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post image Is the Unitary Patent good for SME's? from

The development if the Unitary Patent and the Unified patent court has always been accompanied by the popular narrative of reduced costs and benefit for SME's. Bjorn Ingve Stjerna has now critically tested the ...

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post image Italian court says that rightholders do NOT have to indicate URLs when submitting takedown requests from

So beautiful .. but would ISPs agree?When does a hosting provider become liable for third-party infringements? Does an internet service provider (ISP) have an obligation to monitor the information it stores at the request of ...

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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. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG et al. v. Hetero USA, Inc. et al. 3:16-cv-02356 ...

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USPTO issues May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update from

A new USPTO memo directs Examiners to provide more detail and support when rejecting patent applications under Section 101 of the Patent Act. A common criticism of the USPTO’s implementation of subject matter eligibility ...

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As Patients Wait, WHO Members Chip Away At Decision On Medical R&D Funding from

A number of World Health Organization member states attended a meeting last week aimed finding ways to sustainably finance research and development for medical products, especially those for poor populations lacking means to pay high ...

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Defaulting Defendant’s Continued Advertising and Offering Infringing Products for Sale Warrants Award of Attorney Fees from

The court granted plaintiff's motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 against a defaulting defendant because defendant's litigation conduct was unreasonable. "The Court agrees with [plaintiff] that this case is ...

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2016 CMW Global Forum Breakfast Focuses on the Power of Music to Heal Communities Affected by War and Conflict from

How can we use music to heal and inspire communities in the aftermath of war, conflict, and division? That was the topic of this year’s Global Forum Networking Breakfast, an interactive panel session sponsored ...

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White House on Non-Competes and Trade Secrets from

While still apparently fully on-board with ramping-up US trade secrecy law through the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), the White House has also released a new report that criticizes non-compete agreements and state laws that ...

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DNA Copyright and Sequence Searching (Part 1) from

A couple of months ago I wrote a three-part series of blog posts for GQ Life Sciences on the topic of copyright for engineered genetic sequences. Given GQ Life Sciences' status as a leading provider ...

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INTELLIGENT BIO-SYSTEMS, INC. loses its appeal against Illumina at the CAFC from

Intelligent Biosystems [IBS} is the appellant in an appeal to the CAFC from the United States Patent and Trademark
Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board in No. IPR2013-00517 concerning Illumina's US Patent 7,566 ...

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WIPO Copyright Committee: Broadcasting, Exceptions, Stronger Artists’ Rights from

This week, World Intellectual Property Organization members are picking up discussions on a possible treaty to protect broadcasting organisations against signal piracy. Also on the agenda is exceptions and limitations to copyright for certain users ...

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USPTO Issues Update to Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance from

By Donald Zuhn –- In a notice published in the Federal Register (88 Fed. Reg. 27381) on Friday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued further guidance for determining subject matter eligibility under 35 U ...

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