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post image The secret life of Hello Kitty from

"Hello Kitty: not a cat?" is the striking but -- to this Kat quite unsurprising -- title of an article by Hannah Marsh, published in The Telegraph earlier this week. in relevant part, the article reads (with ...

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post image Lindsay Lohan and New York Right of Publicity: An Update ✌ ✌ ✌ ✌ from

Readers of this blog may remember that last July Lindsay Lohan sued Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and Rockstar Games,  the makers of the video game Grand Theft Auto V (GTAV). The actress claimed that the ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

IP editors and publishers, hold the date! Following a hiatus last year, the IPKat wewblog's annual IP editors and publishers meeting and buffet lunch takes place on 25 November 2014, from 12.30 pm ...

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post image Do non-practicing entities behave like patent trolls? from

Stop Bad Patents!
A campaign by The Internet AssociationA new study by Lauren Cohen, Umit G. Gurun and Scott Duke Kominers, entitled 'Patent Trolls: Evidence from Targeted Firms', found that non-practicing entities (NPEs) generally ...

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post image Facebook in the fast lane: Ferrari moves a gear from

Most big companies are present on social media these days, whether it is on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. In fact, when establishing a brand today, an important consideration is to create its social media pages ...

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post image Seriously, did you really assign your IP rights to all members of the group? from

How many times have Kat readers encountered, or even been complicit in, the drafting of, an agreement where the licensc or assignment of IP rights purportedly applies to multiple members of the “corporate group” or ...

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Cattle feed as a "new" application for algae? from

BiofuelsDigest has a post on August 28 Algae to be used for cattle feed in Australia which begins

In Australia, algae may have a new application: cattle feed. Research sponsored by Meat and Livestock Australia ...

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Biosimilar Medicines Need Strong Regulation, IP Crucial For Innovation, Pharma Says from

Biosimilar medicines might prove to be a new reservoir for innovation for the pharmaceutical industry. However, the complexity of their manufacture needs a stringent regulatory framework, according to the industry.

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Assertion of “Steaming Mounds of Objections” Results in Waiver of all Objections to Trial Exhibits from

The court rejected both parties' objections to exhibits and deemed all objections waived for their failure to comply with the Federal Rules of Evidence and the court's scheduling order. "It seems the parties are ...

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Patent litigator commits ethical breach; client suffers from

The post In a patent case, a lawyer misleads a judge - and is rebuked describes
questionable actions by one Glenn A. Ballard Jr. who misrepresented facts to federal judge Keith Ellison.

The patents in question ...

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EFF re-visits Hwang Woo Suk; perhaps an award for stupid comment of the month? from

In an August 28, 2014 post, Magical Drug Wins EFF’s Stupid Patent of the Month
, EFF obliquely mentions the patent to Wang Woo Suk
from February 2014:

frankly, we wonder whether the examiner even ...

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Case dismissed as sanction for misrepresentations from

Judge Keith Ellison issued a scathing order dismissing a patent case after it had been tried to verdict.  Tesco Corp. v. Weatherford Int’l., Inc. (S.D. Tex. Aug. 25, 2014).  Four days into a ...

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BIO IP & Diagnostics Symposium from

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will be holding its second annual IP & Diagnostics Symposium from 8:15 am to 2:30 pm on September 26, 2014 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel in Alexandria ...

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Webinar on Prosecution and Diligence Strategies from

The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Development and Section of Intellectual Property Law will be offering a live webinar entitled "Charting New Territory: Prosecution and Diligence Strategies in the Wake of the AIA ...

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Business of Biosimilars Conference from

The Institute for International Research (IIR) will be holding its 15th Annual Business of Biosimilars conference from October 20-22, 2014 in Boston, MA. The conference will offer presentations on the following topics: Pre-Conference Day -- October ...

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