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post image IPEC or bust? High Court refusing to deal with IP claims with a value of less than £500,000 from

This Kat is grateful for this thoughtful piece penned by Katfriend James Sweeting, Senior Associate at Lewis Silkin.

We all know that the Chancery Division is changing and modernising in a number of ways.  I ...

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Oracle moves for judgment as a matter of law against Google's 'fair use' defense to Java copyright infringement from

Oracle has just filed a JMOL (judgment as a matter of law) motion against Google's flimsy "fair use" defense in the Android-Java copyright infringement case. Oracle's lawyers argue (and I agree) that, after ...

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WHO Seeks USD160M For Role Change To Coordinate Global Emergencies from

At its annual Assembly next week, the World Health Organization will seek member state approval of US$160 million over two years to establish its role as a global coordinator for health emergencies. The 69th ...

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Biggest World Health Assembly Ever Kicks Off Next Week With A Loaded Agenda from

Next week the annual assembly of World Health Organization member states will take place with a heavy agenda and its largest attendance ever. The lack of new antibiotics to address bacterial resistance, global shortages of ...

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QaD tlhIngan pong yab bang chut? Is Klingon protected by copyright law? from

Alec Peters may be the world’s biggest Star Trek fan. Sure, plenty of Trekkies (or Trekkers, if you prefer) have written fan fiction based on the TV series and movies. A number of fans ...

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Court Need Not Consider Expert Evidence in Deciding § 101 Challenge at the Pleading Stage from

The court overruled plaintiff's objection to the magistrate judge's recommendation to grant defendant's motion to dismiss for lack of patentable subject matter and rejected plaintiff's argument that the magistrate should have ...

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IP3: Industry Patent Purchase Program allows patent owners to offer patents to leading global companies from

A new website will give patent holders a limited-time opportunity to offer their patents for sale to some of the world’s largest companies.  According to a press release from Allied Security Trust (AST): IP3 ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Kevin Noonan: Merck v. Watson Laboratories David Enzminger & Daniel Fazio: President Obama Signs Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Scott Flaherty: SEC Suit Targets Patent Troll Owner Alyssa Abkowitz & Lilian Lin: Facebook Wins A Trademark Battle ...

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Pending Supreme Court Patent Cases 2016 (May 18 Update) from

by Dennis Crouch It is now time to begin looking for an opinion in the Halo/Stryker regarding whether the Federal Circuit’s test for willful infringement is too rigid. Those cases were argued in ...

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Innovation And Access: Fission Or Fusion? Interview with David Taylor, Professor of Pharmaceutical and Public Health Policy, University College London, UK from

In the light of the UN High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines, this series of sponsored articles challenges experts to give their views on the policies that best support the development of solutions to societies ...

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DTSA Litigation Begins from

The first couple of DTSA lawsuits have been filed. M.C. DEAN, INC. v. City of Miami Beach, Docket 16-cv-21731-CMA (S.D. Fla filed May 16, 2016) and Bonamar, Corp. v. Turkin and Supreme Crab ...

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USITC Finds TPP Benefits US Economy, But Maybe Not Jobs; Unclear On IP Rights from

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC), an independent government agency, today released an 800-page analysis of the economic impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement completed last year. The USITC report on the TPP ...

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