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post image CEIPI/EAO Conference--"Copyright Enforcement in the Online World" from

Copyright enforcement online has been increasingly taking centre stage in the policy debate on the future of copyright law in Europe, and it is precisely this topic that was addressed on November 22nd at an ...

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post image Idenix v. Gilead: $2.5 Billion for Patent Infringement from

Merck’s sub Idenix was just awarded $2.54 billion for Gilead’s infringement of its Hep-C treatment patents.  Asserted patents include Nos. 6,914,054, 7,105,499, 7,608,597, and 8,481 ...

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post image More on the Swedish application of GS Media from

Again on GS Media,
but Swedish edition
This blog has covered extensively the issue of linking and copyright, and reported that - in the aftermath of the September decision of the Court of Justice of the ...

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post image Mini UPC Update: UK signs Protocol on Privileges & Immunities from

Mini Kat for a mini UPC update...Yesterday, the UK's deputy permanent representative to the EU, Shan Morgan, signed the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the Unified Patent Court.  The Protocol is necessary ...

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Patent Trolls Beware! -- Supreme Court to Review Patent Venue Statute from

By Andrew Williams -- In the past few years, the Supreme Court has been single-handedly tackling the so-called Patent Troll problem. Sure, in that time, the President and Congress have made Patent Trolls a focus of ...

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Group Finds Discrepancies In Implementation Of Nagoya Protocol Between EU, Providers from

A new report by two civil society groups explores what they say are discrepancies between European Union and provider country laws implementing the Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources, which they say could lead to legal ...

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Idea Of A Multilateral Investment Court Makes Headway, Proponents Say from

The European Union and Canada held an informal meeting in Geneva this week to present a project for a multilateral investment court to handle global investor-state disputes, hoping to draw interest and questions by other ...

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Who should be listed as inventors in a patent application? from

This is a question that all patent applicants must answer before filing a patent application. However, applicants often answer the question without fully understanding the criteria for “inventorship.” Applicants often simply presume that the inventors ...

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In Determining 35 U.S.C. § 101 Eligibility, Court May Consider Specification of Parent Patent Incorporated by Reference from

The court denied defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings on the ground that plaintiff’s malicious code monitoring patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that it could look to a parent patent ...

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Trump Jr.’s op-ed reveals a solid understanding of patent licensing from

Donald J. Trump, Jr.’s editorial in the The Daily Caller in 2012, a conservative leaning publication that generates more than 16 million monthly visits, indicates that he has had significant experience with patents and ...

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Examining Ambiguities in Patent Examination Guidelines by Dr. Siva Thambisetty from

As part of the IP Osgoode Speaks Series, Dr. Siva Thambisetty, an associate professor of law at the London School of Economics, visited Osgoode Hall Law School to speak on the subject of patent dialect ...

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Default Judgment for Major Discovery Failures from

by Dennis Crouch United Construction was won on default judgment and was awarded a permanent injunction to bar Tile Tech from ongoing infringement of its U.S. Patent No. 8,302,356.  Although Tile Tech ...

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