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post image Online enforcement "has a colour and a name": blocking injunctions - A closer look at the Cartier judgment from

Typical moment outside
the Rolls Building last Friday
As Jeremy announced with a breaking news post, last Friday Arnold J issued his 266-paragraph judgment in Cartier and Others v BskyB and Others, a case concerning ...

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post image Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week from

Is it really sixteen weeks since our good friend and fellow blogger Alberto Bellan commenced this series of round-ups of the previous week's IPKat blogposts? It is indeed, and our Kat-stats show that, in ...

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post image The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Elements from

by Dennis Crouch In Robert Bosch v. Snap-On (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit has held that two different claim elements “lack sufficiently definite structure” that must be interpreted under 35 U.S.C. 112 ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

It is with sadness that the IPKat records the death of Peter Low. Peter, a European and UK patent attorney with Wilson, Gunn M'Caw till his retirement in 1997, has the unenviable record of ...

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USTR’s Investigations On IP Rights Against India: Is There A Tenable Case? from

On 14th October, the US Trade Representative (USTR) began the out-of-cycle review (OCR) of India’s intellectual property (IP) laws, the mandate which it gave itself in the 2014 Special 301 Report. Like several years ...

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Asserted Claims Reduced From Nearly 800 to 32 Prior to Claim Construction from

The court granted defendant's motion to limit the number of asserted claims from nearly 800 to the limits under the Federal Circuit Advisory Committee Model Order (first 32, then 16 claims) before claim construction ...

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Bechtold & Tucker on Trademarks & Google AdWords from

How does using a third party's trademark as a keyword to trigger Google ads affect consumer behavior? In Trademarks, Triggers, and Online Search (forthcoming in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies), Stefan Bechtold (ETH ...

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