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post image Not Buying It: Dallas Buyers Club's Demands (Largely) Rejected in Australia from

Since the Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited [2015] FCA 317 decision in Australia, speculative invoicing, or the potential of it, seemed to loom large over the continent in the southern hemisphere. In the ...

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post image 2015 Small Business Friendliness Survey from

Earlier this week, released its 2015 survey of small business attitudes toward state and local government (see previous posting for 2013 and 2014. I find this survey especially interesting because of their sample ...

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post image Google found its own Java libraries "half-ass at best", needed "another half of an ass", took Oracle's APIs from

This morning I found out I had actually missed the funniest piece of evidence in that whole Oracle v. Google Android-Java copyright infringement case. I've been following the case ever since it started (it ...

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post image Question Everything: Three Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask their Creative Agency from

Michelle Briggs

What’s in a name? These days, a lot. The wake of the digital revolution requires business owners to adapt their marketing and branding efforts at an incredible and often overwhelming pace.  In ...

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post image Friday fantasies from

Forthcoming events.  As usual, the Kats exhort you to check out the conferences, seminars and other attractions for the IP community, listed here.  Recent additions include the 20 November "Unification of Copyright" seminar co-hosted by ...

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Working through Old Patent Applications from

The decision in Hyatt v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2015) included a citation to a June 2013 letter submitted by then Acting Director Terry Rea to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The letter was submitted in a ...

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WIPO Director Gurry Highlights Value Of Indigenous Knowledge from

Indigenous Peoples' knowledge and creativity is a valuable source of inspiration for all, but might benefit from being better protected, the head of the UN World Intellectual Property Organization said this month. WIPO is currently ...

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Federal Circuit Expands Liability for Direct Infringement Under § 271(a) from

Last week, en banc, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Akamai Technologies Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. “unanimously set forth the law of divided infringement under 35 U.S.C ...

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Australian Review Of IPR, Competition Balance Draws Mixed Academic Response from

A government-ordered review of Australia's intellectual property arrangements could either resolve many important and long-standing issues or prove to be yet another political exercise in futility, academics say.

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Judge Giles Sutherland Rich’s Confirmation Proceedings from

I was poking around on Westlaw the other day and ran across materials related to Judge Giles Sutherland Rich’s confirmation proceedings when he was appointed to the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals by ...

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Attorney Fees Award Under 35 USC § 285 May Include Fees Incurred in Successful Reexamination from

The court granted defendant's motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285, including fees incurred during inter partes reexamination in which all asserted claims were cancelled on grounds of invalidity. "The issue ...

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ABS Bursary: Graduate Funding Available for Research in Biodiversity, Biotechnology, and Environmental Law from

Graduate funding is available for Canadian students interested in pursuing LLM research in the fields of biodiversity, biotechnology, and Canadian and international environmental law. Specifically, candidates interested in conducting graduate research work on emergent Canadian ...

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Issue Preclusion from

Personalized User Model, LLP v. Google Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) (Part II). In Part I, I discussed the aspect of this decision dealing with the statute-of-limitations for dealing with an inventor who had (allegedly) breached ...

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“The inherent result of an obvious process” ? from

Bloomberg reports on an unfavorable result for Takeda's drug Velcade .


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Pennsylvania Department of Revenue loses on its "trade secret" argument against "right to know" request from

From PennLive

A Commonwealth Court panel ruled Friday that the state Department of Revenue can't claim it is protecting trade secrets in opposing a Right to Know Law request to provide information on Lottery ...

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USPTO Proposes New PTAB Trial Rules from

This week the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a proposed rule to amend the existing rules of practice for inter partes review, post-grant review, the transitional program for covered business method patents ...

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