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post image When tattoos get under your skin: film extras face cover-up or getting peeled from

This Kat was approached a little while ago with a question about copyright in tattoos.  This is a subject that this weblog has touched on before [here, here, here and here, among other places], but ...

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Amicus Briefs in Support of Sequenom's Petition for Rehearing En Banc: Novartis AG from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Earlier this summer, in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the District Court for the Northern District of California granting summary judgment of invalidity ...

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Overall Dip In IP Crime Thanks To Coordinated Action, UK IP Office Says from

The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office in conjunction with the IP Crime Group, made up of representatives from industry, law enforcement and government, have released official figures illustrating a decrease in the number of intellectual ...

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Network Resource Access Control Patents Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment that its network resource access control patents were not invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims contained an inventive concept. "During ...

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Cuba And Your Global Trademark Strategy from

After 54 years, the American flag has once again been raised over the American Embassy in Cuba. What does the newfound activity in Cuba mean for your brand? Is it time to protect your trademark ...

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UN SDGs Need U-Turn On Governance For Health from

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to be adopted this week at UN Headquarters, could fall short of its health targets unless the governments embark on “U-turn” changes to rectify the dysfunctions in global governance ...

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Defendants do not make out well in Shire v. Amneal, et al. in Vyvanse® case from

The outcome:

Because defendants have failed to raise a genuine issue of material
fact that the asserted claims are obvious, we affirm the
district court’s judgment of nonobviousness.

Because the district court did not ...

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CAFC tackles preliminary injunction issues in M-I LLC V. FPUSA, LLC from

The outcome

FPUSA, LLC, appeals from an order of the district
court granting M-I LLC’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
The district court enjoined FPUSA from promoting,
selling, or renting a system for recovering ...

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The Difficulty of Measuring the Impact of Patent Law on Innovation from

I'm teaching an international and comparative patent law seminar this fall, and I had my students read pages 80–84 of my Patent Experimentalism article to give them a sense of the difficulty evaluating ...

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Shire Wins Vyvanse Case, but Supplier Escapes Liability from

Shire LLC v. Amneal Pharma, et al. (Fed. Cir. 2015) This ANDA patent litigation arose after the defendants filed Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) with the FDA requesting permission to make and sell a generic ...

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Oral Argument of the Week: Retirement Capital Access v. US Bancorp from

The oral argument of the week was argued about seven weeks ago and received a Rule 36 decision.  It covers several interesting issues, such as whether the presence of a means plus function limitation should ...

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PTAB Finds Two Sets of Claims to Be Not Abstract from

By Michael Borella -- As the fallout from the Supreme Court's Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l case makes its way through the federal courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO ...

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