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post image "If you go down to the Hague today... from

... be sure that you close your eyes."

Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant reports on staff demonstration
(Screenshot shows Google translation of headline)
Close your eyes, that is, if you're a member of the Administrative Council ...

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post image Concerns about research ethics in ip, there are. from

There's a disturbance in the force. A number of voices in the IP community have signed an, "Open Letter on Ethical Norms in Intellectual Property Scholarship."  It is a call to set, and uphold ...

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Representatives Send Letter to HHS and NIH Seeking Response to Pharmaceutical Costs from

By Donald Zuhn -- In a letter sent earlier this month to Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Director Francis S. Collins of the National Institutes of Health ...

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WHO Must Reform Emergency Response, Adopt Unified Mechanism, Advisory Group Says from

A report by an advisory group tasked with helping with the reform of the World Health Organization’s response to outbreaks and emergency situations calls for a unified response from all geographical levels of the ...

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Study, Panel Stimulate Thinking About Public-Private Partnerships from

A new study released this week in Geneva provides insights into public-private partnerships (PPPs) with a special focus on China and India, while a panel of health experts discussing the report highlighted the importance of ...

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Responsible Patent Licensing is focus of Wall Street event from

Not all patent licensing businesses are alike. “NPE 2016: The Business of Responsible Licensing,” scheduled for March 22 at the Convene conference in New York, will differentiate patent monetization companies by examining their business models ...

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Financing Package Generation Patent Unpatentable Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

In a final written decision, the Board found claims of a financing package generation patent unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 101. "The underlying concept of claim 1, when viewed as a whole, simply is ...

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Christopher Funk: Protecting Trade Secrets in Patent Litigation from

What should a court do when attorneys involved in patent litigation get access to the other party's unpatented trade secrets, at the same time as they are also involved in amending or drafting new ...

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IP Year in Review 2015: A Look Back on the IP Stories That Will Shape 2016 from

  2015 was an eventful year in intellectual property (IP) law worldwide. Canada in particular saw a lot of activity across all three major areas of IP in both legislation and jurisprudence. Topping the IP news ...

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Internet Policy Task Force Seeks Changes To US Copyright Statutory Damages Law from

The United States Copyright Act should be amended in a “very careful” way to change the way statutory damages are awarded to successful copyright owners against infringing individuals and online services, Shira Perlmutter, US Patent ...

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Ethical norms in "intellectual property" scholarship? from

Note the publication of the paper Open Letter on Ethical Norms in Intellectual Property Scholarship by Feldman, Lemley, Masur and Rai with abstract

As scholars who write in intellectual property (“IP”), we write this letter ...

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REPORT AND ANALYSIS OF RECENT AMENDMENTS TO S. 1890 (The Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016) from

By Professor Sharon K. Sandeen, Mitchell Hamline School of Law   The Defend Trade Secrets Act (S. 1890) passed out of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary today, but not before it was amended ...

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