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post image Wednesday whimsies from

This case seems to be
getting out of hand ...
To recap, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) gave its ruling on Wednesday 16 September in the '3D chocolate finger' trade mark case ...

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post image “Holy Copyright Law, Batman!” from

Jeremy McKinney

Originally introduced in the Batman comic books in 1941, the Batmobile is a high-tech vehicle that Batman employs in his clandestine crime-fighting exploits. Although the Batmobile has changed in appearance over the years ...

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PTO Releases Report on Confirmatory Genetic Diagnostic Testing from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- More than three years after the June 15, 2012 deadline for providing it, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued its report on so-called "second opinion" genetic diagnostic testing ...

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Equipment Elements and Electrical Accessories For Dwelling Home Equipment by Buck Newcombe from

Are you tired of shopping for a cordless drill with a superb one? Learn how to buy energy tools for heavy responsibility jobs or lighter job and small household duties? In a wide range of ...

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Recognizing a Major Chinese Innovator: China's Answer to Gutenberg from

For those interested in the contributions of China to innovation throughout history, a significant event will take place in a quiet little Midwest town this month that may interest you. On October 15, 2015, the ...

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Cuozzo Takes IPR Challenge to the Supreme Court from

Cuozzo Speed Tech v. Lee (Supreme Court 2015) Cuozzo lost its petition for en banc rehearing in a 6-5 split of Federal Circuit judges.  Now, the patentee has raised is challenge to the IPR process ...

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Digital Content Usage Rights Patents Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court denied defendants' renewed motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's digital content usage rights patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were not directed ...

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Court Orders Nonparty Bank to Produce Documents Said to be Located Abroad in Trademark Counterfeiting Case from

After more than five years of litigating access to documents requested in a subpoena directed to a nonparty foreign bank, the district court in Gucci Am. Inc. v. Weixing Li has ordered the bank to ...

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Means for Invalidating a Patent: Lessons from the Eon Corp v. AT&T Decision from

This article is cross-posted with permission from Bereskin & Parr. It is very important to provide adequate disclosure when using “means-plus-function” claims in a U.S. patent, particularly in the field of software. “Means-plus-function” claims include ...

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The Court of Justice Declares that the Commission’s US Safe Harbour Decision is Invalid from

To read the press release from the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner, click here. The re-posting of this news is part of a cross-posting collaboration with ...

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Not believing in the status quo can direct one to a Nobel prize from

GEN noted of one of 2015's Chemistry Nobel laureates:

Thomas Lindahl, Ph.D., emeritus scientist at the Francis Crick Institute in London, was recognized for his discoveries in base excision repair—the pathway that ...

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US 6368268: used in troll attack? from

Simply for humor, see the Ars Technica post titled
“Teledildonics” patent troll backs down from lawsuit against Kickstarter

The title of the patent in question is -- Method and device for interactive virtual control of sexual ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Joseph Herndon: In re Steed Steve Brachmann: A Lax Attitude Towards Data Security Could Leave Law Firms In The Lurch  Nina Zipkin: 4 Intellectual Property Myths That You Should Avoid Sean Farrell: Lindt Wins Legal ...

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Trans Pacific Partnership from

The Trans-Pacific-Partnership is now much closer to reality with substantive agreement between the 12 member nations that include the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, et al. (but not China).  The new multilateral trade agreement has ...

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Policy Issues in Lexmark Argument on International Patent Exhaustion from

Last Friday, the Federal Circuit heard en banc argument on whether it should adopt a U.S. rule of international patent exhaustion in Lexmark v. Impression Products. This case has important distributive implications for foreign ...

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