Patent & IP news for March 29, 2015

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post image Monday miscellany from

The Court of Justice of the European Union is now on its holidays and won't be visibly back in action until Tuesday 14 April.  The Kats collectively and individually wish the EU's top ...

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post image Taste of nature in court as plant growers slug it out over red radish patent from

We've just had tomatoes and broccoli [on which see last week's Katpost by David, here], and now it's the turn of red radishes [this Kat's favourite is the white radish: for ...

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post image Trade mark trolls in Cuba: will 'General Washington' come to the aid of US brands? from

Does history repeat itself? Not as such, but it does throw the light of the past on the problems of the present.  This Kat well recalls the problems faced by international brands, returning to South ...

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Polo not the same as football, but Royal Berks give Yanks a partial whipping from

It's the polo season again in Luxembourg, which hosts a forum that may have seen more POLO-related litigation than anywhere else in Europe, and possibly beyond (POLO cases that have come before the European ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on 29 March 2015 from

Charles Osgood introduced the stories for March 29, 2015. First, Legends on Frank Sinatra. Second, Tracy Smith on Jeff Hansen. Third, Jon Cryer interviewed by Ben Tracey. Seth Doane on railroading in India. Scott Simon ...

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Michael Jackson's US Patent US5255452 : Method and means for creating anti-gravity illusion from

The first claim of Michael Jackson's US patent was to a system:

A system for engaging shoes with a hitch mans to permit a person standing on a stage surface to lean forwardly beyond ...

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Million Dollar Mistake? The Cost of Limiting or Canceling IP Rights from

Guest post by  Cynthia M. Ho, Clifford E. Vickrey Research Professor, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. Philip Morris and Eli Lilly think that they are entitled to millions in compensation from countries that ...

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Copying without citation asserted in religious academic environment from

Plagiarism charges have been leveled against the incoming president of Virginia Wesleyan College.


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Debate over intellectual property rights at Ohio State University from

The background presumption in academic environments is that invention rights belong to the university but IP in scholarly works belongs to the professor. Now, that presumption may be changing.

From "Inside Higher Ed":

Earlier this ...

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Trademark tarnishment theme on The Good Wife on 29 March 2015 from

Amidst the complexities of Alisha's dealing with her SA win, one has themes of copyright infringement and later trademark tarnishment.

More excitement appears when the law firm's emails are hacked and published.

Cary ...

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Patents before product? from

From Crain's

Companies are seeking patents earlier in their lifecycle because of a recent shift in regulations to “first to file” a patent from “first to invent,” says James Malackowski, CEO of Ocean Tomo ...

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