Patent & IP news for May 22, 2016

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post image "Cybersecurity" Directive makes European Council appearance, but where is the Trade Secrets Directive? from

The AmeriKat can confirm, - the EU Trade Secrets
Directive is NOT under the couch...
....but there are some dust bunnies
Nothing drives the AmeriKat more crazy than when things or people go AWOL.  Thus, her ...

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Google's 'fair use' defense against Oracle is an insult to human intelligence: Android's use of Java APIs violates copyright from

There's a whole lot of doomsday stories out there on the Internet about Oracle v. Google, the Android-Java copyright case. In reality, the ongoing trial, in which jury deliberations will begin shortly, is not ...

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CBS Sunday Morning does design issue on May 22, 2016 from

Charles Osgood did the design issue of CBS Sunday Morning on May 22, 2016 from Newport, Rhode Island.

In the "small wonders" section, Q-tips were discussed. As Wikipedia notes:

The cotton swab is a tool ...

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The American Astronomical Society takes firm stand AGAINST self-plagiarism from

From time to time, IPBiz discusses issues with self-plagiarism, e.g.,

The position of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) against self-plagiarism is clear, as seen from a ...

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UChicago chem grad student expelled for ghost writing from

The University of Chicago Maroon discusses a report mentioning an ethical issue with a chemistry grad student who was ghost writing:

The report only included one expulsion, which was given to a Chemistry doctoral student ...

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DTSA Litigation Updates from

Universal Protection Services v. Thornburg et al, Docket No. 2:16-cv-00097 (N.D. Tex. May 19, 2016) In this newly filed DTSA case, Universal Protection (a company providing security guards, etc.) has sued its former ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

May 24-26, 2016 - EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum (Informa Life Sciences) - Brussels, Belgium May 25, 2016 - "Life Science and Section 101: USPTO New Examiner Guidelines" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET ...

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