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post image BREAKING: CJEU says that EU law allows e-lending from

Are libraries allowed to lend electronic books in their collections under the Rental and Lending Rights Directive? If so, under what conditions? Is there such thing as digital exhaustion under the InfoSoc Directive?

These were ...

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post image CJEU upholds duty to reverse-engineer trade marks in Rubik's cube decision, but what about the actual v abstract test? from

A dangerous 
two-dimensional trade markThe Rubik's cube saga is one of those stories that IP enthusiasts love to talk about at dinners. 

Everyone knows the toy, although not everyone might be interested in ...

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post image Citing to Supreme Court’s Eligibility Cases from

The chart below shows Shepard’s citation results for recent Supreme Court eligibility cases.  I chart the number of federal court decisions citing to each of these seven major Supreme Court decisions.  2016 numbers do ...

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Early Reaction to Presidential Election Results from

By Donald Zuhn –- Earlier today, in a result that stunned at least 47.7% of the American electorate and many observers abroad, a contentious Presidential election finally came to a conclusion, with Republican candidate Donald ...

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Six Candidates For WHO Director General Lay Out Their Views from

Funding, universal health, multisectoral work and access to medicines were among the issues addressed at the recent candidates' forum of the World Health Organization in Geneva as part of the process to choose the next ...

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Customer’s Benefit From Using Software Does Not Create Direction and Control Needed to Support Divided Infringement Claim from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that it did not infringe plaintiff's object tracking patent and rejected plaintiff's divided infringement argument. "[T]he Court is not convinced that [plaintiff's ...

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WTO TRIPS Council Ponders Regional Innovation Models, Other Issues from

This week at the World Trade Organization intellectual property committee a range of mostly developed countries requested to discuss regional innovation models, and countries presented examples of such models. The committee also addressed the issue ...

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WTO Members Discuss UN High-Level Report On Medicines Access That WHO Declined To Discuss from

The World Trade Organization intellectual property committee this week discussed the report of United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on access to medicines which offered recommendations regarding the use of intellectual property in international ...

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