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post image Book Reviews: Future Reviews and The Making of the TRIPS agreement from

Future Books Reviews:With Jeremy's retirement, please note that I am now the key point of contact for IPKat book reviews. (Contact details here.) 
Actual Book Review: The Making of the TRIPS AgreementPersonal ...

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post image Goodbye Jeremy, from Merpel from

Merpel, having observed the fond farewells and messages of goodwill for Jeremy Phillips in recent days, does not wish to be contrarian for the sake of it, but she feels it’s too important a ...

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post image LG Mannheim: there is no German balsamico from

Katfriend Valentina Torelli pointed us to an interesting decision from Germany. In a case of a declaratory action of non-infringement brought by the German company Balema against the Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena, an ...

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

Were you away last week or just too busy with the end-of-year work madness, and missed your regular dose of IPKat posts?
Do not despair, because as usual our dear friend and fellow blogger Alberto ...

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post image Are the DTSA's ex parte seizure powers the Anton Piller Order's evil American cousin? from

After a walk around the block, the AmeriKat has returned
to report on the second part of last week's Senate
trade secrets hearing
After a bit of a break from the intensity of the ...

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BIO CEO: IPR System Threatens Medical Innovation from

By Donald Zuhn -- In an article published earlier this fall on Medium, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood urges Congress to modify the inter partes review (IPR) system, which he argues has ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

December 10, 2015 - "Optimal Use of Provisional Patent Applications: Best Practices and Pitfalls to Avoid" (Technology Transfer Tactics) - 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern) December 10, 2015 - "Patent Litigation and Motions to Stay in ...

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Defendants’ Discovery Failures Justify Monetary Sanctions and Reduction in Number of Depositions from

The court granted plaintiff's motion for monetary sanctions, reduced the number of depositions available to defendants, and indicated it would close defendants' discovery for any further abuses. "Notwithstanding the amount of discovery that defendant ...

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Pending Supreme Court Patent Cases from

by Dennis Crouch 1.   Petition Granted: Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., et al., No. 14-1513 (enhanced damages) (linked to Stryker) Stryker Corporation, et al. v. Zimmer, Inc., et al., No. 14-1520 (enhanced damages ...

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Guest Post by Prof. Contreras – CSIRO v. Cisco: The Convergence of RAND and non-RAND Royalties for Standards-Essential Patents from

Guest Post by Jorge L. Contreras, Associate Professor, University of Utah College of Law.  In Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir., Dec. 1, 2015), the Federal Circuit established important ...

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Oral arguments in Yissum v. Sony — IPR Joinder from

I know there is a lot of interest among the patent bar with respect to the  joinder issue in IPR’s. The Federal Circuit heard oral arguments today in Yissum Research Development Co. v. Sony ...

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IPR amendments discussed in PROLITEC, INC v. Scentair from

The majority noted:

In Proxyconn, we affirmed the Board’s denial of the
patentee’s motion to amend because it failed to show that
its proposed substitute claims were patentable over “prior
art of record ...

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Interim WIPO Copyright Head Steps In As Members Resume Talks On Broadcasting Treaty, Exceptions from

The World Intellectual Property Organization committee on copyright opened today with an agenda of a potential treaty to protect broadcasting organisations against piracy, and copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries, archives, educational and research institutions ...

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