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Applied arts under IP LAW: the uncertain Border between Beauty and Usefulness.

All work and no play makes a dull KatIP addict looking for a last minute summer holiday? Look no further than the Association ...

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post image Has Mexico missed the mark on its new opposition system? from

Mexican trademark practice has been amended to allow for a form of opposition system. Laura Collada, of the firm of Dumont Bergman Bider & Co., in located in Mexico City, suggests that these changes may not ...

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post image SUPER KAT-EXCLUSIVE: Here's text of draft Communication on promoting a fair and efficient European copyright-based economy from

The pieces of the (copyright) puzzle are being composed day after day. 

After the leaked draft version of the Commission Staff Working Document - Impact Assessment on the modernisation of EU copyright rules and yesterday's ...

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post image Derivations: Wild West of the USPTO from

Genni Ellis

Derivations came on the patent scene via the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) that was passed by Congress and signed into Law by President Obama on September 16, 2011.1 The derivations portion ...

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Investment in Biotechnology Companies -- Nature Biotechnology Report from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Despite an understandable amount of gloom and doom in patenting circles regarding the effects of the recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit jurisprudence on life sciences patents (Mayo v. Prometheus; AMP ...

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Innovation And Access: Fission Or Fusion? Interview With Jennifer Dent, President, BIO Ventures For Global Health (BVGH) from

In the light of the UN High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines, this series of sponsored articles challenges experts to give their views on the policies that best support the development of solutions to societies ...

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Access And Benefit Sharing Mentioned In US Patent For Natural Dye, Might Be A First from

A recent patent granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to a Colombian company stated where the genetic resource of the invention was taken from and described the access and benefit-sharing agreement made ...

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Asserted Claims of Electronic Information Management Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

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

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Industry’s Proposed Changes To Draft TPP Not Protected Under National Security Exemption, Judge Says from

Changes to the draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) suggested during negotiation of the treaty are not protected under the national security clause of the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a judge ...

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Denial of PTAB Amendment: Arbitrary and Capricious from

Veritas Tech v. Veeam Software (Fed. Cir. 2016) In an important decision, the Federal Circuit issued a limited rejection of Inter Partes Review amendment procedure — holding that the PTAB acted in an arbitrary and capricious ...

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Introducing New Blogger: Shyam Balganesh from

I am very pleased to welcome Professor Shyam Balganesh as a new Written Description blogger. He is a Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he is also a Co-Director of ...

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Mark Rose: The Authors and their Personalities that Shaped Copyright Law from

“Great cases like hard cases make bad law” said Justice Holmes at the turn of the twentieth century. By contrast in copyright law, complex personalities and facts seem to allow the law to work itself ...

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CRISPR patent confusion over lawyer representation from

Kerry Grens has a post on "the other patent dispute" in CRISPR. Within the post is the text:

Normally, if an inventor believed he or she was left off a patent, he or she could ...

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