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post image Monday miscellany from

While Tom Gauld's humorous look at authorship (right) may not accord with any formal statistical breakdown, anyone who has worked in the field of copyright over the decades will know that there is more ...

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

Here, thanks again to the efforts of our dear friend and colleague Alberto Bellan, are the summaries of last week's Katposts which you might not have had a chance to read.  It's exciting ...

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post image Edging towards the new regime for Europe: a report on the EPLIT Meeting from

PatLit is indebted to patent litigator Chris Ryan for his account of last week's meeting of the European Patent Litigators Association (EPLIT) -- this being its second annual meeting, which took place in the quietly ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

June 1-2, 2015 - Biosimilars*** (American Conference Institute) - New York, NY June 4, 2015 - "Navigating Section 112(a) Enablement and Written Description -- Withstanding 112(a) Rejections and Attacks on Patent Validity and Patentability" (Strafford) - 1:00 ...

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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. Tris Pharma Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00393; filed May 15, 2015 ...

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Striking structural parallels between the European Patent Office and soccer body FIFA from

With all the attention that corruption scandals relating to soccer body FIFA are getting these days after certain arrests due to U.S. criminal investigations, I finally wanted to draw certain parallels between the structural ...

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Ford's patent gambit in electric vehicle technology from

Ford is opening up its electric vehicle patents for licensing (not giving the technology for free). Not a big deal.
The Christian Science Monitor "explains" why in the article:

Ford shares electric car technology with ...

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Plagiarism satire from

From a satire on plagiarism:

Several probes into local universities have found that plagiarism is rife, especially among international students, who are often permitted to enrol in expensive, full-fee degree courses with inadequate written and ...

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Claims by Brand Owners Against Alibaba Defendants are Reasserted in S.D.N.Y. from

A group of brand owners has filed another complaint against eleven Alibaba and Taobao entities for claims including direct and contributory trademark counterfeiting and violations of the RICO statute. At issue is when and to ...

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Protective Order Prohibiting Use of Confidential Information to Determine Infringement of Additional Patents Denied from

The court denied without prejudice defendant's motion to modify a protective order to preclude plaintiff from using "[defendant's] confidential information, and more specifically its ANDA, to determine if [defendant] violated [plaintiff's] patent ...

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Jotwell Post: The PTO Is Not the Only Patent Agency from

Jotwell—the Journal of Things We Like (Lots)—is a terrific way to keep up with interesting recent scholarship. When I created Written Description in 2011, I noted that Jotwell had only two patent-specific posts ...

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Firm Performance In Countries With & Without Open Copyright Exceptions from

Mike Palmedo writes: This post presents preliminary data showing that firms in industries sensitive to copyright can succeed in countries other than the US when copyright limitations include fair use. It is an early product ...

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Do Biotech Patent Lawsuits Really “Overwhelmingly Lose?”: A Response to Our Divided Patent System from

On October 14, 2014, Stanford’s Professor Mark Lemley tweeted “My new study with Allison & Schwartz shows that software and biotech patent lawsuits overwhelmingly lose.” The "study" he was referring to is Our Divided Patent ...

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Ultramercial Shoots for the Moon from

In its newly filed petition for writ of certiorari, Ultramercial asks the U.S. Supreme Court: Whether computer-implemented or software-based claims, reciting novel or non-routine steps with no conventional counterparts, still cover only patent-ineligible “abstract ...

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