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post image INTA comes to Barcelona in May for its Annual Meeting (early bird registration, but not for long) from

Hola! The International Trademark Association (INTA) is heading to Barcelona, Spain in May for its 139th Annual Meeting. From Saturday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 24, over 9,500 global intellectual property professionals from 190 ...

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Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. v. Strava, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017) from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- In an otherwise unremarkable albeit precedential decision, the Federal Circuit set forth an explication of when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has, and has not, given the court enough information ...

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ICANN Is Moving Toward Copyright Enforcement, Academic Says from

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is on an “ambivalent drift” into online content regulation through its contractual facilitation of a “trusted notifier” copyright enforcement program between the Motion Picture Association of ...

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Journalists Surveilled By German Intelligence Agency from

The German Federal Intelligence Agency (Bundesnachrichtendienst, BND) spied on foreign journalists, according to a report of German magazine “Der Spiegel”. A document obtained by the magazine showed that the BND had taps on at least ...

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Welcome Wilbur Ross – Secretary of Commerce from

Mr. Wilbur Ross is now Secretary of Commerce and I expect that we will likely begin to receive further information from the PTO as to its current and future management structure. Meanwhile, Michelle Lee appears ...

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Lift of Lengthy Stay Pending IPR Warrants Addition of 494 New Accused Products from

The court granted plaintiffs' motion to amend their infringement contentions to add 494 accused products and 21 exemplary claim charts after a stay was lifted because defendant was not unduly prejudiced by the amendments. "[Defendant ...

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LA BioMed’s Patent Case against Cialis Revived by Federal Circuit from

by Dennis Crouch LA BioMed v. Eli Lilly (Fed. Cir. 2017) [appeal decision ipr2014-00752] [appeal decision ipr2014-00693] In a new pair of decisions, the Federal Circuit has again rejected the PTAB’s obviousness findings as ...

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Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group from

The Supreme Court has asked for the USPTO’s input on whether it should hear the pending dispute Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group (Supreme Court 2017).  The case again raises constitutional ...

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