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post image Monday Mewsings from

The AmeriKat taking off her paw socks and ready for a
fight....or not, if the Stanford Technology Law Review study
is to be believed 
To fight, or not to fight:  As a purebred litigator ...

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post image BGH on blocking injunctions: first go after the source from

Last Thursday, the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) decided on two actions against internet service providers over access to websites linking to copyright infringing material. In the first action, the collecting rights society GEMA sought ...

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post image Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week from

Still excited after flying from Milan to London just to attend the 10th Anniversary Conference of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice [#jiplp10 was the relevant hashtag, and our beloved Jeremy live-blogged the event ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

December 1, 2015 - Efficient patent prosecution (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Dallas Office) - 2:30 to 5:30 pm (CT) - Dallas, TX December 2, 2015 - "USPTO's Subject Matter Eligibility: An Update" (Knowledge ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Forest Laboratories LLC et al. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC et al. 1:15-cv-00756; filed August 27 ...

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Group Calls On WTO Members To Make Trade Rules Development Compatible from

A group of civil society organisations is calling for endorsements of a letter to the World Trade Organization prior to the upcoming Ministerial meeting in December aimed at preventing alleged efforts by rich countries to ...

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TPP Strengthens Controversial IP Arbitration from

The US government has been less than candid about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. While the agreement was being negotiated, the US Trade Representative stated that a much-criticized arbitration process included in the TPP would not apply ...

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ANDA Applicant’s Communications With FDA Concerning REMS Discoverable Under D.N.J. Local Patent Rules from

The court granted plaintiff's motion to compel defendants to produce communications with the FDA regarding defendants' negotiation of a joint Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy program. "This dispute centers on whether the documents in ...

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CRISPR-Cas9 facilitates a high-resolution view of the genetic vulnerabilities of a cell from

Further to previous IPBiz posts on CRISPR (e.g., CRISPR is high profile in science, patents; competitor labeled a mere second comer), an article in GEN on work by Jason Moffat illustrates the value of ...

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Supreme Court will not hear appeal in ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. v. COVIDIEN, INC. from

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the Covidien case.

From Reuters:

In refusing to hear the case, the high court left in place a December 2014 ruling by the U.S. Court of ...

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WIPO Patent Law Committee Looks At Access To Medicines, Confidentiality from

The World Intellectual Property Organization committee on patent law is meeting this week, including a half-day seminar on the relationship between patent systems and the availability of medicines in developing countries and least-developed countries.

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The NFL and the USPTO: "there's so many frigging rules" from

Within a post on Tom Brady discussing the Patriots losing to the Broncos Tom Brady is 'pretty pissed off' about loss to Broncos one finds the text:

"I don't think I still quite fully ...

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Rand Paul "plagiarism" issue recycled in "The Wilderness" from

Many "high profile" accusations of plagiarism are politically motivated, and a recent post on Buzzfeed falls in this category.
Rand Paul’s Chief Strategist Was Writer Behind Senator’s Plagiarism.

One piece of text caught ...

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