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post image BREAKING: Dutch court refers questions to CJEU on e-lending and digital exhaustion from

Fancy a trip to Luxembourg?First of all, a kat-warning: this is not an April's Fool joke, also because how could you ever make copyright-related jokes? ;)
A few months ago this very blog reported ...

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post image Walmart's Old Mother Hubbard Patent from

"And when she got there, the cupboard was bare..." I didn’t grow up with Walmart. As I wrote six years ago (to the day!), Meijer was more than enough Big Box for us. In ...

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post image BREAKING NEWS: It's official -- the law is an ASOS, or is it an ASSOS ...? from

"Is that ASOS,
The battle between ASSOS and ASOS is the sort of thing that case note writers and legal bloggers dread: complex litigation involving two names that are so similar that it ...

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post image Are you a Klingon or a Replicant? Do you work in IP? If so, read on from

Klingons: acceptance within the IP
professions is a long and arduous Trek ...
"It takes all sorts to make a world" runs the proverb. Much the same can be said of the community of good souls ...

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Virotech Patents, Viropiracy, and Viral Sovereignty from

INTRODUCTION Access to medicines goes hand in hand with the protection of intellectual property rights. At a time when the United States is undertaking large-scale reforms in both the intellectual property and healthcare arenas, it ...

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Senju Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. v. Lupin Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Earlier this month, the Federal Circuit affirmed a District Court judgment of obviousness in ANDA litigation under the Hatch Waxman Act having a long provenance of earlier litigation, in Senju Pharmaceutical ...

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Looking back six years: Wal-Mart and IBM from

In Walmart's Old Mother Hubbard Patent the blog 12:01 Tuesday discussed Walmart's US patent 8,996,413, with first inventor Stuart Argue (listed at linkedin as Engineering Director @WalmartLabs ).

The first claim ...

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Thailand Toughens Copyright Law To Deal With Internet Providers, Unlawful Movie Recording In Theaters from

BANGKOK - Thailand has toughened its copyright law to include, for the first time, responsibility of intermediaries, or internet service providers, for infringement of copyright work on the internet, and separately, to penalise people who record ...

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Plaintiff’s Assertion of Patent Known to be Owned by Another Justifies Award of Attorney Fees from

Following a jury trial, the court granted defendants' motions for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 where plaintiff conspired to defraud two entities of ownership of the patents defendants were accused of infringing ...

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USPTO Responds To Public Comments on PTAB AIA Trial Procedures from

Responding to feedback from petitioners and patent owners, the USPTO disclosed a plan to revise the procedural rules governing post grant proceedings under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”). USPTO Director Michelle K. Lee announced ...

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Interlocutory Appeal on Stay Decisions for CBM/PGR from

Intellectual Ventures v. JPMorgan (Fed. Cir. 2015) IV has asserted a set of computer security patents against JPMorgan, some of which are directly related to electronic transactions.  Within a month of the civil action filing ...

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Self-plagiarism is totally acceptable? from

In the post Fighting Plagiarism In Scientific Papers , Tommaso Dorigo states:

Self-plagiarism is totally acceptable in scientific papers in my opinion.

Given that self-plagiarism is copying WITHOUT attribution, self-plagiarism
amounts to multiple publication, which to ...

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Some intellectual property issues in collaborations between universities and industry from

A paper by J.T. Pronk, et al., in Nature Biotechnology titled How to set up collaborations between academia and industrial biotech companies [Nature Biotechnology 33, 237–240(2015) ] is of interest to IP issues ...

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Delaware jury finds Motorola infringes claims of Intellectual Ventures' US Patent 7,120,462 from

Motorola suffered a second loss to Intellectual Ventures when a Delaware jury found infringement of claims
of US Patent 7,120,462.

The Register, in covering the verdict, noted:

Intellectual Ventures, which was formed in ...

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