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post image Meet the Trade Mark Judges (Part One) from

Monday evening marked the annual IBIL and MARQUES Meet the Trade Mark Judges event at UCL.

This year the chair, The Rt Hon Professor Sir Robin Jacob, posed a set of pre-selected questions from the ...

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post image Friday Fantasies from

Friday Kat is at play.TGIF! The weekend is almost underway and the IPKat is here to bring you a well-chosen list of miscellaneous IP events and news stories. Bon appetit.
1. The 10th Annual ...

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post image HHJ Hacon amplifies the law on EU trade mark jurisdiction: AMS-Neve v Heritage Audio from

Recording studio engineers speak in hushed tones about the 1073 microphone pre-amplifier, and not just because they're habitually conditioned to keeping their voices down in the studio's control room. The “1073” is a ...

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Freedom Of Expression Under Attack, Says UN Special Rapporteur from

Governments worldwide are engaging in censorship and punishing those who report or post opinions, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, says in a report on the widespread ...

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Upon Reconsideration, Electric Power Group Renders Fleet Monitoring and Tracking Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

Following the recent Federal Court decision in Electric Power Group, LLC v. Alstom S.A., 830 F.3d 1350 (Fed. Cir. 2016), the court reconsidered an earlier order that denied defendant's motion to dismiss ...

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Industry Contribution, Benefit Sharing, Virus Genetic Data Discussed By WHO Flu Experts from

The group of experts tasked to monitor the World Health Organization pandemic framework met this week with discussions on the partnership contributions that industry is expected to provide to the system, and how influenza viruses ...

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US High Court Puts Unreasonable Delay On Trial from

On its face, the case is a humdrum, procedural dispute about a patentee’s delay in filing an infringement suit. But if the Supreme Court rules the way most experts expect, the decision will significantly ...

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Medtronic: On Rehearing the Court Restates that IPR Termination Decision is Not Appealable from

by Dennis Crouch On rehearing in Medtronic v. Robert Bosch, the Federal Circuit panel has reaffirmed its earlier determining that the PTAB’s vacatur of an IPR institution decision is a decision as to “whether ...

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Can individual, unaffiliated scientist have ground-breaking ideas? Television shows say "yes". from

In an earlier post, IPBiz discussed the "Callisto" episode of the CBS show "Bull," the plot of which involved a case of alleged patent infringement. Although many of the legal details were a bit sketchy ...

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