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post image Artjunkie snatched from the jaws of villainy, but no happy ending from

It's unusual for the IPKat to feel disappointed when the party in the right emerges from court as the victor, but here's a case in point: Alison J. Hendrick v Tony Knight (O-323-14 ...

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post image These Shoes are Made for Freely Walking: Copyright Protection & Free Movement of Goods from

With this post we are staying with on the topic of shoes and copyright, already discussed here and here, but this recent case from the commercial division of the French Cour de Cassationalso raised ...

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post image Arnold J orders biggest website blocking to date from

Fabio pictured while wondering
about the implementation costs
of the blocking order
just issued against him
Following last week's judgment in Cartier v BSkyB [here, a case concerning the possibility of requiring internet service ...

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post image The Number of U.S. Patents In Force from

by Dennis Crouch The chart above shows the number of patents in-force at any given point over the past forty years.  Each bar represents a snapshot taken on January 1* of the stated year and ...

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Third Quarter Venture Funding Declines 27% from Second Quarter from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the third quarter ...

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Life Sciences Decision-Makers Assess Accessing Emerging Markets from

PARIS –Life sciences stakeholders at a recent conference explored matters associated with market access in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

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The Indian Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012 And Its Functioning So far from

It’s been a little over two years since the Copyright Act, 1957 was extensively amended in 2012 with far-reaching ramifications for all categories of stakeholders. The amendments purported to introduce a level playing field ...

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Has Alice Really Changed The §101 Standard for Patentability of Business Method Claims? from

In the latest Supreme Court case on patentability under §35 U.S.C. 101, Alice Corp. Pty v. CLS Bank Int’l. (“Alice”), the Court addressed business method patent issues, finding that the claims at ...

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Domestic Contract For Foreign Manufacture and Delivery Not An Infringing Act from

The court granted defendants' motion for summary judgment of noninfringement of plaintiff's image sensor patents because the accused wafers were not sold in the U.S. "[A]t most, the evidence shows that [defendants ...

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Federal Circuit Clarifies Limits To "Sale" and "Offer For Sale" Infringement In Foreign Transactions from

One perplexing issue facing companies involved in product development, manufacture and distribution in multiple jurisdictions is the potential extraterritorial effect of a nation’s patent laws. The U.S. Supreme Court has noted that, “[t ...

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Upcoming Events and Recent Job Postings from

HOUSTON: November 5, 2014 – One night only. I will be delivering the University of Houston’s IPIL Annual Fall Lecture at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston (Sponsored by the Katz Foundation). My talk will ...

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USPTO Director-Nominee Lee Calls For ‘Responsible Stewardship’ Of Patent System from

In perhaps her first big speech since being nominated by President Obama to head the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Michelle Lee today told an industry meeting today to use the patent system ...

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GPhA Issues Statement Regarding Proposed IP Provisions of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) issued a statement today regarding ongoing talks between major Pacific Rim countries (including the U.S.) related to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. This trade agreement ...

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