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post image Letter from Japan 3: Copyright and industrial design: trapped in the Tripp Trapp ... from

Here's the third in the series of occasional guest posts from Japan from one-time guest Kat and Class 46 trade mark blogger Laetitia Lagarde.  Laetitia's first post, on product placement, can be read ...

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post image Drawing Severable Lines in Claim Construction from

Inline Platics v. EasyPak (Fed. Cir. 2015) In this claim construction case, the Federal Circuit has reversed in favor of the patentee – finding that the district court improperly limited the claims to a specific embodiment ...

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

As the doughty folk of the United Kingdom struggle to get through yet another public holiday, this Kat has every sympathy with all IP enthusiasts in their battle to keep up with the latest news ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

Posting of comments: a new Kat policy. In order to make it easier to follow the discussions and threads of debate which appear in the readers' comments section beneath each blogpost, the IPKat has initiated ...

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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. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. et al. v. Merck & Co., Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00572; filed July 7 ...

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Guest Post by Profs. Lefstin & Menell on Sequenom v. Ariosa from

In a parallel post, Dennis summarized the numerous amicus briefs filed in support of Sequenom’s petition for rehearing en banc.  Below, professors Jeffrey Lefstin (Hastings) and Peter Menell (Berkeley) discuss the core issues raised ...

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OECD Digital Economy Report Measures Innovation With IPRs from

An annual report on the digital economy from the economic organisation of the world's richest countries measures innovation by how many patents, designs and trademarks were filed by businesses.

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Interview: IP Enforcement In The US Fashion Industry from

Protecting intellectual property rights in the fashion industry can be a tricky exercise in this fast-moving environment. Several avenues are possible for fashion designers in the United States, such as trademark, trade dress or design ...

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Forbes on 1799 patent from

In a story about Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a firm founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Forbes alludes to a 1799 patent:

The earliest example of a patent for a pneumatic transport system reaches all the ...

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The debate about the proposed IPR carve-out for pharma patents from

Chris Versace (with a position at New Jersey City University (NJCU)) criticizes pharma industry proposals on IPRs, without mentioning the forays of Kyle Bass:

According to a Politico report, “The drug industry is circulating a ...

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FRE 408 Does Not Prohibit Evidence of Settlement Offer to Show Lack of Irreparable Harm from

The court denied plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction to preclude defendant from selling its accused email products and determined that plaintiff failed to establish irreparable harm. "[Plaintiff's] own actions belie its assertion ...

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Dow loses "supplemental damages" claim against NOVA because of the change in law brought by Nautilus case from

CORPORATION -- illustrates what can happen when there is an
intervening change in law. In law school, one learns of
the Schooner Peggy case in which the ...

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Patent quality puzzle is dissected in new WIP0 magazine article from

A good patent is becoming increasingly harder to find. In the current issue of WIPO Magazine my article, The puzzle that is patent quality,” looks at how the importance, market value and reliability of a ...

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Sequenom’s Patent from

Sequenom’s patent claim in question: 1. A method for detecting a paternally inherited nucleic acid of fetal origin performed on a maternal serum or plasma sample from a pregnant female, which method comprises: amplifying ...

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An Amazing Start to the 2015 IP Intensive Program! from

To kick off the IP Intensive program for 2015, we would like to express our thanks and appreciation to SOCAN for their generosity in providing a subsidy for the IP Intensive out of town placements ...

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Ph.D. of Dexter Suggs revoked by Indiana Wesleyan over copying issues from

Indiana Wesleyan University has revoked the Ph.D. of former Little Rock schools superintendent Dexter Suggs, presumably related to the copying without attribution in the thesis of Suggs.

See the report in the Washington Times ...

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