Patent & IP news for July 7, 2016

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post image An opportunity for IP scholars seeking future careers from

Last year's successful applicantVia Katfriend Martin Husovec (Tilburg University) comes the news of the following opportunity for IP scholars:
"The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) invites interested candidates with a ...

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post image Book Review: The law and practice of trademark transactions - A global and local outlook from

“The Law and Practice of Trademark Transactions: A Global and Local Outlook” addresses the challenges posed by the territorial nature of trade mark law in the international market. The book is divided into two sections ...

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post image "Own Name" defence in Singapore--when "honest practices" does the heavy lifting from

The "Own Name" defence has proved a challenging issue across jurisdictions. An interesting approach to the issue was recently taken in Singapore, as reported by Kat friend Aaron Thng of Amica Law.

"The “Own Name ...

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post image BREAKING: CJEU says that operators of physical marketplaces may be forced to stop trade mark infringements of market-traders from

Can operators of physical marketplaces be considered "intermediaries whose services are used by a third party to infringe an intellectual property right", so that "rightholders are in a position to apply for an injunction" against ...

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Oracle moves for new copyright trial against Google, renews motion for judgment as a matter of law from

Despite the fact that Google's incorporation of more than 10,000 lines of Oracle's Java API declaring code into Android does not merely fall short of fair use criteria but is simply the ...

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User Authentication Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiffs’ user authentication patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract idea. "[D]espite the ...

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French Bill Could Open Door For Sharing, Selling Of Seeds In Public Domain from

Next week, the French Senate is due to consider a bill on biodiversity for the third time. That bill, which could be modifying several legislations, might allow for the sharing and selling by non-governmental organisations ...

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Open Parking, LLC v. Parkme, Inc. (W.D. Penn. 2016) from

By Michael Borella -- Every day, millions of people are subjected to a frustrating experience -- finding a place to park their automobiles. Whether at the train station, the sports stadium, a festival, or a popular restaurant ...

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