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post image Happy “Back to the Future II” Day! from

Ann Robl

As you probably have been reminded by now, October 21, 2015, is the date to which Doc, Marty, and Jennifer travel in the second “Back to the Future” movie.

As an example of ...

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post image AIPPI Congress Report 4: Trade mark sessions come in all shapes and sizes from

The AmeriKat's view from the terrace
of the Copacabana Palace
last Monday night9:00AM, last Tuesday.  This may have seemed like an early start after a night (and early morning) of caipirinhas at ...

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Telecom Tubbies? No, not at all: "Patents in Telecoms" is a lean, mean conference where the organisers can confidently state: "Most key players will be there in audience if not as speakers". The event is ...

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post image Peace of cheese? Halloumi trade mark application goes into meltdown, but better times may be ahead from

This Kat was on his travels and otherwise engaged earlier this month when the General Court of the European Union gave its ruling in Joined Cases T‑292/14 and T‑293/14, Republic of ...

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USPTO Announces Change in Practice for Correcting Foreign Priority Claims from

By Donald Zuhn –- In a Federal Register notice published earlier this month (80 Fed. Reg. 60367), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced a change in practice for the correction of errors in foreign ...

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BIOS Authentication Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's BIOS authentication patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims lacked an inventive concept. "[Plaintiff] responds ...

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Evolution Of The Copyright Exceptions And Limitations Provision In The TPP from

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement contains an important provision concerning achieving balance in the copyright systems of the twelve countries party to that free trade agreement. This provision was not present in the early draft ...

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WIPO Re:Search Side Event: Realisations And Steps Forward from

Alongside the recent World Intellectual Property Organization General Assembly, the WIPO Global Challenges Division presented WIPO Re:Search, a public-private consortium to facilitate research on neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria.

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Federal Circuit on Fee Award and Partial Stipulated Agreements from

Integrated Tech Corp (ITC) v. Rudolph Tech (Fed. Cir. 2015) Rudolph and ITC both make testers to test semiconductor chip testers (yes two layers of testing here). Basically, their equipment looks for bent and damaged ...

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Georgia Annual Corporate IP Institute October 27-28 in Atlanta from

By David Hricik On October 27-28, 2015, the Ninth Annual Corporate IP Institute® is being held in Atlanta.  I’ll be speaking along with a lot of other folks.  As usual, the Intellectual Property Owners ...

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CEIPI Event – Is Copyright In The EU Fit For The 21st Century? from

The Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg welcomes the Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, for a conference-debate on the topic ...

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