Patent & IP news for January 17, 2017

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post image BGH: to cease means to recall from

We would like to bring the attention of our German Readers a recent decision (published 13 January 2017) of the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) with far-reaching implications for practitioners. In essence, the BGH ...

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Nagoya Protocol Implications For Health, Flu Genetic Data On WHO Board Agenda from

The World Health Organization recently published its analysis about the public health implications of the Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources access and benefit-sharing, and in particular how it affects the sharing of pathogens, like influenza ...

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WHO Board Meeting Playbook: Election Of New DG, Antimicrobial Resistance, Genetic Sequence Data from

Although the main governing body of the World Health Organization is the annual World Health Assembly held in May, many decisions are made at the annual January session of the WHO Executive Board. Among the ...

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No Stay of TC Heartland Pending Supreme Court Review from

The court denied defendant's motion to stay pending the Supreme Court's resolution of its appeal of the court's transfer order because the interests of justice, prejudice to plaintiff, and age of the ...

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Hastily Filed Declaratory Judgment Claim Did Not Violate Rule 11 in Light of PTAB Institution Decision from

The court denied a patentee-defendant's motion for Rule 11 sanctions because plaintiff's claims for declaratory relief of noninfringement and invalidity were not frivolous in light of the PTAB's decision to institute inter ...

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DOJ and FTC release new Antitrust Guidelines for Licensing of Intellectual Property from

Updating policies that had been on the books for more than two decades, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission recently issued new Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property ...

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IP Prominent Among Tech, Media, Telecom Disputes, Survey Shows from

Newly released results of a survey published by the Queen Mary University of London on disputes relating to technology, media and telecommunications reveal interesting details about the types of disputes brought and the reasons behind ...

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FTC sues Qualcomm for antitrust violation; Apple may buy baseband chipsets from other suppliers from

Late last month, a ruling against Qualcomm by Korea's Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) was significant and elicited positive reactions in the U.S. and in Europe. From today's perspective, the KFTC decision seems ...

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Transferring Venue: How Long Is This Gonna Take? from

Filing a motion to transfer venue in a court case can be an important tool for a defendant who wants to move the case to home turf, as it were, or it may turn out ...

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WEF Davos: Who Will Own The Knowledge Produced From “Our” Data By Machines? from

Artificial intelligence has succeeded the Internet of Things or the earlier cloud mania as buzzword number one at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum that started today (17 January) in Davos, Switzerland. While ...

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Free Software Foundation Gives ‘Major Overhaul’ To High Priority Projects from

Coolness alert! The Free Software Foundation has announced an updated list of high priority projects on a global scale. Top priorities now include a free software phone operating system, clouds, hardware, voice and video chat ...

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FDA Issues Guidance Regarding Biologic Drug Naming from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Late last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its latest Guidance for Industry relating to the biosimilar application process set forth in the Biologic Price Competition and Innovation ...

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