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post image The Federal Circuit Resurrects Computer-Implemented Inventions? from

The U.S. Supreme Court's case, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, has become the U.S. case concerning the patentability of computer-implemented inventions.  The case essentially establishes a two-step test for determining whether ...

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post image Remembering Andy Grove, and maybe just the most audacious trademark ever from

Not all Kat readers may have noticed the passing away on March 21st of hi-tech titan, Andy Grove of Intel, whose direct influence was most felt just before many millennials came of age. While technically ...

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post image Friday Fantasies from

Essay Competition. CREATE, together with TrademarkNow and SCRIPTed are seeking submissions for an essay competition with the theme of  "How will Artificial Intelligence change the practice of Intellectual Property law”". What will happen when A ...

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Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance -- Example on Diagnosing and Treating Julitis from

By Donald Zuhn –- Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued further guidance for determining subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In addition to a memorandum on subject matter eligibility ...

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Hesitant Steps For Broadcasting Treaty At WIPO; Study On Copyright Exceptions Praised from

The protection of broadcasting organisation against signal piracy has been discussed at the World Intellectual Property Organization for two decades. However technological advances might have made the draft treaty as it stands obsolete some say ...

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India Releases New Intellectual Property Policy; Reactions Building from

The Indian government today released its long-awaited new intellectual property policy, and preliminary reactions appear to be that it caters to international pressures while attempting to provide a national focus. A more careful reading with ...

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Defendant’s Copying, Lack of Investigation, Litigation Conduct, and Duration of Infringement Justify $24 Million Enhanced Damages Award from

Following a jury verdict of willful infringement, the court granted plaintiff's motion for enhanced damages because defendant's copying, lack of a good faith investigation, litigation conduct, and a 15-year duration of infringement favored ...

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A Brave New World: EU Trade Mark Reform: AIPPI Event from

The IPKat is delighted to receive this event report from the Simmons & Simmons team of James Agnew, Phil Davies (Professional Support Officer), and Muir MacKean.

On 11 May, AIPPI and Oxford University’s Intellectual Property ...

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Oral Argument of Enfish v. Microsoft from

If you are interested in listening to the oral argument from this week’s important decision in Enfish v. Microsoft, the oral argument recording is available [here]. The decision is available [here]. An audio key ...

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