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post image 3D Printing and the threat to IP: "Book 'em Danno" from

We seem to be in one of those cultural periods where messages of paranoia are rampant. There
is perhaps no more effective way to draw attention to oneself these days than to utter doom and ...

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post image Friday Fun—Early Muppets Design Patents from

Ann Robl

PBS recently aired a terrific documentary on the life and career of Jim Henson. But did you know that Jim Henson and his future wife Jane Nebel filed for design patents in 1958 ...

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Achates Reference Publishing, Inc. v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

By Andrew Williams -- Earlier this week, in the Achates Reference Publishing, Inc. v. Apple Inc. case, the Federal Circuit reaffirmed the holding in In re Cuozzo Speed Techs., LLC that it could not review any ...

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Fee Award Recommendation Returned to Magistrate Judge for Additional Findings from

Following plaintiffs' objections to the magistrate judge's order recommending that defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 be partially granted, the district judge returned the motion to the magistrate judge ...

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Policy Coherence To Boost East Africa Pharmaceutical Industry from

KAMPALA, UGANDA - The pharmaceutical industry in the East African Community is approaching a higher level of production quality and manufacturing practices. To benefit the industry and increase access to medicines, stakeholders are working towards a ...

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Interviews: Google Speaks On Need For Balanced IP System; EPO On “Tomato II” Case, Board Of Appeal Revamp from

COPENHAGEN - Google is “really looking for a balanced IP system,” the company’s head of litigation told the Global Patent Congress, while the European Patent Office elaborated on the “Tomato II” case, which for civil ...

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Concrete and particularized reputational injury can give rise to Article III standing from

SHUKH v. SEAGATE contains a most interesting discussion of
inventor-employer interactions, in the context of a
correction of inventorship case.

From the decision-->

Alexander Shukh appeals from the district court’s
dismissal of some of ...

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Shukh v. Seagate: Fired Inventors and their Former Employers from

Alexander Shukh v. Seagate (Fed. Cir. 2015) Mr. Shukh sued his former employer Seagate asking for a correction of inventorship under 35 U.S.C. § 256 as well as breach of contract and discrimination associated ...

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In case you missed it: US Patent 9,145,667--Toilet sanitary shield for male genitalia from

The first claim of US 9.145,667 states

A toilet sanitary shield for male genitalia comprising: a shield; a securing device; a ball and socket joint; wherein the ball and socket joint are affixed ...

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Plagiarism hinders scientific progress from

A post at dw titled Why painstaking detective work beats computer automation in the hunt for plagiarism concerning the copying allegations against German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen contains the text:

VroniPlag was set ...

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Coca cola in the cloud? from

Within an article on trade secrets in the cloud, one finds the text:

If Coca-Cola were to disclose its secret formula to an outsider, it may no longer be able to protect it as a ...

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