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post image Trademark Infringement Plaintiff Sees Red (Gold), Defendants Claim Genericness from

Compatriot, fellow member of the New York Bar, and, last but not least, former Kat, Laetitia Lagarde kindly pointed out to me this very interesting case. Thank you very much Laetitia, as, thanks to you ...

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post image The IPKat and his friends: time for an update from

Every three months, the IPKat and Merpel give an update of the goings-on both on this weblog and on other IP-flavoured blogs to which members of this blog team also contribute.  This time round, the ...

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post image That IPEC book: a review from

This review of Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice and Procedure is brought to you by Katfriend, fellow blogger and IP enthusiast Kingsley Egbuonu, who tweets at @KingsleyEgbuonu.

Kngsley first became fascinated by this court's ...

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post image Attacking patent claims as indefinite made easier from

In Interval Licensing, LLC v. AOL, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Sept. 10, 2014), the Federal Circuit invalidated a patent claim as being indefinite under a new standard set forth by the Supreme Court of the United ...

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post image The Great British Vanishing Act Part 2: where has home-grown patent filing gone? from

Last month, in "The Great British Vanishing Act: where has home-grown patent filing gone?", Peter Arrowsmith (partner in London-based patent attorneys Cleveland) opened what turned out to be a lively debate as to whether current ...

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USPTO Outlines Changes to Myriad-Mayo Guidance at BIO Symposium from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last Friday, at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) IP & Diagnostics Symposium in Alexandria, VA, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office provided additional information regarding changes that the Office plans to make ...

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U.S. patent law needs a definition of “abstract idea” from

Recent U.S. Patent and Trademark Office actions relating to software patents have confused and frustrated many patent applicants. After the U.S. Supreme Court published its opinion in Alice Corporation Pty Ltd. v. CLS ...

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USPTO Report on Virtual Marking from

Congress directed the USPTO to submit a report on virtual marking after enactment of the AIA. The AIA made many changes to United States patent law, including an amendment to 35 U.S.C. § 287 ...

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Inauspicious Start To Gurry’s Second Term As IP Policymaking Hits Wall At WIPO from

To hear some delegates’ late night closing statements at the General Assembly last night, developing country goals at the World Intellectual Property Organization died this week, as key issues met roadblocks in every direction. But ...

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Infringement Claim Made “Impossible” by Undisclosed License to Patent Aggregator Warrants Award of Attorneys’ Fees from

The court granted defendant’s motion for attorneys’ fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 following plaintiff’s voluntary dismissal with prejudice because plaintiff had entered into a license with a patent aggregator two months ...

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Prof. Dinwoodie Kicks-off the 2014-2015 IP Osgoode Speaks Series With a Thought-provoking Talk on the Territoriality of Trademarks from

On Thursday September 18th, IP Osgoode presented the first talk of its IP Osgoode Speaks Series for the 2014-2015 academic year. Visiting from the University of Oxford, Professor Graeme B. Dinwoodie challenged a room full ...

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IP Osgoode Speaks Series featuring Prof. Jane C. Ginsburg – RSVP Today! from

Professor Jane C. Ginsburg will be at Osgoode Hall Law School on Monday, October 6 (2:30PM to 4:30PM) to give a presentation entitled: “The U.S. Supreme Court’s Aereo decision and the ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: USPTO Issues Report on Virtual Patent Marking Under the AIA from

Among the provisions of the America Invents Act that went into effect on September 16, 2011 was a change to the patent marking provisions contained in 35 U.S.C. § 287(a).  Marking an article ...

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Upcoming Events from

I’m looking forward to a few upcoming events for patent law professionals: HOUSTON: On the evening of November 5, 2014, I will be delivering the University of Houston’s IP IL Annual Fall Lecture ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: FDA Releases First "Purple Book" for Biosimilar Products from

The Biosimilars Act (BSA) was passed into law on March 23, 2010 with the goal of encouraging the market entry of generic products, similar to the system that exists for generic drugs under the Hatch-Waxman ...

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Would you like 10,000 Cloems with that Patent? from

by Dennis Crouch Although you might be the first-to-file a patent application covering a particular new innovation, certain market areas are so competitive that you should expect follow-on patents from competitors that take the original ...

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US-India Cooperation Raises Hopes, Concerns from

In this week's highly anticipated visit to the United States by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a number of joint statements have been issued, raising hope for greater cooperation between the two countries, and ...

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US Cracking Down On Software Patents from

The US courts are aggressively applying the ruling. So is the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Thanks to their common interpretation of the US Supreme Court’s recent decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS ...

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Teaching plagiarism at Harvard? from

From CNN

I don't think they were teaching plagiarism at Harvard Business School. I don't think they were teaching you to cut and paste other peoples' work and call it your own," Christie ...

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