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post image "Three aspects of information: Current issues in trade secrets, client confidentiality and privilege": a report from

"Three aspects of information: Current issues in trade secrets, client confidentiality and privilege", CIPA-IPKat seminar, took place yesterday at the CIPA headquarters in Chancery Lane, in the heart of Charles Dickens' legal London. The ...

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Hors de combit?  Case C-223/15 combit Software is yet another reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union.  The referring court is the Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf (a German Court which is often called ...

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post image Is connectivity a human right? Filling a gap between uncertainty and opportunity from

This Kat has recently come across an intriguing white paper, released by Mark Zuckerberg last year, in which a provocative question is posed: "Is connectivity a human right?" -- a question that addresses the prospect of ...

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News from Abroad: Pravastatin Sodium Case, Japan Product-by-Process Claiming Practice: Supreme Court Overrules the Grand Panel of the IP High Court from

By Dr. Shoichi Okuyama* -- Product-by-process claim drafting and interpretation practice were greatly modified by the Pravastatin Sodium Case decisions (Japan Supreme Court, June 5, 2015, Second Petty Bench, case Nos. 2012(ju)1204 and 2012 ...

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IPR Challenging 3 of 22 Asserted Claims Justifies Stay of Entire Case from

The court granted defendant's motion to stay a recently transferred case pending inter partes review and rejected plaintiff's argument that defendant was hijacking the litigation because only 2 of 11 patents-in-suit and 3 ...

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WIPO Marrakesh Treaty For Blind Readers In Force In Early 2016? Now Part Of Bigger UN Process from

The 2013 World Intellectual Property Organization treaty on access to published works for print-disabled readers may go into effect by early 2016. And the treaty has become part of a bigger process at the United ...

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Federal Circuit Decides Ariosa, and Its Not Good News for Innovation in the Life Sciences from

On November 1, 2013, I reported on the district court decision in Aria Diagnostics v. Sequenom that invalidated diagnostic method claims under the Mayo v. Prometheus test for patent eligibility.  In that post, I predicted ...

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World Summit On Information Society (WSIS) Review Roadmap Taking Shape from

The United Nations is leading a mandated review of the 2003-2005 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) this year, culminating in a high-level meeting in December. This week, UN member states discussed the roadmap ...

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Sequenom loses at CAFC from

This appeal is from a grant of summary judgment of
invalidity of the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No.
6,258,540 (“the ’540 patent”). The United States District
Court for the Northern District ...

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OIP Technologies, Inc. v., Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

By Michael Borella -- In its first substantive application of Alice v. CLS Bank in 2015, the Federal Circuit has once again shot down claims for not meeting the patent-eligibility requirements of 35 U.S.C ...

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Concerns on patent reform from

The Daily CCaller on patent reform:

“The Innovation Act, like its Senate counterpart the PATENT Act, is another big government overhaul that would undermine our patent system and reward a few large, multi-national tech giants ...

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