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My son Charly’s upstart City Garden School is raising funds for scholarships, materials, and teacher education. The Waldorf educational goals focus on ‘whole child’ development and making intercultural links within polarized communities (something that ...

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Hospira Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Mistakes happen; there is even a book, entitled Human Error, that discusses how and why they happen. The Federal Circuit addressed the consequences of human error (or perhaps more accurately, instances ...

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Sanctions Against Plaintiff in Unrelated Cases Do Not Justify § 285 Fee Award from

The court denied defendant's motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 after plaintiff dismissed its action following reexamination and rejected defendant's argument that sanctions were needed to deter plaintiff as ...

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Copyright litigation over the use of "Soft Kitty" in "The Big Bang Theory" from

There is now a copyright infringement lawsuit relating to the use of "Soft Kitty" in the CBS show The Big Bang Theory.

From the TIME magazine post Lawsuit Claims Big Bang Theory‘s ‘Soft Kitty ...

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CAFC reverses ED Texas in Commil v. Cisco from

From the decision:

This case returns to us on remand from the Supreme
Court. See Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Sys., Inc., 135 S.
Ct. 1920 (2015). While our previous opinion had remanded
this case ...

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Google switches to open-source license for Java APIs in Android: will this limit Oracle's case to past damages? from

I've seen comments on Internet discussion boards according to which the long-running Oracle v. Google copyright infringement dispute has been practically settled, given that Google has just confirmed to VentureBeat that its upcoming release ...

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Getting credit in CRISPR: These days the major discoveries lie waiting in the details, meaning that any one lab is unlikely to shed all the necessary light on a complex phenomenon from

In March 2015, IPBiz had a post entitled CRISPR is high profile in science, patents; competitor labeled a mere second comer with text including

Editas Medicine, a leading genome editing company, today announced that they ...

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