Patent & IP news for January 25, 2016

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post image Postcard from the Valley: Patent trolls alive and kicking in 2016? from

The AmeriKat was up early watching another 
airplane take off over Levi's Stadium
 - otherwise known as 
this year's SuperBowl stadiumAt 6:30AM the planes started taking off from San Jose's airport ...

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

Did you miss the IPKat last week? Don’t worry because - as usual - our dear friend and colleague Alberto Bellan is back with his Never Too Late feature, now on its 82nd edition.
Here ...

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post image Mock Trial in Munich - Chris Ryan reports from

Solicitor Chris Ryan was so kind to report in the mock UPC trial which had been organized by EPLIT in Munich last Friday. 

The idea of the European Patent Litigators Association (EPLIT) to run a ...

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Nigerian Copyright Reform Process Becomes Less Transparent As Comments Roll In from

The Nigerian government has continued to make progress toward new copyright legislation in recent weeks, but efforts appear to have become less transparent, as the results of a public comment period that ended weeks ago ...

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Will the Federal Circuit or Congress boost the ITC’s ability to block the importation of infringing digital files? from

Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 authorizes the International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt the importation of articles that infringe patents and other intellectual property rights. Until late last year, the ITC used ...

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Plaintiff’s Statements in IPR “Akin to a Prosecution Disclaimer” and Support Finding of Noninfringement from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that it did not infringe plaintiff's media streaming patent in light of plaintiff's statements during inter partes review. "During the claim construction process, the ...

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Record Attendance, Agenda Open WHO Board Meeting; Global Vision On Infectious Disease from

Response to diseases outbreaks must be changed at the World Health Organization, Director General Margaret Chan told the opening of the Executive Board meeting today. She also called for universal health coverage and the implementation ...

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Consent and authorization under the CFAA from

James Grimmelmann (Maryland) has posted Consenting to Computer Use on SSRN. It's a short, terrific essay on how we should think about solving the definition of authorized access and exceeding authorized access under the ...

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Prevailing Defendant’s Exceptional Case Restitution Limited to “Reasonable Attorney Fees” from

By Dennis Crouch In Lumen View v., the Federal Circuit has affirmed the the district court’s “exceptional case” finding under 35 U.S.C. §285, but has vacated the award as unjustifiably ...

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