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post image BREAKING: CJEU rules that EU law does NOT prevent punitive damages in IP cases from

Does the Enforcement Directive (Directive 2004/28) prevent Member States from providing in their legislations the possibility to award punitive damages in IP cases? 
This was - in a nutshell - the issue on which the Polish ...

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post image Federal Circuit Closes the Door on CGI Preliminary Injunction from

The Chamberlain Group (CGI) v. TechTronic Indus. (Fed. Cir. 2017) (non-precedential opinion) Following on the heel of the Federal Circuit’s approval of preliminary relief in the water balloon case, the court here has reversed ...

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post image Book review: "From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print" from

Copyright under Jewish law has attracted increasing attention in recent years. This interest has been echoed by the publication of Rabbi Nachum Menashe Weisfish’s Copyright in Jewish Law (Feldheim, Jerusalem and New York, 2010 ...

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post image Keep America Great from

Predicting success in his effort to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, President Donald Trump has filed a new trademark application – focusing on his 2020 presidential campaign.  The new slogan: KEEP AMERICA GREAT. The intent-to-use registration application ...

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Spex Technologies Inc. v. Apricorn (C.D. Cal.) from

Computer-Related Data Security Patents Found to Recite Patent Eligible Subject Matter By Joseph Herndon -- Spex sued Apricorn for infringing U.S. Patent Nos. 6,088,802 and 6,003,135 in the U.S. District ...

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Medicines Patent Pool TB Deal Praised But Raises Concerns Of Affordability from

The Medicines Patent Pool announced today that it has signed a license agreement with Johns Hopkins University for a candidate tuberculosis treatment. Although seen as a major step forward by public health groups, they said ...

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Supreme Court rules Act of Parliament is needed to initiate UK leaving the EU from

Yesterday, sitting in an unprecedented composition of all 11 judges, the UK Supreme Court ruled by an 8 : 3 majority that the Government cannot initiate the process for the UK leaving the EU (the notification ...

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Year Ahead: Copyright Issues Rank High On EU To-Do List This Year from

Copyright, copyright and more copyright tops Europe's intellectual property agenda for 2017. With the EU institutions mulling major reforms to copyright laws, publishers are pushing for a right to bar unauthorised copying or reuse ...

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File Access Patent Not Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court denied defendants' motion to dismiss on the ground that plaintiff’s computer file access patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter because the asserted claims were not directed toward an abstract idea. "[T]he claimed ...

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WHO Director Candidates Down To Three, Europe Drops In Ranking from

The number of candidates to be the next director general of the World Health Organization was reduced from five to three tonight, with Ethiopia, Pakistan and the United Kingdom still in the running. But in ...

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Oral Argument of the Week — Zond v. AMD from

The oral argument of the week is Zond, LLC v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. One of the issues at play was whether there was substantial evidence presented to the PTAB that it is reasonable to ...

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