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

The 44th weekly listing of the previous week's Katposts coincides with a public holiday in the IPKat's native England but, on the IP blogosphere, the Kats are working tirelessly once again to make ...

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post image A Kat visits #INTA15: Prelude from

#INTA15: an artist's impression ...The International Trademark Association (INTA) is holding its 137th Meeting in San Diego this year, deep in the sunny south of California. This event, which the organisers have dubbed #INTA15 ...

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post image Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion. Is It Worth It? from

Google announced an experiment it says will “remove friction from the patent market and improve the landscape.” The experiment, called the Patent Purchase Promotion, will run from May 8 through May 22, 2015. In it ...

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AIPLA Webinar on Freedom to Operate Investigations from

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will be offering a webinar on "Conducting a Freedom to Operate Investigation" on May 5, 2015 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern). Les Bookoff of Bookoff McAndrews ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

May 5, 2015 - "Conducting a Freedom to Operate Investigation" (American Intellectual Property Law Association) - 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern) May 12, 2015 - "Patent Prosecution: Leveraging Declarations to Strengthen Patents Against Post-Grant Proceedings" (Strafford) - 1 ...

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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. Horizon Pharma Ireland Ltd. et al. v. Lupin Ltd. et al. 1:15-cv-03051; filed April 30 ...

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Data Encryption and Check Scanning and Imaging are Abstract Ideas Under Alice from

In a final written decision, the Board found the challenged claims of a data acquisition patent upatentable under § 101 and rejected the patent owner's argument that data encryption and check imaging and scanning were ...

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Network Security Patents Invalid Under Alice from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's network security patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the patents lacked an inventive concept. "[Plaintiff] argues that ...

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Announcing New Book: What’s Wrong with Copying? from

IP Osgoode is pleased to announce the release of a new book entitled “What’s Wrong with Copying?” by Prof. Abraham Drassinower. Reprinted below is the Harvard University Press book flier.   Copyright law, as conventionally ...

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New policies needed on data access and ownership from

Last week, David Brailer published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal warning of the problems with access to health information (see "They're Your Vital Signs, Not Your Medical Records" - subscription required). He points ...

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