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post image Applications for information on infringers can be made outside of IP infringement proceedings from

A MegaBabe in 1992 (Honey, I Blew up the Kid
- the largely forgotten sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids)Do you need to start IP infringement proceedings in order to get information about an ...

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Evidence of Geographic Change in Central America from Genome Studies of Eciton Ant Species from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- "It was a sight no one could ever forget. Over the range of hills, as far as eye could see, crept a darkening hem, ever longer and broader, until the shadow ...

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News from Abroad: Revised Provisional Timetable for the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court from

The Preparatory Committee of the UPC has published a revised timetable for the final stages of preparations for the opening of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). The revised timetable indicates that the Sunrise Period during ...

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The European Unified Patent Court: what can still go wrong? from

Guest author: Rechtsanwalt Dr. Ingve Björn Stjerna, LL.M., Certified Specialist for Intellectual Property Law, Düsseldorf

This article reflects the personal opinion of the author.

I. A reform for a reform's sake

The European ...

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More on "myths" surrounding simultaneous independent invention from

Further to the IPBiz post
The theme of independent invention, and whether the same thing was invented
, which in part discussed Mark Lemley's
Myth of the Sole Inventor, a previous post on IPBiz had ...

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The Michael Jordan case in China – to be continued from

The fresh ruling in December 2016 issued by the Supreme People’s Court of China (SPC) on the “Michael Jordan” 4+ years legal battle has attracted great attention (see a Guest Kat report here). There ...

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The CAFC considers oxidation in Zhejiang v. Kaneka from

The bottom line:

Under the proper construction, even without consideration
of Dr. Sherman’s opinions, we conclude there is a
dispute of material fact regarding whether ZMC’s processes
meet the “oxidizing” limitation in claims ...

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WHO Board Trims Candidates For Director To Five; Two More Cuts Tomorrow from

World Health Organization members took the first step toward choosing the next director general of the UN health agency today as they narrowed the candidates to five. There will be interviews held with the remaining ...

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Canada-Europe Trade Agreement: One More Vote To Clear from

Just a day after US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament passed a recommendation in favour of adopting the Comprehensive Economic and ...

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Patent for Manufacturing Custom Dental Crowns Not Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The magistrate judge recommended denying defendants' motion to dismiss on the ground that plaintiff’s patent for manufacturing custom dental crowns encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed toward an abstract ...

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PTAB initiation of PGR Does not Negate Preliminary Injunction from

by Dennis Crouch Tinnus Enterprises v. Telebrands (Fed. Cir. 2017) [tinnustelebrands] In an opinion by Judge Stoll, the Federal Circuit has affirmed an E.D.Texas preliminary injunction barring the accused infringer from selling its ...

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Are law review authors and editors competent to review technical concepts as they relate to patent law? from

As to "myths" which appear in law reviews, some discussion about Mark Lemley's "Myth of the Sole Inventor" [ 105 Mich. L. Rev. 1525 ] appeared in IPBiz

Separately, some commentary from Lisa Larrimore Ouellette related ...

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Exhaustion under Judge Rich from

Reading Prof. John Witherspoon’s recent remarks about Judge Giles S. Rich led me to a 1999 interview of Judge Rich by Prof. Janice Mueller titled An Interview with Judge Giles S. Rich, 9 FED ...

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CAFC rules on preliminary injunction in Tinnus v. Telebrands from

The technical area was a toy for filling water balloons and the outcome was affirmance of a grant of preliminary injunction by ED Texas.

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