Patent & IP news for October 26, 2014

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post image "Put up your Dukes!" A spot of sparring in the States from

Here's another guest post from Katfriend Shalini Bengani on another of those actions which, in this Kat's opinion, should never see the light of day in court since, in practical and commercial terms ...

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post image Reduced Average Patent Life from

The chart above shows a time series for the average “life” of US utility patents. Prior to 1980, the term of U.S. patents was fairly standard at 17-years from the issue date. The primary ...

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Users’ Rights and Realities: CCH, Fair Dealing, and the Experiences at Canadian Cultural Institutions from

Recent research is shining a new light onto the Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) decision that is said to have “reconceptualized” fair dealing as an integral part of copyright law in Canada (Craig, p ...

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The Legality of “Player” Generated Content from

With the rising popularity of video and computer games, a new form of user generated content (“UGC”) and a whole new set of intellectual property issues is emerging. Science fiction web series such as  Red ...

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How Many Spins of “Summer of ’69″ Earns Bryan Adams a Real Six String? from

This past spring, the Copyright Board of Canada issued its decision certifying Re:Sound’s Tariff 8 and setting the royalties collected for webcasting in Canada. Many parties of interest were incensed by the proposed ...

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Promises That Can Kill: An Update from

Under the Patent Act, an invention must be useful to be patentable. While in Canada the inventor does not need to describe the utility of the invention in the patent, where the patent makes a ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

October 23, 2014 - "Making Sense of New Patent Litigation Alternatives" (ShareVault) - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (Pacific Daylight Time) October 29, 2014 - "Demonstrating Patent Eligibility Post-Alice Corp. Decision -- Navigating the Nuances and Leveraging ...

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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. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP et al. v. Pharmadax USA, Inc. et al. 8:14-cv-01710; filed October 23 ...

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