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post image Where in the world ...? Mercks clash over law governing coexistence deal from

It is only a short time since this Kat thundered about the awful consequences of parties entitled to use the same name not getting together to settle their differences by negotiation and mediation rather than ...

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post image Something to read this end-of-year break? Here are a couple of new titles from

Legal Innovations In Asia: Judicial Lawmaking and the Influence of Comparative Law, edited by John O. Haley (Affiliate Professor of Law, University of Washington, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University, among other things) and Toshiko Takenaka ...

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post image Entitlement dispute: when things seem a little incomplete from

Future New Developments Ltd v B & S Patente und Marken GmbH, an Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, England and Wales, ruling by Judge Richard Hacon last week, is a short extempore decision that was picked up ...

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Aldi and the likelihood of consumer confusion: a lesson in self-interest from

Sadly this Kat, as is well known to readers of this weblog, is not the world's most talented modern linguist. Accordingly he will occasionally grapple with a foreign language text but generally in order ...

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Another Setback For Design Law Treaty At WIPO; GIs In Contention from

The fate of a potential treaty meant to harmonise international industrial design registration formalities took another turn this week, as African countries asked that the treaty include a safeguard against misuse and misappropriation of their ...

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Federal Circuit Rules That Trial Court Should Stay Infringement Case Pending AIA Review from

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act established three new procedures for post-grant administrative patent challenges: inter partes review, post-grant review, and review under the transitional program for covered business method patents (“CBM”). One yet-unresolved issue concerning ...

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Steve Jobs as an inventor from

Within a post titled Steve Jobs Lives on at the Patent Office , the MIT Technology Review discusses the patents of Steve Jobs.

An oblique comparison to Edison arises:

“Whether Steve Jobs was a great inventor ...

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