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post image CEPGI Year in Review Shows Green Patents Hit All-time High in 2014 from

The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) recently released its 2014 Year in Review.  Researched and published by the Heslin Rothenberg law firm, CEPGI is a quarterly report on clean energy patents issued in the ...

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post image A Kat visits #INTA15: Tuesday from

Life can be fun at the annual International Trademark Association (INTA) Meeting, but it can also be tough.  Monday night's formalities closed with the end of the Meet the Bloggers reception at shortly after ...

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Forthcoming events. Composing this week's Wednesday Whimsies from the comfort of his San Diego hotel room while attending the INTA Meeting along with 9,855 of his closest friends, this Kat's thoughts inevitably ...

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Amgen Wins Temporary Injunction Against Sandoz in Landmark Biosimilars Case from

Amgen v. Sandoz, No. 15-1499 (Fed. Cir.) by Aaron F. Barkoff In a per curium Order today, the Federal Circuit granted Amgen's Emergency Motion for an Injunction Pending Appeal, stalling, at least temporarily, Sandoz ...

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Primer on Global and IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programs from

By Donald Zuhn -- Following the implementation of its first Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) in 2006, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceeded to establish PPH programs with ...

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Cryptoamnesia: why we have a patent system from

The Science of ‘Accidental’ Joke-Stealing and Plagiarism at nymag:

Imagine you were at a meeting last week about some kind of complicated problem to which you proposed a clever solution. Then the conversation moved ...

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Book Review: Dissecting The “Internet Freedom” Agenda from

Both radical civil society organizations and mainstream defenders of the status quo agree that the free and open internet is threatened: see for example the Delhi Declaration, Bob Hinden’s 2014 Year End Thoughts, and ...

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European Commission Unveils Plans For Digital Single Market from

Today, the European Commission released details about its plans to create a Digital Single Market, with a set of actions to be delivered by the end of next year. The plan includes a competition inquiry ...

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Section 101 Invalidity Challenge Barred by Failure to Disclose in Invalidity Contentions from

The court denied defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings of invalidity for lack of patentable subject matter because defendant failed to raise that invalidity ground in its invalidity contentions and rejected defendant's ...

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The Hurdles to Register a Scent as a Mark from

Registrations of non-traditional trademarks are uncommon, and often discussed only among legal scholars and in academic papers. A recent Wall Street Journal article, however, called attention to a growing trend in trademark law: registration of ...

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Biosig v. Nautilus: Indefiniteness on Remand from

By Jason Rantanen Biosig Instruments, Inc. v. Nautilus, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) (on remand from the Supreme Court) [2015 WL 1883265]  Download Opinion Panel: Newman, Schall, Wallach (author) About a month ago, I wrote an ...

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EU Copyright Review Divisive; French MEP Calls UN Expert Too Unbalanced from

The UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed, yesterday gave a presentation to the Legal Committee of the European Parliament, which currently is reviewing the EU Copyright Directive.

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