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post image Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week! from

Been away and want to catch up on last week's IP news? No problem! As always, the IPKat is here to bring you a quick summary -- the 132th edition of Never Too Late.
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post image When a quote becomes famous: even if it was never quite said that way from

Most of us will likely make use of a famous short quote (let's call it a quip) at some point. We do so because such a quote (lying outside the purview of copyright protection--right ...

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post image IP Summit 2016 (First Part) from

This Kitten was delighted to attend the 11th edition of the Pan-European Intellectual Property Summit (already announced here), which took place on 1st and 2nd December at the World Customs Organization in Brussels. Here is ...

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post image USPTO: Non-Update from

Apart from the two positions that require Senate confirmation (Secretary and Deputy), the only top commerce department position not filled by either an acting chief or appointee is Undersecretary of Intellectual Property and USPTO Director.

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Virus Genetic Information Hot Topic At WHO; Flu Framework Under Nagoya Needs More Time from

World Health Organization members decided more consideration is needed to address the genetic information of flu viruses in the organisation’s pandemic framework, and the suggestion to have the framework considered as a special instrument ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on January 29, 2017; Pogue on low tech batteries from

Jane Pauley introduced the stories for January 29, 2017. First up was David Martin's piece on the new warship, the USS Zumwalt. Tracy Smith does the Sunday Profile on Dennis Quaid. Margaret Brennan on ...

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Mark Lindell, pillows, and intellectual property from

Michael J Lindell founded MyPillow in 2004. He is the listed inventor
on US US 7461424, filed November 23, 2005, with first claim

An apparatus, comprising:

a case; and
a plurality of polyurethane foam pieces ...

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IPKat on "quotes" that weren't actually said from

IPKat has a post titled
When a quote becomes famous: even if it was never quite said that way
which features the "not quite said" quotations:

“the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”
AND ...

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Is Gates Foundation, WHO’s Biggest Private Funder, Ineligible To Join WHO? from

As the World Health Organization prepares to consider candidate institutions to be admitted into official relations with the organisation, some health and public interest groups are raising alarm at what they see as a seeming ...

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Federal Circuit Arguments at Georgetown from

The Federal Circuit will be visiting Georgetown University Law Center in March.  The CAFC will be hearing oral arguments there on March 6, 2017.  From the Federal Circuit website (as of January 29, 2017): Panel ...

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Reviwing IPR Institutions vs Reviewing Institution Regulations from

The following is a guest post by Oliver Richards (Fish & Richardson).  Mr. Richards is a NYU Law alum and a former clerk for Judge Dyk on the Federal Circuit.  After several rounds at the Federal ...

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