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post image AG Wathelet: linking to unlicensed content should not be in itself a copyright infringement from

Britt Dekker for PlayboyLinking to unlicensed content? This is not in itself an infringement of Article 3(1) of Directive 2001/29 (the InfoSoc Directive), said this morning Advocate General (AG) Melchior Wathelet in ...

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post image Life as an IP Lawyer: São Paulo, Brazil from

The AmeriKat's professional life, be it on the Kat or sat at her desk litigating her hours away, involves a huge amount of coordination, support and opposition with lawyers from all over the world ...

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FDA Releases Naming Guidance from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Biologic Price Control and Innovation Act (BPCIA), enacted as part of President Obama's Affordable Care Act (better known as "Obamacare," Public Law 111-148), provided for the first time in ...

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IP Valuation For Universities, Patent Flexibilities On Tap At WIPO from

The World Intellectual Property Organization Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) meets next week with a focus on how universities and research institutions can best derive value from their discoveries. Also on the agenda ...

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South African Trade Minister Opens WIPO Conference With Call For Appropriate IP from

A two-day international conference on intellectual property and development opened today at the World Intellectual Property Organization with calls from speakers for the IP system to be applied by nations in ways appropriate to their ...

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District Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Correct “Logically Incomprehensible” Verdict More Than 28 Days After Judgment from

The court denied defendant's motion for new trial due to an inconsistent jury verdict because defendant waived the issue and the court lacked jurisdiction to sua sponte order a new trial. "The verdict form ...

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JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION CARE [JJVC] loses Rembrandt matter at CAFC; remand for a new trial from

This was an appeal from the United States District Court for the
Middle District of Florida in No. 3:11-cv-00819-TJC-JRK,
Judge Timothy J. Corrigan.

The outcome was reversal:

Rembrandt Vision Technologies, L.P. (“Rembrandt”)
appeals ...

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Landmark WIPO Conference On IP And Development Kicks Off from

The role of intellectual property in economic, social and cultural development is at the heart of an international conference organised by the World Intellectual Property Organization this week. Today, a diverse range of speakers gave ...

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New Trial for False Expert Testimony from

This is a troubling case involving both plaintiffs and defendants presenting false expert testimony. Rembrandt v. J&J; Vision (Fed. Cir. 2016) On cross-examination, Rembrand’s technical expert witness Dr. Thomas Beebe “drastically” changed his ...

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