Patent & IP news for June 6, 2014

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post image International jurisdiction for CTM infringement and unfair competition -- the CJEU speaks from

Following the Advocate General’s opinion [on which see Jeremy’s post here], yesterday the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rendered its decision in Case C-360/12 Coty Germany GmbH v First ...

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post image German Federal Patent Court's 2013 annual report - with English language case law summary from

A fun read - for some...This Kat is a bit of fan of the German Federal Patent Court's annual report ... last but not least due to the fact that it always includes an excellent ...

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post image Copyright Candies from

Any ideas? Following yesterday's excitement for the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Case C-360/13 PRCA v NLA [here], the IPKat has received an email from a ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

Katfriend Hugh C. Hansen (Professor of Law and Director of the much-loved Fordham IP Institute & IP Conference) has been busy again. He is currently working on a paper about the trade mark jurisprudence of the ...

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post image May employment from

The economy grew by 217,000 job in May while the unemployment rate remained at 6.3%, according to data released this morning from BLS. This was slightly better than economists' expectation of between 210 ...

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CJEU Removes Threat Hanging Over Internet Users from

Thanks to the latest ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on a long-standing copyright case, millions of internet users across the EU can keep calm and carry on browsing websites.

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Innovation Hubs, Green Technology Transfer On Agenda Of TRIPS Council from

The World Trade Organization intellectual property committee will meet next week with some new issues on the agenda. Ecuador has requested the continuance of a discussion on the transfer of green technologies, and Taiwan and ...

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ALJ Essex Grants-In-Part Motion To Strike Invalidity Contentions In Certain Windshield Wipers (337-TA-902) from

On June 3, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 9 (dated May 5, 2014) granting-in-part Complainant Trico Products Corp.’s (“Trico”) motion to strike the invalidity contentions of Respondents ...

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The Market Effects of Recent Patent Law Revisions from

The following video provides an interesting perspective on patent law from a very traditional industry leader.(Leggett & Platt developed the first steel-coil bed springs). The interviewer here is Joan Gabel who is Dean of the ...

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Examples of Nautilus Impact from

In Nautilus, the Supreme Court made it easier to void a patent claim based upon its ambiguity. I’m looking for a few real examples of cases where the standard makes a difference — claims that ...

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Counsel’s Billing Statements Supporting Motion for Attorneys’ Fees are Not Privileged and Not Subject to Being Sealed from

The court denied plaintiff's motion to file under seal an affidavit in support of plaintiff's motion for attorneys' fees. "Plaintiffs contend that 'the fees charged for each attorney as well as information contained ...

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Virtual worlds and the altered reality of physics from

A couple of years ago, we published a report on Virtual Worlds and the Transformation of Business: Impacts on the U.S. Economy, Jobs, and Industrial Competitiveness. The report described how virtual worlds could streamline ...

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WIPO Chief Calls for Seamless, Global, Legal Digital Content Regime from

In what the representative of a major consumer group called a “big step,” World Intellectual Property Organization Director General Francis Gurry on 6 June called for development of a seamless, global, legal, digital content marketplace ...

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Fight The Fakes Campaign Grows, Now Includes Generics Companies from

The Fight the Fakes campaign announced today the support of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and 10 other new partners for its campaign to raise awareness worldwide about the dangers of fake medicines.

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Webinar on Nautilus and Limelight Decisions from

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "Nautilus and Limelight: The Supreme Court Keeps Chipping Away at Patentees" on July 9, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am ...

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