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post image Blocked passages are no passages – OLG Düsseldorf 15 U 139/14 from

The OLG Düsseldorf had to deal with a motion for preliminary injunction based on a patent relating to a boiler with a combustion chamber provided with a flame defection component deflecting the flame into a ...

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post image AIPPI Congress Report 1: The Brazilian sun rises over this year's Congress from

The AmeriKat started purring
when she saw this equatorial
sunset on her way to Rio
Passing south over the Earth's mid-section Saturday afternoon, the AmeriKat was being warmed in her airplane seat by the ...

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post image Hedge funds, pharma patents and thorny issues: a word on IPRs following Lialda from

This weblog receives lots of email correspondence from readers young and old, savvy and, er, not so savvy. While much of this correspondence is addressed in person, some of it is dealt with by writing ...

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post image Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week from

Were you having a hard time at work that prevented you from reading The IPKat last week? Were you just away and too busy to have fun other than IP fun?
Don't worry, because ...

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101 Patient Organizations Ask Congress to Curb IPR Abuse from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, in a letter to the Senate and House Committees on the Judiciary, 101 patient organizations expressed "concern[] that, as currently written, H.R. 9 [the Innovation Act] falls short of ...

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Omitted Inventors May Have Standing To Sue for Patent Correction Based On Injury to Reputation from

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled that a plaintiff not named as a joint inventor on several patents and pending patent applications has standing to maintain an action to ...

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Trademark: Low Visual Similarity, No Phonetic Similarity, But Still Confusingly Similar? from

In 2007, a Polish company filed an application for a composite European Community trademark comprising the representation in colour of a crocodilian with its torso made up from the letters of the word "kajman" in ...

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WTO Paper Could Spark New Ideas On TRIPS Special Compulsory Licence For Medicines Export from

A carefully agreed 2003 waiver from international intellectual property trade rules to allow export of medicines made under compulsory licence to benefit needy countries has been quietly implemented by a large number of World Trade ...

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State of Vermont v MPHJ Technology Investments: A Case Study in the Timeliness and Basis of Removal from

In State of Vermont v MPHJ Technology Investments, what appears initially as a factual simple matter, presents a complex procedural lesson in the timeliness and basis for removal of a matter from state court to ...

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The future of IP will be examined at the 10th IP Summit in Berlin from

Uncertainty is putting pressure on patents, trademarks and copyrights. All are facing more scrutiny and a challenging future.   Scrutinizing these fundamental issues on December 3rd and 4th in Berlin will be more than 600 IP ...

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Pending Cases at the Supreme Court from

As we sit here today, there are no pending patent cases before the Supreme Court where the court has granted certiorari.  That said, there are a large number of pending petitions.  These include Cuozzo & Pulse ...

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Resale Right Should Be Added To WIPO Copyright Committee, Authors Say from

Resale right, which refers to royalties that visual artists can claim on the resale of their work by art dealers, should be discussed at the World Intellectual Property Organization, according to an international association of ...

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G7 Health Ministers Propose Incentives For New Antibiotics, Commit Help On Ebola from

The health ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) most developed countries have issued a declaration on antimicrobial resistance and Ebola. The governments said they would explore innovative economic incentives to promote research and development ...

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The Banality of the TPP from

I've now skimmed through the leaked IP Chapter of the final TPP agreement, and I've read some commentary on it. I'm not sure what to make of it, but at the moment ...

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WIPO Reports On Domain Name Disputes, Sets New Targets from

The World Intellectual Property Organization has seen increased activity in its work on arbitration and mediation of disputes, including domain names, and has proposed new targets for the coming biennium.

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LA Times on university patent revenue from

The LA Times articles quotes an AUTM report, which noted Northwestern University topped the royalty income list,
at $360 million. The UCalifornia system and Stanford University came in around 108 million.

Of note is a ...

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Design patent damages stuck in the year 1887? from

An opinion piece in ComputerWorld suggests that Samsung/Apple litigation may alter patent law.

Samsung questioned why it should have to pay the large judgment immediately. Not only had one of the key patents been ...

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"Moment of nature" on CBS Sunday Morning on 11 October 2015 from

The "moment of nature" segment of CBS Sunday Morning on October 11 was a bit unusual in featuring a private enterprise,
DeSoto Caverns located on 5181 DeSoto Caverns Pkwy Childersburg, AL 35044.

Of relevance to ...

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USPTO News Briefs from

By Donald Zuhn – USPTO Extends After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 Program Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office indicated on its website and through a Patents Alert e-mail that the After Final ...

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