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post image Paris Convention invoked in battle for La Republique from

A political dispute is brewing in France, into which that grand old dame of IP treaties, the Paris Convention of 1883, has surprisingly been drawn. The IPKat was alerted to this story by Katfriend Daniel ...

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post image Adding more infringing products at the stage of assessing financial compensation: can it be done? from

AP Racing Ltd v Alcon Components Ltd [2015] EWHC 1371 (IPEC) is a decision of Judge Hacon, sitting in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), England and Wales, on 15 May, relating to infringement of ...

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post image Hassan hassle? CJEU asked to rule on effect of non-registration of Community trade mark transaction from

Any word with three consecutive "s"s in it is bound to attract this word-loving Kat's attention, and Prozessstandschaft falls into that category. That word makes its debut on this weblog in Case C-163 ...

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Considering the Compromises of the New PATENT Act from

Guest Post by Robert Brunelli and David Kellis, both of Sheridan Ross. Last year, the Senate abandoned efforts to enact patent reform amid a lack of broad, bipartisan support.  But now the tides have turned ...

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Senator Asks Department of Veteran Affairs to Break Patents on Hepatitis C Drugs from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, in a letter addressed to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT) urged Secretary Robert McDonald to use his authority as Secretary "to ...

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WHA68: Global Vaccine Plan Lagging; New Proposal To Lower Prices from

An assessment of the World Health Organization Global Vaccine Action Plan aimed at delivering vaccination to all and boosting research into new vaccines found implementation to be “far off-track” in some areas. Today at the ...

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Fees Defendant Paid Litigation Counsel and Expert Witnesses Relevant to Reasonable Royalty Calculation from

The court denied defendant's motion in limine to preclude plaintiffs from comparing defendant's reasonable royalty calculation to the fees defendant incurred for litigation counsel and expert witnesses. "Plaintiffs argue that the amounts of ...

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Patent Law Quiz: from

Here is a 1-hour quiz that I recently gave my patent law students on some of the basics of 101; 102; 103; and 112. Questions: 1. An employee at Freya’s small start-up company has ...

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Statement: Blumenthal Offers Amendment On Trade Transparency from

Senators Blumenthal, Brown, Baldwin, and Udall introduced today a trade negotiation transparency bill that would require that all formal U.S. proposals for trade agreement restrictions on domestic regulations be posted on a website. This ...

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Prison Labor and Patent Publications from

Having been a registered patent attorney for over 20 years, I was surprised to learn the other day that prison labor is used as part of the USPTO’s printing process.  I had never heard ...

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Fee Shifting as Patent Policy Lever: How to Ensure Sufficient Torque from

Guest Post by Professor Shubha Ghosh, University of Wisconsin Law School Congratualtions to Hannah Jiam for her great work on attorney’s fee shifting after the Supreme Court’s 2014 Octane Fitness and Highmark decisions ...

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