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post image After the INTA conference: some helpful Kat-tips from

After the conference ...  Last week this Kat was heavily involved in fellow Kat Neil's International Trademark Association (INTA) Trademarks Overlap conference in Munich, Germany (summarised in a series of 10 live Katposts which you ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

A time for GOLDENBALLS ...The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will be to all intents and purposes closed from 22 December to 6 January, though this Kat has no doubt that several ...

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post image Inventing to Nowhere from

The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The ...

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post image The independence of the Boards of Appeal: Merpel roars again from

Still troubled by goings-on
at the European Patent Office
There are many aspects of the recent events (See here and links concerning the suspension of a member of the Board of Appeal, and here and ...

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Be careful with your requests, especially if you want to appeal from

This moggy noticed a report on the Deltapatents blog of a salutary little decision of T 2157/10 from the Technical Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office, dated 14 November 2014, and posted ...

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TISA Negotiations: Yes To E-Commerce, Data Flows, No To IPR, Data Protection? from

After two years of negotiations, the draft Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) stands at 17 horizontal and sector-specific proposals, negotiators told Intellectual Property Watch after the 2-5 December Geneva round of negotiations. The sector-specific annexes ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Update on "Patent Troll" Legislation in the Wake of the 2014 Elections from

Post by Luke Holst

In December of 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3309, the "Innovation Act," ostensibly to address the problem of abusive patent litigation, sometimes referred to as patent ...

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Global IP Registration Increases; China At Forefront Of IP Filings from

The World Intellectual Property Organization this week issued its 2014 edition of the World Intellectual Property Indicators report, finding growth in intellectual property filings in China and the United States, and decline in Europe and ...

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Financial Transaction Security Patent Invalid Under Alice from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's financial transaction security patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because the claims were not limited by an inventive concept. "[P ...

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IP as a Corporate Human Right from

by Dennis Crouch I am enjoying Professor Osei-Tutu’s (FIU) new article on intellectual property as a human right.  Corporate ‘Human Rights’ to Intellectual Property Protection, ___ Santa Clara L. Rev. ___ (2015) (forthcoming). The ...

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Federal Circuit: Next Round of Myriad Patent Claims Are Also Invalid from

by Dennis Crouch In AMP v. Myriad, the Supreme Court found that some of Myriad’s BRCA gene patent claims were valid – or at least that they did not violate the prohibition against patenting products ...

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Heartburn Relief: AstraZeneca Wins Nexium Antitrust Trial from

On December 5, 2014, an 11-person jury decided in favor of defendants AstraZeneca PLC and Ranbaxy Laboratories, Inc. in the first pay-for-delay class action trial since the United States Supreme Court in FTC v. Actavis ...

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IP Osgoode Speaks Series featuring Justice Marshall Rothstein – Generalist Judges, Technical Expertise, and the Standard of Review from

  On November 24th, 2014, the IP Osgoode Speaks Series concluded a busy term with the visit of the Honourable Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein of the Supreme Court of Canada, to discuss the nexus between specialist ...

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Announcing Osgoode’s New and Cutting-Edge ‘Legal Information Technology’ Course from

I am happy to announce a new addition to Osgoode Hall Law School’s curriculum – a course in legal information technology. This course is one of several new courses that are aimed at preparing students ...

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Happy Holidays from IP Osgoode! from

IP Osgoode wishes you a Happy Holiday and a Creative New Year!  We appreciate your interest and support over the past year and look forward to another successful year.  We will slow down over the ...

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Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center from

By Jason Rantanen As most of you know, I am an associate professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law, in Iowa City, Iowa.  One of my initiatives this past semester was ...

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