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post image IP Summit 2016 (Second Part) from

Be ready for the second part of this Kitten’s report! Check out the first part here.
Unconventional Trade Marks under the New EUTM System

The conference was chaired by Dr. Thies Boesling. The speakers ...

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Integrated Technological Systems, Inc. v. First Internet Bank of Indiana (E.D. Tex.) from

Business Method / Software Patent Invalidated for Claiming Ineligible Subject Matter By Joseph Herndon -- In the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Integrated Technological Systems, Inc. (ITS) sued First Internet Bank of ...

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National Review piece on Crowley incident confuses plagiarism and copyright infringement from

Within a discussion in the National Review of the Monica Crowley "plagiarism" incident in the post The Anti-Trump Media’s Attack on Monica Crowley, one finds text about Ph.D. theses:

Dissertations exist to synthesize ...

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Hypocritical EU competition chief Vestager going after Apple while backing Madeira tax avoidance scheme from

This morning I heard an interesting radio report on the European Commission's long-standing, practically unconditional support of one of Europe's worst tax avoidance schemes. In light of the Ireland-Apple "state aid" case, it ...

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Fashion Law – New US/EU Legislation And Retailers: Customer Data And Trademarks from

NEW YORK -- The fourth annual Fashion Law Seminar, organised by the Federal Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, presented on new legislation in the United States and European Union, and its potential impact on domestic and ...

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Hepatitis C Patent Challenges In India, Argentina To Allow Generic Production from

Resistance to high prices for hepatitis C drugs is ongoing as five new challenges against patents have been filed in India and Argentina, according to sources. Those challenges aim at allowing the production and distribution ...

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European Parliament Demands Transparency In Expert Groups And Protection For Whistleblowers from

The European Commission is reforming the way it populates its "expert groups" which has been criticized as unbalanced and non-transparent for years. But the European Parliament is not satisfied. In a report on its own ...

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EU Court Of Justice: The EU Is Competent To Ratify Marrakesh Treaty from

The ratification of a treaty allowing an exception to copyright for the benefit of visually impaired people by the European Union might be yet one step closer as the Court of Justice of the EU ...

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New Geneva Health Campus: New Homes For Global Fund, GAVI, UNITAID By 2018 from

The construction of a new building to host the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and other key players in the area of global health is well under way in Geneva. The “Campus ...

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Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain from

Manny Schecter: Congress Needs To Act So Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Scott Graham: What To Expect From Neil Gorsuch On IP, Patents and Trade Secrets Eastern District Of Virginia IP Year In Review ...

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Osgoode takes Second Place in 2017 International Patent Drafting Competition! from

Congratulations to IP Osgoode students, Paul Blizzard, Denver Bandstra and Lawrence Yu on taking Second Place at the 2017 International Patent Drafting Competition held in Detroit Feb. 10-11! Hosted by the University of Detroit Mercy ...

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The CAFC finds PTAB's obviousness reasoning in "Personal Web" inadequate; vacates and remands from

The CAFC vacated and remanded in the precedential case Personal Web v. Apple :

Apple Inc. petitioned for inter partes review of various
claims of PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC’s U.S. Patent
No. 7,802,310 ...

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CAFC affirms PTAB in MPHJ v. Ricoh from


MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC appeals the decision
of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board” or
“PTAB”), on Inter Partes Review, that claims 1–8 of ...

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