014, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued the public version of Order No. 13 (dated March 14, 2014) in Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-890). According to the ...

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