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post image Introducing the InternKats from

The IPKat is delighted to announce the arrival of a brand new, freshly minted species of team member - the InternKats.  Following the KatKall earlier in the year, we were thrilled to receive a large number ...

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Guest Post: Was the Deck Stacked? Federal Circuit Refuses to Rule on Scope of USPTO Patent Guidance from

By Anthony D. Sabatelli* -- In an interesting case decided last month, the Federal Circuit ruled that it cannot address whether the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter ...

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EU Consults On “Neighbouring Rights” For Publishers And “Panorama” Copyright Exceptions from

The European Commission is considering giving publishers the same “neighbouring” rights currently available to broadcasters and producers of someone else's copyrighted content, it said in a 23 March consultation document. The inquiry is part ...

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What If They Forgot to Record the Super Bowl? from

I've been slow in my blogging due to a heavy semester, though I've got some new posts coming.

In the meantime, I have a new post at the Villanova Moorad Sports Law Journal ...

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Discount Redemption Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s discount redemption patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract idea. "The Court ...

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GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED loses appeal at CAFC; 101 issues resolved in 12(b)(6) motion from

The outcome:

Genetic Technologies Limited (“GTG”) brought suit
against Merial L.L.C. (“Merial”) and Bristol-Myers Squibb
(“BMS”) (together, “appellees”). GTG alleged that appellees
had infringed U.S. Patent No. 5,612,179 (“the ’179 ...

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Osram loses at CAFC in appeal of unfavorable IPR result from

Osram lost an appeal at the CAFC, with merely a per curiam affirmation under Fed. Cir. R. 36.

PTABTrialBlog had noted of the IPR decision:

The Board did not construe the term “crystallographic plane surfaces ...

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New logos for Tokyo 2020 Olympics being considered; copyright issues addressed from

The original design for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics logo, presented by Kenjiro Sano, was withdrawn last summer after Belgian artist Olivier Debie claimed that it copied prior design for the Theatre de Liege.

Four replacement ...

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Fashion Labels and Inuit Designs: When Law is Not Enough from

A recent incident involving replication of an Inuit design by a UK fashion label raises interesting questions regarding whether businesses should be required to go beyond the scope of law and consider what is ethical ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Joseph Herndon: Treehouse Avatar v. Valve Corp Kelly Mackin: Federal Circuit Guidance Is Needed Because District Courts Are Misapplying Alice Emily Harris: How SCOTUS Vacancy May Affect Intellectual Property Cases Jason Hart: Proposed Patent Law ...

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Ben Picozzi on the Role of the Solicitor General in Patent Law from

Guest Post by Ben Picozzi, J.D. Candidate, Class of 2016, Yale Law School, and Student Fellow at the Information Society Project, Yale Law School. Ben's post discusses a prize-winning paper he recently posted ...

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In Fond Memory of Prof. Denis Borges Barbosa from

IP Osgoode is saddened to hear of the recent passing of Prof. Denis Borges Barbosa and would like to express our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Prof. Barbosa. He will be ...

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