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post image Compulsory arbitration and applications for interim relief: is Portugal's law invalid, or just plain wrong? from

From the most recent BMA Newsflash published by the Lisbon, Portugal, law firm of Baptista, Monteverde & Associados comes the following news:

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The USPTO broke a new record in March 2014 — issuing more than 6,000 utility patents in a single week. Overall, 2014 appears slightly behind the record issuance numbers for 2013, but well above the ...

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post image Off-label uses of pharmaceuticals: News from Italy from

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As patent law aficionados may know, this Kat is not the ultimate commentator on patent law and life sciences matters. However, she has recently been informed of interesting developments in the ...

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Indiana Governor Signs Biosimilar Substitution Bill from

By Donald Zuhn -- On March 25, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed legislation (Senate Bill 262) that will allow pharmacists in Indiana to substitute an interchangeable biosimilar product for a prescribed biological product if certain conditions ...

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Apple, Intel don't buy into latest from Intellectual Ventures from

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Patent buyer Intellectual Ventures has persuaded Microsoft and Sony to invest in its latest acquisition fund while Apple and Intel, which invested with IV previously, declined to participate, according to people briefed on ...

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Triggering First ANDA Filer’s 180-Day Exclusivity Period Supports Declaratory Judgment Counterclaim of Noninfringement from

The court denied plaintiffs' motion to dismiss defendant's noninfringement counterclaims for lack of an actual case or controversy after plaintiffs provided a covenant not to sue. "Plaintiffs’ argument is premised on the assumption that ...

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UN Indigenous Rights Expert Says ‘Redskins’ Name A “Hurtful Reminder” Of Past Mistreatment from

ames Anaya, United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, today called on the owners of the Washington Redskins Football team to recognise that the name ‘Redskins’ constitutes a “hurtful reminder” of the ...

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East African Community Moves To Harmonise IP Rights Regulation from

KAMPALA - As the East African Community nears full revival, a bloc market covering five countries with a population of about 145 million people has emerged. But the member countries face another challenge: they have different ...

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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-914) Regarding Certain Sulfentrazone from

On April 9, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Sulfentrazone, Sulfentrazone Compositions, and Processes for Making Sulfentrazone (Inv. No. 337-TA-914). The ...

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ALJ Lord Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Television Sets (337-TA-910) from

On April 2, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 7 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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ALJ Gildea Denies Motion To Present Closing Arguments In Certain Integrated Circuit Devices (337-TA-873) from

On April 3, 2014, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 62 in Certain Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-873).  In the Order, ALJ Gildea denied Complainant Tela Innovations, Inc ...

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Geneva Health Forum Meets To Discuss Solutions To Common Problems from

The Geneva Health Forum (GHF), taking place on 15-17 April in Geneva, will discuss the theme “Global Health: Interconnected Challenges, Integrated Solutions.” This year’s forum aims to encourage an “integrative approach” to global health ...

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ITC Finds Violation Of Consent Order And Issues Civil Penalty In Certain Dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps (337-TA-830) from

On April 10, 2014, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice in Certain Dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-830).  In the notice, the Commission determined to affirm-in-part and ...

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Start the Clock: NJ Court Holds Declaratory Judgment Available to Later ANDA Filers from

Yesterday, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey held that patents listed in the Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations (the “Orange Book”), but not asserted under the Hatch-Waxman framework ...

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Webinar on International Trade Secret Misappropriation from

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "International Trade Secret Misappropriation Update 2014" on April 22, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). MBHB attorney Joshua R ...

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