Patent & IP news for March 15, 2015

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post image Giving meaning to source code escrow agreements: FilmFlex, Piksel clash over interpretation from

Our friend Catherine Lee, a.k.a. the Cat the Kat, has been highly industrious on our behalf, taking the trouble to write up the following note on a legal decision that is deadly serious ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat: Will narrowing innovator-generic price gap change IP law? from

The AmeriKat observing the latest
IP dynamic duo...
The AmeriKat can be solitary by nature.  She is accustomed to prowling for IP news and developments into the early witching hours.  Her green eyes are known ...

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"Blurred Lines" outcome: a really nasty precedent? from

Marty Clear in the Bradenton Herald on the Blurred Lines copying matter:


Thicke and his people probably made a tactical mistake when they filed a "preemptive" suit against Gaye's estate to try to block ...

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Protecting trade secrets from

Tips on trade secret protection:
--First, inventory all trade secret materials. This includes identifying the “secret sauce” of your company’s business, as well as design and other internal documents that may embody secret details ...

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Senate Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on patent reform on 18 March 2015 from

Patent Law Gone Awry: How Bob Goodlatte's Bill Combines Useless Rigidity With Dangerous Discretion
, Professor Richard Epstein tackled the bad points of Goodlatte's Innovation Act.

Now, on 10 a.m. Wednesday (March ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on March 15, 2015 from

Jane Pauley introduced the stories for March 15, 2015. The cover story is by Susan Spencer on Carol Gardner, a late bloomer (Better Late than Ever). Second, Tracy Smith on the Spencer family. Third, Lee ...

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Transitioning from Science to Patent Law from

I have been asked enough times by science and engineering Master's and Ph.D. students about transitioning to patent law that I thought it would be worth summarizing some basic information that I can ...

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"60 minutes" on 15 March 2015 from

Scott Pelley on "dead or alive" about the death master file.  There are alive people on the death master file.  Don Pilger  announced the death of his wife, but he was declared dead.  Beery Denault ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

March 18, 2015 - "Professionalism, Privilege, and Duty of Candor before the USPTO" (American Intellectual Property Law Association) - 12:30 - 2:15 pm (ET) March 19, 2015 - "Abstract Ideas after Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int ...

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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. Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. v. Sandoz Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-01716; filed March 9, 2015 in ...

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