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post image A "nudge and a wink" leads Mrs Justice Slade to grant an interim delivery and destruction order in breach of confidence dispute from

Breach of confidence cases can often be a game of
Kat and mouse....
Once upon a time, an employee left his company to work for a rival company.  What comes next?  Ask any lawyer who ...

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post image “Obscurity is a greater threat than piracy” from

The IPKat was delighted to receive the following guest post from Katfriend Ben Williams. Complete with Star Wars quotes, Ben looks at recent discussions in DRM and the impact of piracy.  Have we really moved ...

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“All Prior Art” algorithm won’t stop bad patents or actors from

Stopping new inventions dead in their tracks by making them “automatically” unpatentable might sound like a good idea to some. However, programming a computer to disclose an endless combination of dubious inventions is more effective ...

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Innovation is not about Beanbags from

In the 1980s, Japan was hailed as an “economic miracle”. There were best-selling books such as Ezra Vogel’s “Japan as Number One: Lessons for America” and SONY President Akio Morita’s “Made in Japan ...

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Rwanda Releases New Tariff Levels On IP, Signs UPOV 91 Biotech Rules from

The government of Rwanda has revised the fees and cost to be paid for the registration of different categories of intellectual property rights. The changes mean lower fees for all types of IP rights, and ...

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WIPO Members Agree New Text On IP And Genetic Resources; Move Talks Forward from

World Intellectual Property Organization members negotiating for an instrument to protect against theft of genetic resources last week agreed on a new text with more options on legal terms, effectively moving the talks forward. In ...

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Video Game Updating Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s video game updating patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract idea. "The ...

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They Invented What? (No. 6) from

Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog:
U.S. Pat. No. 6,865,843:  Portable Electrical Mouse Trap.    What is claimed is: 1. A portable electrical mouse trap for capturing and killing ...

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BIO International Convention 2016 Preview from

U.S. Patent Practice – the PTAB, Federal Courts, and Patent Eligibility By Andrew Williams -- The 2016 BIO International Convention has already begun in San Francisco, but most of the sessions and forums get underway beginning ...

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