Patent & IP news for December 1, 2014

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post image Monday miscellany from

The cost of a name-change. From Christopher Morcom QC (Hogarth Chambers) comes an interesting observation. He writes:

Readers of your weblog may have noted the recent publication by the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal ...

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post image Using cookies on trade fair need not be unfair from

 Unfair Competition?Infringement disputes often start with the display of allegedly infringing products on a trade fair. Trade fairs are primarily meant to sell products. This is why displaying infringing products has hitherto been considered ...

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post image Those new European patent litigation rules: a report on the Oral Hearing on the 17th draft from

This Kat is grateful to Dr Stephan Dorn (a lawyer with Hogan Lovells Int. LLP, Düsseldorf, Germany, who works with Dr Andreas von Falck in that firm's Patent Litigation Department) . As he reminds us ...

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

With this, the twenty-second weekly round-up of the previous week's blog posts, brought to you by our noble and gracious friend Alberto Bellan, we tidy up our last batch of November blogposts.  From now ...

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European Patent Office: examiners continue strike and take to the streets over human rights issues from

While the average labor conflict is just about money, and occasionally about narrowly-defined working conditions, something remarkable is going on at the European Patent Office (EPO). An ongoing strike and related demonstrations are meant to ...

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Brilliant New Book on Ethics in Prosecution 2015 Edition Out Now! from

By David Hricik Proud to announce that the 3rd edition of Patent Ethics: Prosecution that I co-authored with Mercedes Meyer is now available here!  This edition adds a massive amount of new material to deal ...

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Medicines Patent Pool Adds Two AbbVie Paediatric HIV Medicines from

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) has announced a licence agreement with pharmaceutical manufacturer AbbVie to allow the production of cheaper, more accessible paediatric versions of two HIV medicines.

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Joff Wild takes on James Bessen and Michael Meurer over "state sponsored patent trolls" from

A post by Joff Wild titled Citing non-existent foreign "trolls" to justify US patent reform is despicable dog whistle politics concludes

But here’s the thing: it is just wrong to deliberately misreport and misrepresent ...

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Expert’s Failure to Apportion Damages Requires New Trial from

The court granted in part defendant's motion to reconsider an earlier order denying defendant's motion for new trial and granted a new trial on damages. "[Defendant] has shown good cause for reconsideration on ...

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Don’t buy that product! from

As we enter the holiday season, shoppers will be bombarded with sales, commercials, promotions and even an ever-changing wish list from friends and family.  Last year, the US government seized...


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