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post image Article 8(3) of the InfoSoc Directive mandates a substantive change, says Irish Court of Appeal from

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan,
who delivered the Court of Appeal judgment
What (if any) steps may a court require internet service providers (ISPs) to take to assist copyright holders to identify customers who use the ...

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Growing Call For Transparency Within African CMOs To Ensure Membership Confidence from

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Collective management organisations (CMOs) in African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) member states, and Africa at large, have the potential to contribute to the growth and development of creative industries. However, they need ...

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Israel As Cybersecurity Powerhouse Applies Knowhow To Intellectual Property from

Israel has emerged as the world’s second-largest exporter of cyber security services behind the United States, as data attacks are increasingly becoming a threat to intellectual property ownership.

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Obviousness of the New Mixture from

Apotex v. Wyeth[1] is a relatively simple and straightforward nonobviousness decision in the pharma space (albeit non-precedential).  The Wyeth patent at issue here claims the compound that includes tigecycline mixed together with an acid ...

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EFF Challenges DMCA Anti-Circumvention Provisions, Reopens “Dancing Baby” Case from

Issues arising from the often-controversial US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) prompted the Electronic Frontier Foundation to head to court in recent weeks to address what it sees as violations of free speech and the ...

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Apotex loses appeal at CAFC; Senju Pharm. Co. v. Lupin Ltd., 780 F.3d 1337, 1346 (Fed. Cir. 2015) explained from

Apotex tried IPR to invalidate a Wyeth patent.

In March 2013, Apotex filed a petition to institute inter
partes review of the ’828 patent [of Wyeth]. The Board instituted
review based on one ground: that ...

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IPRs Threatened/Filed as Money-Making Strategy from

By Joseph Herndon -- On March 10, 2016, Silver Star Capital, LLC filed a petition for Inter Partes Review of U.S. Patent No. 6,212,079 (IPR2016-00736). The patent owner is Power Integrations, Inc. On ...

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