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post image Copyright and the ‘private copying’ exception: what’s all the fuss about? from

(Post-lunch) format shiftingDoes copyright strike an appropriate balance between competing interests? The adequacy (or otherwise) of copyright law is a political hot potato in the EU, and none more so than in relation to ...

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post image Patent trolls still on the menu as industry-backed UPC website launches from

Now with a snazzy logo, the UPC
Industry Coalition is here
to stay
In the Unified Patent Court's Arms Race (or Cold War), there seems to be new dedicated UPC websites popping up each ...

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post image Wu-Tang Clanger -- or have the rappers got it right? from

Old Kats occasionally come back as guest Kats, which is why this weblog is so pleased to give a hearty welcome to this post by emeritus Kat Catherine Lee (a.k.a. Cat the Kat ...

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post image Wednesday whimsies from

The Law Society, England and Wales, is advertising vacancies on its Committees. One of these is the Intellectual Property Committee, which has no fewer than four vacancies to fill. If you are an "exceptional solicitor ...

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Guest Post: $2.6 Billion Per Drug: Is Your Patent Portfolio Strong Enough to Protect Your Investment? from

By Cambria Alpha-Cobb* and Anthony D. Sabatelli** -- Late last year, the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD) released a number that would cause jaws to drop all around the healthcare world. The ...

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Trade Outlook In 2015: The Race Of The Mega-Regionals from

For international trade, 2015 will be “a year of work” rather than of finalisation, as Viviane Reding put it.The comment of the former European Commission vice president and Justice Commissioner focussed on the Trade ...

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Assertion of Patent Claims After Unfavorable Claim Construction of Related Patents Warrants § 285 Attorney Fee Award from

The court granted defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 following summary judgment of noninfringement because plaintiff should have known its claims were meritless. "The infringement claims against [defendants] depended on ...

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Guest Counterpoint by Prof. Sichelman: The Innovation Act’s Fee-Shifting is Biased against Patent Holders and Will Likely Increase PAE Activity from

Ted Sichelman is a Professor of Law and Director of the Technology Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Proerty Clinic and Center for Intellectual Property Law & Markets at the University of San Diego School of Law.  Representative Bob ...

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Ariosa v. Sequenom Oral Argument from

Listening to the AIPLA presentation on patent eligibility a few weeks ago, it sounded as though one of the Federal Circuit cases that the PTO is watching is Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc. That ...

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Announcing Canada’s 7th Annual IP Writing Challenge from

The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and IP Osgoode are delighted to announce our 2015 Canadian writing challenge in intellectual property law. We are excited to be running our seventh annual writing challenge.  Our ...

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IP Policy Proposals, Working Groups Come Clear At 20th European IP Forum from

PARIS – A recent gathering of IP owners, lawyers and government officials explored strategies and potential policies to fight counterfeiting and piracy. The 20th European Intellectual Property Forum, sponsored by the French Union of Manufacturers (Union ...

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Announcing the Lassonde 50:50 Challenge from

The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University today launched a new $1.5-million challenge to become the first engineering school in Canada to reach a 50:50 gender balance. The Lassonde School of Engineering ...

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MVS Filewrapper® Blog: Cancelation of Trademarks due to First Actual Use After Application from

Post by Dan Lorentzen


Federal registration of a trademark provides a number of benefits to the trademark owner, including protection throughout the entire country, advantageous litigation position—for example presumption of validity and enhanced monetary ...

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Congressman Jeffries in San Jose Mercury News on patent reform from

From the Mercury News:


In recent years, however, tech entrepreneurs, startups, small patent holders and more established companies throughout the nation have been threatened by bad actors abusing the system. A 2013 study from the ...

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Plagiarism vs. copyright infringement from

The article -- Providence Journal accused of plagiarism-- illustrates the difference between plagiarism and copyright infringement. One can have a right to reproduce text, but without attribution to the author, one can still plagiarize.

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U.S. appeals court unlikely to grant Apple an injunction against Samsung over three software patents from

The five-year anniversary of Apple's patent enforcement efforts against Google's Android mobile operating system (on March 2, 2010, Apple sued HTC) went unnoticed because there was nothing to celebrate in Cupertino. Half a ...

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