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post image Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium from

The 2015 Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium addresses the theme of Ethics and Electronics: Navigating Legal Ethics and New Technology. The symposium will be held March 27, 2014, at Creighton University’s School of ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

The European Parliament, in some of its gloryThe Monday Miscellany is not the place you would expect to find anything about the ongoing crises at the European Patent Office, but so many people have ...

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post image EPO petitions for review are not third level hearings from

Case R 0005/14, Apparatus for circulating flows of washing and rinsing liquids in a laundry washing machine/CANDY SpA (4 March 2015) a reminder from the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent ...

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

Today the IPKat and Merpel are thrilled to report that this weblog has just welcomed its 13 millionth page-view. They don't know who Page-Viewer Number 13,000,000 is, but they hope that whoever ...

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Patent reform not really needed now? from

As to a post in the Des Moines Register, titled  
Stop patent trolls from preying on innovation, which includes

Legislation should:
Require patent owners to spell out specific infringing activity in demand letters and lawsuit ...

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Becoming a master inventor from

BusinessInsider has a post titled -- 
How this regular programmer became a 'Master Inventor' at IBM--  Link:
Within, there is mention of U.S. No. 2013-07-16 8489690 ,

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The EU patent package: have the critics got it all wrong? Professors rage, Wouter responds from

Last Friday afternoon, just as all good readers were getting ready for a weekend break [and all workoholics and European patent enthusiasts were rolling up their sleeves and getting ready for action, Merpel thinks], the ...

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Evidence in Copyright Trials, Blurred Lines Edition from

A couple of years ago, everyone had an opinion about the Google v. Oracle copyright case but few looked at the actual evidence presented in the case to inform their opinions. It turned out that ...

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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Warns Against the Loss of IP Rights with Misguided Patent Reform from

Many IP experts are growing concerned about the weakening of the IP system in the United States. Some are so concerned that they are wondering what steps can be taken to save it from the ...

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Agriculture is a high-tech industry from

I recently came across this article from a couple of months ago that illustrates how the U.S. economy is evolving. The story ("Working the Land and the Data") is from the NY Times and ...

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Lack of Standard for Measuring “Substantial” Interference Renders Wireless Transmission Claims Indefinite from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's wireless data transmission patent was invalid as indefinite because of the term, "substantially prevent communication interference between the first and second pairs." "It ...

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Redesign Of Ebola Treatment Units Draws 1500 Innovations, Including Locally from

KAMPALA, UGANDA - In light of the persistence of the Ebola outbreak and the demands it has placed on global infection containment resources and processes, the United States government disaster response community recognised an opportunity to ...

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Gathering Looks At Governance Of WIPO, IP Governance In Multilateral Fora from

On 5 March, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in collaboration with Oxford University’s Global Economic Governance Programme (GEG) hosted an event in Geneva to discuss challenges and issues in intellectual ...

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Of brackets and productivity - and treating workers as humans from

Here we go again. The annual March ritual. But I'm not talking about basketball. I'm talking about the regular chest beating of how the NCAA basketball tournament hurts productivity. Every year we hear ...

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CJEU Renders Landmark Decision On Private Copying Levies from

From Hogan Lovells: Private copying levies in the Member States have occupied the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) quite a few times, previously for example in decision C‑521/11 from 2013 ...

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Measuring Innovation from

A new business article on “measuring innovation” notes that 50% of firms investing in R&D; are not patenting the results of their research. The main thrust of the article is that, because so many ...

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Senator Hatch speaks up on patent reform from

for Senator Hatch's comments, see the link:

As to "loser pays," note that the Innovation Act starts with the presumption that "every" loser will pay, troll or ...

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Intellectual Ventures still going after Motorola for patent infringement from

Ars Technica notes that Intellectual Ventures [IV] is still going after Motorola.

See the link

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Now that case is teed up again with a different set ...

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Going Round on IP and Climate Change from

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists recently published a spirited debate on the role of intellectual property rights (IPR) in commercialization and transfer of climate mitigation technologies. The participants, who debated via a series of ...

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