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post image Will proof of a well-known mark ultimately be determined by a brain scan? from

Is there a better way to determine whether a mark is well-known, if not today, then in the future? Will technology play a role? This Kat got to wondering about these questions as he made ...

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Next Step: Substantive Harmonization of Patent Eligibility? from

Broad subject matter eligibility had a strong run from 1980-2014. Although eligibility in the U.S. was broad, Europe was somewhat more narrow on various fronts.  With Alice Corp v. CLS Bank and Mayo v ...

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Stare decisis and the Spider-Man case (Kimble v. Marvel) from

As a flashback, concerning the Supreme Court's refusal to overturn Brulotte v. Thys, contemplate the following from Monell, 436 U.S. 658, 695 (1978) :

Although we have stated that stare decisis has more force ...

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AIPLA Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar from

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will be its 19th annual Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar on July 20-21, 2015 in San Francisco, CA and on July 23-24, 2015 in Alexandria, VA. The Seminar is ...

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