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post image English Patent Court speeds up, reminds Mr Justice Carr in Celltrion v Biogen from

The English Patents Court or the UPC - who will get
to trial first?
Always a fan of a case management decision, the AmeriKat was interested to see the decision in Celltrion Inc. v Biogen Idec ...

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post image The design-copyright interface: the Italian Supreme Court rules on street furniture from

Can there be a more challenging IP issue than the copyright-design law overlap? Former Guest Kat, Valentina Torelli, has reported on the recent decision by the Supreme Court of Italy in this regard.

"The interplay ...

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Convolve, Inc. v. Compaq Computer Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2016) from

Despite Amendments during Reexamination, Intervening Rights Not Found By Joseph Herndon -- On February 10, 2016, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in a case captioned Convolve, Inc., and Massachusetts Institute of Technology v. Compaq Computer ...

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IFPMA Interview: Antimicrobial Resistance, Regulatory Systems High On Pharma Industry 2016 Agenda from

Priorities for the pharmaceutical industry in 2016 are antimicrobial resistance and the quest for new antibiotics, the strengthening of regulatory systems to facilitate access to drugs, and work on non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and ...

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Questions Over WIPO Statements At UN Secretary-General’s Panel On Access To Medicines from

The World Intellectual Property Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, was unique among Geneva-based UN agencies for offering views at both recent meetings of the UN High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines held ...

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WIPO Members Debate Disclosure Of Origin For Genetic Resources In Patents from

World Intellectual Property Organization members this week are discussing ways to protect genetic resources from misappropriation and ensure that those resources, when their access has been agreed - if exploited commercially - open up rights to the ...

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Patent Directed to Method and System For Making Loans Unpatentable Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

In a final written decision, the Board found claims of a patent directed to a method and system of making loans unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 101. "[Petitioner] has established, by a preponderance of ...

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Pending Supreme Court Patent Cases 2016 (February 17 Update) from

by Dennis Crouch Justice Scalia died this week. May he rest in peace. Although he (as well as Justice Kagen) had left the University of Chicago before I arrived, their influence continues to be felt ...

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Secure Web loses to Microsoft at CAFC from

Secure Web Conference Corporation (“Secure Web”)
appeals the district court’s construction of several patent
claim terms in a patent infringement lawsuit it initiated
against Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”). Secure Web
argues that the district court ...

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The Chronicle speaks of "A Plague of Plagiarism" from

The Chronicle of Higher Education posed a hypothetical on plagiarism:

Outside academe, policies and practice may be different. For example, here’s a paragraph that appeared last month in a feature article in a well-regarded ...

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WHO Issues Strategy For Zika Global Response; US$56 Million Needed from

The World Health Organization today issued its strategic response framework and joint operations and research plan, which lays out a strategy until June, to investigate and respond to the medical complications linked to the spreading ...

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FAO ‘Does Not Support Corporations’, Director General Says from

In response to the concerns about industry lobbying voiced by civil society recently at a symposium on agricultural biotechnologies, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) director general insists on the UN agency’s ...

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