Patent & IP news for February 23, 2017

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post image Trader keeps the [good] faith in a spare part in trademark doublebill from

Disputes involving the IP rights of spare parts dealers have challenged courts and registries for decades. An interesting instance with respect to the use and rightful proprietorship of a registered trademark occurred recently in Singapore ...

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post image Never too late from

Been away and want to catch up on last week's IP news? No problem! As always, the IPKat is here to bring you a quick summary -- the 135th edition of Never Too Late. 
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Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. (2017) from

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier today, in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp., the Supreme Court reversed a determination by the Federal Circuit that there are circumstances in which a party may be liable under § 271 ...

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Split Over DMCA Safe Harbour Continues To Roil US Copyright Office Reform Efforts from

Internet service providers and copyright owners remain deeply divided over the effectiveness of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act safe harbour provisions, they said in additional submissions to a US Copyright Office inquiry.

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PTAB: A written decision on “every claim challenged” from

SAS Institute v. Lee (Supreme Court 2017) New petition for writ of certiorari from SAS asks the following question: Does 35 U.S.C. § 318(a), which provides that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ...

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New WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Seen Benefiting Developing Nations, Global Trade from

Multilateral institutions have received a lift with the realization of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement that is expected to provide a boost to sluggish international commerce by cutting out clogging regulations. Rwanda ...

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Side Event On UN High-Level Panel On Access To Medicines Next Week At WTO from

As the World Trade Organization intellectual property committee meeting next week is expected to discuss the report of the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines next week, a group of ...

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US Business, Government Work To Bring Down ‘Dangerous’ UN Panel Report On Access To Medicines – And Change The Debate In Geneva from

Calling it flawed and narrow and seemingly threatened by its contents, the leading United States business group and US government IP specialists are working to limit the impact of a recent United Nations report that ...

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Longer License Term Does Not Support Expert’s Increase in Royalty Rate from

The court granted defendant's motion to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's damages expert regarding a royalty rate as unreliable for double-counting the duration of the rate. "[The expert] adjusts the hypothetical royalty rate ...

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Ex Parte Schulhauser from

The IPO has scheduled for March 1, 2017 what looks to be an interesting seminar on the PTAB’s recent precedential decision in Ex Parte Schulhauser:  [Link] Here is a list of the PTAB’s ...

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Osgoode’s Oxford IP Moot Team Visits the SCC from

Osgoode’s Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot team recently met with Madam Justice Rosalie Abella at the Supreme Court of Canada on February 22, 2017. During the meeting, Madam Justice Abella (named Global Jurist of ...

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German-Backed Report Lays Out Strategy For R&D Into New Antibiotics from

In the face of the lack of attractiveness of investing in research for new antibiotics for the pharmaceutical industry, and the general lack of funding for research and development for novel antibiotics, a new report ...

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Osgoode and CIGI Announce New Partnership in Fostering Innovation from

Re-posted below is a media release from York University. TORONTO, February 23, 2017 – IP Osgoode, the celebrated intellectual property law and technology program at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, and the International Law ...

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Burneko discusses plagiarism at SB Nation from

Albert Burneko commented on a plagiarism issue at SB Nation, in which an "unpaid" provider to SB Nation copied text from somewhere else.

See if you can follow the logic, here, such as it is ...

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