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

From the brilliant and fertile brain of our staunch supporter and comrade-at-arms Alberto Bellan comes this week's harvest of last week's Katposts, the 52nd in the series (yes, we've kept them going ...

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post image Letter from AmeriKat: Spiderman's web ensnares the US Supreme Court in Kimble v Marvel from

Try as she might, the AmeriKat is
no Spiderman...
It was a busy week for the US Supreme Court last week, as it delivered blockbuster judgments on Obamacare and same-sex marriage rights.  No surprise that ...

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post image Benna, Bnina, Baina: a carefully-scripted ruling from the CJEU from

 Case C 147/14 Loutfi Management Propriété intellectuelle SARL v AMJ Meatproducts NV, Halalsupply NV is a Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling last Thursday in a Community trade mark-related reference from ...

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post image Is UberPOP a transport service? A new reference to the CJEU from

Like it or not, we have entered the age of Uber -- the love-it-or-loathe-it ride-share scheme which has caught not only the imagination of the public but the attention of the lawyers.  In this guest post ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

July 8-10, 2015 - Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2015: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing (Practising Law Institute) - San Francisco, CA July 9, 2015 - "Leveraging Post-Grant Patent Proceedings Before the PTAB -- Best Practices for ...

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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. Teijin Ltd. et al. v. Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. et al. 1:15-cv-00454; filed June 4, 2015 ...

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WIPO: Databases To Protect GRs, TK, Useful But Some Controversy from

In the quest to find solutions to protect traditional knowledge and genetic resources from misappropriation, some countries have resorted to private databases to be used by patent examiners. Indigenous peoples are wary of the process ...

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Oracle v. Google Android-Java copyright case goes back to San Fran: Supreme Court denies Google petition from

The copyrightability of code relating to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) may elicit more heat than light from a small but vocal group of people. The Supreme Court of the United States, however, has not concluded ...

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PTAB Authorizes Motion for Additional Discovery Concerning Possible Abuse of Process by the Coalition for Affordable Drugs from

The Board granted the patent owner's request to file a motion for additional discovery concerning possible abuse of process by two real parties in interest. "[The] Patent Owner requests two non-public offering documents for ...

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Track Abuse of Process Decisions in the PTAB from

The decision reported here is the latest in a series of PTAB decisions addressing accusations that hedge fund Hayman Credes Master Fund L.P. (under the name the Coalition for Affordable Drugs) has abused the ...

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Jumpin' through hoops? A copyright claim that never got off the ground from

Here's a note from Katfriend and occasional contributor Kevin Winters, who takes a look at a recent US copyright dispute that has generated more columns in the popular press than it's ever going ...

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Supreme Court Slows its Patent Law Jurisprudence? from

The Supreme Court had denied petitions for certiorari in three IP cases out of the Federal Circuit: Google v. Oracle (Federal Circuit held that the Java API naming scheme was copyrightable and not an ineligible ...

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Payment for use of protected seeds: when prospects for dodging payment recede ... from

Case C‑242/14 Saatgut-Treuhandverwaltungs GmbH v Gerhard und Jürgen Vogel GbR, Jürgen Vogel, Gerhard Vogel is a request for a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) made by ...

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Developing Country Broadcasters Ask For International Signal Protection At WIPO from

The World Intellectual Property Organization committee on copyright opened this week with an information panel that underlined that broadcasters in developing countries face more or less the same issues than their counterparts in developed countries ...

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