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post image The IPKat team news: new arrivals and farewells from

The IPKat is getting his teeth into the new seasonFall is a season of new school supplies, a new court term and new challenges ahead.  The IPKat is also embracing new chapters this season ...

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Skepticism On Global Trade Arises Even As ‘Potential Exists To Expand Commerce Internationally’ from

A lot of skepticism about global trade has arisen just at a time when there is the potential to involve large swaths of the population who were previously not able to access the international exchange ...

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Time To Talk Digital Issues At WTO With Focus On Developing Countries, Forum Hears from

Now is the time for those who want to bring new voices to the digital trade and general trade debate involving the World Trade Organization, says an adviser to a leading security think tank in ...

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Voluntary Sustainability Standards: Virtue Enhancers Or Trade Discriminatory? from

Voluntary standards are seen by some as acting as barriers to trade, in particular for developing countries unable to meet the requirements of those private standards. At the World Trade Organization Public Forum, two panels ...

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Gurry Speaks On Allegations For First Time As WIPO Members Discussion Actions from

Heading into next week’s annual UN World Intellectual Property Organization General Assemblies, WIPO member states are considering a report from the United Nations investigations office regarding allegations of wrongdoing made involving WIPO Director General ...

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Remote Access Software Patent Not Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 at Pleading Stage from

The court rejected the special master's recommendation to dismiss plaintiff's infringement action under 35 U.S.C. § 101 because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s patent for remotely accessing and controlling an application ...

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Clinical Trial Reporting Biased; Full Disclosure, Transparency Needed, Speakers Say from

A conference on clinical drug trials held today shed a harsh light on the availability and honesty of clinical trial reports. Many factors concur to possible distortion of results, speakers said, calling for more stringent ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Gene Quinn: How NOT To Respond To An Office Action PTO Must Apply Phillips Standard When Construing Expired Patents Adam Liptak: Law On Disparaging Trademarks Gets Supreme Court Review Robert Sachs: Bad Science Makes Bad ...

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US Supreme Court To Decide If USPTO Refusal To Register Trademarks Breaches Free Speech from

The US Supreme Court agreed on 29 September to take up the question of whether the Lanham Act, which allows the US Patent and Trademark Office to refuse to register disparaging trademarks, conflicts with the ...

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