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post image The CJEU decision in Soulier: what does it mean for laws other than the French one on out-of-print books? from

The late Marc Soulier,
also known as Ayerdhal
As reported by this blog through a breaking news post, yesterday the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision in Soulier and Doke ...

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Again on the first post-GS Media national decision from

As reported and discussed on this blog, last month a Swedish court was likely the first in Europe to apply the principles that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) set in its ...

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Intellectual Property In Russia To Become Subject Of Antitrust Regulation from

Intellectual property in Russia will become a subject of antitrust regulation starting next year, according to recent statements of an official spokesman of the Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS).

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International Law Enforcement Steps Up Battle Against ‘Darknet’ IP Theft from

A recent multinational crackdown on illegal activity in the anonymous channels of the so-called Darknet resulting in multiple arrests around the world was intended to thwart rampant online intellectual property theft. But how much the ...

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Online Enforcement Index Aims To Aid Patent Filing Decisions from

Part of the decision whether to file a patent in a particular country rests on how likely it is the patent can be effectively enforced, but until recently the information needed to answer that question ...

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Videophone Mailbox Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s videophone mailbox patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract ...

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Outcome in Mann v. Cochlear: we affirm-in-part, reverse-in-part, and vacate-in-part from

There was a mixed outcome in the CAFC case of

After conducting a jury trial and a bench trial on separate issues,
the district court entered judgment finding ...

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Remember the House Ban? How two years flies past from

Merpel has not posted for quite some time on the various developments affecting the EPO Boards of Appeal (BoA), but has been keeping an eye on the ongoing developments and reforms. She plans to post ...

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Federal Circuit Increases Number of Days Per Month for Oral Argument from

The Federal Circuit will increase the number of days that it sits for oral arguments in upcoming months.  The announcement from the Federal Circuit web site is below.  While I suspect a big reason for ...

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Not-So-Compulsory Licence: a Proposed (and Rejected) Solution to Copyright Infringement in Derivative Musical Works from

In a recent MTV news article, author Miles Raymer opined over the “hopelessly broken” state of the US copyright system. While such a sweeping statement clearly oversimplifies the state of copyright law in the digital ...

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