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post image Design Patent Claim Construction: More from the Federal Circuit from

Guest post by Sarah Burstein, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Sport Dimension, Inc. v. Coleman Co., Inc. (Fed. Cir. April 19, 2016) Download Opinion Panel: Moore, Hughes, Stoll ...

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post image Paint it Vantablack -- Artists owning colours and the darkest side of IP from

Vanta-aluminium foil"Vantablack" is "the blackest black ever existed". It absorbs up to 99.965% of radiation in the visible spectrum. Its amazing, absolute blackness is the result of British company Surrey NanoSystems's technology ...

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Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week from

Did you miss the IPKat last week? Don't worry, the 93rd edition of Never too Late is here. 

Will there be any full-time UK Patents Court judges in the UPC? 
Musings about the future ...

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WIPO Members Set To Decide On Industrial Design Treaty Negotiation from

A potential treaty to facilitate international applications for industrial designs for creators is on the agenda of a meeting next week at the World Intellectual Property Organization. Also on the meeting agenda is the protection ...

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Plaintiff’s Assertion of Baseless Direct Infringement Claim Warrants Attorney Fees Award from

The court granted defendant's motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 following plaintiff's post-Markman voluntary dismissal because plaintiff's direct infringement claim was baseless. "Notably, in the Complaint, plaintiff ...

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Federal Cause of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation from

The House of Representatives has scheduled a floor vote on the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) for Wednesday April 27, 2016.  The version up for vote is identical to that passed unanimously by the Senate ...

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Regulating Speech In Cyberspace: Dr. Emily Laidlaw on Corporate Social Responsibility from

From Facebook Groups dedicated to rape jokes to death threats on Twitter, the Internet can seem like a free speech free-for-all. Anyone can say anything, because who is going to stop them? In her presentation ...

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IP Osgoode Speaks Series featuring Dr. Abraham Drassinower: What’s Wrong with Copying? from

On March 11, the IP Osgoode Speaks Series hosted University of Toronto’s Professor Abraham Drassinower to present his new book, What’s Wrong with Copying? His presentation was followed with comments by Professor Bita ...

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Reminder: Canada’s IP Writing Challenge – July 1st Deadline from

The deadline to submit an entry for the 8th annual Canada’s IP Writing Challenge is fast approaching! The winner from each category will receive a prize of $1000 (CAD), publication on the IP Osgoode ...

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Unpack SODRAC Symposium Videos from

IP Osgoode would like to thank everyone who attended “Unpack SODRAC: Technological Change and Copyright Tariffs after CBC v SODRAC (SCC 2015)” on February 25, 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. Organzied by Osgoode’s ...

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Of Patent Trolls and Hot Dog Stands -- The Supreme Court Oral Argument in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee from

By Andrew Williams -- Earlier today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee appeal (Supreme Court docket number 15-466). The Court was considering two issues related to the recently ...

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