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post image Singapore Government launches public consultation on major copyright reform from

Beautiful SingaporeSingapore is currently engaged in a significant reform of its Copyright ActIn this context, yesterday Government launched a public consultation [open until 24 October 2016, 5 pm GMT+8] to seek feedback ...

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WTO, WHO, WIPO Host Discussions On Antimicrobial Resistance In October from

Antimicrobial resistance has been described as a major threat to public health, as infections, even minor, might become killers again, if no new antibiotics are discovered. In October, the World Health Organization, World Intellectual Property ...

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Defendant’s Knowledge of Notice of Allowance Alone Does Not Support Jury Finding of Willful Infringement from

The court granted defendant's renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law that it did not willfully infringe plaintiff's patent following a jury finding of willful infringement because of insufficient evidence. "[T ...

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WHO Pandemic Flu Review Group Meets Next Week from

The review of a World Health Organization mechanism for sharing pandemic influenza viruses while ensuring access to vaccines for developing countries is nearing conclusion. Next week, the reviewers will hold their last meeting, including an ...

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PTAB Reverses Examiner’s Patent-Ineligible Subject Matter Rejection of Method Claims for Using Multi-Pixels Spectral Images to Identify Microorganisms from

Takeaway: The PTAB reversed an Examiner's rejection of claims for utilizing multi-pixels spectral images to identify microorganisms under 35 U.S.C. § 101 as being directed to patent-ineligible subject matter.  In part, the PTAB ...

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Defining OtterBox for Tariffs from

by Dennis Crouch A substantial portion of the Federal Circuit’s appellate involve customs disputes stemming from the Court of International Trade (CIT).  Usual disputes center on the proper tariff classification of goods being imported ...

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Raymond P Niro, 1942-2016 from

I know I am very, very late in mentioning the passing of one of the truly remarkable legends in the patent field, but I did also want to join my colleagues in remembering and commemorating ...

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Plagiarism Actions from

Drobetsky v. Chicago School of Prof. Psych. (Ill. App. 2016) [1152797_R23] There is no general cause of action for ‘plagiarism’ – it comes up most often in student and employment cases. Drobetsky was a masters degree ...

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Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. v. Intellectual Ventures I LLC (PTAB 2016) from

By Joseph Herndon -- Sally Beauty (Petitioner) filed a Petition requesting a review under the transitional program for covered business method (CBM) patents of U.S. Patent No. 5,969,324, owned by Intellectual Ventures I ...

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