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post image Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week from

'No problem.' 
We've all got problems, but keeping up with the IPKat ain't one. Welcome to the 99th edition of Never Too Late.

* German Constitutional Court sends sampling saga into another loop

In ...

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post image BREAKING: CJEU says that fair compensation for private copying cannot be funded through general state budget from

Can the 'fair compensation' for private copying pursuant to Article 5(2)(b) of the InfoSoc Directive be funded through a Member State's general state budget?
This is in a nutshell the issue that ...

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post image Dunlap Codding and OKBio—The 2016 BIO International Convention from

Julie L. Langdon

This week I’m writing from the 2016 BIO International Convention where over 15,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders have come together to learn and network. The convention includes a wide spectrum ...

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Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC v. Blackberry Corp. (N.D. Tex. 2016) from

Electronic Delivery of Messages Equated to U.S. Post Office Services By Joseph Herndon -- On May 12, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued an Order in a case captioned ...

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Industry, Researchers Make Case For Patents And Innovation At WTO from

Panellists at a side event this week at the World Trade Organization reminded delegates of the view that patents and a strong innovative environment are key to innovation, and in particular to green technology. A ...

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New Ideas Coming For WTO TRIPS Council; But Also Old Debate Over EU Drug Seizures from

The European Union presenting its new Trademark Directive during this week’s meeting of the World Trade Organization intellectual property council heard concerns of possible seizures of generic medicines transiting through Europe. Meanwhile, the new ...

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Despite Finding of Exceptional Case, Plaintiff’s Failure to Produce Invoices Warrants Denial of Attorney Fee Award from

Although the court found that the case was exceptional under 35 U.S.C. § 285, it awarded plaintiff $0 in attorney fees because plaintiff failed to provide sufficient documentation of its claimed fees. "Despite three ...

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EuroDIG 2016: Multi-Stakeholder Soul-Searching from

Some 800 registered participants gathered for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Brussels today to talk about internet privacy, security and access. Besides the topical issues, the opening sessions speakers came back time ...

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Call for Papers – LAWS Special Issue on “IP in the New Technological Age: Rising to the Challenge of Change” from

Each day we seem to encounter a new technological development that changes, in subtle but significant ways, how we consume information, conduct business, manage our personal health, or simply communicate with one another. Inevitably, with ...

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Wheaton et al. v. Peters et al., 33 U.S. 591 (1834) from

A few years ago, I started a regular feature of posting the text of Supreme Court decisions that involved patents in some way.  The idea was to start with the earliest Supreme Court decisions and ...

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NTIA, ICANN Tick Another Box On Way To IANA Transition from

The United States Commerce Department National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it found the proposal developed by the global internet multistakeholder community to fully privatise oversight over the central root zone of the ...

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USPTO’s Six New Patent Quality Studies from

1) Evaluation of the deviation of 35 U.S.C. §101 rejections from official guidance, correctness of rejections and completeness of the analysis. This study will evaluate whether examiners are properly making subject matter eligibility ...

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