Patent & IP news for May 12, 2014

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post image Full text of leaked IA on review of EU copyright now available: but is it current? from

A few days ago this blog reported [herehere and also here] that website Statewatch had made available some parts of the draft Impact Assessment (IA) of the Commission on the modernisation of the EU ...

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post image Kats at INTA 4: the Scholarship Symposium from

Can any reader think of a
more appropriate title for
this year's INTA Meeting?
So far as this Kat is concerned, if the rest of the INTA Meeting faded away into distant memories of ...

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post image Kats at INTA 3: A touch of the ceremonials from

Today, as grey and humid as yesterday, was the day of the official opening of this year's International Trademark Association (INTA) Meeting -- an opening that curiously takes place almost halfway through the Meeting. While ...

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Kappos ridicules idea that "patent system is broken" from

David Kappos, a senior adviser for the Partnership for American Innovation, has a column in the Detroit Free-Press
which includes:

The same anecdotes and flawed studies are trotted out time and again to the delight ...

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Forbes on "the clear blue line" from

Within the Forbes article titled Why Apple Is Fighting The Patent Battle So Hard; What Other Protection From The Competition Does It Have?

And no supplier ever would like to be selling in such a ...

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Book Analyses Moral Dimensions Of Intellectual Property Rights from

A recent book, “The Moral Dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights,” by Seven Ang of the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, explores the philosophical implications of moral terms included in IP rights statutes.

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WIPO Publishes Expert Paper On Documenting Traditional Medical Knowledge from

The World Intellectual Property Organization recently published a paper entitled, “Documenting Traditional Medical Knowledge.” Withthe growing use of traditional and alternative medicines in developed countries, their importance in developing countries' health systems and the multi-billion ...

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Calculating Fee Awards from

By Dennis Crouch I reported earlier on a $6.6 million attorney fee award reinstated by the Supreme Court. To find out more about that decision, I pulled up the district court’s accounting opinion ...

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The link between growth and inequality from an intangible capital framework from

Ideas can be powerful but are often hidden. Case in point: the conceptual model of intangible capital as the driver of economic growth is becoming fixed in the public discourse. Whether people know it or ...

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CBM Review of One Patent Does Not Justify Stay as to Other Patents-in-Suit from

The court granted defendant's motion to stay pending CBM review as to only 1 of 3 patents-in-suit because the lack of potential simplification of issues and stage of the case weighed against a stay ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Federal Circuit Finds Clones Unpatentable from

The Federal Circuit issued its opinion in In re Roslin Institute, a case involving cloned animals.  The Roslin Institute (Roslin) owns a patent for methods of cloning animals, based on the work that created Dolly ...

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Guest Post: Are APIs Patent or Copyright Subject Matter? from

Guest Post by Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law at Berkeley Law School. I asked Professor Samuelson to provide a discussion of the recent Federal Circuit decision in Oracle v. Google. DC ...

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Refresher Q&A on Oracle v. Google after appellate ruling: this copyright case is NOT about $1 billion from

This is my fourth post since Friday's Federal Circuit ruling that held 7,000 lines of concededly highly-creative Java API declaring code copyrightable. I reacted immediately to the decision and quoted the most important ...

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Bear Archery Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Archery Products from

On May 9, 2014, Bear Archery, Inc. of Evansville, Indiana (“Bear Archery”) and SOP Services, Inc. of Las Vegas, Nevada (collectively, “Complainants”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section ...

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