Patent & IP news for January 19, 2015

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post image Keep calm and drink a glass of (melt)-water! from

Beyond any weather forecast, it should have been a bad day in Luxembourg for Melt Water, the Lithuanian company which lost a couple of days ago on absolute grounds both trade mark cases T-69/14 ...

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post image BREAKING NEWS: Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda proposes major overhaul of EU copyright from

Julia RedaAs copyright-oriented IPKat folks will be aware of, this year promises to be an interesting one at the EU level. Not only because of the ever-active Court of Justice of the European Union ...

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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. Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC et al. v. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. 9:15-cv-80056; filed January 15, 2015 ...

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WHO Report: Access, Affordability Of Medicines Key To Reducing Non-Communicable Diseases from

A new report from the World Health Organization examines the Global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013-2020 (known as the Global NCD Action Plan) and provides some “lessons learnt from ...

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Next Steps on the USPTO Sensitive Application Warning System from

The USPTO has now offered some public information regarding its secretive Sensitive Application Warning System with the apt acronym: SAWS. [LINK]  SAWS came to light after it was ‘leaked’ by examiners and Devon Rolf has ...

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Copyright Reform, EPO Governance, Trade Secrets Among Key European IP Issues In 2015 from

Review, and possibly reform, of the European Union copyright system tops the list of “hot” European intellectual property issues this year. The new European Commission has made modernising copyright rules a major priority, while fresh ...

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

Here, courtesy of our gallant and ever-dependable Katfriend Alberto Bellan, is the 29th consecutive "Never Too Late" post, in which the contents of last week's substantive Katposts are carefully summarised so that our readers ...

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Spanish challenge to new European regime: is the Court of Justice failing to engage with the issues? from

German attorney and Certified Specialist for IP Law Ingve Stjerna has written a further analysis of the current judicial scrutiny of the European Union's proposed (but not yet operative) new regime for patents.  It ...

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Monday miscellany from

Calling all men!  Further to this morning's post on the Intellectual Property International Women's  Leadership Forum and this weblog's sidebar poll, the IPKat's friend Alicia has just been in touch from ...

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