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post image Book review: Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations from

Would-be computer criminals be warned, the law is slowly but surely catching up with you.  In Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations, 2nd edition, Ian Walden provides an updated version of his 2007 treatise on legal ...

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BMC Software, Inc. v. zIT Consulting GmbH (PTAB 2016) from

CBM Patent Review Denied for Claims Lacking Financial Subject Matter By Joseph Herndon -- The PTAB denied institution of a covered business method (CBM) patent review in a case between BMC Software Inc. (Petitioner) v. zIT ...

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Signs Of Changing Trends In FTAs’ IP Chapters, Speakers Say At WTO from

Although the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation has raised significant concerns from civil society during negotiations, including about the intellectual property chapter, speakers on a panel during the World Trade Organization Public Forum yesterday said the agreement ...

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Brexit - who has the power to change UK law? from

There are two kinds of general European Union laws. EU Regulations are directly effective in all member states.  In the UK, this is recognised by Section 2(1) of the European Communities Act 1972, which ...

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UN Panel Report On Access To Medicines Seen As Holding Potential For Change from

NEW YORK – Speakers at a side event to the United Nations General Assembly last week commended a new report on access to medicines prepared by a high-level panel hand-chosen by the UN secretary general as ...

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Partial Final Judgment Entered as to Invalidity of Remicade Patent from

The court granted defendant's motion for judgment under Rule 54(b) that one of plaintiffs' chronic pain drug patents was invalid due to obviousness-type double patenting and found that the public interest weighed in ...

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Lee v. Tam: Supreme Court Takes on the Slants from

by Dennis Crouch In its decision in this trademark registration case, the Federal Circuit found the statutory prohibition against registering “disparaging marks” an unconstitutional governmental regulation of speech in violation of the First Amendment. (En ...

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Plaid Technologies Inc. v. Yodlee, Inc. (PTAB 2016) from

CBM Petition Denied for Patent Lacking Financial Product or Financial Activity in the Claims By Joseph Herndon -- In a recent decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied the institution of a covered business ...

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