Patent & IP news for April 28, 2014

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post image Monday miscellany from

Ending soon. Last week's Wednesday Whimsies mentioned that Edward Elgar was running a World Intellectual Property Day Celebratory Sale of books in its Research Handbook in IP series. This Kat noted that the publisher ...

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post image BREAKING NEWS: draft impact assessment on review of EU copyright made available from

A bit of spice just added
to Claire's peaceful morning,
courtesy of EU Commission 
Statewatch has just made available a link to the Commission's draft Impact Assessment (IA) on the modernisation of the ...

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post image For those of you who have just returned from your Easter break ... from

Last week saw a good deal of activity on this weblog, which coincided with a good deal of inactivity on the part of many of our readers who took the opportunity to have a bit ...

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By Jason Rantanen and Joshua Haugo* During the oral argument in Octane Fitness, Justice Alito asked an interesting question about the frequency at which district court judges hear patent cases.  In response to a comment ...

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post image Consumer Concerns cause Consultation on Copycat Crackdown: a Parasitic Product Packaging Private Prosecution Power? from

With apologies for using enough Cs and Ps to exhaust a jumbo bag of Scrabble tiles, this one is about lookalike products and the powers that brand owners have to address them. The UK government ...

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post image Fordham 2014: TTAB session from

Smart contributorThe IPKat, who -- despite his most strenuous efforts --  could not be in more than three places at the same time -- is hugely grateful to Gordon Humphreys (Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market ...

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Abusive Discovery Tactics Necessitate Client Certification and Presence at Future Hearings from

After finding that counsel had engaged in abusive discovery tactics, the court ordered the parties' to obtain their clients' consent before proceeding with any further discovery motions. "Counsel have been engaged in discovery abuse and ...

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Example of hidden industrial policy from

A recent review in the Washington Post of Nikil Saval's new book, Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, contains a great example of how Industrial Policy really works in the United States. It ...

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F2014 Halfway Numbers from

The following is a comparison of the PTO’s numbers from March 2014 with December 2013 (at my last numbers update).  Time to refer again to the PTO’s Data Visualization Center to see how ...

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ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills (337-TA-895) from

On April 22, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 35 in Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-895).  According to the Order, ALJ Shaw granted Complainants A&J; Manufacturing ...

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