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post image Wednesday whimsies from

Today the Kats, aided and abetted by the hospitality of law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards in their London office, held this year's IP  Publishers and Editors Meeting. A gathering of around 50 good souls ...

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post image YouTube to defend clear examples of fair use, even in court from

Nedim MalovicYouTube to litigate copyright infringement/fair use actions on behalf of users harassed by subject to inappropriate DMCA takedown requests?
This is apparently what is going to happen soon, as IP enthusiast Nedim ...

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post image IP and Your Thanksgiving Dinner from

Today, we provide you some fodder to discuss at your Thanksgiving table. Why not share some of this knowledge with your family and friends? Julie Langdon

Today, we provide you some fodder to discuss at ...

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post image Some end-of-year reading ... from

In case you were wondering what to do with your precious leisure time over the end-of-year period when things get a bit quiet, here are some recent intellectual property publications that might take your fancy ...

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USPTO Launches Dossier Access from

By Donald Zuhn –- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today that it had launched Dossier Access, the first of a set of business services to be developed as part of the Global ...

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Follow-Up: Professor Chien’s More Nuanced Arguments from

Following my discussion of Professor Colleen Chien’s WSJ essay on “ignoring patent demand letters, Professor Chien pointed me back to her 2014 article titled Holding Up and Holding Out that served as the basis ...

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Plaintiff’s Failure to Seek Increase in Number of Asserted Claims Justifies Dismissal of Unasserted Claims With Prejudice from

The court granted defendants' motion to dismiss, with prejudice, all claims and counterclaims regarding four patents that were no longer at issue after plaintiff was ordered to reduce the number of its asserted claims. "[Plaintiff ...

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Copyright, Disability and Social Inclusion: the Marrakesh Treaty and the Role of Non-signatories from

Of Rights and Reservations Access to knowledge has always been at the forefront of the international discourse on intellectual property.[1] The idea that a system designed to encourage creativity and foster innovation must allocate ...

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Yet another pregabalin decision - application to amend struck out as abuse of process from

The pregabalin litigation is very far from over.  As blogmeister Jeremy reported earlier this month, Mr Justice Arnold granted an injunction against Sandoz who were launching a full-label product, notwithstanding that he had considered the ...

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ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees Review: Should Partial Rights Withdrawals be Allowed? from

Last year the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it was opening a review of antitrust consent decrees that govern the activities of two major US performing rights organizations (PROs): the American Society of ...

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US: Safe Harbour No Longer from

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice declared that the Safe Harbour program – a framework which allowed efficient transfer of personal data between European Union (EU) member states and the US – was invalid ...

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Small Claims Court Makes Some Big Decisions about Fair Dealing and TPMs from

In the recently released decision 1395804 Ontario Limited c.o.b. Blacklock’s Reporter v Canadian Vintners Association, the Ottawa small claims court ruled in an interesting way on fair dealing that might have some ...

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CAFC in Straight Path IP Group addresses the meaning of the word "is" from

The CAFC wrote of the Straight Path PTAB decision:

Straight Path IP Group, Inc. owns U.S. Patent No.
6,108,704, entitled “Point-to-Point Internet Protocol,”
which describes certain protocols for establishing communication
links through ...

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