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post image The most widespread misconceptions about the Oracle-Google Android-Java copyright dispute from

After Google's recent--and expected (this blog was first to report that it was coming)--petition to the Supreme Court of the United States for writ of certiorari (i.e., for a review of the ...

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post image Fill in the form, keep your hair: UPC IT Prototype needs your feedback from

The AmeriKat's Sunday evening screenFor the AmeriKat, Sunday afternoons are all about scrubbing away the week's frustrations, been and to come, around her flat to the westward drum of Led Zeppelin.  Afterwards ...

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post image The UPC and Investor – State Arbitration from

Henning Grosse Ruse-KhanWhat are the international investment law implications of the UPC? 
No, (thankfully) this is not an exam question for undergraduates taking the IP course (although you never know…), but rather the issue ...

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post image Another competition -- this time for the literary minded from

Another competitition!  Fellow Kat Eleonora's friend and colleague Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon is already running this design-a-logo competition for The University of Southampton's iCLIC centre.  However, if your talents are more literary, there's a ...

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post image Galileo sees stars as ESA logo marches on from

Galileo back in court.  The original Galileo Galilei was no stranger to dispute, and it seems that one of the many businesses that has borrowed his name has been following in his footsteps -- with nothing ...

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post image After patent litigation, is trade mark litigation the next big topic? from

Patent: a big,
shiny obsession
with IP litigators
So many major conferences, seminars, lectures and other events have recently been organised in the field of patent litigation that one might be tempted to think that ...

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Bloomberg post: "a strong preference by the Supreme Court to tell the Federal Circuit that it should stop thinking of itself as Lord of the Patents" from

The Bloomberg post Ready for a Patented Supreme Court Smackdown? echos the conventional wisdom that the Supreme Court took Teva v. Sandoz to take the CAFC behind the woodshed:

Last year’s patent decisions revealed ...

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DNJ: Zydus Pharmaceuticals's ANDA to sell a version of Prevacid does not infringe on Takeda’s patents from

No infringement of Takeda patent

There had been an issue about the claim element: “fine granules having an average particle diameter of 400 microns or less.”

Foley had discussed the CAFC decision:

The Federal Circuit ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

October 21, 2014 - "Recent Judicial Decisions Impacting Technology Licensing" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 to 11:15 am (CT) October 21, 2014 - "Patent Reissue: Strategic Use for Pre- and Post-AIA -- Correcting Errors in ...

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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. Tris Pharma Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-01309; filed October 15, 2014 ...

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