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post image German court prowls into the realm of confidentiality clubs in SEP proceedings from

Better keep your mouth shut if you are a subject to a German
confidentiality club
"Can you just agree the confidentiality club regime with the other side?"  If you are an associate in an English ...

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post image Apple Samsung: Federal Circuit Remands Design Patent Damages Decision to District Court from

By Dennis Crouch Apple v. Samsung (Fed. Cir. 2017) In a non-precedential decision, the Federal Circuit has remanded this design patent damages dispute back to the district court reconsideration.  The basic question is whether the ...

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post image No more counterfeiters! Chanel, Apple, Bayer, LVMH (and more) write to President Juncker on revision to IP Enforcement Directive from

Pair enough monkeys with typewriters and you get Shakespeare.
Pair one Kat with a typewriter and you get
instructions to an assistant to purchase
copies of Shakespeare...
Last week, a group of around 80 of ...

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USPTO Releases Performance and Accountability Report for FY 2016 from

By Donald Zuhn -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently released its Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2016. In describing the USPTO's strategic and performance-planning framework, the 2016 report reminds readers that ...

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TC Heartland: Statutory Interpretation, Fairness, and E.D.Texas from

by Dennis Crouch The topside briefs have been filed in TC Heartland with strong support for the petitioner who is looking to dismantle the notion of nationwide venue against accused patent infringers.  The question presented ...

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Trade in counterfeit & pirated goods is $.5 trillion – 2.5% of all imports from

“Fakes,” or counterfeit products, are a growing menace that deplete resources, threaten jobs and endanger lives.  A report compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says that imports of counterfeit and pirated ...

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Confidential Draft Of WHO Cancer Resolution Shows Remaining Issues IP-Related from

The latest version of a draft resolution on addressing the global rise of cancer negotiated last week at the World Health Organization shows that remaining points are intellectual property-related, but there seems to be agreement ...

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Government-Financed R&D Declining; Private Sector, Tax Incentives Rise, OECD Finds from

A new set of science and technology indicators shows that the business sector is expected to remain the driving force behind research and development growth, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD ...

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Non-Lawyer Communications Between Patent Buyer and Seller Concerning Strength and Enforceability of Patents Protected by Common Interest Doctrine from

The court denied defendant's motion to compel the production of communications between plaintiff and the prior owner of the patents-in-suit that plaintiffs withheld as privileged and rejected defendant's interpretation of the common interest ...

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En banc oral argument of Parkinson v. DOJ from

The Federal Circuit sat en banc today to hear the oral argument of Parkinson v. DOJ.  While not an intellectual property case, I think it is always interesting to listen to the CAFC’s en ...

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The CAFC remands Apple v. Samsung on 7 Feb. 2017 from

The outcome of Apple v. Samsung at the CAFC [2014-1335, 2015-1029 ]
was a remand to ND Cal.

Both parties filed statements urging us to take different
actions. While Apple requests continued panel review,
Samsung requests ...

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