Patent & IP news for September 6, 2016

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post image Clinical trial data, motivated intruders and freedom of information from

The AmeriKat has dealt with a few
motivated intruders in her time...
Is anonymised clinical trial data exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act? This was the question facing the UK Information Tribunal ...

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post image Donut maker gored by University of Texas over a fan favourite pastry from

Donut Taco Palace in Austin, Texas, is famous for their ‘Longhorns donuts’. These donuts are modelled after the Hook ‘em Horns hand gesture which is made in support of the University of Texas’ Longhorns American ...

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post image Parody and free use in Germany: Federal Court of Justice decides first parody case after Deckmyn from

The original work and its alleged parody
at stake in Deckmyn
When the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) back in 2014 issued its decision in Deckmyn, C-201/13, it clarified the meaning ...

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IP Offices Focus On Educating Younger Population About IP Protection from

Intellectual property rights awareness campaigns are increasingly targeting the younger population, as early as primary school, according to several country presentations at the World Intellectual Property Organization committee on enforcement this week. WIPO is also ...

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Lack of Corroborative Evidence for Conception Date Justifies New Trial on Anticipation from

Following a jury verdict of $14 million, the court granted in part defendant's motion for a new trial on anticipation because it was an error to allow the jury to determine whether a patent ...

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Sandeen and Seaman: Toward a Federal Jurisprudence of Trade Secret Law from

If you're interested in the fate of trade secrets law, and you like conflicts of law, I recommend taking a look at Sharon Sandeen and Chris Seaman's paper, Toward a Federal Jurisprudence of ...

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UNITAID Issues Call For Solutions To Overcome IP Barriers from

UNITAID, the drug financing mechanism, has put out an appeal calling for ideas on solutions to overcome intellectual property barriers that may be preventing progress in public health. The deadline for submissions is coming near.

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CBS Sunday Morning does IP on 4 Sept 2016, sort of from

Elements of Sunday Morning on September 4, 2016 (hosted by Jane Pauley) touched on patents, trademark, and copyright.

As to patents/inventions, within a story on Jerry Lewis, there was discussion of how Lewis invented ...

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Pending Supreme Court Eligibility Cases: Patenting Genetic Discovery from

by Dennis Crouch Three eligibility cases are pending before the Supreme Court.  Of these, the most interesting is likely Genetic Tech v. Merial.  [GeneticTechPetition] The 1989 priority date of Genetic Tech’s patent reaches back ...

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PTAB Life Sciences Report from

By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each week we will report on recent developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Limited v. UCB Pharma GmbH PTAB ...

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