Patent & IP news for December 14, 2014

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post image Still underestimating China? from

The Economist magazine has a piece this week entitled "Patent Fiction". They take issue with the findings in a Thomson Reuters' report "China IQ (Innovation Quotient)" that looks at the latest data on the growth ...

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post image Oracle v Google: are certain elements of the Java platform entitled to copyright protection? from

With so much happening in the field of IP, even the best-organised of IP blogs is hard-pressed to cover all the major issues that arise around the world. The IPKat and Merpel do their best ...

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post image The Battle of Trumpton: parody, or protection of kippers? from

Many a nostalgic soul hankers for the comfort and security of the days of his or her youth, when the sun always shone and life was incomparably easier. However, while the recently- and fondly-remembered past ...

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WIPO Members Conclude Year Positively With Copyright Committee, Despite No Changes To Text from

The World Intellectual Property Organization's last committee meeting of the year finished on an amiable note last week. The committee on copyright did not advance on text drafting but, according to the chair and ...

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GreenShift Loses Across the Board in Ethanol Patent Case from

In a number of prior posts (e.g., here, here and here), I discussed the series of patent infringement suits brought by GreenShift and its New York subsidiary, GS Cleantech (GS), against a host of ...

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DDR Holdings – Federal Circuit Forges a Sensible Path on Software Patents from

Guest post by Bart Eppenauer.  Amidst all the angst and uncertainty following the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (2014), patent owners and inventors in the Information Technology world should be ...

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