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post image Merpel pays a brief visit to Eponia from

Merpel has been rather busy of late, but does not wish her dear readers to think that she is completely oblivious to the events that have been taking place in Eponia.  Taking her lead from ...

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post image Windows of Opportunity: Eco-mark Strategies for Green Coatings from

Where most of us just gaze through windows at the world outside, SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. (SolarWindow) and DryWired both look at them and see opportunities for clean tech innovation.  And both are examples of successful ...

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post image European Copyright Society gets online from

Holiday snap or ECS meeting?Readers of this blog may be aware of the increasingly frequent activity of the European Copyright Society (ECS), composed of 21 European academics active in this area of the law ...

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post image Patent Application Filed for Needle-Free Blood Draw from

Good news for all of you aichmophobes out there: Google has filed a patent application for a method of needle-free blood draw. Alyssa Novak

Good news for all of you aichmophobes out there:  Google has ...

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Ariosa Diagnostics v. Verinata Health, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, in Ariosa Diagnostics v. Verinata Health, Inc., the Federal Circuit vacated the decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board concluding that Appellant Ariosa Diagnostics had not met its burden ...

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The First Patent Litigation Explosion from

Professor Christopher Beauchamp has released his interesting new article titled The First Patent Litigation Explosion.[1] The twenty-first century “patent litigation explosion” is not unprecedented. In fact, the nineteenth century saw an even bigger surge ...

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Plaintiff’s Reprehensible Conduct Justifies Recovery of Defendant’s Expert Witness Fees from

The court granted in part defendant's motion for expert witness fees as sanctions under the court's inherent power because of plaintiff's reprehensible conduct. "The conduct was more reprehensible than the typical frivolous ...

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Report: Ebola Distracted Global R&D Funding For Neglected Diseases; Public Funding At Low from

A newly issued report provides the “first ever” picture of global investment in Ebola research and development. The report found that investment in Ebola might have come at the expense of other funding to develop ...

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Authors: Fair Dealing In Copyright Law If Ill-Defined Is Prejudicial To Writers from

On the side of this week’s World Intellectual Property Organization Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the International Authors Forum held a side event on 7 December. Speakers underlined the importance of ...

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Bernard Chao on Horizontal Innovation and Interface Patents from

Bernard Chao has posted an interesting new paper, Horizontal Innovation and Interface Patents (forthcoming in the Wisconsin Law Review), on inventions whose value comes merely from compatibility rather than improvements on existing technology. And I ...

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Conference Report: “Internet and Copyright Law in the European Perspective. The Digital Single Market Copyright” from

The re-posting of this comment is part of a cross-posting collaboration with MediaLaws: Law and Policy of the Media in a Comparative Perspective. On November 4th and 5th 2015 the Italian Judge Permanent Training Program ...

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