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

Last week was the busiest in the IPKat's history, with a total of 29 blogposts. We're all a bit exhausted and expect that our readers are too. Thanks so much for sticking with ...

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post image Come rain or come shine: “” vs. “” from

The Higher Regional Court of Cologne recently had to decide in a dispute of the use of the sign “” on a smartphone app for weather news. By way of background and as you ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

Forthcoming events. Several new items have been added to the IPKat's Forthcoming Events list for 2015, including a little batch of IBIL events. Do check out this list when you get the chance. If ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

December 15, 2014 - "Evolving PTAB Trial Practice: Navigating Complex Procedural Rules -- Strategically Using Routine and Additional Discovery, Requests for Joinder, and Motions to Amend" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST) December 16, 2014 ...

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Celltrion Healthcare Co. v. Kennedy Trust for Rhematology Research (S.D.N.Y. 2014); Hospira Inc. v. Janssen Biotech Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2014) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Earlier this month, Judge Paul Crotty, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York handed down rulings in two separate cases related to the biosimilars law (the ...

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French Fashion Industry Eyes Ways To Better Use IP Rights For Protection from

PARIS – Fashion industry representatives and others in France are mulling ways to use the intellectual property system more effectively to protect innovations in fashion, with the support of the French government.

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Special Report: Copyright Policy At WIPO: A Plethora Of Topics, Concerns from

World Intellectual Property Organization members continuously work to ensure international copyright policy is as responsive and helpful as possible to global changes. One thing they don’t lack is outside opinions on what they should ...

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Contentious and Unprofessional Discovery Conduct Risks Attorney Ban and Close of Discovery for that Side from

The court denied without prejudice the parties' discovery motions and warned counsel that attorneys who did not behave professionally would be banned from discovery and that discovery for that side could be closed altogether. "The ...

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USPTO to Release Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance from

By Donald Zuhn -- In a conference call this morning, Drew Hirshfeld, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, announced that the USPTO would be releasing revised guidance on subject matter ...

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Examination Guidelines on Patent Eligibility from

The US Patent Office has released a new set of guidelines for judging patent eligiblity based upon the Supreme Court’s recent quartet of Bilski, Mayo, Myriad, and Alice.  The guidelines do not carry the ...

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IP Osgoode: Call for Applications from

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for a number of exciting summer opportunities with IP Osgoode’s blog, the IPilogue, and the Innovation Clinic. IPILOGUE The IPilogue is the first blog of ...

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Anticipation is not the epitome of obviousness from

Within a PTAB decision from 2013, one has the text

The same issues are dispositive of each obviousness rejection on appeal. First, each of the rejections for obviousness relies on the Examiner‟s
finding that ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on December 14, 2014 from

Charles Osgood introduced the stories for December 14, 2014. The cover story was "Game On," done by John Blackstone on people treating "E-sports" as spectator sports. Second was Anthony Mason on Misty Copeland.

Almanac was ...

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