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Court of Appeal on Pregabalin - Pfizer still in pain, but Swiss claims re-interpreted again from

While this moggy was struggling to get back from Indonesia, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the pregabalin appeal Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) & Ors [2016] EWCA ...

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Report: IP Rights, Corporate Interests Threaten Small Farmers’ Right To Seeds, Biodiversity from

A new report by civil society groups defending the right to food and nutrition lays bear threats to seeds and biodiversity created by intellectual property rights, and calls for states to respect their human right ...

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US Copyright Office: Pallante Moves To Digital Strategy Advisor; Search On For New Register from

The United States Copyright Office Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante has changed roles to become senior advisor for digital strategy. In her place, Karyn Temple Claggett will move up to serve as acting register of ...

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UN Meeting Looks At Legally Binding Instrument On Corporations And Human Rights from

A gathering at the United Nations in Geneva this week is hearing a litany of views on a prospective legally binding international instrument to regulate within human rights law the activities of transnational corporations and ...

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CEO’s Indirect Financial Interest in Litigation Does Not Preclude Expert Testimony from

The court denied defendant's motion to preclude plaintiff's CEO from providing expert testimony due to his financial stake in the case. "[Defendant] moves to preclude [plaintiff's CEO] from testifying as an expert ...

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CAFC vacates award of attorneys fees in Large Audience Display from

The CAFC noted in vacating a decision by CD Cal awarding
attorneys fees against Large Audience Display:

the circumstances upon
which a district court relies must actually exist, and
findings that such circumstances do exist ...

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Freedom To Utilize Genetic Resources? The Nagoya Protocol Two Years Later from

At its second anniversary, the Nagoya Protocol is ushering in an international access and benefit-sharing (ABS) system that may impact the freedom to operate with genetic resources. Those who utilize genetic resources and information should ...

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From Personality To Property: Data Protection Needs Competition, Consumer Protection Law, Conference Says from

MUNICH -- Will personal data become a property right licensed to those who give you the best deal for it? Researchers at a conference convened by the Max-Planck Institute on Innovation and Competition in Munich delved ...

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