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post image INGRES Conference Part II - Trade Secret, Copyright, Design and Trade Mark Law Developments from

Christoph Ann telling secretsThe afternoon of the INGRES conference in Zurich was dedicated to developments in trade secret, copyright, design and trade mark law.

Prof Christoph Ann (TU Munich) explained the new Trade Secret ...

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Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Mylan Institutional LLC (Fed. Cir. 2017) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit had the opportunity to provide guidance on a question now in its twilight: what is the standard for determining who is the true inventor under pre-AIA 35 U ...

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INGRES Conference Part I - European Patent Law Developments from

On Monday, INGRES, the most active Swiss association of IP practitioners, held its annual conference on European intellectual property law in Zurich (yes, European law - the conference on Swiss IP law is traditionally held in ...

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Wrongly Affirmed Without Opinion from

by Dennis Crouch I have uploaded a draft of a short article of mine titled Wrongly Affirmed Without Opinion – If I am correct, is has some potentially of shaking up the Federal Circuit’s current ...

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European Parliament Adopts Report On Increased Medicines Access Within Europe from

The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the European Parliament has voted to adopt a draft report on measures to increase availability of medicines within the European Union.

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A Case For Trade Enforcement: Colombia And Intellectual Property from

President Trump and members of his administration have rightly talked about the need to be tougher on trade enforcement, including promising to take a closer look at existing trade agreements to see whether they should ...

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Resolution On Compulsory Licences For Patented Medicines Passes In Chile from

A resolution has been passed by Chile’s Chamber of Deputies, a branch of its National Congress, to encourage the use of compulsory licences to import generic versions of a patented drug when necessary to ...

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EU Adoption Of Marrakesh Treaty For Blind Readers Imminent After Years Of Delay? from

The European Parliament Legal Committee this week did not bother to further discuss the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty on copyright exceptions for print disabled persons. Instead, Rapporteur Max Andersson declared that he had favoured ...

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UN High-Level Panel, Medicines Access Find Foothold At World Health Assembly In May from

World Health Organization member states seeking a new system for ensuring medicines access have been looking for ways to get a recent controversial report from the UN headquarters on the WHO agenda. The Executive Board ...

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Money Transfer Patents Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The magistrate judge recommended granting defendant's motion to dismiss because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s money transfer system patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract ...

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Year Ahead: A Rather Speculative Year In Global Trade from

An interesting year lies ahead for trade policymakers. With US President Donald Trump sticking to his “America First” announcement pulling back from the Trans-Pacific Partnership right away, a new trade (world) order might be in ...

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Oral Argument of the Day: In re Schweickert from

The oral argument of the day is from In re Schweickert.  The case concerns motivation to combine references in an obviousness rejection by the USPTO. The recording is available [here]. The court’s opinion is ...

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Sovereign Immunity Excuses University of Florida from IPR Challenge from

by Dennis Crouch As public universities continue to obtain more patents, issues of sovereign immunity continue to arise. In a recent decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) dismissed a trio of inter partes ...

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