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post image Give us a FRAND: Unwired Planet v Huawei & Samsung from

The IPKat has been aware for some time that the Patents Court, in the person of Mr Justice Birss, has been devoting considerable time to a series of cases concerning mobile phone technology (Unwired Planet ...

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post image Book Review: Domain Name Law and Practice from

In glorious, ministerial red linen with delicate gold embossing and navy accents, the traditional cover of this book belies the very modern topic it covers: Domain Names.  Edited by Torsten Bettinger and Allegra Waddell, and ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

February 17, 2016 - "Section 112(a) Enablement and Written Description: Leveraging CCPA and Early Federal Circuit Decisions -- Capitalizing on Past Precedent to Withstand 112(a) Rejections and Attacks on Patent Validity and Patentability" (Strafford) - 1 ...

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"Neil Gross" character on The Good Wife right out of Lemley's Myth of the Solo Inventor from

In the "Monday" episode of The Good Wife, airing 14 February 2016, the character Neil Gross of Chumhum makes a statement right out of Lemley's "Myth of the Solo Inventor," to the effect this ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on February 14, 2016 from

Lee Cowan did the cover story on Churchill, Manitoba, the polar bear capital of the world. Featured was the Tundra Buggy, sort of a cross between a tour bus and a monster truck.

Mo Rocca ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al. v. Apotex, Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00880; filed September 30, 2015 ...

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"60 Minutes" on 14 February 2016 does interview with CIA's John Brennan from

In an interview with Scott Pelley, CIA Director John Brennan mentioned that ISIS has the capability to make
chlorine gas and mustard gas, not exactly state of the art chemical warfare agents.

Wikipedia notes during ...

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Serbia Eyes Trademark Opposition System, Appoints New Patent Office Head from

The Serbian government and parliament are currently drafting a new trademark law for the country which is to introduce the trademark opposition system into national IP legislation. Meanwhile, the cabinet of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic ...

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FAO Symposium On Agricultural Biotech Raises Lobbying Concerns from

An international symposium on how agricultural biotechnologies can benefit small farmers organised by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation is taking place this week. Small farmers and civil society raised concerns about the influence ...

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UN Panel On Access To Medicines Extends Deadline For Contributions from

The United Nations High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines has announced that the deadline for the submission of stakeholders’ contributions has been extended to 28 February 2016. The panel also lifted restrictions on the number ...

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Sri Srinivasan at the Federal Circuit from

Judge Sri Srinivasan of the D.C. Circuit has been mentioned as a front-runner to fill Justice Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court.  Judge Srinivasan and Federal Circuit Judge Richard Taranto were advocates on ...

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Justice Scalia's IP Legacy from

One of the things I love about teaching and writing in intellectual property is that disputes often don't fall along traditional party lines. As I've written, while many conservatives prefer stronger IP rights ...

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Lexmark: Presumptions in the Right to Import, Reuse, and Resale from

  by Dennis Crouch The en banc holding of Lexmark v. Impression[1] is simple – the principles of Mallinckrodt[2] and Jazz Photo[3] are re-affirmed. In particular, the court reaffirmed (1) that a seller can ...

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Abraham Lincoln and patents from

An article from the 2006 Smithsonian is re-appearing on the net, including the text

One aspect of this multidimensional man that probably doesn't occur to anyone other than avid readers of Lincoln biographies (and ...

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Russia’s Promising Combined Ebola Vaccine: Phase III Trials To Start In 2016 from

Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said today that two “highly effective” vaccines against Ebola have been developed over the course of 15 months in Russia. The combined vaccine GamEvac-Combi was presented during a briefing, with ...

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Chair Of WIPO Committee On Genetic Resources Issues Draft Plan For The Week from

The World Intellectual Property Organization committee working on policy solutions to protect genetic resources and traditional knowledge from misuse and misappropriation resumed its work today after a year hiatus. The newly elected chair, from Australia ...

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