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post image Friday fantasies from

Forthcoming events. The past week has seen a couple of fresh events added to the IPKat's list of forthcoming attractions. Do remember to check out this page and see if there's anything there ...

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post image Where to Touch Turtles or Drive the Mars Rover: Some of the Best Oklahoma Science and Discovery Destinations – Part II: from

Kathryn Albert

The scene opens on a lone human. Clad in a protective suit, she floats in the black abyss with only the faintest suggestion of lights from shapes far out in the distance. Is ...

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post image Missed the Target: Registration of Parody Trade Marks in Australia from

As this Kat is incredibly 'hip' and 'cool', he very much likes to keep his paws on the pulse of today's youth's vernacular. This original and often playful use of language illustrates current ...

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post image Tinkering with IP threats: Commission consults, Parliament proposes and Robin roars from

The making of groundless and unwarranted threats to sue other people for infringing intellectual property rights is a topic which in the United Kingdom has been weighed, measured, broken down into fragments and then put ...

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post image Protection of Traditional Knowledge - governments are the problem and Nagoya is not the solution from

The IPKat is delighted to receive a contribution penned by long-time Katfriend Professor Graham Dutfield (Professor of International Governance at Leeds University) on the subject of Traditional Knowledge. There has been much discussion on this ...

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Federal Circuit Delivers En Banc Opinion in Akamai v. Limelight from

By Kevin E. Noonan & Michael Borella -- The Federal Circuit handed down a unanimous en banc decision today regarding the interplay between literal infringement and induced infringement in Akamai Technologies Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. On ...

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PTAB Decisions Add Some Clarity to Estoppel in AIA Post-Grant Proceedings from

This guest post is contributed by Kristin L. Murphy, a Shareholder at Brooks Kushman PC in Southfield, Michigan. Kristin's bio is available hereThe Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) created three new mechanisms for ...

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Barron's on the IPR strategy of Kyle Bass: "The political winds may be blowing against Bass" from

Barron's discusses the IPR patent strategy of Kyle Bass

Finally, Bass is courting controversy with a new investment tactic recently adopted by his fund. He teamed up with Erich Spangenberg, CEO of IPNav, to ...

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Graphene from buckyballs? from

Once praising scientific fraudster Jan-Hendrik Schon, MIT Tech Rev talks about a technique that could revolutionize the use of this wonder material (graphene).


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Off-label uses of drugs from

From Wayne State:

An off-label treatment means that the drug has not been officially approved by the FDA for a particular disease, but there is evidence and experience to support the use of that drug ...

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Apple's published US application 20150227782 on facial recognition: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SENDING DIGITAL IMAGES from

The first published claim:

A method comprising: identifying, using a processor of a machine, a first face depicted within a digital image; matching, using the processor of the machine, the first face with a first ...

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Tight Rules on Pre-Discovery Infringement Contentions offer Forecast for Patent Reform Provisions from

by Dennis Crouch In the civil procedure focused Keranos v. Silicon Storage (Fed. Cir. 2015), the Federal Circuit has ruled that a trial court must consider good cause when determining whether to allow parties to ...

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Guest Post by Gary Griswold on Design Patent Damages from

Yesterday, the Federal Circuit summarily denied Samsung’s petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc of the high profile Apple v. Samsung decision.  (The denial was per curiam and didn’t appear on the Federal ...

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