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post image Copyright law in the UAE: it's not what you might think from

Practitioners who think that copyright in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a market of increasing importance for IP owners, is similar to that in place in common-law jurisdictions, will be surprised to learn that this ...

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

Be ready for the 134th edition of Never Too Late!
Around the IP BlogsInternKat Hayleigh Bosher recaps the highlights of some IP blogs.
Kittens in love …
A Never Too Late celebration of Valentine's ...

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Guest Post -- The Emergent Microbiome: A Revolution for the Life Sciences -- Part X, The Big Data Component from

By Nicholas Vincent* and Anthony D. Sabatelli** -- Research into the human microbiome has resulted in such unprecedented amounts of data that challenges related to both interpretation and management have emerged. Somewhat paradoxically, current statistical methods ...

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ARIPO, OAPI To Harmonise Practices On Issues Of Intellectual Property In Africa from

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) and its sister organisation, Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle [African Intellectual Property Organization] (OAPI) have signed a memorandum of understanding to harmonise the intellectual property systems of ...

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Center for IP Understanding is started by leading IP execs to raise awareness, improve attitudes from

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU), an independent, unaffiliated non-profit dedicated to increasing IP awareness and improving negative attitudes towards patents, copyrights and other rights, was launched in New York last week.  As reported ...

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In US, New Tactics To Combat Online Copyright Infringement from

The death was quick, quiet, and unmourned. The Copyright Alert System – a once vaunted plan to stop online copyright infringement in the US – was killed on 27 January. Lasting only four years, CAS had accomplished ...

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TRIPS Council To Consider The Two Sides Of IP – Innovation Booster And Barrier from

The role of intellectual property in innovation is expected to be considered through different lenses at the upcoming meeting of the World Trade Organization committee on intellectual property. A group of developed countries have proposed ...

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Digital Data Remote Mirroring Patent Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment of invalidity because the asserted claims of plaintiff’s digital data remote mirroring patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward ...

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For CBM Review: _Claims_ Must be Directed to Financial Service from

by Dennis Crouch This case represents an important decision limiting the scope of Covered Business Method reviews.  However, its short consideration of agency-deference leaves it open to further challenge.  Secure Axcess v. PNC (and other ...

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Reminder: Canada’s IP Writing Challenge – July 1st, 2017 Deadline! from

The deadline to submit an entry for the 9th annual Canada’s IP Writing Challenge is Saturday July 1, 2017! The winner from each category will receive a prize of $1000 (CAD), publication on the ...

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