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post image Remembering Masaya Nakamura, the "Father of Pac-Man" from

Pac-Man - as released by
Midway for the US marketPac-Man is an incredibly simple game which has more than stood the test of time both as a game and through its extensive merchandising.  It is ...

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post image Can Your Patent Block Repair and Resale and Prevent Arbitrage? from

by Dennis Crouch The first rounds of merits briefs have now been submitted to the Supreme Court in Impression Prods. v. Lexmark. The case questions the extent a patentee can control the entire resale and ...

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Eli Lilly & Co. v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- From the nadir of the Supreme Court's allegations that the Federal Circuit "fundamentally misunderstood" the law of inducing infringement in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., the nation's ...

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WHO-Led Efforts To Boost R&D In Neglected Diseases Jeopardised By Funding Gap from

Finding resources to fund research and development for diseases primarily affecting developing and least-developed countries is a continuous challenge. Hopes were raised in 2015 with projects to launch a Global Observatory on Health Research and ...

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Discovery Abuses Warrant Monetary Sanctions Against Defendant and Lead Counsel from

Following settlement of the case, the court granted in part plaintiff's motion to find defendants in contempt for failing to comply with court's order compelling further document production and supplemental disclosures and imposed ...

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Dershowitz on Yates and Warren from

Alan Dershowitz once noted that the legal profession involved a culture of copying, as distinct
from other academic areas. In recent comments about AAG Yates, he suggested Yates was not
sufficiently proactive in analyzing a ...

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Cancer Resolution Not Agreed Yet At WHO; Work Needed On IP Issues from

World Health Organisation members tried to agree on a draft resolution on cancer during the WHO Executive Board but consensus escaped them, in particular on intellectual property issues, according to sources. The text is expected ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Neal Solomon: The Transformation Of The American Patent System Ephrat Livni: Do Cake Designs Count As Intellectual Property Walter Olson: TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods: Will The Court Curb Patent-Law Forum Shopping Audrey Millemann: Covered ...

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If we can't agree on Edison's light bulb in 2017, how can we do patent policy based on conflicting factual understandings? from

In "Myth of the Sole Inventor," [110 Mich. L. Rev. 709 (2012) ] Mark Lemley wrote:

Edison didn't invent the lightbulb; he found a bamboo fiber that worked better as a filament in the lightbulb ...

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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on intellectual property from

In SUREFOOT LC v. SURE FOOT CORPORATION, 531 F.3d 1236, 87 U.S.P.Q.2D 1266 (CA10 2008), Judge Gorsuch authored an opinion on a DJ action in a trademark dispute.

Within, he ...

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