Patent & IP news for July 29, 2015

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post image You wouldn't steal a car: Criminalisation of IP from

With recent and possible changes to IP crime laws, your Katonomist turns her third eyelid to criminalisation and the economics of crime.  
Criminalisation throws up a number of questions. Do existing laws cover the area ...

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post image Do you need permission to link to freely accessible content? The 2015 Toronto Games website appears to think so from

Do you need permission from the relevant copyright owner to link to his/her content?
This question has been haunting European (to say the least) minds - and possibly also hearts - at least since the Court ...

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post image Gama v Pal: those wipes -- and a sidebar poll from

Yesterday morning the IPKat posted this item on a procedural issue relating to amendment of pleadings in a passing-off action, Gama Healthcare Ltd v Pal International Ltd.  The blogpost featured a couple of illustrations that ...

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post image The New European Patent: a new title from

The New European Patent, by Alfredo Ilardi, has recently been published by Hart Publishing, now part of the Bloomsbury Publishing.  According to the publishers:
On 17 December 2012, following a complex negotiation which lasted 12 ...

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post image 500 and counting: websites blocked by order of UK courts from

People write about court orders that require internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to websites that contain or offer unlawful content; they praise them, they criticise the presence or absence of safeguards -- depending on ...

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JPO and USPTO Announce PCT and Search Collaborations from

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced two new collaborations with the Japan Patent Office. In a press release issued on July 1, the USPTO announced an agreement ...

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WIPO Patent Committee Searching For Common Ground For Future Discussions from

After a slow start this week due to late approval of the agenda, the World Intellectual Property Organization patent law committee is now sailing through the proposed schedule. However, previous positions remain unchanged and the ...

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Consent Judgment Precluding Future Infringement Does Not Preclude Subsequent Infringement Claim from

The court deferred ruling on defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's infringement action based on a prior consent judgment and a parallel contempt proceeding. "In order to ensure an orderly and efficient resolution of the ...

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New Update on Subject Matter Eligibility to be Published on July 30th from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will publish a Notice on July 30th that the Office is updating their procedures for determining subject matter eligibility. A copy of this Notice ...

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