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Does President Trump Provide an Opportunity for Patent-friendly Policies? from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Now that the dramatic change in the political climate that is the election of Donald Trump as President has had time to settle, it may be fruitful to consider whether the ...

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Time for a Haar-cut - please do not relocate the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office from

The President of the EPO wants to move the Boards of Appeal to Haar.  “Where?” Merpel hears you ask.  Precisely.  Haar is a municipality on the outskirts of Munich, most famous (not that it is ...

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Librarians, Archivists, Call On WIPO Members To Create Safe Harbour Against Copyright Liability from

The age of digitisation has opened new doors to distribution of information including for libraries and archives. However, librarians and archivists are often confronted with risk of liability for copyright infringement, nationally and in cross-border ...

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Plaintiff’s Repeated Litigation Misconduct Warrants 35 U.S.C. § 285 Attorney Fee Award from

The court denied plaintiff's motion to reconsider an earlier order awarding attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 because the case was exceptional. "[Plaintiff] made arguments that were foreclosed by the Court, and ...

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The Price for Pokemon – How Much Are Childhood Icons Worth Protecting? from

The Value of the Pokémon Franchise If you were born in the late 1980s or early 90s or have young children, you have probably encountered a red-cheeked mouse called Pikachu or any of the hundreds ...

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Post at The Scientist related to Sarkar matter in Michigan from

On 17 November 2016, Bob Grant at The Scientist posted an article PubPeer Lawyers Ask to Enter Misconduct Report into the Court Record .

This related to a case, now at Michigan Court of Appeals, involving ...

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