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post image Claim drafting tip: Focus on direct, not indirect infringement from

Bottom line: The claims of a patent should, if possible, be specifically and separately directed to each one of several entities within a distribution chain such as the end user, supplier, component supplier or manufacturer ...

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post image Draft consultation on online platforms leaked: does the EU really want ISPs to do (much) more? from

IPKat readers will promptly recall not only that last May the EU Commission unveiled its Digital Single Market Strategy (DSMS) [here and here], but also that - as far as copyright is concerned - proposed areas of ...

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post image Implementing the AIA: First to File Patents from

By Dennis Crouch It is hard for me to believe that the America Invents Act of 2011 is now four-years old.  Some changes (Joinder, Fees, e.g.) had fairly immediate impact.  Although somewhat slower coming ...

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post image What is a patent? Judicial training, opt-outs and boy-band seating at IPSoc's UPC panel debate from

The AmeriKat is not coming out until after the transitional
period of the UPC  - hello 7-14 year nap!With the new court term looming, last week IPSoc, the society for junior IP practitioners, hosted its ...

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post image The Key to Confusion: Supreme Court of BC decides on Keyword Advertising and Passing Off from

Search keywords are incredibly valuable in today's world, and a successful use of words catering to users' searches can yield a great deal of monetary gain to those using them, even at the expense ...

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post image Property Law: Who owns the Graffiti? from

By Dennis Crouch Interesting property/copyright case from the High Court of England & Wales (chancery trial court).  Creative Foundation v. Dreamland Leisure, [2015] EWHC 2556 (Banksy judgment). Banksy is a pseudonymous British street artist known ...

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Subscriber Update: Workplan For WIPO Program And Budget Committee from

The tentative workplan for this week’s World Intellectual Property Organization Program and Budget Committee (PBC) has been circulated. The PBC is meeting from 14-18 September. Documents are available here. The tentative plan for addressing ...

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Assange, Manning, Snowden At The Door Of The UN In Geneva from

The Place des Nations, home to the United Nations in Geneva, is adorned with a temporary exhibition this week. The work of Italian artist Davide Dormino representing Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden was ...

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Health-Care Data Analysis Patent Satisfies “Financial Product or Service” Requirement for CBM Review from

The Board granted institution of covered business method review of a health-care data analysis patent finding the patent was directed to a financial product or service. "Patent Owner contends that the [challenged] patent has no ...

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Polish Parliament Moves Toward Amending IP Law, Patent Registration Procedures from

WARSAW — The Polish Parliament has drafted an amended industrial property law which is expected to facilitate the procedure for registering trademarks and reduce related costs, as well as introduce a number of other modifications to ...

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Will Google’s Alphabet Begin with B-M-W? from

“A, B, C,…as easy as 1, 2, 3?” That remains to be seen. BMW may be driving Google down a bumpy road named Trademark-Infringement Lane, after Google surprised everyone on August 10th with the ...

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Lawyer or Librarian? Who Will Answer Your Copyright Question? from

The full version of Lesley Ellen Harris’ article is available in the upcoming issue of the Intellectual Property Journal (IPJ). In most organizations, if you have a legal question you head over to the legal ...

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Reporters’ Privilege: Comparative Perspectives and New Technologies Challenges from

The re-posting of this analysis is part of a cross-posting collaboration with MediaLaws: Law and Policy of the Media in a Comparative Perspective. The reporter’s privilege of protecting the identity of his sources, takes ...

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U.S. Automakers Take the Wheel on Cybersecurity – But Can Canadian Manufacturers Hitch a Ride? from

The re-posting of this article is part of a cross-posting agreement with CyberLex. This summer, U.S. automakers pledged to ramp up motor vehicle cyber protection measures by launching a new centre for cybersecurity intelligence ...

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Switzerland Backs Renovation Of UN Offices In Geneva from

The government of Switzerland has decided to give a CHF 400 million interest-free loan toward renovation of the Palais des Nations, the United Nations headquarters in Europe. The CHF 837 million project is expected to ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Sherri Oslick: Senju Pharmaceutical v. Watson Laboratories Thomas Goldstein: Ariosa v. Sequenom David Stein: Most Dangerous Problem In Patent Law Michal Addady: Why Burning Man Could Be Suing Quiznos Joseph Mandour: Apple Suffers Patent Invalidation ...

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