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

Having a busy start of 2016?
You are not alone then … Even if your commitments and engagements prevented you from reading the IPKat last week, you don’t have to worry: as usual, our dear ...

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post image BREAKING: Blockbuster year for new IP silks from

The AmeriKat has the great pleasure to report on this year's set of talented IP barristers who have taken silk.  It is quite the blockbuster year with five senior juniors making the leap to ...

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post image U.S. patent reform activists should prepare for an increasingly possible Donald J. Trump presidency from

One can't plan the future, but one can at least prepare for it. Next year, there will be a new president and a new push for patent reform.

U.S. patent reform advocates have ...

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post image Monday Meraviglia from

Preferably to some IP eventLooking for some IP fun?  Then do not forget to check regularly the IPKat Forthcoming Events page, lovingly and regularly updated.
The latest addition to the list is the ...

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Top Five Stories of 2015 from

By Donald Zuhn -- After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its ninth annual list of top patent stories. For 2015, we identified twenty stories that were covered on Patent ...

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TPP, India Top Most-Read IP-Watch Stories Of 2015 from

The most-read stories of 2015 on the Intellectual Property Watch website fairly reflected the trends of the year, with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, India’s evolving intellectual property rights policies, European Patent Office patents ...

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US Intellectual Property Law In 2016: A Preview from

Familiar intellectual property concerns will continue to vex the United States in the coming year. The scope of patent-eligible subject matter, the requirements for safe-harbor protections against copyright infringement, and the registration of disparaging trademarks ...

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Law of Nature May Serve as the Basis for Customer Demand Supporting Use of Entire Market Value Rule from

The court denied defendant's motion in limine to exclude plaintiff's damages theories as violating the entire market value rule. "The main thrust of [defendant's] motion to exclude [plaintiff's] damages analysis under ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Gene Quinn: Developer Of Biometric Wearable Technology Sues Apple, Fitbit For Patent Infringement Donald Zuhn: Top Five Stories Of 2015 Timothy Holbrook: How 3-D Printing Threatens Our Patent System Dennis Zink: Is Filing A Patent ...

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Does a patent assignment require consideration? from

This Kat was perusing the excellent IPDraughts blog the other day, and read this report of an interesting case Wright Hassall LLP v Horton Jr & Anor [2015] EWHC 3716 (QB), which is a bit of ...

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IP Intensive: Never Stop Learning – A Semester at TVO from

Okay, I’ll admit it: I’m a nerd. I’m the kid who skipped school just so I could stay at home and code websites until the wee hours of the morning. I would ...

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IP Intensive: A trip behind the scenes of one of Canada’s largest entertainment companies, Cineplex from

It is four o’clock on November 20th, and I’ve been travelling around the office to say my goodbyes. It doesn’t take long to do the travelling, but the goodbyes take a while ...

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IP Intensive: IP issues in journalism – A semester at The Globe and Mail from

As an editor of my student newspaper in undergrad, part of me always wanted to be a journalist. Maybe it was just my love of coffee and staying up late. But if you’d told ...

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IP Intensive: Reflecting on (C)anadian Heritage – Copyright Conundrums in Our Nation’s Capital from

Prior to my placement at the Department of Canadian Heritage, Copyright and International Trade Policy Branch as part of Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law and Technology Intensive Program I had a fairly limited understanding of ...

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IP Intensive: 3, 2, 1… And We’re Rolling – A Semester at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from

Think you have what it takes to provide legal advice to the newsroom with five-minutes left until they go to air? Are you ready to tell the folks at Dragons’ Den what they can and ...

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50+ US Congress Members Urge Reasonable Licensing Terms For Government-Funded Medical Patents from

More than 50 members of the United States Congress today sent a letter urging the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) to exercise their legal authority to ...

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Samuel Ernst on Reviving the Reverse Doctrine of Equivalents from

Samuel Ernst (Chapman University) has recently posted The Lost Precedent of the Reverse Doctrine of Equivalents, which argues that this doctrine is the solution to the patent crisis. The reverse doctrine of equivalents was established ...

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Patent Docs rates Ariosa number one patent story of 2015 from

Patent Docs named Ariosa the number one patent story of 2015:

1. Federal Circuit Decides Ariosa v. Sequenom and Denies Rehearing En Banc

In June, the Federal Circuit decided Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc ...

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