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post image Supreme Court: A Web of Post-Issuance Licensing Restrictions from

by Dennis Crouch Last year I wrote about the patent licensing decision captioned Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises Inc. (9th Circuit 2013). Kimble involved a patent license agreement tied to Marvel’s web-shooter toy sales. On ...

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post image If all the patent trolls disappear, can royalty stacking take their place? from

This Kat is of the view that when historians take stock of the patent troll/NPE ("non-practising entities") saga, it may rank among the oddest of all IP narratives. More than a decade into the ...

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post image Link and threat? Why the story with hyperlinks and copyright is not over yet from

There are links which may be even
cuter than hyperlinks
Besides the terrible, Halloween-related, pun in the title of this post, the question is: do you need permission from the relevant rightolder to link to ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

Forthcoming events. Please remember to check out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page! There's always something going on there, and you might even find a pleasant way to pass the time of day with ...

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Consumer Watchdog / PubPat seek Supreme Court review of standing issue in stem call case concerning WARF's US 7,029,913 from

In the year 2008, IPBiz discussed the challenge to WARF's US Pat. 7,029,913 made by PubPat and Consumer Watchdog. See post
How significant was the PubPat wiff on re-exam of US 7 ...

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Geographical Indications At WIPO: Members Dissent On Participation In Treaty Talks from

Members of a World Intellectual Property Organization treaty protecting appellations of origins who are seeking to revise that treaty to include geographical indications were opposed this week by several WIPO member states seeking to have ...

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No Deposition of In-House Litigation Counsel from

The court granted defendant's motion for protective order to preclude the deposition of its in-house litigation counsel. "[The deponent], though in-house counsel, is unquestionably an active member of [defendant's] litigation team in both ...

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U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit Overrules District Court Educational Fair Use decision in Cambridge University Press v. Patton from

On October  17, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued its decision in Cambridge University Press et al. v. Patton et al. The case is about the posting of excerpts ...

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Announcing the Winner of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2014 from

IP Osgoode and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) are thrilled to announce the winner of the sixth annual edition of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge: 1. In the Law Student category, the judges ...

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Webinar on Leveraging Patent Reissue from

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Leveraging Patent Reissue for Patent Portfolio Management -- Strengthening Patent Portfolios, Correcting Patents, and Understanding the Risks and Limitations of Reissue" on November 13, 2014 from 1:00 ...

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IPLAC IP Law Symposium from

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) will be holding its annual IP Law Symposium on November 14, 2014 at the Standard Club in Chicago, IL. The Symposium will offer presentations on the following ...

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Webinar on Disparate Classes of Inventions from

The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Development, Section of Intellectual Property Law, and Section of Science & Technology Law will be offering a live webinar entitled "Computers, Software, Biology: The USPTO and Supreme Court ...

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