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post image Struggling to understand how to address a copyright infringement issue? Here's my checklist from

If you are new to the enchanting world of copyright (say you are a student or a trainee who has just started his/her time in the IP department of a law firm), and you ...

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post image EPO video-conferencing: good for the planet -- but is it good for patent applicants too? from

In recent times Merpel has become increasingly interested in the workings of the European Patent Office (EPO). This interest is not, as some might believe, confined to the political and financial dimensions of its operations ...

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post image Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week from

Never too late ...?In the unlikely sadly all-too-common event that you were so busy last week that the IPKat's output somehow passed you by, you will be relieved that Alberto Bellan's diligent pursuit ...

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Well done Neil. Fellow Kat and trade mark transactional guru Neil J Wilkof (for it is he) has just been elected to a three-year term of office on the International Trademark Association (INTA) Board of ...

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Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc. (U.S. Supreme Court June 2, 2014)

The Supreme Court's decision in this case contains the following passage, which has been described by others as a "comedic ...

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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. Sucampo AG et al. v. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc. et al. 3:14-cv-07114; filed November ...

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US Courts Recognise New Performers’ Rights from

For performers and record labels in the United States, it is terrific news. They possess previously unrecognised rights in audio recordings, according to three recent court rulings. But not everyone is pleased about this. The ...

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Threats To IP Call For A Risk-Based Approach from

By Pamela Passman Economic globalization and digitization of information have revolutionized business and allowed for efficiency that was unimaginable a few decades ago. The ability to share information remotely means companies can coordinate with partners ...

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Failure to Disclose Federal Circuit Order May Support Inequitable Conduct Defense from

The court granted defendants' motion to amend its answer to add a claim for inequitable conduct and rejected plaintiff's argument that the amendment was futile. "Defendants' proposed Amended Answer alleges, on information and belief ...

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USTR Froman Presses India On IPR Regime from

"Nearly one-third of all Silicon Valley start-ups have an Indian-American co-founder," United States Trade Representative Michael Froman said in remarks in India today. The country of India is also innovating, but it must do more ...

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3 Funny Intellectual Property Lawsuits from

In the food industry, intellectual property is extremely important because your brand and its appearance is what sells your product. You never want to “look” like your competition. Trademarks,...


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