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post image Brits go Bolar, with some helpful guidelines from

"Changes to the patents research exceptions" is the title of a media release issued by the UK Intellectual Property Office which has some cheery news for researchers who lose sleep over the prospect of their ...

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post image You can't keep a Deadmau5 down: Ferrari roars but Nissan purrs from

Every true celebrity, in every walk of life, has his or her own way of attracting attention. Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton, Jose Mourinho, Kylie Minogue, Usein Bolt, Vladimir Putin -- this Kat is stopping here since ...

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post image Specialised IP court for China: what will it mean for patent litigation? from

"China establishes specialised intellectual property courts" is the title of the news flash from Rouse, which reached this blogger as an email today but can also be read in full online here. It states, in ...

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post image The Copyright and Technology contest has now a winner from

Michel Olmedo,
the winner of
our Katcontest!
On 1 October 2014 the London offices of Reed Smith LLP are hosting the 1-day Copyright and Technology conference, which promises to be very engaging and carries a ...

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Federal Trade Commission "Meets the Press" from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Debbie Feinstein, Director of the Commission's Bureau of Competition, held a thirty-minute press conference on Monday to discuss the latest foray in the ...

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Moving Toward a Better Patently-O Ecosphere from

Patently-O Comment Policy: Over the past few years, Patently-O readers have posted over 200,000 comments to the site. Many of these comments have been excellent, thought provoking additions to the discussion of the patent ...

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The Perfect Package: A Checklist To Avoid Legal Challenges from

By William Rava and Jason Howell, Perkins Coie Product packaging is an increasingly important marketing opportunity.  Well-executed product packaging can support and strengthen your brand identity, differentiate your product on the shelf, and convey important ...

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US Tech Groups To Senate: Curb US Surveillance To Restore Trust, Markets from

Leading US trade associations representing the high-technology industry yesterday issued a joint letter urging the Senate to pass reforms to US surveillance programmes. The effort comes after revelations about the US surveillance have harmed overseas ...

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Claim Construction Not Required to Determine § 101 Invalidity from

In granting defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's infringement claims on the ground that the asserted patent was invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the court rejected plaintiff's argument that the motion ...

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Libertarians Moving Against Patent Rights from

Of interest on the political economy of patents.  Libertarians are now coming around to Stephen Kinsella’s point-of-view: that patents are not the type of property rights that libertarians should support.  From Cato: http://www ...

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U.S. Bancorp v. Solutran, Inc. (PTAB 2014) from

By Michael Borella -- In the weeks since the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Supreme Court decision, we have been watching patents and applications fall left and right due to use of that case's more ...

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