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

Here's the nineteenth weekly round-up of last week's blogposts for the benefit of those who either like to collect IPKat posts or missed last week's entries. As usual, we thank our generous ...

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An ancillary right over news content also in Italy?  IPKat readers will remember that a few days ago Spain adopted a major reform of its IP system. Similarly to what happened in Germany last year ...

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post image Fleas, Lice, Flies and Late Filed Docoments - T 0584/09 from

The decision in the matter T 0584/09 has been issued almost one year ago but has not yet been sufficiently bemoaned in the blogosphere.

The patent in suit related to the use of ...

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By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Teijin Ltd. et al. v. Unimark Remedies Ltd. 1:14-cv-01356; filed November 4, 2014 in the ...

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ITU Plenipotentiary Outcome Limiting UN Agency Role In Internet Governance Deemed “Success” from

US Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda on the eve of the final celebration of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference said he was "happy" about the results. Asked what he thought was the most important resolution ...

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Different Views On Patents Lead WIPO Patent Law Committee To Stumble On Future Work from

Once again, differences over the role of a World Intellectual Property Organization committee last week came in the way of consensus and prevented delegates from agreeing on future work. At the heart of the discontent ...

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“Assembly-Line” Litigation Tactic Supports Attorneys’ Fee Award from

Following summary judgment of noninfringement, the court granted in part defendant's motion for attorneys’ fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 because of its unreasonable litigation conduct. "[Plaintiff] essentially prosecuted this case in assembly-line ...

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Recent Case Reveals Effective Strategy for Responding to NPE Suits from

A recent decision from the United States District Court of the District of Hawaii reveals an effective strategy for responding to non-practicing entity (NPE) suits and obtaining leverage early on in the litigation. This strategy ...

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Copyrighting Software? Google v. Oracle from

by Dennis Crouch When Google wrote its program-interface (API) for Android, the company made a strategic decision to mimic the method call structure of Java.  Java is an extremely popular and powerful programming language and ...

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WIPO Committee On Development And IP Opens With Overloaded Agenda from

The World Intellectual Property Organization Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) opened today with a heavy agenda and open issues that carried over from past sessions. In particular, delegates are expected to find agreement ...

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Hard Bargaining In IP Chapter Of Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trade Ministers Say from

Intellectual property is still one of the most complex and challenging areas of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), as some countries are holding fast to high levels of IP protection to promote innovation and creativity, while ...

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