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post image The debate over "Concussion": Is movie "self-censorship" merely censorship by another name or just good business? from

We like to think about the history of copyright as a grand sweep from control over publication by the sovereign, aided by the guild as the beneficiary of monopoly rights, to the current reconfiguration, which ...

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Apple to court: let us collect hundreds of millions of dollars regardless of how weak some patents are from

Due to previous press reports on what Apple was going to show at Wednesday's event, there were no surprises for an informed audience, but I actually liked -- as an app developer and as a ...

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No Disqualification of Counsel for Conflict Imputed From Former Law Firm from

The court denied defendants' motion to disqualify plaintiff's counsel, who left the firm that initially represented plaintiff, because there was no imputed disqualification and their prior representation of defendants on patent matters was not ...

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US Proposes Suspension Of WIPO TK Committee; Switzerland And Others Counter from

The normative work at the World Intellectual Property Organization on the protection of traditional knowledge, genetic resources, and folklore was suspended last year. In the lead-up to the 2015 WIPO General Assembly, the United States ...

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Bits and Bytes on IP Law from

Video Contest: IPO is again hosting its IP Video Contest – for entertainment value I like the LOTR and Cavemen skits. [] Lighting Ballast: The Federal Circuit has denied a motion ...

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EPO the focus of Dutch newspaper article following suicide from

Dutch daily newspaper de Volkskrant carried a story yesterday which will sadden and dishearten readers of this blog. For the fifth time in recent years, Anneke Stoffelen reports, an employee at the European Patent Office ...

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In Memoriam: Brian Isaac from

IP Osgoode would like to express our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Brian Isaac.  Mr. Isaac is fondly remembered by the Osgoode community for generously sharing his time and expertise with ...

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When Choosing the Street (Art) Life Leads to the Court Life Choosing You from

After Starbucks, American Eagle and Roberto Cavalli, it is now Moschino and its designer Jeremy Scott’s turn (yes, again) to face the latest street art copyright infringement case. Joseph Tierny — a New York artist ...

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Media Rights Technologies v. Capital One: Williamson v. Citrix applied from

By Jason Rantanen Media Rights Technologies, Inc. v. Capital One Financial Corporation (Fed. Cir. 2015) Download opinion Panel: O’Malley (author), Plager and Taranto Earlier this summer, the Federal Circuit issued a revised opinion in ...

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