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post image Monday miscellany from

A press release late last week happily announced the launch of WIPO Pearl, a new database which, it is promised, will provide free access to a wealth of multilingual scientific and technical terminology. As it ...

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post image The Great British Vanishing Act: where has home-grown patent filing gone? from

Considering that cats spend most of their time fast asleep,
they can be remarkably productive.  If only they could be
persuaded to file more UK patent applications ...
Katfriend, patent attorney and IP enthusiast Peter Arrowsmith ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Reckitt Benckiser LLC v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. et al. 1:14-cv-01203; filed September 17, 2014 in ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

September 23, 2014 - First Inventor to File America Invents Act Roadshow (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) - Alexandria, VA (webcast) September 24, 2014 - "Trade Secrets in the Life Sciences" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 ...

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Numerous Side Events At WIPO General Assembly This Week from

A number of side events have been scheduled during the annual General Assemblies of the World Intellectual Property Organization this week. The range of events are organised by WIPO as well as governmental and non-governmental ...

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WIPO Staff Council Head Fired On Eve Of Annual Assembly; Chair Asked To Share Reports On Gurry from

The World Intellectual Property Organization administration received a strong reaction from UN unions on Friday night when it fired the president of the UN agency’s staff association on the eve of the annual WIPO ...

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WIPO Assemblies: Heavy Agenda With Potential Decisions On Normative Agenda from

The Assemblies of the World Intellectual Property Organisation member states opened this morning for a 10-day marathon with many decisions to be taken on the programme of work of the organisation for the year to ...

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PTAB's Institution of IPR Does Not Conclusively Establish Reasonableness of Invalidity Defense from

The court denied defendants' motion for summary judgment that they did not willfully infringe plaintiffs' telephone relay systems patents and rejected their argument that the PTAB's grant of inter partes review was conclusive evidence ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Passing Off and Taking Credit for Architectural Plans from

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has issued a decision in Gensler v. Strabala, overturning a district court’s ruling dismissing a complaint for trademark infringement under §43(a) of the ...

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The enfant terrible? from

The Green Bag at first appears as an oxymoron – known as an “entertaining journal of law.”  The published articles often rely heavily on satire to make their points. Hastings Professor Robin Felding has a new ...

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In Memoriam: Donald Quigg from

Longtime patent leader Donald Quigg has passed away.  His patent experience dates back to the 1940s and he spent years as the Chief Patent counsel for Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville before joining the US Patent ...

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Oracle and Switzerland's Myriad Group settle four-year-old dispute over Java licensing from

Almost four years ago a dispute over Java licensing broke out between Oracle and one of its former licensees, Switzerland-based Myriad Group, only a few months after Oracle sued Google. Interestingly, Myriad Group was represented ...

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Interview With KIPO Commissioner Kim Young-min from

South Korea is now considered one of the most influential countries in the IP field. Intellectual Property Watch exchanged a set of questions for Kim Young-min, commissioner of the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) since ...

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Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentives from

I just posted my symposium essay from U.C. Irvine's Meaning of Myriad Conference: Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentives. Here is the abstract—comments welcome!
In four patentable subject matter cases in ...

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Dividing the costs: is there an interface between justice and surmise? from

Baxter Healthcare UK Ltd v Fresenius Kabi is a 17 September ruling of Judge Richard Hacon in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, England and Wales, delivered extempore on 17 September. This blogger found the case ...

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