Patent & IP news for January 5, 2015

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post image Monday miscellany from

Sidebar poll on seasonal email circulars. So far, with six days left to go, the IPKat's sidebar poll on seasonal email greetings circulars shows that an overwhelming majority of readers of this blog delete ...

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Happy New Year from us at Patently-O. This is year eleven for the site and we are looking forward to a great new start! Later this week I’ll see some of you in Vail ...

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German media today reports of some excitement surrounding the proposed EU-American Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its potential effect on the scope of EU Geographical Indication protection, such as PDO and PGI protection ...

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One of the AmeriKat's New Year's resolutions after
blog more, sleep more. . .
With the fresh promise of a new year, many of us concoct plans to refresh, reinvent and re-energize our lives.  New ...

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post image The IPKat and his friends: a timely update from

Every three months or thereabouts, the IPKat and Merpel give an update of the goings-on both on this weblog and on other IP-flavoured blogs to which members of this blog team contribute. Back in October ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

January 8, 2015 - "Biosimilars: The Action Finally Starts" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 1:00 to 2:00 pm (ET) January 8, 2015 - "Proving and Avoiding Inequitable Conduct in Patent Prosecution and Litigation -- Leveraging Court Treatment ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. et al. v. Roxane Laboratories Inc. 1:14-cv-01508; filed December 23, 2014 in ...

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Top Stories of 2014: #10 to #7 from

By Donald Zuhn -- After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its eighth annual list of top patent stories. For 2014, we identified eighteen stories that were covered on Patent ...

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Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ... from

Welcome to this year's first "Never too late" round-up, brought to you by the inimitable Alberto Bellan. It's the 27th in this series of compilations of the previous week's blogposts and, knowing ...

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Settlement Privilege Does Not Apply to Past Licenses from

The court granted in part plaintiff's motion to compel further damages discovery. "Plaintiff seeks discovery of information relating to seven licenses, two of which have been relied upon by Defendants’ damages expert for the ...

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Top European Copyright Experts Urge Reform, Unification Of Copyright from

The European Copyright Society, an august group of copyright experts from across Europe, has issued a letter to new European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther Oettinger supporting his mandate to pursue copyright reform ...

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Defendant’s Failure To Appeal In Lieu Of Redesign Does Not Justify Attorneys’ Fee Award from

The court denied plaintiff's motion for attorneys’ fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 following summary judgment, a damages trial, and an appeal. "It was . . . objectively reasonable for [defendant] to defend the litigation on ...

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Financing Patent Litigation: Insurance Troubles from

Personal loans – such as a mortgage or automobile purchase financing – require that the borrower purchase insurance to cover at least some of the lender’s risk.  Business loans and venture investments are no different and ...

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