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post image Watch out lawyers - do you own your name? from

That which we call a roseDo lawyers own goodwill in their name? The UK's IP Enterprise Court tells all in Bhayani & Anor v Taylor Bracewell LLP [2016] EWHC 3360.

This was a summary judgment ...

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Top Five Stories of 2016 from

By Donald Zuhn –- After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its tenth annual list of top patent stories. For 2016, we identified twenty stories that were covered on Patent ...

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Ignoring Nautilus: Sonix Tech. v. Publications Int’l from

Sonix Tech. v. Publications Int’l (Fed. Cir. 2017) The district court awarded summary judgment to the defendant — finding the asserted claims invalid as indefinite under 35 U.S.C. § 112 ¶ 2.  On appeal, the ...

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Book Review: A look At Antitrust Issues In Intellectual Property Law from

The book Antitrust Issues in Intellectual Property Law, edited by Bradford Lyerla and authored by several lawyers, is about the intersection of IP law and antitrust law and collects case law from 2015 and 20152016 ...

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Expensive Medicines Increase The Pressure from

By Simon Schmid This article first appeared in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, here. When Gilead brought its new antiviral medicine – Sovaldi – for the treatment of Hepatitis C to the US market for USD 84,000 ...

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Eight Video Signal Transfer Patents Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 Despite Earlier PTAB Findings of Nonobviousness from

The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s video signal transfer patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter and rejected plaintiff's argument that the claims did not lack an ...

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Opinion Counsel’s Involvement in Litigation Justifies Discovery of Communications with Trial Counsel from

The court granted plaintiff's motion to compel discovery regarding communications between defendants' opinion and trial counsel because of opinion counsel's involvement in the present suit. "[B]y involving opinion counsel in the substantive ...

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Why a strong patent system is vital from

Prof. Dolin on Patents and Russia in the Washington Times: Last month was the 25th anniversary of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, marking the end of the Cold War. Just a few years earlier ...

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Legal Guide for Bloggers from

Douglas J. Sorocco

This is a reprise of a popular blog post published some years ago.

The EFF has released a Legal Guide for Bloggers. Included in this guide are sections on defamation, reporter's ...

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The - Monica Crowley- copying matter from

A post at CNN begins:

Conservative author and television personality Monica Crowley, whom Donald Trump has tapped for a top national security communications role, plagiarized large sections of her 2012 book, a CNN KFile review ...

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How is Teva's MS drug Copaxone doing from

Pantagraph talks about possible investor concerns over Teva/Copaxone:

For example, concerns over Copaxone are largely overstated. Teva Pharmaceutical was able to reformulate Copaxone into an extended-release medication that only needs to be taken three ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Peter Harter & Gene Quinn: Patent Forecast 2017: Will Patent Courts Be Great Again? Evan Schuman: A Potentially Fatal Blow Against Patent Trolls Donald Zuhn: Top Five Stories Of 2016 Matthew Herper: Could Amgen’s Patent ...

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