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post image BREAKING NEWS: Spanish court refers new case to CJEU on private copying levies from

Wait a moment: who should bear
the levy system?
From enthusiastic and invariably helpful Katfriend Fidel Porcuna (Bird&Bird;) comes the news that the Spanish Supreme Court has just referred two questions to the Court ...

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post image Oktoberfest and Patented Technology from

While Munich is pleasantly anticipating the forthcoming Oktoberfest season, the EPO has produced really fancy movie on patented technology at the Oktoberfest.

Have a look! This blogger really appreciates the efforts of the EPO ...

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post image The KatChat (or was it a PatChat?): Christopher Rennie-Smith and Darren Smyth discuss EPO proceedings from

With apologies for the length of time that it has taken to transcribe his paw-written notes and to fill in the gaps with some creative memory, this Kat offers the following summary of the KatChat ...

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post image Hijacked book-launch? Or two for one ... from

This blogger attended a very pleasant event at London's Oxford and Cambridge Club yesterday afternoon, this being the launch of Angela Fox's new tome, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice and Procedure (already noted ...

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USPTO Expected to Issue Revised Myriad-Mayo Guidance in October from

By Donald Zuhn -- During a session at today's biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office provided an update on the status of the Myriad-Mayo Guidance. The BCP ...

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Design Patent Maximizing Diamond Refraction Not Invalid for Claiming Functional Design from

The court denied plaintiff's motion for summary judgment that defendant's diamond design patent was invalid for depicting a functional design. "Admittedly, [the inventor] sometimes described the design of the [patent] in language that ...

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Is The Development Dimension Of WIPO Incompatible With Its Role Of IP Protection? from

The World Intellectual Property Organization is a successful United Nations agency if success is measured by its generated income and the number of international registrations of intellectual property titles. However, in its role as a ...

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“Patent Licensing is Totally Broken,” Priceline Founder Tells Investors from

Inventor and entrepreneur Jay Walker says new ideas are needed to make innovation less contentious. He wants to make “no fault” patent licensing a reality. Earlier this year Jay Walker merged remaining parts of Walker ...

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Bits and Bytes from Dennis Crouch from

Slashdot on patents House passes bill to extend law school patent law program Dr. Zuhn: PTO’s revised guidance on Myriad/Mayo expected to be much less aggressive.  New guidance expected in October.  Richard Loyd ...

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UPC Roadmap updated from

Anglo-German law firm Taylor Wessing has just published an updated version of its Roadmap for the UPC is published. According to the rubric on the firm's website:
The Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent ...

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